2020’s Most Inspirational Memes Are Here to Get You in Gear

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The new year is a time for a lot of things, like watching giant balls drop, filing your taxes nice and early, or drinking leftover champagne. But most of all, it’s a time to set new year’s resolutions and finally let go of all the habits and narratives that are no longer serving you.

But are you expected to change your entire life on your own? Of course not — if you’re anything like me, you need, at the very least, a little motivation. Otherwise, you’ll do what I’ve been doing since January 1st and sleep in until 130 PM every day, telling yourself that you’re going to start running “tomorrow.”

That’s where these incredible inspirational memes come in. Collected from Reddit’s /r/GetMotivated subreddit, these memes will give you the shot in the arm you need to hop up off the couch and start making positive changes. Good luck — you got this.

This is my son’s friend Jared. Jared has been fighting lung cancer and we almost lost him. He was recently cleared to work out. Those his arm measured 8 1/4 inches and his legs just over 12″ and he’s at zero percent body fat. I’m taking him under my wing. Stay tuned for Jared’s progress.SoDakZak

She went from KFC to registered nurse.mattjh

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.Sumit316

Five years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education. Today I attend my first lectures at Oxford.@Malala

Found a note from two months ago, made a few updates.thequietguy_

We all have to start somewhere.TheDreamFactory

When Christopher Reeve was in the hospital after the riding accident that paralyzed him, Robin Williams burst through the door wearing scrubs and announced in a Russian accent that he was a proctologist and needed to examine him immediately. Reeve said it was the first time he’d laughed since the accident, and from that moment on he knew life was going to be okay.Sumit316

“Birds that are born in a cage think that freedom is a crime.” – Anonymous.Warcrocco

10 years and it is still tough some days, but they don’t run my life any more!JuggleNuts

You will either find a way, or an excuse.[account deleted]

Never give up on healthy habits.weberhed

Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays. – Bruce Lee

Grades don’t define you. Work ethic defines you.

I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee

Get practicing.existentialepicure

The last two runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon not letting each other quit. Obtain your goal no matter what.hootersbutwithcats

This is the most motivating thing I have seen in any cartoon.consistent_escape

Brian Chesky, founder and CEO of Airbnb, letting you know that they didn’t build a $30B company overnight.adamchain

This is a great thing to remember.

Just don’t give up.donvito39

Wow. I did it.@thegreatkhalid

Spent seven years in special ed., graduating with a 1.8 GPA. A teacher said I wasn’t going to college. Now I’m a VCU grad and best-selling author._Nightmare

We go through doors every day — how do we keep forgetting this?

She did it.finallyifoundvalidUN

We all have to start somewhere.leaderxyz

Focus on what really matters to you.TomahawkKevin

When you absolutely f*cking refuse to give up.YT_RonakRaja

A nice thing to remember and start over in 2020.Marceloxdxp

A hand screen printed illustration of mine on shirts!StudioBreuch

Remember this guy? This is him now. He is killing it and so should we.Ffca9705