Hello and welcome to January 17th! This is The Daily Quote, and I’m your host, Andrew McGivern. I’m glad you are here today.
As we continue our journey into the new year, let’s find motivation and wisdom to guide us on our path. Thank you for joining me today.
Today, we’re celebrating National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. It’s a light-hearted holiday that acknowledges the challenges of keeping New Year’s resolutions and offers a chance to forgive ourselves if we’ve strayed from our goals. It’s a reminder that every day is a new opportunity to restart, realign, or even redefine our objectives.
In light of today’s theme, let’s reflect on a quote from the resilient and insightful author, Maya Angelou:
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
Angelou’s words are a powerful testament to the human spirit’s strength and resilience. They remind us that setbacks and defeats aren’t the end of our story but rather important parts of our journey that shape who we are and what we can achieve.
On this January 17th, as we consider the realities of our New Year’s resolutions and the wisdom in Maya Angelou’s quote, let’s embrace our imperfections and setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning. Whether you decide to stick with your resolutions, modify them, or let them go, do so with kindness and understanding toward yourself.
Often, we take too many goals on at the same time. Which is a recipe for disappointment. In the book, Atomic Habits by James Clear, he suggests focusing on ONE habit change at a time.
This book is a must-read for anyone trying to change a habit.
As we wrap up today’s episode, I hope Maya Angelou’s words inspire you to persevere through challenges and to view each setback as a stepping stone to greater understanding and strength. Thank you for spending part of your January 17th with me. Remember, every day is a chance to begin anew and to become a more resilient and aware version of yourself.