6 Inspirational Quotes to Keep You Motivated This Year
We’re a week into 2018 and chances are you’ve already fallen off the wagon of one of your resolutions. The best thing you can do in this situation is to get right back into it. The worst thing you can do is give up. But in order to keep you going, you might need some encouragement. That’s why we’re sharing six of our favorite inspirational quotes to keep you going in the New Year. Choose a quote you find inspiring and put it somewhere you’ll be easily reminded of it whether that’s the wallpaper on your phone or a little card on your bathroom mirror. It will help keep you motivated for the year ahead!
“You’ll Never Win if You Never Begin.” Helen Rowland
Maybe you meant to start posting to Instagram daily, exercise in the morning or to make at least two home cooked meals a week. These are all great goals and they can still be achieved. As long as you start. If you don’t start, you can’t do it. It can be much easier to dream about goals achieved than to start. Starting can be difficult and uncomfortable. But if you don’t start, you won’t realize your goal!
“The Beginning is Always Today” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Perhaps you did get off to a great start on your goal, but relapsed. Once you fall back into old habits, it can be easy to give up completely. Don’t do it! Each day represents a new beginning in your journey. It may be easier to think of things in a non-linear way. Instead of thinking of each day as the beginning point in a long journey, consider that each day is an installment in an overall pie. That way even if you miss one day, you can easily recommit the next day. It’s not about duration, but rather about how many days you win overall. Here at Think Creative, our account executive Charlie Martinez likes to say that we make intentions not resolutions. This is a solid and healthy way to approach goals in the new year. Choose to work towards a goal accepting there will be setbacks along the way. If social media is one of your goals, we recommend looking at our six goals for the social media newbie.
“When You Lose, Don’t Lose the Lesson.” Dalai Lama
You will not win at everything you do in life and frequently you will not win at something the first time you attempt it. Failure is an important teacher and so don’t be ashamed of it but rather embrace what you can learn from it. Make sure you take the time to learn from it, though. If you don’t grasp the lessons that failure has to teach you, you’ll end up repeating the same mistakes. So when you do fail or lose at something, be sure to take the time to reflect on what you can learn from the situation. The next time you tackle the same sort of issue or challenge, you’ll be equipped with more knowledge and experience to ensure a victory!
“A Worker without Genius is Better than a Genius who Won’t Work.” Leopold Auer
There may be times as you move along your journey that you feel other people are more qualified than you, smarter or just get it more naturally and more easily. Never forget that hard work is what often makes the difference. Those with abundant amounts of natural talent may find hard work a bigger challenge because they traditionally haven’t had to do it to achieve many successes. Just because they possess a natural ability doesn’t mean you can’t be a force to be reckoned with yourself. Work hard. Learn all you can. Remember that so many of your limitations are ones that you impose on yourself. Don’t worry the natural talents you lack and instead give it your all.
“The Difficulty Lies Not So Much in Developing New Ideas as in Escaping from Old Ones.” John Maynard Keynes
There’s a lot of wisdom in this! Even when you think that you are tackling a new and fresh way of doing things, it’s very easy to revert to old habits and ways of thinking. Our world is constantly changing. New technologies are introduced all the time. Staying current and understanding that processes change and new ways of doing things emerge at all times is important. This is especially important when it comes to marketing. There’s a constant race for the attention of prospective customers and new apps and platforms are being developed daily. As such, it’s important to stay open minded.
“Don’t Judge Everyday by the Harvest You Reap but by the Seeds You Plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson
It can be tempting to look at your net gains to try to determine if your day has been successful. Avoid this temptation if you can. Instead, consider how much groundwork you’ve laid. It takes awhile for a harvest to come in and it requires months of preparation and care. As long as you are continually moving toward your goal than you should consider your day a success. So instead of looking at the concrete number of sales you’ve made, look at the progress you’ve made towards a goal, the connections forged, and the lessons learned.
You have every chance to make 2018 an even better year than 2017! We hope one of these inspirational quotes will be a guiding force for you in the coming year. If you find another quote that suits your situation better, we want to know about it! Please share with us on Twitter the quote that will keep you motivated this year! Alternatively, drop us a note using the contact form below. We can’t wait to hear from you! Also be sure to follow our Twitter account as we continually offer inspirational quotes and guidance throughout the year.