Happy New Year: Best Beginning Quotes

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect
Alan Cohen

Little by little one walks far.  Peruvian ProverbThe end of the year is fast approaching and with feelings of end, there are many feelings of hope. Because every end is a new beginning. At our house, we usually have a tradition of writing down our wishes, desires and goals for the new year, a list of requests to send to the universe. At the same time, we evaluate how much of the previous year’s requests the Genie of the lamp has granted us. Funnily enough, I discovered this year that my Genie has some time management issues. He has a bit of a delay. Sometimes I get my requests two or three years later. Luckily, I keep my requests from previous years and so I can see my Genie has granted my wishes, even if it was a bit later than I thought. Still, I am happy. I think I will add another request for my Genie to attend my time management course.

This year, I want to wish all my readers (and we had plenty of them) a wonderful 2013. This is my poem for the beginning of the year.

Let there be light
– by Ronit Baras
At the edge of the year, at midnight,
When the two year kiss, goodbye to one and welcome to the other,
It is time to celebrate the end and the beginning of a new life
May this year be the end of anger and the beginning of understanding,
The end of apathy and beginning of compassion,
The end of judgment and the beginning of acceptance,
The end of ignorance and the beginning of learning,
The end of jealousy and the beginning of kindness,
The end of sickness and the beginning of health,
The end of hunger and lack and beginning of abundance,
The end of frustration and the beginning of success,
The end of shame and the beginning of self confidence,
The end of sadness and the beginning of happiness,
The end of hate and beginning of love,
The end of darkness. Let there be light!
Happy New Year!

When one door closes, another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully uppon the closed door that we do not see the ones which opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell

I have included my favorite beginning quotes, and I hope you will find inspiration in them for the next year.

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today
Marilyn Grey

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently
Henry Ford

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page
Henry Ward Beecher

Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently
Henry Ford

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning
-J. B. Priestly

Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it
– David Guy Powers

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he
has the courage to lose sight of the shore
– Andre Gide

Innovation is the creation of the new,
or the re-arranging of the old in a new way
– Mike Vance

Things turn out best for people who maake the best of the way things turn out. Art Linklette

The beginning is the most important part of the work

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist
but the ability to start over
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end
– Harry Emerson Fosdick

Dissatisfaction is a great starting point,
for it is right there that we have the most power,
strength, and energy to push change through
– David DeNotaris

Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises
– Demosthenes

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it
– Jonathan Winters

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one
Mark Twain

On the other side of every difficulty lies a new beginning of a better life. You just need to cross over. Ronit Baras

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking
which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome
– William James

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do
Liz Smith

He has drawn back, only in order to have enough room for his leap
Friedrich Nietzsche

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.
That will be the beginning
– Louis L’Amour

Shoot for the moon, Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end
– Seneca

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or
condition, there are still untapped possibilities
within us and new beauty waiting to be born
– Dr. Dale Turner

From the end spring new beginnings
– Pliny the Elder

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear, but around in awareness
– James Thurber

Yesterday’s failures are today’s seeds that must be diligently
planted to be able to abundantly harvest tomorrow’s success
– Anonymous

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings
Dave Weinbaum

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing
Walt Disney

From small beginnings come great things
– Proverb

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
– Joe Sabah

All glory comes from daring to begin
– Eugene F. Ware

Success doesn't come to you... you go to it. Marva Collins

This is our last post for 2012. We are taking a vacation to renew and rejuvenate. We hope you can take some time off to do the same. We will renew our writing in the middle of January.

Until next year, Happy New Year and may the force be with you!