When I’m getting ready to set goals and start a new year, I love drawing inspiration from those around me and from other sources. One of my favorites of those sources is quotes! I love saving one as my phone background and reminding myself of my plans every time I get a notification.

These are 11 of my favorite quotes about self-improvement and goal setting. Let me know which ones you love!

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

“Every day, set the simple goal of being more awake and less distracted.” – Russell Simmons

Love these quotes to get 2016 started right!

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” – Helen Keller

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Love these quotes to get 2016 started right!

“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

Love these quotes to get 2016 started right!

“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Anthony Robbins

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Craving more quotes? Head over to our post full of empowering body image quotes!


Author: Nicole

Meet Nicole, one of the three sisters who own Lime Ricki. She is partial to gingham, the color yellow and wishes she had more time to travel the world with her darling daughters (three of them!) and her handsome husband. Nicole subscribes to more magazines than she has time to read and is a collector of cheap pens -- Pilot G2 Ultra Fine & Le Pen by Marvy Uchida are her current favorites.

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