With it being a fresh New Year, a sprinkling of light and wisdom never goes amiss, especially as many of us will be hoping to make positive changes in our lives around this time of year. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m partial to a good quote or saying and frequently share my favourites on my stories. I like to save the ones that resonate with me and refer back to them as and when. What I love so much about such sayings is they are little memorable parcels of wisdom that uplift and help to inject a bit of perspective. So, I thought I’d curate a list of my top 100. Feel free to save any that resonate with you and add them to your own quotes list. Enjoy! 

1. “Your energy is your greatest currency”.

2. “Change your experience of life simply by changing what you pay attention to”.

3. “A deep acceptance that life is uncertain opens the door to a powerful way of living”.

4. “Don’t change yourself so that other people will like you. Be yourself so that the right people will love you”.

5. “Everything can be taken away from someone but one thing. The last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance. To choose one’s way”.

6. “Your bad days are part of your good life”.

7. “Take the risk or lose the chance”.

8. “Gratitude helps you fall in love with the life you already have”.

9. “Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t”.

10. “There is no quick pathway from smart to wise”.

11. “Invest time and energy where it feels right. Choose to focus on experiences that are life-sustaining and not life-draining”.

12. “Change is the only constant in life”.

13. “Forever is composed of nows”.

14. “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as WE are”.

15. “It took untold generations to get you where you are”.

16. “Say it, before it is too late”.

17. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be”.

18. “It wasn’t a waste of time if you learned something”.

19. “Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about”.

20. “There’s no time to be bored in a world this beautiful”.

21. “Exit gracefully. Heal and grow. Don’t look back”.

22. “You inspire people who pretend to not even see you”.

23. “Let go of the illusion that it could have been any different”.

24. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open”.

25. “You’ll never have your whole life figured out. Your future will always be uncertain, unclear and unpredictable. And this is why life is so exciting because exploring is more fun than following a rigid plan. Explore forever”.

26. “There is power in kindness”.

27. “The happiest people I know are always evaluating and improving themselves. The unhappiest people are usually evaluating and judging others”.

28. “Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear the path”.

29. “It’s okay to live a life that other people don’t understand”.

30. “Protect your peace”.

31. “How your life feels is more important than how it looks”.

32. “Look forward with hope not backwards with regret”.

33. “Doubting yourself is normal. Letting it stop you is a choice”.

34. “Power resides in all that can be done. Peace resides in accepting what can’t be done”.

35. “It’s not difficult, you’ve just never done it before. Engage your curiosity. Shift your perspective”.

36. “Be yourself and see who shows up”.

37. “Everything comes to you at the right time”.

38. “Your value stays constant whether it is seen or not”.

39. “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most”.

40. “Not taking a risk, is a risk”.

41. “Most of us don’t spend enough time appreciating our wins, big or small”.

42. “Stop waiting to do the things you want to do. Now is the time”.

43. “Say yes to new adventures”.

42. “What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it”.

43. “Asking directly for what you want is the best way to get it”.

44. “Don’t trade your authenticity for approval”.

45. “Wisdom is healed pain”. 

46. “The only people who get upset about you setting boundaries are the ones who were benefiting from you having none”.

47. “Whatever purifies you is the right path”.

48. “Gut feelings are guardian angels”.

49. “Remain or evolve”.

50. “Go where you feel most alive”.

 51. “If you betray yourself, if you say untrue things, if you act out a lie, you weaken your character”.

52. “If they don’t know you personally, don’t take it personally”.

53. “Your life is as good as your mindset”.

54. “The trick is to enjoy your life. Don’t wish away your days waiting for better ones ahead”.

55. “Slay the dragon in his lair before he comes to your village”.

56. “Honour yourself by knowing what you really want and live life accordingly”.

57. “We can’t blame anyone for walking all over us. We can only notice that we are not moving out of the way”.

 58. “There’s a lot you can tell about someone by what they choose to see in you”.

59. “Success comes in many forms. Find the one that is right for you”. 

60. “Notice the ‘ordinary’ miracles of everyday life”.

61. “The intimacy of being understood”. 

62. “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life”.

63. “Discovering what you don’t want is as important as discovering what you do”.

64. “Act the way you wish other people acted”.

65. “Trust the next chapter because you are the author”.

66. “I forgive you – not for you but for me. Because hate is just another way of holding on. And you don’t belong here anymore”. 

67. “Be humble, you could be wrong”.

68. “There is no certainty, there is only adventure”.

69. “Weirdness is why we adore our friends….Weirdness is what bonds us to our colleagues. Weirdness is what sets us apart, gets us hired. Be your unapologetically weird self. In fact, being weird may even find you the ultimate happiness”.

70. “The knowledge that you can handle anything that comes your way is the key to allowing yourself to take risks”.

71. “The world won’t always be kind to you but that doesn’t mean you aren’t strong enough to make things work in your favour”.

72. “Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you”.

73. “It’s easier to criticise than to create”.

74. “Respond to every call that excites your spirit”.

75. “Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is a special occasion”.

76. “Success and failure are both difficult. Which one would you pick?”.

77. “No pressure, no diamonds”.

78. “You are somebody’s reason to smile”.

79. “We all have souls of different ages”.

80. “We’re all doing big things. Just taking different-sized steps”.

81. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears”.

82. “You can live your whole life not realising that what you’re looking for is right in front of you”.

83. “Don’t lose the spark that makes you…you”.

84. “The people who want to be in your life will always find a way”.

85. “Fear is a green light to go not a signal to retreat”.

86. “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”.

87. “If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth”.

88. “It’s a slow process but quitting won’t speed it up”.

89. “Be bold enough to dream and brave enough to try”.

90. “You need to place one foot in what you have mastered and understood, and the other in what you are currently exploring and mastering”.

 91. “Stop holding yourself back from what you really want”.

92. “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”.

93. “Eventually, everything connects”.

94. “Wait. Time will figure it out, if you haven’t already”.

95. “It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”.

96. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray”.

97. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us”.

98. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost”.

99. “Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think”.

100. “Better is coming”.

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