Inspirational Business Quotes for New Beginnings

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The beginning of every New Year brings with it the opportunity and the excuse to make a new start. Part of the exhilaration that accompanies every January 1st is the optimism that starting over is possible and the belief that new beginnings can create new and successful outcomes.

Find inspirational quotes for the New Year, for a new project, and for any kind of new beginning in this article. These are quotable quotations from business leaders, famous, and successful people about starting a project, starting a business, and starting over.

Find motivational quotes to inspire you about a new start with anything here.

Inspirational Quotes for New Beginnings, New Projects, and Starting Over

  • “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” — Taylor Swift
  • "Whatever you do or dream you can do — begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • "Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — Saint Francis of Assisi
  • "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
  • "The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” — Ben Stein
  • "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." — Henry Ford
  • "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
  • “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard

Every new year has the potential to bring new energy and a renewed commitment to the vision and goals of any business. Each year around New Year's Eve and New Year's day, it is an important leadership responsibility to harness the New Year opportunity and inspire employees to renew their commitment to excellence and re-engage in their work with their best contributions.

Bring Inspiration Into the Workplace

Use the New Year and new beginnings quotes below to bring inspiration into the workplace and then use the links at the bottom of this page to find more quotable quotations that will keep employees focused on success all throughout the New Year.

  • "The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” — Mike Dooley
  • “You raze the old to raise the new.” — Justina Chen Headley
  • “And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
  • “Rather than turning the page, it's much easier to just throw the book away.” — Anthony Liccione
  • "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
  • "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.” — Buddha
  • "Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect." — Alan Cohen
  • The beginning is the most important part of the work. — Plato
  • There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. — Franz Kafka
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." — Theodore Roosevelt
  • "If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” — Rumi
  • "Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do." — Liz Smith
  • "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
  • "What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." — Martin Luther King, Jr.