Welcome to 2019 — are you ready for a fresh start? You have 12 months ahead of you, open and ready to be filled with exciting new beginnings. It may be tough to wrap your head around the idea of starting over or starting fresh, but this is a good thing! This is the silver lining of a new year. As the saying goes: New year, new you. But if you’re dragging your feet, searching for the excitement needed to get momentum on those New Year’s resolutions you set for 2019, we have some inspiration for you. We’ve rounded up celebrity quotes about starting over from your favorite stars — like Viola Davis, Dwayne Johnson and Jane Fonda — who have all talked at one point or another about beginning again, pushing through obstacles into the next chapter or learning lessons that you can channel into your work as you try again and push on to your goals.
We hope these quotes inspire you, because they definitely inspired us.
When has Oprah Winfrey ever steered you wrong? This motivational quote will have you ready to try again as you pursue your goals.
Hugh Jackman has accomplished so much in his career, we trust him to have the right words of wisdom when it comes to pushing through your fears and finding the bravery to start again.
Viola Davis, who achieved worldwide renown in her 40s, is a trusted source of wisdom about how to keep going and start over again and again in pursuit of success.
Universally likable human Dwayne Johnson never stops working, and his words can inspire you to do the same.
Jennifer Lopez has undergone so many transformations in her life. We think you should take a page out of her book on this one.
Meryl Streep once again comes through with this handy gem to point you in the right direction.
When in doubt, follow Dolly Parton’s advice.
Do you really think Reese Witherspoon would steer you wrong, especially when it comes to finding your focus as you start fresh in 2019?
Brad Pitt comes through with the sage advice.
Jane Fonda’s words on starting over are simple, to the point and always true.
Let the best Chris — Chris Pine, that is — counsel you with these words.
Breaking free of limits so you can start fresh and grow from that new place sounds even better when Ryan Gosling speaks about it.