12 Tips for Self-Motivation to Start the New Year

Feb 2, 2015

According to research from the University of Scranton, only 8% of people achieve their New Year's resolutions. As February begins, we encourage you to revist your list of resolutions and be inspired to get back on track, achieve your goals and make 2015 the best year yet. Here are some of our favorite motivational tips to inspire and re-focus. 


  1. Set goals. Purpose gives meaning to life. "Begin with the end in mind." - Steven Covey
  2. Make plans. "If you have no plans for the day, it makes no difference if the alarm goes off."- Anonymous
  3. Talk the talk. To yourself and others. Talk yourself up. "We become what we think about most of the time." - Earl Nightingale "Know that no one can ruin your day without your consent."- Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. Network with winners. "Attitude is is success!"- Anonymous
  5. Walk the walk. Take action. Be proactive. "Don't wait for your ship to come in: paddle out to it." - Anonymous
  6. Compete with yourself. "The first and last victory is to conquer self. Focus on progress...not perfection." Anonymous
  7. Learn every day. "The two greatest fear busters are knowledge and action." - Anonymous
  8. Persis in trying times. Take a deep breath. Prioritize. Communicate. "Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination." - Anonymous
  9. Work hard. "Winners are willing to work at doing what losers are unwilling to consider." - Anonymous
  10. Take risks. "All our dreams can come true if we have courage to pursue them!" - Walt Disney
  11. Expect Failure. "Convert every stumbling block into a stepping stone." - Anonymous "Our greatest glory is not in never failing; but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
  12. Enjoy the journey. Celebrate small victories. "I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun." -Thomas A. Edison