"Happy New Year!"
In this first week of the new year, many of us have been giving and receiving New Year wishes. As we celebrate a collective beginning, we hope for good things in the coming year — health, happiness, prosperity, and success - for ourselves and the people around us.
These kinds of well-wishes are wonderful, but they aren't very specific. The new year offers each of us an opportunity to go deeper and to name what the fulfillment of those hopes might look like. What is health for you? What makes you happiest? What might prosperity and success look like?
Dwelling on these questions with curiosity allows you to move from wishing, to setting intentions, to taking congruent actions that will move you in the direction of your dreams.
As you create dreams, intentions, and plans in this new year, here are some quotes about success to ponder:
"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." ~ Ben Stein
"You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." ~ Charles Carlson
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out." ~ Robert Collier
"You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure." ~ George Cukor
"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." ~ Maya Angelou
"Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened." - Libbie Fudim
"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." ~ Dolly Parton
"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it." ~ Henry Ford
"The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions." ~ William F. Scolavino
"Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting." ~ Dale Carnegie
"The most successful people are those who are good at plan B." ~ James Yorke
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." ~ Arthur Ashe
"Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." ~ Sivananda Saraswati
"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." ~ Henry David Thoreau
"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." ~Michael John Bobak
"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become." ~ Oprah Winfrey
"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." ~ Winston Churchill
"Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment." ~ Stephen Covey
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." ~ Walt Disney
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. " ~ Zig Ziglar
I hope that your New Year will be rich in all that matters to you most! If you'd like help honing in on what that looks like, please check out my free wellness guide: 5 Essential Steps to Greater Well-Being or schedule a complimentary clarity session with me.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about your intentions and plans for the New Year. Please share them with me in the comments below!