It's safe to say 2020 didn't go the way any of us planned. But rather than dwell on how hard the past year was, I'm choosing to approach 2021 with hope and optimism. To help you do the same, I've rounded up some of my favorite New Year's-inspired quotes. No matter how you're ringing in the new year (I'll be celebrating New Year's Eve at home), use these quotes from celebrities, authors, and characters to get you in the "new year, new me" spirit.
Whether you're in need of inspiration for your New Year's resolutions or simply looking for a pick-me-up as we head into 2021, these New Year's quotes about overcoming challenges and embracing new beginnings are sure to lift your spirits.
"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."
— Alan Cohen
Make It Yours
“We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.”
Welcome the New Year
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
— Tony Robbins
New Year, New You
“For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.”
— T.S. Eliot
“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”
Ring in the New Year
"Ring out the old, ring in the new, ring, happy bells, across the snow. The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true."
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
A Leap of Faith
“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Start Where You Are
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.”
— Nido Qubein
Cheers to the Future
“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.”
— Hillary DePiano
The Best is Yet to Come
"The best is yet to come."
— Frank Sinatra
A Season of Gratitude
“Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.”
— Avina Celeste
Never Too Late
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
— George Eliot