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I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
—Martin Luther King
American civil rights activist
Listen. I wish I could tell you it gets better. But, it doesn’t get better. You get better.
The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.
—WEB Du Bois
Strength shows not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
—F Scott Fitzgerald
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
South African political leader
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
(This story appears in the 14 January, 2022 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)