Inspirational Quote of the Month – January 2018

By | January 15, 2018

It’s that time for me to choose the inspirational quote to help me and my readers get through the month.  It’s a New Year and, already, we are taking time off to celebrate Martin Luther King.  For some folks, with a New Year comes new resolution to focus on.  I have made my resolutions for 2018, and have created my financial plan.  Indeed, I even decided to take part in the 52 week money challenge just for fun.  Some people decide they don’t want to set resolutions, because they end up not sticking to them.  Rather, they decide to create not just goals, but an action plan to meet those goals.  I fully agree that having an action plan is important.  And, my hope is that if you’ve made resolutions or goals for 2018, that you will achieve them all.  To help with that, let’s take a look at the inspirational quote of the month.

Inspirational Quotes for January

Before I share with you the inspirational quote of the month, let’s review last month’s quote.

My inspirational quote for December was: “When you’re happy you enjoy the music. When you’re sad you understand the lyrics.” – Frank Ocean.

My inspirational quote for January is:  “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo Buonarroti.

This is a quote I’ve used before and I think it’s a good one to remember as we are setting our goals for 2018.  I think it’s important to have challenging goals to work towards and not just ones that are super easy to meet.  The goals should be realistic, but again, not too simple.  So, as we are setting our goals for the New Year, let’s remember the famous words of Michelangelo.

Inspirational Quotes from the DGI Community

These are the inspirational quotes from the DGI community last month.  As always, if you want your quote to appear in the section below, just leave me your quotes in the comments section before publication of the next edition of the inspirational quotes of the month.

Dividend Solutions“Happy are those, who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life” – Unknown author.  So true Dividend Solutions.  So true.

Passive Canadian Income“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcolm X.  A very true quote from another Civil Rights Icon.

Dividends Diversify“Most people work for money; smart people have money work for them.” – Dividends Diversify’s Dad.  This was a quote that Tom heard from his dad growing up.  That’s a good lesson we should be teaching all of our kids at home and in school.

Dividend Geek“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffet.  I actually hadn’t heard this quote before, but I think it’s a good one.  It can apply to many facets of life, including dividend investing.  Think about it. The dividends you invest today (the seeds) will hopefully one day bring you a large reward later (the shade).  Thanks Dividend Geek.

Dividend Daze – “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  Very similar to the Malcolm X quote above, and also very true. Tomorrow is going to come regardless of what we do.  Might as well prepare for it the best way we can by doing our best today.

Don’t Quit

Because it’s the first month of the New Year.  I’ve decided to also share with you a favorite poem of mine.  It’s entitled, “Don’t Quit” – Anonymous.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won, had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow —
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out —
The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit —
It’s when things seems worst that you must not quit.


There you have it.  Hopefully, one or more of the above quotes will help inspire you to get through the month of January.  As a reminder, if you want your favorite quote included in this monthly post, just leave it in the comment section below.

What is your favorite inspirational quote? Did you like any on the list? What do you think of the poem?  Let me know by commenting below.

14 thoughts on “Inspirational Quote of the Month – January 2018

    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      Thanks Dividend Geek. Glad you liked them both.

    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      No worries PCI. If you think of any, just head on back.

  1. DividendSolutions

    Hey DP,
    i really like the qoute and the poem! – it is definitely inspiring. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    First: i tend to set my goals too low sometimes. I know i have to work on that and i will.
    Second: the poem is great. I’ve learned the hard way what it means to get hit blindsided and experience all that came afterwards. A long time ago (in another life:-) i was a soldier and learned to never quit! Never! It helped me to fight through these times.

    My Qoute: “You have to own it. Anything that you want to be good at and anything that you want to succeed at, you have to own it.” – by Tim McGraw


    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      Glad you liked both DS and thanks for the awesome quote.

  2. Dividend Daze

    Thanks for the inclusion. I don’t have a quote for this month right now. But I’ll try to swing back around later if I come up with one.

    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      No worries Div Daze. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with it.

  3. Mr. ATM

    Hi DP,

    It’s been a while since I visited your blog. Don’t know what happened. Anyway, looks like you are moving along and doing well your goals. That’s great. I’ll have to catch up with some of your recent posts.

    BTW, I love the inspirational quotes and the quotes from our friends in the DGI world and the shout out to MLK, our great hero.

    Take care

    1. Dividend Portfolio Post author

      It’s all good Mr. ATM. As long as a quote brings a smile to your face, I’m happy.


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