30 Incredibly Motivating Quotes To Get You Pumped Up For The New Year — And The New You!

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Can you believe that 2018 is already coming to a close? Where did the time go? Every year it seems like you blink and before you know it the year is over.

You think about all the plans you made going into the new year and measure your level of success by whether or not you were actually able to accomplish them. For some of us, yes, we were able to accomplish quite a bit. For others, it  can feel like we fell a little short. Either way it is OK.


This is because we have multiple opportunities to try again until we get it right. Though you don’t necessarily need a new year to make a change, there is something about a new year that screams fresh start. It is a chance to redefine who you are while continuing to chase your dreams. You have 365 whole days to be the best version of yourself that you possibly can be. The possibilities are endless! 

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All you need to do is believe in yourself and make an active effort to make the most out of each day. Have faith in yourself.

As the new year quickly approaches, think about how 2018 has treated you. Think about all the good times and bad, and how they have prepared you for the year ahead. You have lived, loved and learned a lot. Take some time to let this sink in.

Then, when you are ready let go of what you can no longer change so that you can fully embrace your future. Start to get excited about this new journey ahead. Make 2019 your year!

If for some reason you aren’t pumped about this new year yet, here are some motivational quotes to get you in the right head space to conquer the new year. 


1. This is your chance at a fresh start. 

"This is the beginning of anything you want." — Unknown

2. Make the most of it. 


"365 new days, 365 new chances." — Unknown

3. Out with the old, in with the new.

"I release all the things from the past year that has caused any negative attachment. I prepare and welcome new changes, new lessons and new adventures. I welcome new opportunities to grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually." — Unknown

4. Only you can tell your story the right way. 


"Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one." — Unknown

5. Your past has better prepared you for this moment. 

"Dear past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear future, I am ready." — Unknown

6. Make it meaningful. 


"Make this year a year of finding, of fulfillment, of joy, peace, and purpose." — Unknown

7. What are you waiting for?

"A year from now you will wish you had started today." — Karen Lamb

8. The possibilities are endless. 


"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." — Rainer Maria Rilke

9. It's never too late to make a change. 

"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." — Carl Bard

10. Who will you be this year?


"New year new me." — Unknown

11. Signed, sealed, delivered. 

"Dear Self, This is going to be your year. So dust yourself off and get started. Love, me." —​ Unknown

12. The mind is a powerful thing. 


"Happy New Year. A positive mental perspective is invaluable in the quest for success. What you think is what you are." — Unknown

13. Make it your best year yet!

"A new year. Renewed hope, new opportunities, new adventures, new ways to give and love. May this be your best year ever!" — Unknown

14. Strive to make every day a great one. 


"Happy New Year. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." — Unknown

15. Get to work!

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Years Day." — Edith Pierce

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16. Don't be afraid to pursue your dreams.

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." — Unknown

17. What you think, you become.


"Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny." — Unknown

18. Let go of the negative thoughts so you can fully appreciate the future. 

"Another fresh year is here, another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, to love and laugh and give." — Unknown

19. You can do anything you put your mind to.


"New year. New feels. New breathe. New chances. Same dreams, fresh starts. I dare you to believe in yourself. You deserve all things magic." —​ Unknown

20. Get excited about your new journey.

"Today I close the door to the past... open the door to the future, take a deep breath and step on through to start the next chapter in my life..." — Unknown

21. There is no time like the present.


"The best time for new beginnings, is now." — Unknown

22. You've got this!

"This is your year." — Unknown

23. No excuses. 


"You don't need a new year to make a change... all you need is a Monday. Make this the week you change your life." — Unknown

24. Spend some time getting to know yourself.

"If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am." — Cyril Cusack

25. Positive affirmations. 


"This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder and unstoppable. This year I will be fierce." — Unknown

26. This is it.

"If you're waiting for a sign, this is it." — Unknown

27. Channel your energy in the right places.


"And I went into the new year loving myself a little less, but a little more where it actually mattered." — Dominic Riccitello

28. It only gets better from here.

"There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind." — C.S. Lewis

29. Be grateful for all the chances you receive


"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." — Oprah Winfrey

30. Make every day count. 

"12 new chapters, 365 chances." — Unknown

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Alexis George is a writer who covers love, relationship advice, astrology and personality topics.