Beginning quotes, inspirational sayings about new beginnings, & wise words about starting new things are all designed to encourage growth. What do you feel called to begin this year? I invite you to take just one tiny step a day in the direction of that dream. Every day, begin again. Try new things. Embrace being a beginner.
"Everyone has a choice to see life as a to-do list or a journey. The first leads to 'work' and the second leads to 'adventure'. Which do you choose?" Whitney Ferre
The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again.
Start wherever you are and start small.
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Begin today. Declare outloud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.
Henry Ward Beecher
Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.
One of these days, I’m going to publish a book of all the pictures I did not take.
When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
Art is not thinking something up; it is the opposite - getting something down.
The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.
Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless.
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci
The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.
So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it is never too late to start life afresh.
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
In my beginning is my end.
Don't look further for answers: be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and begin.
Jonathan H. Ellerby
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion for life.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.
We have died one thousand deaths by the age of twenty – every crossroad is a death.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Only begin and then the mind grows heated. Only begin and the task will be completed.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you're going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.
Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!
In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.
Don't worry about being worried. You're heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Inexperience is an asset. Embrace it.
The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure.
To be born is to start the journey towards death.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Great indeed is the sublimity of the creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; a grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
Mary Manin Morrissey
Baby step by baby step, you have what you need right now to start moving in the direction of your happiest dreams.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly
The dream and the dreamer are always matched. You could not have a dream without the means, right now, to begin it.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly
The only joy in the world is to begin.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Earth, ourselves, breathe and awaken, leaves are stirring, all things moving, new day coming, life renewing.
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
Ivy Baker Priest
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
J. B. Priestly
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.
Marie Beyon Ray
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
I dream of men who take the next step instead of worrying about the next thousand steps.
And you? When will you begin your long journey into yourself?
If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
Yesterday is gone and its tale told. Today new seeds are growing.
Your mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe. When you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Saint Francis of Assisi
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
You will never win if you never begin.
Robert H. Schuller
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
All great things have small beginnings.
Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate.
I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.
I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Just as appitite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
Let us all meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
It’s the job that’s never started that takes longest to finish.
Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new and the good begins.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent van Gogh
All glory comes from daring to begin.
Eugene F. Ware
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
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