12 Inspirational Quotes About Starting Over From Successful Celebs

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Inspirational Quotes, Motivational Quotes, & Positive Quotes From Celebrities About Starting Over

It's never too late to start fresh.

By Allie Gemmill

Welcome to 2019 — are you ready for a fresh start?

You have 12 months ahead of you, open and ready to be filled with exciting new beginnings.

It may be tough to wrap your head around the idea of starting over or starting fresh, but this is a good thing! This is the silver lining of a new year.

Sometimes, we need a little extra motivation and inspiration to get ourselves in gear. And, by reading a few inspirational quotes, we can often find the courage to make big changes. 

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As the saying goes: New year, new you. 

But if you’re dragging your feet, searching for the excitement needed to get momentum on those New Year’s resolutions you set for 2019, we have some inspiration for you.

We’ve rounded up celebrity quotes about starting over from your favorite stars — like Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson and Jane Fonda — who have all talked at one point or another about beginning again, pushing through obstacles into the next chapter or learning lessons that you can channel into your work as you try again and push on to your goals.

We hope these motivational quotes inspire you, because they definitely inspired us.

1. Oprah Winfrey

"Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire."

When has Oprah Winfrey ever steered you wrong?

This motivational quote will have you ready to try again as you pursue your goals.

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2. Hugh Jackman

"Because I believe actually the more you do something, the less frightening it becomes because you start to realize the outcome is not as important as you think."

Hugh Jackman has accomplished so much in his career, we trust him to have the right words of wisdom when it comes to pushing through your fears and finding the bravery to start again.

3. Viola Davis

"All dreams are within reach. All you have to do is keep moving towards them."

Viola Davis, who achieved worldwide renown in her 40s, is a trusted source of wisdom about how to keep going and start over again and again in pursuit of success.

4. Dwayne Johnson

"I grew up where, when a door closed, a window didn't open. The only thing I had were cracks. I'd do everything to get through those cracks - scratch, claw, bite, push, bleed. Now the opportunity is here. The door is wide open, and it's as big as a garage."

Universally likable human Dwayne Johnson never stops working, and his words can inspire you to do the same.

5. Jennifer Lopez

"When I am wrong, I will learn the lesson and move on to face other challenges. For me, that's what creating your own life is. Doing your best work while being your best self."

Jennifer Lopez has undergone so many transformations in her life. We think you should take a page out of her book on this one.

6. Meryl Streep

"Don't give up or give in in the face of patronising ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored."

Meryl Streep once again comes through with this handy gem to point you in the right direction.

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7. Dolly Parton

"If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning."

When in doubt, follow Dolly Parton’s advice.

8. Reese Witherspoon

"All those things that you're worried about are not important. You're going to be ok. Better than ok. You're going to be great. Spend less time tearing yourself apart, worrying if you're good enough. You are good enough. And you're going to meet amazing people in your life who will help you and love you."

Do you really think Reese Witherspoon would steer you wrong, especially when it comes to finding your focus as you start fresh in 2019?

9. Brad Pitt

"By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You've just got to keep moving. You can't stop."

Brad Pitt comes through with this great advice.

10. Jane Fonda

"It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy."

Jane Fonda’s words on starting over are simple, to the point and always true.

11. Chris Pine

"Ignore the naysayers. Really the only option is, head down and focus on the job."

Let the best Chris — Chris Pine, that is — counsel you with these words.

12. Ryan Gosling

"I've learned it's important not to limit yourself. You can do whatever you really love to do, no matter what it is."

Breaking free of limits so you can start fresh and grow from that new place sounds even better when Ryan Gosling speaks about it.

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Allie Gemmill is a writer who focuses on self-love and lifestyle content. You can find more of her lifestyle content by visiting her on Twitter.

This article was originally published at SheKnows. Reprinted with permission from the author.