Each new year offers exciting opportunities and new beginnings. No matter what your goals are for 2021 or how many New Year’s resolutions you plan on keeping, getting inspired to welcome the new year ahead is a great way to start. Here are 10 of my favorite inspirational quotes that will hopefully help you take on the day.

Anne Sweeney

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney

Janet Dailey

“Someday is not a day of the week” – Janet Dailey

Abraham Lincoln

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln

Muhammad Ali

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

Dr. Seuss

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

Og Mandino

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

George Horace Lorimer

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Horace Lorimer

Karen Lamb

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

Dalai Lama in 2020. (Photo by Ven Tenzin Jamphel)

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” – Dalai Lama

Kick-off 2021 With Inspiration