It’s the beginning of a New Year and we all need a bit of extra motivation. If you find yourself in a little mid-week or mid-day slump, take a break and re-energize yourself with these inspiring quotes from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and leaders. Sometimes, all it takes is a little reminder to refocus your day.

  1. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”— Carlos Castaneda
  2. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”— Steve Jobs
  3. “A man should never neglect his family for business.”— Walt Disney
  4. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”— Wayne Gretzky
  5. “Do or do not. There is no try.”— Yoda
  6. “Someone once told me that ‘time’ is a predator that stalks us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because it will never come again.”— Jean-Luc Picard
  7. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”— H. Jackson Brown Jr
  8. “The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”— Lily Tomlin
  9. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”— Dr. Seuss
  10. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”— Helen Keller