Are you ready for 2018 to end and 2019 to begin? What’s going to change for you this year? How are you going to make 2019 “the year” where everything changes?
If you’re like most people, the end of the year is a time for reflection. It’s a time to look back on your wins, losses, and what you want in the future. I recommend you do more than set resolution (as they almost always fail by February) and instead focus on long-term life changes.
Instead of saying “I want to lose 10 pounds or I want to make more money” you should try to start aligning everything in your life toward a common goal or dream. Spend some time at the end of December and figure out what you want to do in 2019.
And before setting any resolutions, ask yourself, “Who do I need to become to achieve those goals?” This tactic is different than normal goal setting but I promise will be more effective as well.
Once you figure out who you need to become, check out these quotes about the new year to get motivated and start taking action.
This Is Your Year. Become Unstoppable.
“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – William E. Vaughn | New Year Quotes
Choose optimism in 2019. Yes, you can choose what type of attitude you want to have in this world.
Success with a negative, pessimistic attitude is nearly impossible. And even if you do succeed, not too many people will want to be around someone who’s narcissistic and negative.
“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you, shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”- Helen Keller | New Year Quotes
Don’t just choose optimism, choose joy in 2019 as well. You decide to be happy every single day. Choose joy so you can enjoy your life more, even when the difficult times happen.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson | New Year Quotes
Like I mentioned at the beginning, start by finding out who you need to become to do the things you want to do. Most people focus on the doing (working out more, working harder, etc) instead of focusing on who they need to become.
Think from the “Be-Do-Have” model. Who do you have to be, to do the things you want to do so you can have the things you want to have.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln | New Year Quotes
You are in control of your life. If you want to change any area of your life, it’s up to you to make it happen. No one else.
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Ben Franklin | New Year Quotes
Strive to become a better version of you. Don’t just try to earn more money or lose a few pounds.
Try to become a 2.0 version of you with family, friends, and everyone else in the world. Quit settling for average in any area and start striving for extraordinary.
You owe it to yourself to not settle for another year of average.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis | New Year Quotes
No matter how old you are or what you’re going through, don’t ever quit setting goals. Goals are the first step in turning your dreams into reality.
Hopefully, these quotes about the new year will help you get one step closer to achieving your biggest goals and dreams in 2019. Remember, figure out who you need to be and then work on becoming the person that can achieve your goals.