With every start of a new year, we all aspire to be a better version of our current self. To help with motivation, here are a few of our favorite inspiring quotes and short words of wisdom to think about in these coming days and weeks as we approach January—and to continue to focus on all year long. Don’t forget to book your Indian Rocks Beach rental now, so you have your vacation days locked in for next year. A Florida Gulf Beach vacation is definitely part of living your best life, in our opinion. Cheers to the best year ever!
Every moment is a fresh beginning. ~T.S. Eliot
You can literally wake up each day knowing you have the opportunity for a fresh start. It’s such a gift to keep this perspective. When life gets hard (as it sometimes does), focus your thoughts on these words. You will make it through, and you will have new beginnings. Don’t give up! Did you know that the beach is a place where many people find renewal? It is. Come on down to the Gulf Coast of Florida and get a reset. The Gulf of Mexico will do wonders for you.
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Make each day your masterpiece. ~John Wooden
When you live in a beautiful place such as this, it is easy to see that each day is a masterpiece. The natural beauty of Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida is hard to ignore. Sometimes you just need to immerse yourself in the coastal elements and feel the sunshine on your face. We highly recommend it! The scenic views are spectacular and are guaranteed to inspire. Why not come on down and experience it for yourself? Your daily masterpiece awaits.
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Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~Oprah Winfrey
This is sound advice but oh so hard to do sometimes. When we make a conscious effort to focus on the lesson—rather than on the emotional response that comes along with the lesson—we can all learn to not only heal from our wounds but use them to make us stronger. This is especially important if we don’t want to repeat our past mistakes. Sometimes it’s just good to get away from it all and give yourself time to reflect on the past, let go of what’s weighing you down, and focus on what lies ahead. A vacation can help!
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Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ~Maya Angelou
If we can refocus on giving others what we ourselves desire, we not only make others feel better—but we also make ourselves feel better too. It can come from the smallest acts of kindness like a smile to a stranger, a few encouraging words to a friend, or some special time set aside with the ones we love most in our lives. It’s in these small gestures that big impacts are made. We may never fully know the result of our small acts of kindness, but all that matters is that we keep doing them. The world will be a better place, for sure.
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We are what we think. ~Buddha
What we think about most definitely affects our attitude, our day, and ultimately our life. Don’t underestimate the power of your thought patterns, internal dialogue, and the external dialogue that happens with others. You cannot control a lot of things that happen around you, but one thing you can control is your thought process. It may take some practice to break those old habits, but once you set your mind on the good, the beautiful, and the positive things—your attitude will change and so will your mindset. This is a life changer.
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Dream big and dare to fail. ~Norman Vaughan
It’s absolutely necessary to take time to dream, and dream big! Without hopes and dreams, what is life? It wouldn’t be very motivating if we didn’t all have something new to aspire to—changes that better ourselves and our lives. Take a little time this year to allow yourself time to dream and give yourself permission to fail. A perfect life is unattainable, so all that matters is that you try to implement a life well lived. What does that mean to you? Take some time to find those answers. Set some new goals, dream some new dreams, and check a few things off of your bucket list of life.
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Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius
Yes! Without passion for the things you love in life—from the people in it to the experiences that are a part of it—your days will seem lackluster and unfulfilling. Go forward boldly into this new year with a spring in your step, a driving purpose, an attitude of gratitude, and with an excitement for the adventures that lie ahead. Live passionately, love deeply, and invest some time in finding and living your best life. We surely hope that your heart leads you to our beautiful Florida Gulf Coast beaches. We’re ready for you! Wishing you the best year yet.
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what quote inspires you to live your best life?
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