Hands up, who’s made a New Year’s Resolution before..?
Yep. Pretty much all of us.
2019 is approaching faster than we care to realise. And as with every New Year, come the Resolutions:
‘I’m going to do this.’
‘I’m going to lose this amount of weight.’
‘I’m going to save this amount of money.’
‘I’m going to buy a house.’
‘I’m going to go to the gym more.’
Etc. etc. etc. …
And all of these are great resolutions. In theory. But as the year progresses (and I’m as guilty as the next person), these resolutions tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives.
And most of the time, these resolutions tend to be based on things we want, rather than things we need. They’re usually based around the vanity in us as humans. They’re meant to be about aspiring to be a better person, but the trouble is, being a better person isn’t about losing weight, or buying a house, or going to the gym more.
Being a better person is going to mean digging a little deeper.
So I decided to share a few of my favourite quotes, to help inspire you to be a better person, from the inside out, rather than the other way around:
‘Everyone you meet always asks if you have a career, are married, or own a house as if life was some kind of grocery list. But no one ever asks you if you are happy.’
– Heath Ledger
‘Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.’
‘When I was 5 years old, my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.’
– John Lennon
‘Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.’
– Robert Brault
‘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.’
– J.K. Rowling
‘Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.’
– Dennis P. Kimbro
‘Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.’
– Dr. Seuss
‘See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.’
– E. Lockhart
‘Ask yourself this question – ‘Will this matter a year from now?’.’
– Richard Carlson
‘When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say – ‘I used everything you gave me.’.’
– Erma Bombeck