50 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Reach Your Goals This Year


I’ve always been a dreamer at heart, and inspirational quotes are what keep me fueled when I’m running low on motivation—that and a triple grande, extra frothy, skinny vanilla latte!

I know many of you have some pretty big goals this year and are working hard to make your dreams a reality. Get it girl! You’ve got this. I’m behind you 100% and down to help in anyway I can!

So, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite inspirational quotes to keep you going strong when times get tough. Pin this post now and tuck it away for when you need an extra dose of motivation to get you through the day. You can thank me later!

Kicking The Year Off Right

1. “Be fearless. Find your voice. Make a difference. Get inspired. Do the right thing. Have heart. Take chances. Follow your dreams. This is your time.” – Unknown

2. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no. If you don’t step forward, you’ll always be in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

3. “Believe you can, and you will.” – Unknown

4. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – Unknown

5. “She designed a life she loved.” – Unknown

6. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid of failing?” – Unknown

7. “Ask yourself what is really important, and then have the wisdom and courage to build your life around that answer.” – Lee Jampolsky

8. “Turn I wish into I will.” – Unknown

9. “Luck is what happens when preparation and opportunity meet.” – Unknown

10. “Life is not a race, find joy in the journey. – Unknown

11. “Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.” - Ivern Ball

12. “Live less out of habit and more out of intent.” – Unknown

13. “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.” – Kid President

14. “I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want, what I need, what I feel and who I am.” – Unknown

15. “An empty room is a story waiting to happen, and you are the author.” – Unknown

16. “Always find time for the things that make you feel happy to be alive.”  – Unknown

17. “Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.” - Tom Petty

When You Feel Like Giving Up

18. “If plan A didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters. Stay cool.” – Kane Arreo

19. “Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.” – Gossip Girl

20. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not obsess…just breathe!” – Erin Condren

21. “Take pride in how far you have come and faith in how far you will go.” – Unknown

22. “Insecurity kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

23. “Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.”  – Unknown

24. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

25. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

26. “Have you prayed about it as much as you’ve talked about it?” – Unknown

27. “We must strive for greatness in everything we do, but true greatness cannot be achieved without failure.” – Unknown

28. “Remind yourself that it’s okay not to be perfect.” – Unknown

29. “Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Unknown

30. “Everyday is a second chance.” – Unknown

31. “Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.” – Unknown

32. “If you’re making mistakes, it means you’re out there doing something.” – Neil Gaiman

33. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Fred Devito

34. “You’re allowed to scream. You’re allowed to cry. But, do not give up.” – Unknown

35. “Every flower must grow through dirt.” – Unknown

36. “Saying yes all the time won’t make me wonder woman, it will make me a worn out woman.” – Lysa Terkeurst 

Dealing With Haters

37. “Excuse me, I have to go be awesome.” – Unknown

38. “Actually, I can.” – Unknown

39. “Be happy, it drives people crazy.” – Unknown

40. “Not everyone likes me, but not everyone matters.” – Unknown

41. “Keep your heels, head and standards high.” – Coco Chanel

42. “Sometimes not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted.” – Unknown

43. “The way people treat you is a statement of who they are as a human being. It’s not a statement about you.” – Unknown

44. “A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.” – Unknown

45. “A little more kindness, a little less judgement.” – Unknown

46. “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.” - Unknown

47. “I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness.” – Unknown

48. “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” – Unknown

49. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”

50. “Some days you have to create your own sunshine.”

One last final word of advice from yours truly: All you need to make it in life is faith, love and endurance. This has been my personal motto and has gotten me where I am today. You’re welcome to use it. May it give you the strength and comfort you need to keep going when life gets tough.

Have a favorite quote? Add to the list and share it in the comments below. 


  1. says

    So glad I found this blog! I am new to the blog world and I’m glad to find new friends. Hope to see you around the neighborhood! Nice to meet you–Dea xo P.S. Happy to say I am a new follower.

  2. says

    I like “Life begins a the end of your comfort zone” and “Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in life it’s what you about what you inspire others to do”.

    Great list!!! Thanks for sharing!

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