After few hours, new beginnings and transformation will be on the minds of many as they ring in 2016.
Though it is not normally advised to strive for unrealistic expectations, plenty of people including me, of course, will set their goals high for the new year.
Here are some inspiring quotes to get you psyched and pumped up enough to get you through those 2016 resolutions:
On taking the good with the bad:
“In this world, there are a lot of things that are beyond our control; but what you do have control over is how you react to whatever happens in your life.”
Keeping attainable expectations:
“We need to keep our faces steadily toward the sun. You can change the simile, to keep our eyes to the stars, but remember that our feet have got to be on the ground.”
“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all — in which case, you fail by default.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
On moving forward:
“Yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it — you can either run from it or learn from it.”
— Rafiki (voiced by Robert Guillaume) in the 1994 film, “The Lion King”
Recognizing the difference between those who are and are not the real deal:
“When people show you who they are, believe them.”
“Let us make our future now and let us make today’s dreams tomorrow’s reality.”
On making a difference:
“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”
Making the most of your life:
“Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
Hats off to the new year:
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book.
Write a good one.”