Every January, we look forward to a new year with renewed enthusiasm and hope. It’s like a do-over—a fresh chance to make this the year we accomplish everything we want.

The Close is here to help you achieve your goals. We love hearing your success stories and want to give you tools to build a successful real estate business—like our 2023 Real Estate Marketing Calendar. You’re why we do what we do and love doing it. 

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To help you shift your mindset in 2023, we made a list of amazing quotes from all the best advice-givers, coaches, and success mentors. Print this out and post it near your desk so you can continuously refer back to it when you need it. 

I’ve divided up all the best quotes into categories to make it easier for you to find exactly the right quote when it matters most.

Motivation + Inspiration

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Need a little boost to move forward? Check out these inspiring quotes to get you back on track.

1. “When you put genuine inspiration behind your actions, the whole world opens up to you.” – Tom Ferry

2. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” – Oprah Winfrey

3. “It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.” – Brian Tracy

Blue box with quote: "The biggest asset in the world is your mindset." – Gary Vaynerchuk

4. “The biggest asset in the world is your mindset.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

5. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

6. “Powerful people rise above the circumstances in their life and do things that make ordinary people become extraordinary.” – Tom Ferry

7. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

Taking Action

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Fear is a powerful emotion that can stop you from moving forward. When you feel paralyzed, read some of these quotes to help you take that next step.

8. “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.” – James Clear

9. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

10. “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” – Jim Rohn

11. “Action cures fear.” – David J. Schwartz

Magenta box with quote: "Action cures fear." – Davide J. Schwartz

12. “The person in control of every conversation is the one asking the questions.” – Phil M Jones

13. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

14. “Feel the fear and do it anyway.” – Susan Jeffers

15. “I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

16. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Productivity + Daily Habits

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Productivity and your daily habits go hand in hand. It’s in your daily activity that productivity becomes more concrete. When you need a little direction, check out some of these great quotes on productivity and daily habits.

17. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett

18. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – Darren Hardy

19. “It’s never one thing. It was hundreds of decisions to do the right thing over and over that made you successful.” – Tom Ferry

20. “Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement.” – James Clear

Gold box with quote: "Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better." – Jim Rohn

21. “Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge; wish for more wisdom.” – Jim Rohn

22. “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett

23. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.” – Phil M. Jones

24. “Routine is the sign of an ambitious individual.” – Tom Ferry

25. “We all deal with setbacks, but in the long run, the quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits.” – James Clear

Setting Goals

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Understanding goals, how to set them, why you need them, and what it takes to achieve them is essential. Turn to these gems when you’re in doubt.

26. “The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision.” – James Clear

27. “The reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t really know what they want.” – Tom Ferry

28. “Don’t waste energy. Focus on what you control. Not what you wish you controlled.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Blue box with quote: "Don't prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities." – Ryan Serhant

29. “Don’t prioritize your schedule. Schedule your priorities.” – Ryan Serhant

Winning Attitude

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Success is a winning attitude. Unfortunately, it’s easy to lose your positivity in the minutia of the everyday life of a real estate agent. Let these wise words guide you back to your success-minded self.

30. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

Gold box with quote: "The question isn't who is going to let me: it's who is going to stop me." – Ayn Rand

31. “Something that happened yesterday has nothing to do with tomorrow.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

32. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

33. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston

34. “You find what you’re looking for.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Finding Balance

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All work and no consideration for the rest of your life is a recipe for failure. Balance is the secret to longevity, satisfaction, and happiness. So let these quotes lift you up when you need them most.

35. “You cannot learn the power of simplicity until you tackle the complications of reality.” – Phil M Jones

Magenta box with quote: "Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted." – John Lennon

36. “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.” – John Lennon

37. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh

38. “The ability to not care about anybody else’s opinions is the singular gateway to happiness.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

39. “Gratitude is the cure.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


Your Take

Staying motivated throughout the year is challenging, but we at The Close believe in you, and we’re rooting for your success. This year can be the year to break through your plateau and take your business to the next level. So make 2023 your best year ever. 

Create your plan of attack for your real estate business and jump in with both feet. Give it all you’ve got! We’ll be here to keep sharing valuable advice, tools, and information you can use to keep pushing your business forward.

Do you have a favorite quote that you like to read when you’re feeling uncertain? Then, share your most cherished quotes and sayings in the comments so we can all enjoy them and keep cheering each other on to victory.