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Quotes on New Beginnings From History's Greatest Leaders



Quotes on New Beginnings From History's Greatest Leaders
Everyone from MLK to Joan of Arc can help light your path to a fresh start.


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Martin Luther King Jr.


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John F. Kennedy

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

John F. Kennedy


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"The beginning is the most important part of the work."



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Saint Francis of Assisi

"Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

Saint Francis of Assisi


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Winston Churchill

"Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting."

Winston Churchill


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Henry Ford

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."

Henry Ford


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Sandra Day O'Connor

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something."

Sandra Day O'Connor


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Steve Jobs

"The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life."

Steve Jobs


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"No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again."



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Walt Disney

"The right way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

Walt Disney


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Joan of Arc

"Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can."

Joan of Arc


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The most desired changes

The most desired changes

The so-called 'I can't wait!' change refers to the situation when you are excited about taking on a new job, getting married and all these big changes that you decide to undergo thr...

The necessary changes

The "I know I have to" beginnings are a bit more challenging to handle than the desired ones. This is mainly because we do the changes as we need to instead of actually wanting them.

These situations require courage, determination as well as building up a plan in steps about how to accomplish the change that needs to finally happen.

The forced change

This is the " Please don't make me do this" type of change.

Change can come both from inside and outside oneself. However, when somebody or something forces a change upon us, we tend to perceive the experience as being painful. Moreover, if we are prone to depression, it can actually put our health at risk. The best two ways to cope with this kind of situation is by either seeking professional help or starting to plan our recovery.

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The "I'll start tomorrow" trap

The "I'll start tomorrow" trap

When there is a new habit to form or a new project to work on, the human tendency is to say, "I'll start tomorrow", or "I'll start on Monday."

The illusion of perfect beginnings

In nature, we see perfect beginnings and endings. The sun rise and sets. Trees shed their leaves in winter, and blossom in summer.

One thought payoff we get from delaying our work for a specific time is the idea that if we begin something perfectly, it will go perfectly and end perfectly. This is the main reason people make New Year's resolutions.

What really goes on in your mind when you delay actions

We play mind games to convince ourselves that we are doing the right thing, even though we know its not the right thing.

When we don't feel like doing something that we know we must do, the mind is quick to rationalize a delay by 'giving you permission' to start a habit or do the task at a later 'perfect' stage. However, when we become aware of what we're really doing, we can change our behaviour.

The "fresh start" effect

The "fresh start" effect

The fresh start effect is defined as the feeling all individuals know at the beginning or end of an experience, week etc. It says that people are better at tackling their goals when they st...

Keep track of your performance

In order to reach your goal, learn to rely on performance metrics, in order to understand where exactly you stand in terms of performance. To allow a successful tracking of personal progress:

  • Define a deadline
  • Use a simple system to track your progress
  • Ask for help from a trustworthy person if you cannot do it yourself.*

Think big

After a period of success, you most certainly want to keep doing the things in the same way, as it has allowed you to achieve everything that was on your list, rather than starting all over again.

In order to make sure that it does happen like this, consider making a visual that can enable you to go over your past progress while keep your motivation alive or keeping track of your progress by means of monthly reports.