04 Jan Quotes to inspire big dreams in the new year!
A few good quotes about bringing in the new year…
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better person.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Q: What’s something you want to do… this year… to get better each day?
A few with a book-writing theme…
“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
Country Singer – Brad Paisley
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
~Author and poet -Edith Lovejoy Pierce
I work with a lot of people who are wanting to write books… and one thing I notice on this front is that it’s difficult for most people to start because they think it needs to be perfect right from the first paragraph.
So then they get stuck… and they don’t ever start writing.
I think this could apply to the idea of your life being a book… too. I think there might be people who never start writing the story of their life… because they think it has to be perfect right from the start. But what if we gave ourselves permission to not get it right… right from the start? The Bible is packed full of stories of people who God worked through… even though their stories were far from perfect. Maybe we’d be in good company.
Who’s with me on writing a story with your life this year?
A messy, fun, compelling, interesting, exciting, loving, grace-filled and funny story?
Here are a few from author and speaker Michael Josephson…
“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.”
“Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.”
Q: What do you want to focus on this year?
Some dog wisdom to wrap this up…
“A dog’s New Year’s Resolution: I will not chase that stick unless I actually see it leave his hand!”
There’s some wisdom tucked in here.
Q: What’s something you want to resolve not to chase this year? What’s something you do want to chase? Hey… we’re all chasing something… what if we were more intentional with what we chased this year?