Happy New Year!
Despite the uncomfortable chill and short days, the new year invites hope, new resolutions, and positive energy. We resolve to improve our lives and accomplish new goals. Of course, it’s best to not be over ambitious. Creating realistic, simple goals and expectations is best for success.
Thoughout history people have set new annual goals. Here are few:
“Never to make a resolution which won’t be as important on … the 10th of July as it is on the 1st of January.”
– Cary Grant (1)
“Live each day intelligently, and … meet the future … sanely, calmly, and with courage.”
– Carole Lombard (1)
“I’ve decided to stop trying to put on weight.”
– James Stewart (1)
“I resolve always to be myself, and not to let them influence me!”
– Marlene Dietrich (1)
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke
“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years.’”
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
“Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.”
“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
-John F. Kennedy
“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.”
“If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.”
Remember to honor Martin Luther King on January 15th.
- “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
- “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
- “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Martin Luther King
Synonyms for energize: empower, motivate, invigorate, stimulate, fortify, activize, and vitalize. Activate these words and you will be off to a good start in the year of 2018!
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