This post begins my 7th year of blogging.
It's also what I share at the beginning of each new year. For 12 months whenever I need some quick inspiration, I just look at the top of my daily to-do agenda where I keep a list of motivational quotes I gather.
All year long whenever I find a new quote, I add it to the list. I post them front and center to inspire me as I work on the Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking.
When the fight seems impossible, I read what Einstein said. Or Edison. Or Zappos.com.
Today I start a brand-new list, so enjoy these now. I hope they motivate you as much as they do me. Most of these come from my fellow Twitterati, so I've included their Twitter names after each quote in case you want to follow them.
Got a fav quote of your own? Leave it as a comment. I've already begun my 2013 list and could use a few good quotes to start the year right.
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"If Plan A fails, remember you have 25 letters left."
"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
"History shows us that the people who end up changing the world are always nuts, until they are right and then they are geniuses.”—John Eliot via @JohnStanko
"We were trained to finish our homework, our peas and our chores. Today, we're never finished, and that's okay."—@Seth Godin
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."—Henry Ford via @JohnStanko
"If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."
"This is a people plundered and despoiled; all of them are trapped in caves, or are hidden away in prisons; they have become a prey with none to deliver them, and a spoil, with none to say, 'Give them back!'”—Isaiah 42:22
"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."—Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“God only gives three answers to prayer: 1. 'Yes!' 2. 'Not yet.' 3. 'I have something better in mind.” —@WayneHilsden
"May victims of inhumanity and injustice not find us merely curious, but furious."—@JamieMcIntosh
"Knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom."—Frederick Douglass
"Rescue those being led away to death."—Proverbs 24:11
"He who has begun a good work in you will be faithful to complete it."—God
"Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracle. It is miracle in its first stage."—L.B. Cowman via @JamieMcIntosh
And my #1 quote from 2012....This is from a group of children in the Philippines who were approached by traffickers. The kids had already gone through the Born2Fly program to stop child trafficking so when the traffickers tried to lure them with cell phones, the kids yelled:
“We’re more valuable than cell phones!”
—B2F kids in the Philippines