Start Your Year Off With Motivational Phrases

Happiness: Lifestyle

By: // January 2, 2011

The New Year is here! January evokes resolutions; many folks will commit to things like weight loss, more exercise, or fiscal responsibility. I’m all for resolutions but I’m also highly motivated by inspirational phrases. I thought I’d share my top 20 quotes and motivational phrases from some famous and not so famous folks with you to start off this New Year on a positive note! (Please share your favorites on my facebook page.)

Strive for progress, not perfection. – unknown

As a trainer and a mom, I have come to find out that perfection always leads to disappointment. Set realistic goals and work hard. Once you achieve them, make another goal.

You want me to do something…Tell me I can’t do it.  – Maya Angelou

Ok….Sometimes a little negativity can fuel your fire.

Go for opportunity!

If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.  –  unknown

Once again, you don’t have to be perfect,  you just have to try!

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. – Ruth E. Renkl

You are in charge of your own attitude!

Willpower is like a muscle; the more you use it, the stronger it gets.

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. – Norman R. Augustine

Effort can outweigh skill in certain situations.

“Don’t eat anything incapable of rotting.” – Michael Pollan (author, In Defense of Food)

Try to eat as many real foods as possible and avoid chemicals and preservatives

Pick a workout routine you like; life is too short!!

Energy and persistence conquer all things. – Benjamin Franklin

Work hard, never give up!

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion means you really care….how much do you care??

Practicing “wellness” means treating others well too.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein

Hence the 2 words: cross train.

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. –  Lou Holtz

Your mind is a powerful tool.

Habits are the key to lifestyle changes.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

Even the greatest athletes have experienced failure amidst success.

Fear is what stops you….courage is what keeps you going. – unknown

You can’t make progress when experiencing negative emotions. Move through fear!

That’s what keeps runners going!

A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Steve Smith

Just do it. – Nike

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