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25 Creative Ways to Say “I Wish You the Best”

25 Creative Ways to Say “I Wish You the Best”

When someone close to you is starting a new chapter in their life, it’s important to let them know that you support them. The most common way to say this is “I wish you the best”, but that isn’t the only way of showing your support.

Here is a list of 25 creative and alternative ways to say “I wish you the best” to your friends, family, partners and others in your life making big moves:


13 of the best alternative ways to say “I wish you the best in your future endeavors”

We usually use “I wish you the best in your future endeavors” when someone is about to embark on a new stage in their lives. For instance, starting a new job, switching career paths, graduating, starting a family or pursuing dreams.
This is your way of showing support for the decision or celebrating this stage in the person’s life. Use these alternative ways to say “I wish you the best in your future endeavors” in a lovely handwritten note, text message, email or whichever medium works best:

01“Good luck to you for what the future holds”
This is a formal message that is perfect for the workplace. It is simple and to the point, especially if you’re not close to the person. It does the job without making things awkward.


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02“I wish for you good fortune and a prosperous future”
This is another simple or straightforward message that will work with just about anyone. It is good to use especially when you aren’t very close or don’t know much about the details.


03“Best wishes on the rest of your journey”
This is good to use when you have been on the same journey as the person, but he/she wishes to make a detour or follow another path. It says you are not mad at the decision, and instead, want it to be a success.


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04“Much success to you in pursuing your dreams”
This is good to use with a colleague or anybody else you aren’t very close to. It is especially good to use when they quit to chase something outside of their current field or something non-traditional.


05“Live long and prosper”
Use this when you don’t really know the person, but still wish to say something uplifting or positive. It gets the point across without doing too much.


06“The future has much in store for you”
This is good to use for young people who are graduating. It means that you see their potential, and know that if he/she continues on the same path, there will be great rewards.



07“Fortune favors the bold. You are the strongest and most courageous person I know. You’ll be fine.”
When you want to reinforce a person’s beliefs or hopes, use this message. It is good to use because it reminds the person of their own ability and about how far it will get them.


08“May all of your efforts bear fruit in the long run”
This is good to use when you know just how hard a person has been working towards the future. It says that you want all this hard work to pay off, and amount to success.


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09“Godspeed my friend”
This is a traditional way of wishing a friend or person you’re close to good luck when they are making a decision that can be considered risky or difficult.


10“Don’t forget about the little people when you’re famous!”
This funny message is a way to lighten the mood when the person is already nervous about the situation. It shows support and faith that he/she will go very far.


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11“I wish you every success this world has to offer”
This is a simple message you can use when you’re not very close to the person, but still want them to do well.


12“Fingers crossed your future will be everything you expected and more.”
This is good to use when the person is embarking on something risky, or something you have no experience with. It says that regardless, you are remaining hopeful and send well wishes.


13“The winds of fortune are blowing in your favor. I have no doubt you’ll succeed. “
Use this when the person is feeling nervous about a new stage in their life. It says that luck is on their side, and everything is in place to guarantee success, so there’s nothing to worry about.


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12 of the best alternative ways to say “I wish you the best of luck”

“I wish you the best of luck” is typically used in immediate situations. For example, when someone is about to perform on stage, play a sport, or is working towards an immediate goal, like securing a deal or completing a project.
Here are 12 of the best alternatives for “I wish you the best of luck” that we could find:

14“I wish nothing but the best for you.”
This is good to use when you’ve been pushing the person towards success, and you want to reinforce your belief in them to help with focus. You can also use it when the person feels like no one has his/her back, and you want to make it known that you are present and hopeful.


15“Go out there and break a leg!”
This is commonly used in show biz to mean good luck, but it has its place in other scenarios. For instance, before doing a presentation, or taking a test.


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16“You’ll do great. Believe in yourself like I believe in you. “
Use this when the person shows doubt in their ability. It lets them know that they are worth betting on because they have what it takes.


17“May all your efforts bear a favorable outcome”
It is good to use this when you aren’t very close with the person, but you have seen them put in the work and you are hoping for the best. You can also use it when you don’t particularly agree with the decision, but you still wish to show love and support.


18“You’ve got this, I believe in you”
This quick and simple message speaks volumes to someone who is running low on confidence. It can be just the boost a person needs without the added pressure of disappointing the people who are rooting for him/her.


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19“You are going to be amazing! I just know it!”
Use this when something important is coming up, like a work-related event or sporting event. Shoot this message a day or two before and watch the nerves melt away.


20“Good luck! Not that you need it!”
This is a good ego boost for someone who you believe in. It’s good to use because it shows just how confident you are in the person’s abilities.



21“I’m rooting for you! Take home the crown!”
This is perfect for pageant-type, sporting activities, or any similar activity where a champion will be named. It is good because it reminds the person there’s support behind him/her.


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22“You were made for this! Everything will work out the way it’s supposed to. I know this!”
Use this to help with nerves or “pre-game jitter” in a wide range of scenarios. It will help pump the person up and give them the drive to execute without any doubt.


23“Pressure makes diamonds- embrace it and prosper.”
It is good to use this because it encourages the person to use all the negative energy and feelings, and channel them in a more productive way. For instance, using fear to heighten awareness and be more mindful.


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24“Use what you know and knock ’em dead!”
This is good to use because it will remind the person to focus on his/her ability, and nothing else. With doubt out of the way, outcomes are usually better.


25“Show them what you’re made of, and make us proud. I know you’ll succeed.”
This is a good alternative to “I wish you the best of luck” for someone you know is an underdog and has the potential to shine.



Whether you are looking for a heartfelt message to send to a loved one, or simply want some ideas for your own personal greeting cards, we have got you covered! Use these creative ways to say “I wish you the best” to get your supportive message across