by Rachelle Williams: It’s the start of a new year and you may be feeling inspired with fresh goals and plans for making this next year the best yet…
It’s a time of natural celebration as you look ahead at what’s to come and the possibility for improving or making changes. It’s also a good time to reflect upon the past year, observing what worked and didn’t work, then being grateful for the learnings. It all feels very hopeful and exciting.
As time passes, it’s easy to lose a bit of steam. Perhaps the vision that was so strong has faded a bit or morphed into something else. If you haven’t had much luck with achieving your goals in the past, hereare some helpful guidelines to revamp your goal-setting skills. In any case, life is full of highs and lows and to help buoy you up and maintain some of that motivation felt at the beginning of the year, try turning to an inspiring quote.
Quotes are the human experience perfectly encapsulated in a few choice words, the wisdom capturing your attention because it triggers something in your core. A quote read for the first time is new but at the same time it seems familiar and meant just for you. They can be a great source of encouragement and a way to course correct when you feel lost in the weeds by changing your thoughts and providing motivation to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
How to Use
Your mood and behavior are greatly influenced by what you see and hear on a daily basis, especially on a subconscious level. Quotes can be used as a way to insert little messages of motivation that may seem inconsequential but can effect positive influences when used purposefully. Here are some tips on how to benefit the most from inspirational quotes:
- When you read a quote, take time to reflect on it; quotes can be a great catalyst for introspection, internal dialogue, self-awareness, and inner work.
- Choose a quote that speaks to you at this time and write it down, print it, or draw it in a way that is meaningful to you.
- Put quotes in places where you can easily see it such as on the dashboard of your car, mirror, computer, kitchen, or your wallet.
- If you have a meditation practice, have your quote on hand to read at the end (or beginning) of your meditation to help infuse the essence of the quote into your daily life.
These are just a few examples of how to weave quotes into your life as way to inspire. The following quotes can help you stay motivated and feel empowered throughout the year. Choose one or a few to work with and see what unfolds. Enjoy!