50 Quotes for Success in the New Year! #DreamUp13

#DreamUp13 Twitter PartyEditor’s Note: The following article is one in a series of Holiday inspired pieces, brought to you by Target. Seasons Greetings!

We can all use an encouraging word or two now and then, especially when we undertake challenges and new ventures in a new year. In partnership with Target, Mamiverse’s first Twitter Party of 2013, #DreamUp13 to be held January 3 from 9 pm-10:30 pm EST, promises to be a full-on inspiration-fest, with participants sharing their own stories of struggles and success, and building a community of Latinas supporting Latinas

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To get the ball rolling, here are 50 of our favorite inspirational quotes from leaders, visionaries, artists and celebrities throughout the ages. These quotes will inspire by sharing the wealth of wisdom others have learned in their own life-journeys. So print them out and post them on the fridge, share them with friends, or save a few of your favorites and make them your screen-saver. But by all means—let them inspire you to achieve great things in 2013!

FROM POETS & DREAMERS
1. People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.  —Paulo Coelho

2. Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. —Isabel Allende

3. Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but…life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves. —Gabriel Garcia Márquez

4. Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me… I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. —JK Rowling

5. Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. —T.S. Eliot

6. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. —Paulo Coelho

8. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. —Henry David Thoreau

9. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. —Richard Bach

10. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. —Mark Twain

11. To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first. —William Shakespeare

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FROM WORLD LEADERS & HEROES
12. Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the myth of the atomic age—as in being able to remake ourselves. —Mahatma Gandhi

14. From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength. —Cesar Chavez

15. Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. —Barack Obama

16. Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it. —Mahatma Gandhi

17. If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

18. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. —John F. Kennedy

19. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. —Winston Churchill

20. Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people, a problem-solving people. And when given a direction and given a plan, they’ll sign on. —Henry Cisneros

21. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi

22. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. —Abraham Lincoln

23. Well done is better than well said. —Benjamin Franklin

24. I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work. —Harry Truman

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FROM GREAT THINKERS & VISIONARIES
25. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world…Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. —Albert Einstein

26. …it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. 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

27. We must all be ready to constantly throw aside previous assumptions and make new ones as we evolve. —Ted Rubin

28. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. —Walt Disney

29. Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. —Tony Robbins

30. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. —Sir Richard Branson

31. If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.  —Albert Einstein

32. It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.Bill Gates

33. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. —Booker T. Washington

34. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. —Dale Carnegie

35. From success to failure is one step; from failure to success is a long road. —Yiddish Proverb

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FROM OUR FAVORITE CELEBRITIES
36. Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it’s yours to have…You’ve got to believe. Never be afraid to dream. —Gloria Estefan

37. No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. —Madonna

38. I proved to myself that if I believe in something and set my mind to it I could actually accomplish it. —Salma Hayek

39. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for. —Jennifer Lopez

40. Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. —Woody Allen

41. I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work. —Louis C. K.

42. I’m laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing. —Carlos Santana

43. In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it. —Shakira

44. I got my degree. More importantly, I got a key to American opportunity. That’s who we are – a nation that rewards ambition with opportunity. Where hard work can lead to success, no matter where you start. —Eva Longoria

45. We live in an era of globalization and the era of the woman. Never in the history of the world have women been more in control of their destiny. —Oscar de la Renta

46. A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night. —Marilyn Monroe

47. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. —Mae West

48. Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around. —Katharine Hepburn

49. There are no regrets in life, just lessons. —Jennifer Aniston

50. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. —Bill Cosby

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