Having trouble sticking to your New Year’s resolutions already? Change can be difficult, and sometimes you just need some words of encouragement to help you work towards your goals. Lucky for us, some of the world’s best writers and thinkers have tackled the annual New Year’s shift, and their thoughts on the matter will help you get in the right frame of mind for the transition into a new decade.
With every new year comes a clean slate — so what will you do with this fresh start? Let these inspiring words from Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and even William Shakespeare himself motivate you to focus on all the positive opportunities that this new year will bring. Without further ado, here are some New Year’s quotes to motivate you to live your best life this year.