EnCOURAGEment to keep your New Year’s resolutions: 11 inspirational quotes for 2012

hand-drawn by my 7 year-old daughter

original art provided by my seven year-old daughter

res·o·lu·tion

/rezəˈlo͞oSHən/      noun

A firm decision to do or not do something. synonym: courage

As 2011 comes to a close and many New Year’s resolutions are made, I thought it would be helpful to share some inspirational quotes to encourage you to keep your 2012 resolutions:

1) “A year from now, you will wish you had started.” -Karen Lamb

2) “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” -Raymond Lindquist

3) “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – unknown

4) “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” -Wayne Gretzky

5) “Never, never, never, never give up.” -Winston Churchill

6) “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson {I blogged about this thought here.}

7) “The future comes one day at a time.” -Dean Acheson

8) “If you wait to do everything until you are sure it is right, you will probably not do much of anything.” -Win Borden

9) “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the little voice at the end of the day that says: I will try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher

10) “Whatever you can do, or dream you can be, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it right now.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Slide22Last but certainly not least, a quote I have had on my email signature during 2011:

11) “No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.” -Althea Gibson

Quotes have the power to inspire us. What quote inspires you?

Wishing you a wonderfully productive and satisfyingly successful New Year!

-Nancy Patterson

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