26 Inspirational Quotes for Your New Year’s Resolutions, Just When You’re About to Quit

Don't give up now! No matter your goals, whether set at the New Year or something longer term than that, these incredible quotes will give you the motivation you need to stick to them!

The start of every new year brings hope and optimism. We set goals and dream about achievements we’d like to accomplish in the coming 12 months.

Reality is, that hope and optimism can be extinguished quickly.

I thought I would try to be helpful and offer some uplifting quotes about New Year’s resolutions, so I culled some of the best I could find from college coaches, LDS Church leaders and a variety of others. Read these 26 quotes to pull you out of your mid-January slump and avoid abandoning your resolutions.

“Will to prepare”

“Potential does not always ensure success. In other words, the greatest players have not always been the most endowed. In athletics, we often hear the phrase, ‘He has the will to win.’ I think this is wrong. We can be in a game, taking a test, giving a talk, or whatever the experience may be. We can have the greatest will to do well. But unless we have prepared, it is of little use. Really, it should be the ‘will to prepare.’ Those who succeed have this will, whether it be in athletics, whether it be in school, whether it be in their chosen vocation, whether it be on a mission, or in almost any other phase of their life.” — Legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards

“Remember Lot’s wife”

“Some of you may wonder: Is there any future for me? What does a new year or a new semester, a new major or a new romance, a new job or a new home hold for me? Will I be safe? Will life be sound? Can I trust in the Lord and in the future? Or would it be better to look back, to go back, to stay in the past? To all such of every generation, I call out, ‘Remember Lot’s wife.’ Faith is for the future. Faith builds on the past but never longs to stay there. Faith trusts that God has great things in store for each of us and that Christ truly is the ‘high priest of good things to come.’ … Keep your eyes on your dreams, however distant and far away. Live to see the miracles of repentance and forgiveness, of trust and divine love that will transform your life today, tomorrow, and forever. That is a New Year’s resolution I ask you to keep.”
— Elder Jeffrey R. Holland


“An old proverb says, ‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.’ … There is something wonderful and hopeful about the word now. There is something empowering about the fact that if we choose to decide now, we can move forward at this very moment. Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be — not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity.” — President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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