I don’t know about you, but September always makes me feel like it’s time to begin something new to enhance my own life and the lives of those around me. These inspirational fresh start quotes are chosen to reflect that feeling and motivate us toward an autumn fresh start.
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Here we are… September…
The mornings are a bit crisper. Students are beginning a new school year. Routines are being established.
Do you feel like you have some breathing room right now? Or are you feeling like things are off-kilter? I hope it’s the first one! But even if you’re feeling not quite yourself, I’m sure you’ll find some wisdom — and comfort — in these inspirational quotes.
“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”Gilda Radner
Wondering why a fresh start is good?
When we are mired in the sameness of everyday… or the uncertainty of what’s going to happen next… our overthinking brains start churning and spinning, going nowhere. When we realize what’s happening, we have to stop overthinking and shake things up.
This type of fresh start looks different for everyone. It could be a major change. Or it could be something like rearranging the furniture or starting a gratitude journal practice.
Whatever you choose, try to make it something positive to cancel out or overcome the wealth of negativity that may have defined your life for the past few months. Starting something new isn’t always easy, so choose your favorite fresh start quotes from this post to keep you inspired every day.
Autumn Inspiration Quotes
“Somehow, a scrubbed house spells a fresh start.”
— Sheherazade Goldsmith
“September is the other January”
— Gretchen Rubin
Fresh Start Inspirational Quotes
“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.”
— Juansen Dizon
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank
“Think of how many chances and fresh starts you have given others… Let today be the day you grant that to yourself. A new day. A fresh start. Renewed energy. Endless opportunities and blessings. Let’s make today worth remembering!”
— Steve Maraboli
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
– George Eliot
Even though Mary Ann Evans used a male pen name for her fiction works, I love that she was her own woman in her private life.
Don’t become mired in thoughts of missed opportunities. If you want to do or be something new, go for it!
“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.”
“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
New Start Quotes
“The beginning is always today.”
— Mary Shelley
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
“Hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it. Get a new perspective. Today is a new day. Fresh start, begins now.”
— Germany Kent
“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”
— Alan Cohen
“They must change often, who would be constant in happiness.”
Too much of the same is a recipe for complacency and, eventually, dissatisfaction. Change it up. Add something new to your life or revive an old favorite (good for you!) habit that you had set aside long ago.
Your mind and your mood will thank you.
“Everyone has that moment I think, the moment when something so momentous happens that it rips your very being into small pieces. And then you have to stop. For a long time, you gather your pieces. And it takes such a very long time, not to fit them back together, but to assemble them in a new way, not necessarily a better way. More, a way you can live with until you know for certain that this piece should go there, and that one there.”
— Kathleen Glasgow, Girl in Pieces
Motivational Quotes for a Fresh Start
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”
— Dolly Parton
“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
“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.”
– Groucho Marx
“A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.”
— Bruce Springsteen
“It’s humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet.”
— Jennifer Ritchie Payette
“Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein
Smart man, indeed. 😉 This is my new favorite quote. It’s currently the background on my computer screen, and I just love the message!
“I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.”
— Oprah Winfrey
“I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.”
— Vivian Jokotade
“Purpose is about making a difference in the lives of others.”
– Valorie Burton, Successful Women Think Differently
Think of the people you admire most. Do you immediately picture self-involved people, or do you think of those who really make a difference by giving of themselves?
Guess what? You can be one of those people! Find your purpose, and make a difference.
It may be something as simple as always smiling and being pleasant at work (even when you’re not feeling it at all). A smile and kind words go a long way toward building a better world.
Whatever your strength, use it to make a positive impact.
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Final Thoughts on Autumn Fresh Starts
I don’t think the anticipation of ‘September New Year’ will ever fade. Seriously, it’s like a chance to do those things we promised to accomplish in January… and there’s a little more urgency now, since winter is approaching.
Let’s use these fresh start quotes to inspire us to make good use of and completely enjoy these final few weeks before the cold chills our bones and the snow makes us not want to leave the house.
Whether your routine is in disarray, or things are settling into a positive and comfortable pattern, I hope the new month finds you ready and capable of tackling new adventures and projects.
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