A Dozen Snippets of Famous Advice for a Better 2016

RealClear Staff

            

You've made your resolutions and are planning your 2016. Here's some advice from Taylor Swift (above) and others that can help you on your way to a better you!

1. 'Once You Replace Negative Thoughts with Positive Thoughts, You'll Start Having Positive Results.'

Take it from Willie Nelson!

2. 'You Miss 100 Percent of the Shots You Don't Take'

Wayne Gretzky's philosophy: Go for it!

3. 'Make the Right Decision Even When Nobody Is Looking, and You Will Always Turn Out OK.'

Rely on your moral compass, says Oprah Winfrey.

4. 'Control the Controllables'

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is only the latest to adopt the old phrase,  but it's good advice: If you take care of what's in your control, the rest will follow.

5. 'Venturing Out of Your Comfort Zone May Be Dangerous, Yet Do It Anyway ...'

"...because our ability to grow is directly proportional to an ability to entertain the uncomfortable," explains Twyla Tharp, one of the greatest choreographers of all-time.

 

6. 'I Stayed Physical Healthy, and I Stayed Married'

Author Stephen King's two secrets to success.

7. 'Maximizing Your Potential Is Simply Doing Something as Well as You Can Do It, and Doing It That Way All of the Time.'

Hall of Fame basketball coach Bobby Knight suggests that maximizing your potential needn't be such a daunting task -- but it takes commitment.

8. 'Normal Is Nothing More Than a Cycle on a Washing Machine'

Be yourself, says Whoopi Goldberg, who walks the walk.

9. 'I've Learned It's Important Not to Limit Yourself. You Can Do Whatever You Really Love to Do, No Matter What It Is'

Think actor Ryan Gosling would have gotten to where he is by limiting himself?

10. 'There Never Has Been a Moment When We Cannot Change Our Lives.'

Take it from author Steven Pressfield ("The Legend of Baggar Vance").

11. 'No Matter What Happens in Life, Be Good to People. Being Good to People Is a Wonderful Legacy to Leave Behind.'

It's amazing what you get back when you are giving, suggests singer Taylor Swift.

12. 'It's Never Too Late -- Never Too Late! -- To Start Over, Never Too Late to Be Happy'

Actress Jane Fonda has started over many times, in both her personal life and her career.

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