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New Year Motto

As the New Year approaches determine what your motto will be for the coming year. Let your motto guide you in the choices, the decisions, and how you live in the upcoming year. You may also be inspired by our collection of poems in Life Mottos.

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Mottos for the New Year

by Catherine Pulsifer, 2008

Use these thoughts as a motto for the upcoming new year.  Wise words from many different people to influence your year in a positive manner.

The new year brings us all an opportunity to look at our life and set the direction for the coming year, it is like a clean slate. Some people pick a word or a quote to motivate them and guide them for the coming year. It is a reminder of what you want to achieve or how you want to live for the coming year.

Pick A Word
Rather than picking a quote or a sentence, some people pick one word. They focus on the word and think of it in the decisions they make over the coming year.

For example, if they pick the word "happiness", then in the choices and decisions they make they think: will this bring happiness to me or another person in my life happy, if the answer is yes, then they do it, if the answer is no, then they don't.

Some word mottos: happiness, attitude, patience, perseverance, enjoy nature, protect the environment, wealth, live each day, abundance, risk.

Pick A Quote
Picking a quote and reading it each day helps keep you focused on what it is you want to achieve, or how you want to live your life. 

An example of a quote and how it is used:
"Happiness depends upon ourselves." Aristotle

Each time I read this quote it reinforces my happiness depends on me, not on what other people do or think. I create my own happiness.

To Summarize
We have used Happy New Year to come up with words, thoughts, and quotes you may want to reflect on and use as your New Year motto.

H appiness, is yours to choose! "Happiness depends upon ourselves." Aristotle

A ttitude, your own outlook on the events in your life will determine your happiness and your success. "There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative." W. Clement Stone

P atience, allow patience in your life. "Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience." Author Unknown

P ersevere, even when you feel like giving up! "Don't worry about genius. Don't worry about being clever. Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination. And the best motto for a long march is: "Don't grumble. Plug on!" Sir Thomas Treves

Y ou and your work, love the work you do, if not take action and do what you love to do. "If you love what you do, then it is no longer work. The money you earn is secondary when you love your work." Catherine Pulsifer

N ature, take the time to notice the beauty of nature. "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." Aristotle

E nvironment, create what you dream of by setting your goals and taking action. "We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?" Richard Bach

W ealth, comes not in money but in how we enjoy life, the simplest things in life money cannot buy. "Wealth is the ability to fully experience life." Henry David Thoreau

Y ears go by quickly, live each day to the fullest. "What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it." Author Unknown

Excuses, don't use them. "For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future but an excuse can last for life." Eric Hoffer

A bundance, count your blessings, not your troubles. "The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little." Franklin D. Roosevelt

R isk, you can accomplish whatever your goals are. "It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever." Philip Adams

Let your New Year's motto move you in the direction you want your life to be!

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