20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2017


Trying to get pumped up for 2017, I went a hunt for some awesome inspirational quotes on leadership, being passionate, and working for success. Personally and professionally I have many goals for 2017, and I know others do as well.  As a way to be able to find this inspiration, I decided to put these quotes together for myself and anyone else that would be able to make use of them. Here are some awesome quotes; some are all-time favourites, and some are new to me, but all ones that I found to be quite powerful.  I hope you enjoy them.

“If you don’t do it, nothing is possible. If you try to do it, at least you have hope.” – Jack Ma

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you do, and it’s totally true. The reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t any rational person would give up.” –  Steve Jobs

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do” ― Pelé

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” –  Les Brown

“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer

“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct course along the way.” – Timothy Ferriss

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

“Don’t wait for the stars to align, reach up and rearrange them the way you want. Create your own constellation.” – Pharrell Williams

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

“Someone once said …. ‘Work is the bridge between dreams and reality.’ So just be warned: if you have big dreams be ready for a ton of work.” ~ Jared Leto

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh

“Hard work does not guarantee success, but lack of hard work guarantees that there will be no success.” – Jim Valvano

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”Neil Gaiman

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”  – Mark Twain

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, than you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other people’s lives better.” – Will Smith

Whatever your goals, hopes, and/or aspirations are for 2017 and beyond, I wish you all the best and hope you have a wonderful year.

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