If you considering starting a business or changing careers, you might need a little inspiration. Every day is the opportunity for a beautiful new beginning and today is a great day to start. Here are 50 of my favorite quotes to get you started:

1. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” ~Buddha

2. “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

3. “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 

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

5. “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

6. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~ Plato

7.   “I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.” ~ W. Clement Stone

8. “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

9. “Often I feel that projects overwhelm us when we look at how many hours are involved until completion. But getting started is usually not that difficult.” ~Emily Giffin

10.  “It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.” ~Brene Brown

11. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” ~ Guy Finley

12. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~ Alan Cohen

13. “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

14. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ Saint Francis of Assisi

15. “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

16. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” ~ John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan

17. “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

18. “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” ~Desmond Tutu

19. “You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” ~ Barbara Sher

20. “The beginning is always today.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

21. “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

22. “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” ~ Muriel Rukeyser

23. “When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate.” ~ John Steinbeck

24. “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~ Mary Pickford

25. “Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.” ~William Throsby Bridges

26. “Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.” ~Robert Collier

27. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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

29. “Good seasons start with good beginnings.” ~ Sparky Anderson

30. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

31. “Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” ~ Ralph Blum

32. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” ~ Taylor Swift

33. “No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” ~ C. JoyBell C.

34. “You will never win if you never begin.” ~ Helen Rowland

35. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot

36. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca

37. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot

38. “Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

39. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu

40. “And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

41. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ~ Meister Eckhart

42. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” ~ Paulo Coelho

43. “It is not wrong to go back to that which you have forgotten.”~ West African proverb

44. “It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” ~ Mel Gibson

45. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” ~ Joseph Campbell

46. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.” ~Unknown

47. “Look with favour upon a bold beginning.” ~ Virgil

48. “Beginning with audacity is a very great part of the art of painting.” ~ Winston Churchill

49.  “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

50. “If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” ~ Rumi

What is your favorite quote or saying about new beginnings? Share your thoughts below, I’d love to hear from you!