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125 Motivational Quotes for a New Month To Inspire Goals

The beginning of the month is always an exciting time for those that are ambitious and focused on achieving goals.

Whether or not the last month went the way you expected, today is a new day.

It’s when you reflect on the previous month and decide what new goals you want to set your sights on this month.

 If you’re going into a new month not feeling pumped up or optimistic, that’s okay.

Sometimes it takes a little more inspiration and motivation before you start creating new goals.

When this happens for me I like to surround myself with positivity. One of the ways I do this is by looking at quotes.

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite new month new goals quotes. These are all about going after your dreams, starting over when you experience setbacks, and more! Get ready for the ultimate motivation.

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125 New Month New Goals Quotes

In this list of quotes you’ll find subjects like ambition, failure, plans, progress, etc., in addition to fresh starts and goal setting.

All of these are related to creating new goals at the beginning of the month. Most of these topics relate back to the mindset you have around your goals and new beginnings.

Setting a new goal is great, but it means nothing if you don’t believe you’ll have success. You’ll see this recurring theme and more in these quotes.

“New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light, and new beginnings.” – April Mae Monterrosa

 “You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

 “Write your goals down in detail and read your list of goals every day.” – Jack Canfield

 “The best thing about a new month is that it is a clean slate with 30 chances to do something great.”

 “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” – Germany Kent

 “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”

 “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible visible.” – Tony Robbins

 “Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.” – Unknown

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 “A little progress each day adds up to big results.”

 “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” – Clive A. Lewis

 “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” – Alan Lakein

 “Strive for progress not perfection.”

 “Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you.” – Michelle Obama

 “If life was a book; every day would be a new page, every month would be a new chapter, and every year would be a new series.” – Elizabeth Duivenvoorde

 “Invest in your dreams. Grind now. Shine later.”

 “Life is just a set of new beginnings, but the outcomes are up to ourselves.” – Lisa Marie Husby

“ Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” – Unknown

 “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” – Michael Korda

 “This one step—choosing a goal and sticking to it—changes everything.” – Scott Reed

  “Our intention creates our reality.”

 “Breathe in the new. Let go of the old. Make way for the new month, new opportunity, and a new beginning.”

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney 

 “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” – John Wooden

 “<ost ‘impossible’ goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite-size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” – Don Lancaster

 “Let every month be a new beginning.”

 “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

 “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” 

 “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 “The only ‘can’t’ in your vocabulary this month should be ‘I can’t fail.’”

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 “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

 “Believe in yourself. Believe in your capacity to do good and great things. Believe that no mountain is so high you cannot climb it. Believe that no storm is so great that you cannot weather it. Believe in yourself.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

 “Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting, they cannot be the goal themselves.” – Denis Waitley

 “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” – Billy Cox

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

 “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Unknown

 “Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day.” – Harvey MacKay

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

 “I never dreamed about success; I worked for it” – Estee Lauder

 “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” – Dale Turner

 “Here’s to a month of possibilities, overcoming challenges, and all-round success.” – Unknown

 “There’s a fire within you. Go ahead, light it up. Be anything you want to be. Be great. Have a beautiful month ahead.”

 “Cheers to a new month and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

 “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the false story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

 “If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” – Lawrence J. Peter

 “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

 “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

 “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

 “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday.” – Charles F. Kettering

 “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”– Steve Jobs

 “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

 “Every moment is a fresh beginning” – T.S. Elliot

 “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King

 “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

 “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

 “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Anonymous

 “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” – Earl Nightingale

 “A good goal is like a strenuous exercise — it makes you stretch.”– Mary Kay Ash

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 “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” – J.P. Morgan

“The best time for new beginnings is now.” 

 “ You can start anew at any given moment. Life is just the passage of time.” – Charlotte Eriksson

 “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. there is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso

 “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

 “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

 “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” – Brian Tracy

 “We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges.”

 “Make a wish with all your heart and chase every dream you have. Only you can reach your goals. No one else can achieve them for you.” – Demi Lovato

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie

 “Take action. An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention” – Steve Maraboli

 “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” – Mark Victor Hansen

 “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

 “Life is overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.” – Eileen Caddy

 “The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.” – OG Mandino

 “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” – Marsha Petrie Sue

 “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

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“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” – Bo Bennett

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.” – Robert H. Schuller

“The purpose of a goal is what you become as you pursue it.” – Les Brown

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Goals are like magnets. They’ll attract the things that make them come true.” – Tony Robbins

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

“Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” – Brian Tracy

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

you can start anew quote

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” – Les Brown

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got this.” – Chantal Sutherland

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” – Stephen C. Hogan

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” – Jimmy Dean

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.” – G.K. Chesterton

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“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that making a living is not the same as making a life.” – Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” – Mary Pickford

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How To Stay Motivated With Quotes

It’s not enough to just read a quote and go about your day. Although I’m sure we all wish it was that simple.

To keep the motivated feelings you want the quote(s) to stick with you. The important thing is that you keep these motivational quotes top of mind through your tough moments.

There are several different ways to do this. These are some of my favorites:

Make It Art

I love decorating my room with motivational wall art.

Whether you make it yourself, or find your favorite inspirational quote on a painting/picture, both options work. This serves two purposes. Your room will be nicely decorated and you’ll have inspiration staring at you everyday.

You can turn it into a vision board (or make a Pinterest vision board) and do some art therapy activities to really drive it home.

Keep It On Your Home Screen

Phone wallpapers are a great place to put your favorite motivational quote.

You can access that burst of motivation at any time. It’s also easy to change in and out if you want to switch the quotes out.

Te beginning of a new month is a great time to switch out your wallpaper. Welcome new opportunities and say goodbye to the failures of yesterday when you change it!

Make an Inspirational Album

When one quote isn’t enough, I like to create a photo album of my favorite new month goals. I’ll view them right before I set my goals for the month, anytime my motivation is low, and sometimes just because.

Write It Down

Writing things down helps you remember them better.

It’s recommended that you write your goals down for a multitude of reasons. What would it look like if you jotted down your favorite goal setting quote on top of the page?

Stick it everywhere:

If you know me personally, you know how deep my love for stickers goes.

If it’s a sticker of a motivational quote, that’s even better.

These are great because you can stick them anywhere you need an extra boost.

Your planner, journal, phone case, and laptop are a few places that I recommend.

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Now you are ready to go into the new month motivated and on fire for your goals. May the new month bring you great success!

I can’t wait to hear all that you accomplish! Let me know your goals that you’ll be working on in the comments.

About the Author

Kelly Clark

Kelly graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Journalism. Even though it took her a little while to find her career path, she was always meant to be in Communications. She remembers writing poems and songs when she was a little girl and pitching to my parents the reasons why I should have a cell phone when I was a teenager. She currently has a blog ( where she talks about her weight-loss journey, mental health and personal development. Her hope is to encourage and inspire readers and let them know they are not alone. Reading blog posts like that are what helped her in tough times and she wants to pay it forward. She loves dance fitness, listening to music, and creating layouts in her bullet journal. She's a big fan of planning, especially when cute notebooks and pens are involved. Her dream job has changed so much over the years; right now she'd love to co-own a dance studio.