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3 Motivational Quotes and Printable Ideas to Inspire You this 2017

We’re 12 days into the New Year, how is your New Year’s Resolutions going so far?

Of course, we don’t expect you to have accomplished your goals this early!  Everyone is still fresh out from the holidays and still charged up to achieve their hopes for this year.

One of the most important things you need to help you along your path to greatness is a clear path and strategy.  You need to create SMART goals for yourself so you have a clear idea of what you want to do and what you need to do to achieve these goals.  If you caught our blog on the 3 Tips and Tools to Help You Achieve Your Goals for the New Year, we shared some free printable SMART goal worksheets that you could use for this purpose.

Once you have your goals set up, you need to get ready for the long journey ahead.  After all, you have 365 days of 2017 to get through and you can never really know what could happen along the way.

This is where motivation comes in.  You need to constantly motivate yourself in order to achieve your goals and complete your list of New Year’s resolutions!  You shouldn’t rely on other people to give you the inspiration or motivation that you need.

Here are some motivational quotes and some free printable activities to help you keep your spirits high throughout whatever challenges you meet this year!

PHOTO: BrianTracy.com | Best-selling author, poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou, offers many inspiring words of wisdom in her plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

You can’t always have a perfect run – particularly if the track you’re running is set in real life.  But it doesn’t matter how many times you have fallen or made a mistake, what matters us is that you never give up hope!

BrianTracy.com offers 26 Motivational Quotes for Success that you can choose from.  Once you have the quotes that you want, you can print them out and frame them for display anywhere in your home.

PHOTO: TheFunnyBeaver.com | Don’t ever compromise your dream for something lesser. If you dream it, you can achieve it.

Losing hope and thinking that you need to downgrade your goal, because it’s unachievable?  THINK AGAIN.  You need to start believing in yourself!  And you need to believe that your goals are achievable.

Whenever you’re feeling down and are thinking about aiming for a lesser dream, remind yourself with this quote, which you can print out into a sticker and post somewhere that you can see it regularly!

If you like this quote, TheFunnyBeaver.com has 35 great inspirational quotes that you can choose from.

PHOTO: TheFunnyBeaver.com | Sometimes the only thing that is keeping you from spreading your wings is yourself. You need to start believing in yourself to achieve your dreams.

“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions,” advises Stephen Covey, author of the best-selling book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  And while most people focus on their perceptions of the world and the things around them, you need to first focus on yourself.  If you don’t believe in yourself, then, the battle is lost.  You need to first start believing in yourself and knowing that you can achieve your dreams for everything to fall into place!

Like this quote from TheFunnyBeaver.com?  Then, print it out and post it on your Vision Board so you can always perk up your mood whenever you’re going through tough times.  Don’t know what a Vision Board is?  Check out our previous blog post to find out.

We hope that this 3 motivational quotes will give you the boost you need to persevere in your goals this year!  If these are not exactly what you’re looking for, rest assured, that the internet is filled with these motivational quotes and articles that you can use for motivating you when you encounter a roadblock in your path to success.

Stay tuned for our future blogs and posts on Social Media for more motivational quotes and printable ideas to help you out this 2017!

3 Tips and Tools to Help You Achieve Your Goals for the New Year

The coming of a new year can stir up mixed emotions in people. There are those who feel sad or regretful about the year that has passed. Some choose not to care and proceed with business as usual. But the majority welcome the new year with eagerness and hope.

It can’t be denied that there is a hint of sadness that comes with the end of the year. It reminds us of how limited our time really is. It also allows us to look back at the things we’ve done and analyze how to make things better for the upcoming year. And we want to help you do just that.

We want to help you start the new year right!

Here are some tips that we’ve put together, along with the tools that can help you along the way.

1 – SMART GOALS

When we say SMART, we’re not just referring to your level of intelligence. This is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Based. It is a guide intended for setting objectives and goals in a project management perspective. But who says you can’t use it in real life?

Creating SMART goals will help you turn that list of New Year’s Resolutions into reality. This is because you need to treat these goals seriously. You are more likely to accomplish a descriptive goal than a general one.

PHOTO: MyLoveforWords.com | Don’t just create any goals… create SMART goals!

Emily of MyLoveforWords.com has a blog devoted to creating SMART goals and she put together some free printables to help you do it!

2 – MOTIVATE YOURSELF DAILY!

Life is tough. We’re sure that we don’t need to remind you of this fact because you experience this every day. This is precisely why you need to pull yourself together and encourage yourself – DAILY!

Motivation is like bathing. You’ve got to do it every single day.
– Zig Ziglar

You cannot rely on other people to pat you on the back or tell you that things will be better. You need to focus on achieving your goals and keep your passion going.

How do you do this?

PHOTO: SkinnyMom.com | Stock up on Motivational Quotes and feel free to design your home with them to keep you inspired throughout 2017

You can start by creating a positive environment in your home or office. These inspirational prints by Skinny Mom is a good way to start. In her post, she provides 60 quotes that you can download for free. Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

Print out your favorite ones, frame them and display them somewhere you can see everyday. This will help you create the positive space that you need to stay motivated throughout the year.

3 – VISUALIZE YOUR JOURNEY

PHOTO: HouseFullofSunshine.com | Keep a Vision Board in your work area to keep you aligned with your goals throughout the year.

In Neil Gaiman’s keynote address to the University of the Arts graduates of 2012, he shared how he visualized his goal as a mountain. He said that when he was not sure what to do, “I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain.”

Visualization is believed to be one of the most powerful mental activities a person can do. Most people, who believe in the law of attraction, think that: “When you are visualizing, you are emitting a powerful frequency out into the universe.”

Realistically, visualization helps you in achieving your goals. You need to know where you are going and where you are now, so you can plan how to get to your destination. Just like Neil Gaiman did.

And what better way to do that than through a VisionBoard?

A Vision board, helps you put your ideas together. Sometimes, it’s hard to connect the dots when things are all just jumbled up in your head so this helps you put the pieces of the puzzle together. And the vision board will help you do just that.

Start your vision board with these free printables from AHouseFullofSunshine.com and then let your creativity take over!

These 3 tools and tips will help you in starting your year right.  On top of helping you in mapping out your goals, they will also let your creative side break loose, which is always a good thing.

Your printer will be one of your buddies in these creative projects, so make sure to keep it properly maintained and stocked with the right ink and toner supplies.  InkTonerStore.com is offering a 15% discount this December for purchase on all our ink and toner products.  Just use the coupon code HOLIDAY16 at the checkout when you make a purchase.

We hope that you enjoyed these tips just as much as we did!  We will be sharing some more free printables on the next blog, so stay tuned for that!