87 Positive Quotes For Moving On And Achieving Your Goals


For most of us, moving on can be difficult, but it is necessary in order to experience personal growth and change.

As humans, we tend to stay where we feel most comfortable, but the only way to reach our full potential is to get out of that comfort zone.

Once you’ve made the decision to move forward on your path, you will discover new opportunities entering your life that would never have happened if you didn’t make that positive change!

Enjoy these quotes about moving on and use them as a guide when you need a push in the right direction.

  1. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

  2. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr

  3. “I gather strength from life’s storms.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  4. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene

  5. “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror” Byrd Baggett

  6. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson

  7. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” Unknown

  8. “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Proverb

  9. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Lao Tzu

  10. “If you’ve fallen down, today is the day you can get back up and try again.” Amelie Chance

  11. “Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.” Anne Sullivan

  12. “Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” Bob Newhart

  13. “Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were.” Unknown

  14. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” Oprah Winfrey

  15. “The past always looks better than it was because it isn’t here.” Finley Peter Dunne

  16. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” George Eliot

  17. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” Katerina Stoykova Klemer

  18. “Often the thought of pain is actually worse that the pain itself.” Greg Behrendt

  19. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” Thich Nhat Hanh

  20. “Fall down 7 times. Stand up 8.” Chinese Proverb

  21. “Life only demands from you the strength you possess.” Dag Hammarskjold

  22. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” Bern Williams

  23. “We can not become what we need to by remaining what we are.” Oprah Winfrey

  24. “When you start to abandon your old beliefs or values… you may be stuck at the threshold for two or three years. Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.” Dick Raymond

  25. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road … unless you fail to make the turn.” Unknown

  26. “People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.” Bill Cosby

  27. “To be able to move on, one has to learn to forgive not only the person (or people) who have done one wrong but also oneself.” Eugenia Tripputi

  28. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” Dan Brown

  29. “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran

  30. “You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” Jodi Picoult

  31. “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.” Helen Keller

  32. “Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.” Pascal

  33. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” Joel Osteen

  34. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.” Pat Riley “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” Cherokee Indian Proverb

  35. “Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day.” Harvey Mackay

  36. “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. Priestley

  37. “Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  38. “What’s the point of pointing the finger, other than to stall your own progress in moving on?” Lisa Steadman

  39. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” Oprah Winfrey

  40. “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

  41. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Christopher Columbus

  42. “Another sunrise, another new beginning.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  43. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” Alexander Graham Bell

  44. “By forgiving and choosing to move on, one takes the power back to morph it into positive energy.” Eugenia Tripputi

  45. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  46. “Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.” Og Mandino

  47. “The only way to change our lives is by changing our minds.” Unknown

  48. “Things do not change; we change.” Henry David Thoreau

  49. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher

  50. “Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow. Let it be a small beginning – a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today – every day.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  51. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” Eleanor Roosevelt

  52. “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton

  53. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” Steve Maraboli

  54. “Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.” Les Brown

  55. “Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness.” Tina Dayton

  56. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

  57. “Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.” Donald Trump

  58. “I won’t let the sun go down on Me.” Nik Kershaw

  59. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

  60. “Life is about making the right decisions and moving on.” Josh Rayburn

  61. “Every exit is an entry somewhere.” Tom Stoppard

  62. “It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lost it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.” Unknown

  63. “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

  64. “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Havelock Ellis

  65. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anaïs Nin

  66. “Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  67. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” Nicole Sobon

  68. “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” Bruce Lee

  69. “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” Eleanor Roosevelt

  70. “Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.” Unknown

  71. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse

  72. “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” Buddha

  73. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” Mary Manin Morrissey

  74. “I choose not to project my past onto my future.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  75. “I demolish my bridges behind me …then there is no choice but to move forward.” Fridtjof Nansen

  76. “There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.” Unknown

  77. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Proverb

  78. “If you bury the pain deep down it will stay with you indefinitely, but if you open yourself to it, experience it, and deal with it head-on, you’ll find it begins to move on after a while.” Greg Behrendt

  79. “There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.” Unknown

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

  81. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Walt Disney

  82. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” Unknown

  83. “Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?” Leo Buscaglia

  84. “Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.” Wayne L. Misner

  85. “Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” Dave Mustaine

  86. “Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free . . . your true self comes out.” Tina Turner

  87. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer “A man who does not leave his hut will bring nothing in.” West African Proverb

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