Wednesday 12 January 2022

10 Best Self-Motivation Quotes to begin a Year

 The new year has begun and with a new year comes the goals. To fulfill the goals one needs to be motivated in life and self-motivation can be achieved through reading and writing. We have collated 10 motivational quotes about life lessons from great leaders and explained their perspectives through our positivity lens. 

motivational quotes with explanations - auraofthoughts

1.     “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

 – Maya Angelou 


Being creative is the way of life, you need not take a paintbrush to paint or play with poetry words what you need is to creatively complete your work and creatively enjoy a life that everything seems joyful and even mundane chores become interesting.



2.    We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action. -Sarojini Naidu 


Be it new year resolutions or any other challenge you take up in life, do it with realistic goals and approaches. Many post a message about the goals on social media and when the haze fades out we see that the sincerity towards reaching the goals was not strong. Don't take challenges or resolutions in a herd, decide what is best for yourself and then work towards it relentlessly. 



3.    “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” -Vince Lombardi 


Hurdles are part and parcel of life and we need to learn from our failures and every fall. The energy required to bounce back comes from within and from immense motivation towards reaching the goal. Cherish the moment when you are top as you have worked hard towards it.



4.    Ignorance is always afraid of change. – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru


Knowledge is the only way to access change and acceptance of change comes through knowledge, both are interdependent. Change is the part of life and once we start accepting it with a fresh mindset leaving behind all preset notions that life is much easier. Persistent Change, the poetry reflects on such factors. 


5.    Life should be great rather than long. – B.R.Ambedkar 


Living in a moment is the way one can proceed in life, too much worrying about the future may take away the charm of the moment. We don't say we need not plan for the future or think about it but burning the present moment for a bright future is also not wise. You can relate well with this though through the poetry alpviram/pause 


6.    “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan 


This quote makes us believe in the power of action. Wishing for things, planning for things are necessary but more vital is working towards the goal. We need to take steps towards our plans and only then dreams do materialize.


7.    “Don’t think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you’ll never do a thing.” -Bill Murray 


What happens if I don't succeed or the question what if I don't perform well. We cannot predict the future so we have to try and never fear failures. One may not achieve the tallest grade in the world but the smile after a small effort that succeeds is golden and that paves way for working effectively. 



8.    We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. - SwamiVivekanand  


Keeping a clear mind with positive thoughts and affirmations comes with practice and for that, you need to follow a routine of decluttering your mind from negative thoughts and emotions. Looking for a positive aspect in every situation is what we believe and practice. Your thoughts are the way you are and that builds your inner peace too which is a great plus to have great mental health. 


9.    If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun. - A. P. J. Kalam



Never shun your responsibilities and the amount of hard work that is required for being successful. If we delegate the core task to someone else then we know who will taste the success? Working smartly is important yet working towards individual goals can only be done by you as learning from experience and that only be done once you work towards it.



10.                    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions. - Chanakya



Being good and kind shall be the motto of every individual.  Let your action and words showcase the kindness and care within you. Helping the person in need or showering care to living beings brings peace within you. Kindness is not an act but a habit. You can read about RushabhTurakia and his kindness chain journeyLearnings from Chanakya are applicable in our integral part of life. You can listen to Chanakya in daily life book summary narrated by Alpana Deo.


These are the 10 quotes that instill motivation in us and as positivity ambassadors, we wish to bring in positive change in the mindset and thoughts.  


You can also read 4 quotes by Gandhiji for leading a simple life.  


Do let us know which quote from the above post made a connection with your or which quote fits perfectly in your life.  


Looking forward to your thoughts on the comment section. 


Have a blissful year ahead, stay safe and stay healthy. 



  1. Powerful quotes to live by. The quote by vivekanand and bill Murray's resonate with me the most. It is important to try without the fear of errors

  2. I really like the quote and quote 7 is my favourite ,I agree and believe in it. Try to implement in my life.

  3. Wow such an amazing collection of self motivation quotes. I love reading quotes, it makes me feel positive and uplift my mood. from you list, I liked this one most. "You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

  4. I really like the quotes of Vivekananda...they are motivational, inspirational and exudes positivity. The others are also worth implementing in our lives.

  5. Yes, I am motivated reading these amazing motivational quotes. Thanks dear for sharing it with us. Its very inspirational

  6. These quotes will definitely boost up. Our mindset and help to make us more productive. 1,4,6 are my favorites here


  7. These are really some amazing lists of quotes Self-motivation quotes help me to boost my mind. Life these days is stressful, that's why it's often a good idea to seek motivation from outside sources to help you keep the flame of positivity burning within yourself.

  8. That's are done very good inspirational quotes. I personally believe in this quote “Don’t think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you’ll never do a thing.” -Bill Murray . Try try till your succeed and never fear failures as they are part of our success journey.

  9. Those quotes are really something to live in! I guarantee if one applies what they mean in their live, there's no other way but for their lives to be but for the better. I sure will use some of these quotes in MommyWithAGoal to inspire women and mothers.

  10. All these quotes are so motivational and give the right push to move ahead in life in a positive way.

  11. Wow, all these quotes are so inspiring. Quote 5 is something I am focusing right now.

  12. So loved each and every quote particularly the one about the sun from Abul Kalam Azad still lingers on.

  13. These are some pearls of wisdom. I am bookmarking this post.

  14. You've picked such amazing quotes by such exceptional people. I love all of them but the one bt Swami Vivekananda is simply too good!

  15. Loving all these quotes .They are so motivational and give lot of positivity

  16. All the qoutes are really nice and inspirational. I love to read these kinda quotes because they really motivates me to achieve my goals.

  17. Each of these quotes is so deep in itself. Thank you for mentioning about my book summary.


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