10 Quotes that Will Kick-Start 2015 in an Epic Way



Before you kick-start 2015 armed with new goals and resolutions, get into the right mindset – full of motivation and optimism for a fresh start. And to give you a nudge in that direction, we’ve gathered some of the best quotes from 2014 to inspire you, your career and your life.


“When you try hard at everything you do, even when it feels foolish to do so, you’re opening up doors and possibilities you might not be seeing in the moment.”

Ed Helms, Actor


 “Your life’s course will not be determined by doing the things that you are certain you can do. Those are the easy things. It will be determined by whether you try the things that are hard. Don’t let yourself off the hook by deciding that something is out of your reach. You’ll never know what you’re capable of unless you try.”

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook


“You will change the world. Let that sink in. You will change the world. I want you to take the craziest dream you ever had—that dream that you were too embarrassed to tell anyone about—and I want you to go after it. I want you to make it a reality. I don’t want you to dream. I want you to do.”

Sean P. Diddy Combs, Rapper and Record Producer


“Don’t wait to be invited to important meetings or … to work on crucial assignments. Instead, do what it takes to ensure that you’re at the middle of your business. Speak up. Volunteer. Show your enthusiasm. Knock on doors.”

Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors


“You can’t change the world alone — you will need some help — and to truly get from your starting point to your destination takes friends, colleagues, the goodwill of strangers and a strong coxswain to guide them.”

Adm. William McRaven, Ninth Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command


“Even if you’re not yet an entrepreneur, you can be entrepreneurial in everything you do. If you view each stop as an opportunity to learn something, there is always something you will take away from that experience.”

Tory Burch, Fashion Designer


“I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which is that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”

Jim Carrey, Comedian


“Focus on signal over noise. A lot of companies get confused; they spend money on things that don’t actually make the product better.”

Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Tesla and SpaceX


“If I learned one thing, it is that self-doubt is one of the most destructive forces. It makes you defensive instead of open, reactive instead of active. Self-doubt is consuming and cruel—and my hope today is that we can all collectively agree to ban it. Please know, from here on out, you are enough, and dare I say, more than enough.”

Jennifer Lee, Director of Frozen


“You know how to dream.  And you know how to work for your dreams.  And, yes, sometimes you may be “super underrated.”  But usually it’s the underrated, the underdogs, the dreamers, the idealists, the fighters, the argumentative — those are the folks who do the biggest things.”

Barack Obama, President of The United States of America


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