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“What is one good quote for someone embarking upon a new goal in their life? Why?”
“Trust the process.” — Anon.
Learn to love the process. If you can learn to love the beginning aspects of habit changes, you’ll be unstoppable. When people are trying to change something about their lives, the most difficult thing is always getting started. Without a doubt, the best way to ensure you’ll stick to the plan is to fall in love with the often unglamorous process of growth and development.
Dan Potter, Co-Founder, Craftd
“A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step.” — Lao Tzu
When embarking on a new goal in our life, the first step is often the hardest. Change is never easy. As we look into the future and see all that we must do to accomplish the goal we have set for ourselves, we may become overwhelmed. This quote always reminds me that we get anywhere one step at a time. So break down your goal into more manageable steps. Then focus on just completing that first step. Then the next, and the next, and so on. By turning our focus onto these smaller tasks, before we realize it, we will have made it the 1,000 miles to our goal. Take the first step.
Caroline Duggan, Chief Brand Officer, Lumineux
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt
This quote is an excellent motivator for someone embarking on a new goal because it reminds the person that they need to have confidence in themselves in order to succeed. If you have the mindset that you can do something, you are already halfway there. This is because your mindset can influence your actions and how you approach tasks. If you believe you can do something, you are more likely to put in the effort to make it happen. On the other hand, if you don’t believe in yourself, you are less likely to take the necessary actions to achieve your goals. This quote is a reminder that our beliefs can have a powerful impact on our lives and that we should believe in ourselves if we want to achieve our goals. For example, if you believe you can get an A on a test, you are more likely to study hard and achieve that goal.
Tali Ditye, Co Founder, Mommyhood101
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” — Richard Branson
This quote perfectly summarizes the daunting experience of taking the first step toward achieving a goal, when everything seems inevitable but just outside reach. This quote is a reminder that no dream is too big if one works hard enough and gives themselves over to the process and journey of manifesting their dream. It is who we become in trying to achieve big dreams that is more important than the actual completion of the goal itself.
Alan Carr, Director, Webpop Design
“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
One quote that I love to go back to when I am embarking on a new goal is by Eleanor Roosevelt: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” This simple quote says so much about having the courage and taking smart risks. It speaks to the feeling when you are at the beginning of trying something you have only dreamed of thus far, which feels scary and impossible. Everyone can relate to that feeling. However, in order to achieve your dreams, you must move past this fear. In conclusion, this quote is a perfect motivator for me when I am at the beginning stages of embarking on a new goal in my life.
Cayla Gao, Public Relations Manager, Depology
“If your mind can conceive it, you can achieve it.” — Napoleon Hill
This quote by Napoleon Hill is inspiring because it is true. Every great accomplishment starts with a thought. If you can imagine achieving your goal, then you have the power to make it happen. This quote is especially relevant for someone embarking upon a new goal in their life. It reminds them they can make their dreams a reality. It is a moving quote that will help to keep them motivated as they pursue their goals.
Mina Elias, Founder & CEO, Trivium
“Make your goal mean something.” — Anon.
When you’re embarking upon a new goal, the “why” is arguably even more important than the “who, what, where, and how”. Goals are essentially useless if they’re not tied to a larger value because it’s impossible to feel motivated every single day.
At some point, you will probably doubt yourself or feel resistance, and realigning with your values will help you course correct.
Ashleigh Edelstein, Licensed Therapist, Mental Wellness Co.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln
This is a great quote for someone embarking upon a new goal in their life because it reminds them they have the power to create their own future. No one can predict the future with 100% accuracy, but by taking action and working towards a goal, we can increase our chances of achieving it. This quote is also a great reminder that we should always learn and grow, as this helps us create a better future for ourselves. Elton Cage, Marketing Director, Hairbro UK
“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.” — Anon.
This is what it’s all about. The pursuit of achieving a goal will rarely be devoid of any trials and tribulations. Often, you must fail and come up short to achieve any goal worth chasing after. The people who persevere despite this are strong-willed and disciplined. You must use your experiences to adjust accordingly and devise a new plan for success. Learn from your mistakes and use them as the valuable resources that they are as references to shape your perspective and continue to forge ahead towards your new goal in life.
Dakota McDaniels, Chief Product Officer, Pluto