16 Quotes To Keep You Motivated In 2016

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I’ve been there before. You make the resolutions. You make your vision board. You get the gym membership. You’re drinking your water. Then suddenly….you lose the motivation. It happens to the best of us.

Nobody is immune from feeling uninspired. We all enter every new year with promises of being & doing better but the road to better isn’t always that easy. Did you know that only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions are successful in actually achieving them? EIGHT. Now, I don’t say that to make you feel any worse if you’ve already found yourself drinking soda and texting that person you ‘left’ in 2015. I say that to put your battle to better into perspective.

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The resolve to be a better you is a commitment that must be renewed daily. Every morning you wake up, you must re-commit and re-affirm that you are one step closer to achieving you goal, whatever it may be. You don’t have to wait until Dec. 31st to get it right again. A new day is just as important as a new year when it comes to seeing the things you want to change or improve upon actually happen in your life. Knowing that some days are going to be easier than others, I’ve put together 16 quotes that will help keep you motivated, encouraged, inspired and hopefully excited about the new YOU in 2016.

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“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

Thomas Jefferson

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

Zig Ziglar

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”

Zig Ziglar

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”


“When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.”

Stephen Richards

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”

Narcotics Anonymous

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

George Bernard Shaw

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”

Paulo Coelho

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Robert F. Kennedy

“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”

Steve Maraboli

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston S. Churchill

“When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.”

Jim Rohn

“You cannot continue on the same path and arrive at a different destination. Make the choice to have your actions reflect your goals.”

Steve Maraboli


What’s your favorite quote to reference when you’re feeling in a slump?


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