Motivational quotes are sometimes viewed as cheesy and overused, but we all need them sometimes. Nothing elevates your mood better than a well-said aphorism that captures your entire state and helps you move to the next stage. Even when you are not in school anymore, you are likely still programmed to start something new at the beginning of a school year. So start away!
- “And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart
Remember that bittersweet feeling you used to get when you went shopping for school supplies with your parents at the end of the summer? Yes, you were saying goodbye to the summer, but the excitement of new notebooks, pens, and pencils as well as anticipation of new meetings and subjects lit that fire inside of you, didn’t it? Feed off that feeling to begin again this fall!
- “Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.” – Mandy Hale
A change may be happening in your life, and sometimes it’s not all positive. You may have been laid off, you might be forced to change your school program, or even move somewhere. Whatever it is, try to believe that it’s for the best. Every experience you’ve had is valuable, and every upcoming challenge will teach you something new.
- “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Perhaps one of the most popular “new beginnings” quote is this one, and it holds true up until today. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you’re just getting started. It’s also hard to put a timeline on every new project. Instead of attempting that, try to change your perspective and focus on this: new page allows for mistakes, unedited ideas, and failures (many of them!).
- “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
If every famous inventor convinced themselves their idea was impossible, we would still live in caves! While it’s important to listen to others, sometimes it is equally important to trust your inner voice. Small or big, done a thousand times or brand new, every idea is valid as long as you are willing to put in the work. So just start!
- “In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing, but somehow we cannot start.” – William James
Is it cutting carbs from your diet, finishing that book, or enrolling into the finance class you know will come in handy? Chances are, you know at the back of your mind what is the right thing to do at this point in your life. You just need to search for the answer deep inside your consciousness. Yoga, meditation, and therapy have all proven to be successful at this. Even simpler solution? Talk it out with your friends/family/closed ones. Don’t ask them to make the decision for you, just let it all out. If they are good listeners, they won’t even need to do anything to help you, it will happen naturally.
- “The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” – Mike Dooley
This one is easier said than done, right? Just think about it though and remember another popular saying: “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have”. If you start acting and dressing the way people you admire do, you will become one of them sooner than you think!
- “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
We’ve all learned to be very good with excuses. We are all very busy, underfunded, uneducated (or too educated), unqualified, and just unprepared in general. The reality is, we spend too much time coming up with excuses and not enough time improving. Instead of looking for the reasons “why not”, focus on why and how you can make something happen.
We hope that these quotes inspire you to become optimistic about the upcoming fall season. If you still find yourself demotivated at the beginning of this season, we’ve prepared Top 5 Tips to Avoid the End of the Summer Blues. You can always come back to this article when you’re feeling down, or even write down some of these quotes on post-its and decorate your room with them. This way, motivation will always surround you!