Why do we want to change something about ourselves every new year? The answer could help us determine how big of a change we need to make. But the gravity of the change doesn’t matter; we need some New Year quotes to inspire that change.
The best New Year quotes to inspire could help us make resolutions and motivate us to reach our New Year goals. There are many ways to fix a problem, but first, we have to address and name the problem.
The question posed is this: why do we make New Year’s resolutions? The answer? According to Psychology Today, we make resolutions to take control. We are constantly dealing with things that are out of our control.
Take a drive to the corner store and realize that you can drive defensively, but you can’t control how others drive around you. Work is obvious; sometimes, even our home lives seem to be ruled by outside forces.
Ultimately, we don’t always feel in control of our own lives. Add to this that the new year is filled with the unknown. We have no idea what the future holds for us and New Year’s Eve is a time when the entire theme of the night is the unknown.
Reaching for an Anchor
That is why we reach for an anchor, something to hold us down in reality as we enter a new year filled with questions. Our resolutions are the answers we give ourselves to feel safe and secure and know what to expect in the new year.
The lack of follow-through on resolutions could calm our fears of the unknown. That is far easier to swallow than we suck at keeping our word to ourselves. But why settle for an excuse when we can follow through on that promise we made to ourselves?
Yes, a New Year’s resolution may be a security blanket, but we picked out our own personal blanket for a reason. The blanket you choose could be one thing you know you need or want to work on.
That is why we should attempt to stick to those resolutions as much as possible. We can do that with New Year quotes to inspire a fresh start and a strong finish.
New Year Quotes to Inspire
“Celebrate endings-for they precede new beginnings.” -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Extend your arms in welcome to the future. The best is yet to come!” -Anthony de Mello
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis
“You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” -Dr. Seuss
“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” -J.P Morgan
“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes next year and forever.” -Neil Gaiman
“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” -Taylor Swift
“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” -Hillary DePiano
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” -Nido Qubein
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