2016, are you ready? ‘Cause we’re coming for you. I woke up this morning with new adventures and uncharted territory in my gut, knowing that the next 365 days hold immeasurable potential if I choose to live each one to its fullest. Now, I know that “resolutions” have a lot of haters out there, and I agree that all too often they’re just more rules that we set for ourselves (eat less, break that bad habit, stop hitting the snooze button) instead of exciting opportunities to grow more into our best selves. So this year, let’s simply call them “goals”… and what better way to get motivated than through the wisdom of those who have set big goals before us? Click through for the quotes that are getting me fired up for 2016 (I’m printing them out for the bathroom mirror!), and of course, I’d love it if you’d share your favorite quote for the new year in the comments. Together let’s make it a great one!

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

-Dalai Lama


Do more of what makes you happy.

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Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

-Jack Canfield

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Be the kind of person that you want to meet.

I’m gonna make it happen!

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Kind words will unlock an iron door.

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Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.

-Pablo Picasso

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Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

-Dalai Lama

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The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.

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There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.

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Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

-Roald Dahl

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What feels like the end is often the beginning.

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Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

-Coco Chanel

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The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

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Close your eyes and image the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.

-C. Assaad


Let the subliminal message you send be love.

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23 comments
  1. 1
    Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls | January 1, 2016 at 9:25 am

    This is such a wonderful roundup, Camille! I’m right there with you: I take this first day of a new year as an opportunity to get a head start on my dreams and goals, and to become a better person than I was last year. And the one quote that foreve fires me up? “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!”
    Happy new year!

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | January 1, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I love this inspiring round up for the New Year! I agree that resolutions rarely stick — and that goals are a better way to seek out change. My motto this year is to work like a boss, and ” Do more of what makes me happy.” Happy New Year!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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  3. 3
    Aria | January 1, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Happy new year to you! These are some great quotes!
    http://purrfectlyinspired.com

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    Eleni | January 9, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Love’d this blog . I think it’s important to set reasonable ‘goals’ that we can aim to achieve that in the end will make us happier and a better person then what we were before we made this goals!! Great blog!

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    Kris | January 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

    “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”

    ~ Abraham Maslow

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    rachelwhiteart | January 9, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Awesome quotes!

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    Sue goff | January 9, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I loved these quotes. Do you have a daily quote email?

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    • Camille Styles | January 9, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      I don’t, but I’d love to hear which one you subscribe to if you have one you love!

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    laina | January 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Peace is everything.

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    artmusedog | January 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    ‘Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.’ ~ Helen Keller

    Thanks for sharing and reminding of these great quotes!

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  10. 10
    Patricia | January 9, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you for these?

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    Sara Roach-Lewis | January 10, 2016 at 11:54 am

    “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.” – Henry Ford
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    This is a great list to inspire 2016. Thanks!

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    Crimson Owl Creations | January 10, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    These are all wonderful! Thank you so much! Here’s one I’ll share with you:

    In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
    Albert Camus
    French existentialist author & philosopher (1913 – 1960)

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    Patience A. | January 10, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Inspiring quotes to get me to leave the computer and do my homework so that I can come back and finish my scholarship essays. Thanks 🙂

    http://www.loadaa.com/2016/01/it-is-2016-new-year-goals-no-resolutions.html

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    Jeanne | January 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Great quotes, all — however, let me add —
    You will never get t the next chapter if you keep re-reading the same page! – & – Don’t stumble over something behind you!
    (Two of my faves)!

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    lrlspencer | January 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    My favorite…….
    “The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost

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    Boomdog02 | January 11, 2016 at 8:51 am

    “The struggles make you stronger

    The changes make you wiser.

    And happiness has it’s own way

    of taking it’s sweet time.

    Life isn’t always beautiful,

    but it’s a beautiful ride.”

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    Boomdog02 | January 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

    All time fave:”Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”-Satchel Paige

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    Thuy | January 11, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Love this! Do you have a printer-friendly version?

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