"Approach the New Year with resolve to find
the opportunities hidden in each new day.
If you are a human being you probably use the beginning of every
year to reflect on the past year, make decision and set resolutions
for the New Year. It is a good
thing to make resolutions, but it takes a good deal of discipline
and commitment to get results that would be different and better
than what you got last year.
Lionnel Yamentou Ndzogoue, New Year, New You!
Some countries don't celebrate Christmas, but everyone welcomes in the New Year, even if it's on different dates.
Paul K. Stevens, Vintage New Year
For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
What we call the beginning is often the end,
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T. S. Eliot
Inspirational Poems |
We all need a fresh start every year. It's important that we go into
the New Year with an open mind and a new way of thinking.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr., The Road to Destiny: Your New Year's Resolution
If you like the results you are getting, then by all means,
continue with your current behaviors.
On the other hand, if you are open to a change in anything;
consider starting your New Year differently.
Sumner M. Davenport, No More New Year's Resolutions
Taking the purposes for the major observances aside - - Thanksgiving
to celebrate the harvest and the unity of groups coming together
to enjoy the bounty … Christmas, the rejoicing of the birth of Jesus Christ …
And welcoming in the New Year where it's the onset of possibilities.
Frances C. Rodriguez, 12 Ways to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive All Year Around
It doesn't matter where you came from, all that matters is
where you are going.
Make New Year's goals. Write them down. Visualize your success.
Take action. Be determined. Do not give up when faced with obstacles.
Make perseverance your word for the year.
As long as your resolution is something personal and something
that will improve your life, or make you feel better then it's a good
resolution. So don't worry if you don't think your idea is anything big
or grand, what matters is that it's positive and that it matters to you,
so there's no wrong thing you can do.
Jamie Andrews, New Year, Fresh Start: Bulletproof Your Resolutions to Start Right and Finish Strong
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!
The finale of every year is a time to say goodbye to one year and
welcome the coming of a new one. A blessed year may it be.
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.
Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Words of Encouragement |
A new year is a time to get your options clear and to make
a significant decision to do what it is that makes you really happy.
The real issue here is that you must take each day as a new
opportunity to keep moving towards what you want
How the New Year will turn out is entirely up to you. The attitude you
bring, the determination you have, the goals
you set all will result in the type of year that you will have. So let your
attitude be positive, your determination be
strong, and regarding your goals don't just set them take action
every day to achieving them.
Theodore W. Higginsworth
It's New Year's Day Hurray! Hurray! The old year's past and gone away.
We'll raise our glasses and make a toast, because this Now and
this Present is what means the most.
Sharon Gardner, Holidays in Poem for the Heart of a Child
Motivational Poems |
A New Year's resolution is the expectation that what is deemed to be
new may be better or more advantageous than what occurred in the past.
However, to discard that which was never accomplished or to ignore
one's mistakes made in the past does not lead to a better future.
It means, instead, that you are allowing excuses to rule rather than
accepting accountability and responsibility for that which remains undone
in the past. Use your New Year's resolution or resolutions as a method
to correct or improve upon that which leads to finsihing a past goal.
A new year, a new day to live the purpose we were meant to live. Are you
living your passion, are you loving each day? It is never to late to
change, taking one step at a time.
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to
make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
Inspirational Thoughts |
After the holidays are over then you may want to look at setting your goals
for the coming year rather than just setting a resolution.
New Years Achievements |
You have the pencil and paper in your hand, you write the story of the
upcoming year. May your story be a year
filled with positive happenings and successes, with few erase marks
and full of exclamation marks.
Theodore W. Higginsworth
Each passing year sees changes in our world, our society,
but we also change and grow up to appreciate the
value of each day of every New Year.
For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year,
we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days
at the turn of New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit.
Arthur H. Sulzberger
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room,
drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.
Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through
the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead.
The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time.
All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell
If you wrote a book for each day of the year that has past.
And then reread it on New Year's eve, what things would
you change, what things would you cherish.
Take the things that are cherished and vow to focus more on that in
the coming New Year.
Theodore W. Higginsworth
Take time to appreciate the people who have encouraged you over the
last year. Send them a message telling them
so. You will start their New Year out on a positive note.
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.
As the year begins pick one positive word to represent what you would like
the year to hold for you. As the year
progresses think of this word often. You see what you think
about does come true.
Positive Thinking |
Think BIG and don't listen to people who tell you it can't be done.
Life's too short to think small.
Quotes about Life |
But it is also ordained that men shall go blithely on just the same,
ignoring in practice the ridiculousness which they admit in theory,
and drawing renewed hope and conceit from some magic, exhaustless
source. And this
is the whole philosophy of the New Year's resolution.
Poems of Hope |
On New Year's Eve when I was young I would always stay up and
see the clock strike almost one.
But now as the years go by the drive to stay up has not survived.
You see the years tick aways and
realize what's important in each and every day.
It is not the parties, not the fun, but the wonderful relationships
we have with everyone. Those who are dear, those faraway
and near, they are the important one that is
now so clear. So on this New Year's Eve I will pray
for saftey and happiness for those close and away.
Appreciation Poems |
A time to say goodbye and a time to say hello. A time to bid farewell
and a time to look forward.
A time to let go and a time to learn new things,
that is what happens when the New Year rings in.
This bright new year is given me to live each day with zest,
to daily grow and try to be my highest and my best!
William Arthur Ward
Famous Quotes |
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank
where they have no account.
Rather than saying, good luck and good fortune to you this New Year,
let me say work hard, laugh often, continue to learn,
be kind, help others, pray for wisdom and then good fortune
will see you this coming year.
The calendar is changing, a new year is beginning. And like all new
beginnings it is a time to reflect on what
you want in your life. Let this new year be a time
when you set your goals and achieve what you perhaps
only once dreamed of.
In the first days of every New Year it might be well to turn right back to the beginning of the Bible and start from there.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Confidence: Biblical Truths for Discovering God's Potential for You
Norman Vincent Peale Quotes |
The sun is just rising on the morning of another day, one of the first
of a new year. What can I wish that this day, this year, may bring to me?
W. R. Hunt
This custom of giving rich presents to rich people on New Year's Day
exists no longer in England; and that is well. For in many cases
these costly gifts were given not from kindness but from
selfishness; the gift-givers wanted some favour in return.
Now, it is an ill thing to begin a New Year with a spirit of greediness.
Hamish Hendry, Holidays & Happy Days
The way you SEE your life SHAPES your life.
How you define life determines your destiny. Your perspective
will influence how you invest your time,
spend your money, use your talents, and value your relationships.
Are you excited about your plans for the new year? Most of us have an idea
about areas where we'd like to improve. And at the beginning of the year,
those ideas sometimes turn into resolutions or goals. I'm a big believer
in making goals, but I believe it's important to go into them with a realistic
perspective on improvement.
Like many other people, you've decided to make New Year's resolutions
because you know there are things you're
unhappy with in your life.
Thibaut Meurisse, New Year's Resolutions Made Simple
They ask what I often refer to as the best question ever: "In light of my past
experience, and my future hopes and dreams,
what's the wise thing to do?"
Andy Stanley, The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
As you go through your week, month, and even New Year,
recognize the people who have packed your parachute and enabled
you to get where you are today!
Top Ten Quotes about Appreciation |
No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.
A great way to start the New Year is to forgive yourself and others -
hold no grudges; By doing
this your New Year will be free of excess baggage.
A New Year's resolution to stay in touch with old friends, start exercising,
or get more sleep has no real painful consequence for not following through,
at least in the short-term, unless you attach a consequence yourself.
Everyone approaches the New Year in a different fashion.
Some like to focus on improving one area of their life.
Others want to work on lots of different areas.
S. J. Scott, Resolutions That Stick! How 12 Habits Can Transform Your New Year
Personal Development Quotes |
So what do we do every year during the holiday season? We make
outlandish, unattainable and often ridiculous resolutions
that almost all of us already know we will not keep. In fact,
most people don't even remember half the New Year's resolutions
they made come Valentine’s Day. Don't fall in the trap.
Michael L. Eads, No New Year's Resolutions: How to achieve your goals and forget resolutions
The first few days of each new year have always seemed to be filled with a special magical quality of anticipation. What will the new calendar produce in our lives?
Og Mandino, Secrets for Success and Happiness
Og Mandino Quotes |
I am such a geek when it comes to planning and New Years! I've been known
to book myself into
a local hotel for 2 days over the holiday in order to do some
serious planning for the upcoming year.
P. Seymour, Resolutions in the New Year...or Any Time: How to Make a Plan for Transformation
It's believed that your behavior and actions on the first day
of the year sets a precedent for all the days that follow. So,
wear brightly colored new clothes with circles on, and
keep smiling to ensure you have a very Happy New Year!
Paul K Stevens, Vintage New Year: Cards, Customs, Quotes, Poems, Myths and Legends
Let us begin this New Year with a resolution. Be all for Jesus and
with Jesus and you will be happy and holy throughout the year.
Give yourselves over to prayer and close union with God
and to a deep, joyful charity.
Angelo Scolozzi, Thirsting for God: Daily Meditations
The year gone by is now in the past, learn from it but don't dwell on it. Look forward to the new year with motivation and expectation.
Expect a happy new year, find the good in each and every day no matter what the circumstances there is good. Do this and you will
find a happy new year.
The old year now away is fled, the new year it is entered,
then let us now our sins down-tread and joyfully all appear.
Let's merry be this holiday, and let us now both sport and play,
hang sorrow, let's cast care away: I send you a happy New Year!
Cloud of thoughts on confident flight, vision on higher altitude of life.
Commitment on motivated gear, wishing you a Krishmatic New Year.
Sanjve Kumar Sharma, Wishing You A Krishmatic New Year
Time for another year to begin. The year will be gone and we will start again.
As the new year begins stay focused on your goals and let your attitude be
happy, positive, and encouraging to others.
The New Year symbolizes the ending of one year and the beginning
of yet another. We celebrate this event, yet it is only a moment in time,
like any other day. But it is also considered a time when new beginnings
can happen. Be determined to have a Happy New Year!
New Beginning |
Celebrate new life in the New Year.
Doreen Virtue, Mornings with the Lord: A Year of Uplifting
Devotionals to Start Your Day on the Right Path
Top 10 Quotes for the New Year |
Another fresh new year is here
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
William Arthur Ward
Poems by William Arthur Ward
Some people pick a word for the year, I pick a quotation for the year.
Would You Still Be Beautiful
So no matter what comes your way today, tomorrow, next week, or next year for that matter understand that you have in you what it takes to overcome it.
Quotes about Overcoming |
So may the New Year be a happy one to you, happy to many more whose happiness depends on you!
Charles Dickens, The Chimes
Charles Dickens Quotes
"What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it."
Inspirational Sayings |
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
When an old man gets to thinking of the years he's traveled through, he hears again the laughter of the little ones he knew. He isn't counting money, and he isn't planning schemes; he's at home with friendly people in the shadow of his dreams.
Edgar A Guest, When An Old Man Gets to Thinking
Edgar A. Guest Quotes
Laugh often friends tho' passing years bring, sometimes, smiles and, sometimes, tears, for mirth forever warms and cheers. Laugh often!
John McLeod Quotes
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise
above the little things.
Encouraging Quotes |
Tell me about the three things that impacted you the most during this year. . . . . Do you realize that everything you have said has one thing in common"? "What are you saying, Charley?" I asked. She replied, "The one common denominator is people. The material things in your life, nor your actual job have had the most meaning in your life. It is the people in your life that have had the biggest impact. People have made the biggest difference in your life!"
People in our Lives
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year -- and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Anthony Robbins Quotes