I don’t know about you, but a wise word from someone who has gone before me, is sometimes just what I need to get motivated. I love the clean start of a new year and the thought of exciting things that might take place. But I always do a little better with a word of encouragement and a nudge in the right direction.
I hope you are dreaming big this year, but don’t let it stop there… put feet to those dreams and exercise a little faith. Here are some quotes to get you moving in the right direction. I hope you enjoy!
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” -Chuck Swindoll
“Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“He said “Love…as I have loved you.” We cannot love too much.” -Amy Carmichael
“If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” -D.L. Moody
“Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; For beauty is God’s handwriting–a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, And thank God for it as a cup of His blessing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do.” -Andrew Murray
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” -C.S. Lewis
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really
stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.” -Albert Einstein
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” -Helen Keller
“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” -Sally Koch
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank
“When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” -Alexander Graham Bell
“Continuous effort — not strength nor intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” -Winston Churchill
“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” -Mary Anne Radmacher
Feeling motivated? What are some of your big dreams for this year?