These Quotes About Success Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life In 2019

These Quotes About Success Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life In 2019

If you’re at all like me, 2018 was filled with its fair share of successes and failures.

Maybe you changed your mind about your career and had to let go of your previous expectations, maybe you got laid off at a job and are questioning your life path, maybe you started a new company and are planting seeds for what’s to come, or learning new skills that you hope will pay off. That’s usually how it is, after all; most people’s trajectories look like a whole lot of ups and downs, but the downs almost always make the successes that much sweeter.

The end of the year is a great time of the year to set fresh intentions: There is a palpable excitement in the air, whether it’s to get out of the office and home for some Christmas food, or to look back in gratitude at everything you’ve accomplished this past year, or to map out a vision board of your goals for the year to come.

No matter how you plan to usher in 2019, this is a time to stand on the precipice with excitement and expectation; tonight is the darkest night which means that things will only get brighter from here. This is the perfect time to think about what kind of year you’d like to have next year, the kinds of achievements you’d like to have, how you plan to push yourself out of your comfort zone, or intend to move yourself through a failure towards a success.

With this time of year in mind, we put together a list of ten quotes (and the books where they can be found) that will make you ponder what it means to be successful, what it means to move through a failure gracefully (and with faith that things will get better), and what it means to never stop growing and learning.

Read on for 10 quotes that will help you close out 2018, and start 2019 off right.

“This ‘wrong’ place is telling you everything you need to know about yourself to get into the right one.”

― Maxie McCoy, “You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way”

“Hard work most often leads to success, but it’s not every day, and it’s not every week. It will pay off at different times over the course of your career.”

— Sallie Krawcheck, “Own It: The Power Of Women At Work”

“For the most part, ‘naturals’ are myths. People who are especially good at something may have some innate inclination, or some particular talent, but they have also spent about ten thousand hours practicing or doing that thing.”

― Meg Jay, “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now

“I want you to know that the thrill you feel being on the path to your dream is not mutually exclusive from the feeling of discomfort, and, on occasion, misery.”

― Jennifer Romolini, “Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures”

“Purpose is also a better motivator than money. Money, while necessary, motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. Purpose does.”

― Nilofer Merchant, “11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era”

“You’re going to be judged for the little moments, so please make the most of them. In every interaction, you have a choice. Do you want to lift people up or hold them down? Who do you want to be?”

― Christine Porath, “Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace”

“Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral. Pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.”

― Shonda Rhimes, “Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person”

“When you mess up, ’fess up, stand up, and clean it up.”

― Tasha Eurich, “Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and the Power to Deliver Both

“There is no perfect fit when you’re looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.”

― Sheryl Sandberg, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”

“What do you love doing so much that the words failure and success essentially become irrelevant?”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

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