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16 motivational quotes for kicking ass in 2017

As we close out the year and gear up for 2017, we look to the wisdom of others for inspiration to keep us on our resolved path.

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Get your butt in gear for 2017!

As we round out the year and consider how we will all make 2017 an even better year, the wisdom of others often inspires action, particularly as you create lists of goals and changes you want to make.

Some people will write down their resolutions in an effort to better commit to them, others will make them public and even use apps to track their progress, while others quietly and privately create goals. Committing to those goals can be difficult, and our culture often sets things up for disappointment and failure, particularly when the year is closing out and we fall short.

That’s where a kick in the pants comes in. We encourage you to check out the following motivational quotes to help you ring in the new year, and perhaps pick one to print out and carry in your wallet to revisit throughout the year.

Tell us in the comments which inspirational quote below is your favorite, and which you hope sticks with you in the coming year.

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  1. Karishma Kashyap

    January 1, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Helen Hayes was right- “IF YOU REST, YOU RUST”….

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  3. Cornel M

    February 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates
    I think this also a very good quote 🙂
    Nice pictures and lovely website you have here

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