24 Motivational Quotes That Will Power You Into The New Year

We are in the final stretch of the current year, and many people are now starting to make goals for 2016.

It doesn't matter what you're planning — be it a weight loss and fitness journey or a new business — a little extra inspiration and motivation can really help.

While nothing is easy, having the right mindset can definitely help.

Happiness and success are right around the corner.

You just need to take that first step and commit to going for it.

Here are some motivational quotes to help you reach your dreams, whatever they might be:

Figure out what will make you happy. Then, go for it.

1. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem

2. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray

3. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain

4. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” — Chris Grosser

Have the confidence to know you can accomplish anything you set out to achieve.

5. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

6. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth

7. “Leap and the net will appear.” — John Burroughs

8. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar

Let the thought of greatness dominate your mind.

9. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail, than to attempt nothing and succeed.” — Robert H. Schuller

10. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

11. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

Create a plan to reach your goal via a series of micro goals.

13. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” — Vince Lombardi

14. “Step by step and the thing is done.” — Charles Atlas

15. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe

16. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” — Ralph Marston

Outwork everyone.

17. "I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got." — Walter Cronkite

18. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking.” — William Butler Yeats

19. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela

20. “Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have fun along the way.

21. “Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.” — James Barrie

22. “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead." — Nelson Mandela

23. “Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.” — Joseph Barbara

24. “Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.” — Conan O'Brien

Do you have a favorite motivational quote to share? If so, leave it in the comments section.