I’m all about personal development. As far as I’m concerned if you’re not growing you are dying. Check out these self-improvement quotes and tips to get some extra motivation and inspiration for your life.
Best Self-Improvement Quotes
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldos Huxley
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway
Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. – Deborah Day
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. – Socrates (One of my favorite self-improvement quotes ever!)
“The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing.” — Carrie Wilkerson
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolsoy (one of the best self-improvement quotes ever)
“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” — Bill Gates
“Each of us must work for his own improvement and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.” — Marie Curie
“Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.” —Brendon Burchard
“It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be.” – Sanhita Baruah
“Self-improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent.” – Maxwell Waltz
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” — T.D. Jakes
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” — Henry Ford
“I am, indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities as far as possible.” — Mahatma Gandhi
“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” — Stephen Richards
“The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life.” — Mel Robbins
“Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.” — Swami Vivekanda
“The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” —Lewis Howes
“Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch success.”
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner
“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ― Confucius – Self Improvement Quotes
“You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting.” —John Addison
“You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is to always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you.” —Tom Bilyeu
“Failure is a success if we learn from it.” – Malcolm Forbes
“Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” – Pat Summit
“Become addicted to constant and never ending self-improvement.” – Anthony J D’Angelo (Self-Improvement Quotes)
“Those who seek a better life must first become a better person.” – Jim Rohn
101 Self-Improvement Tips
Avoid complacency at all costs.
Resolve conflicts amicably.
Learn how to negotiate.
Don’t take advantage of others.
Become an expert planner.
Unplug from technology often and rest/recharge your battery.
Exercise regularly because health is wealth.
Analyze your emotions and understand the way you are feeling with a daily journal.
Know what makes you angry and control your anger.
Show enthusiasm in whatever you’re doing.
Be consistent even when you don’t feel like it.
Motivate yourself every day by creating an empowering morning routine.
Hang around winners!
Under promise and over deliver.
Always be yourself.
Identify your passion.
Believe in yourself.
Learn from people who are different from you.
Identify when you are most productive.
Reassess your habits.
Do mental workouts.
Pay full attention.
Be hungry, be ambitious.
Learn a new hobby.
Expand your network.
Find your purpose in life.
Avoid following the crowd.
Be relentless in pursuing the greatest version of yourself.
Read often as it is exercise for your mind.
Hang out with successful people.
Have an expansive imagination and use a vision board.
Find as many mentors as you can.
Create your own definition of success.
Pursue your dreams with wild ambition.
Know what inspires and motivates you.
Listen to your gut it’s almost always right.
Simplify everything because complexity is the enemy of execution.
Understand that adversity is part of life.
Do exercises to improve your memory.
Take care of your health, you only get one body.
Make time to relax, have fun and enjoy life.
Think positive and empowering thoughts about yourself.
Remove toxic thoughts from your mind.
Don’t assume the worst, instead assume the best.
Take deep breaths and walk away when a task seems impossible.
Forgive yourself and forgive others. No one is perfect!
Learn to laugh at yourself.
Understand that rejection is part of the process.
Take 100% responsibility for your life.
Surround yourself with supportive people.
Enjoy the present moment.
Change your routine.
Persevere to succeed.
Quit what others think about you.
Take MASSIVE action.
Be your own best friend.
Learn to speed read.
Read about successful people every day.
Get an accountability parnter.
Study the competition but don’t be afraid to be different.
Think differently than the crowd.
Speed up success by modeling people you admire.
Write down your all of your goals.
Visualize your goals on a regular basis.
Believe that you can make it.
Don’t give up/keep pushing forward.
Don’t be afraid of risks, take calculated risks and bet on yourself.
Study the daily habits of the most successful people in the world.
Create a winning mindset.
Be genuinely interest in others.
Be aware of how you are feeling and why.
Maintain a positive attitude.
Don’t live in the past
Only speak empowering words.
Be grateful every damn day.
Ignore naysayers (like Arnold says in his epic speech.)
Always Be optimistic.
Meet new people regularly. You’re one person away from changing your life.
Never compare yourself with others.
Only compete with your former self/surpass your previous goals and records.
Embrace the power of momentum in achieving personal goals.
Develop a personal mission statement.
Always keep improving even if you’re not sure what you’re doing.
Dream as big as possible.
Prepare for ups and downs, its part of life.
Watch less TV and more motivational videos.
Love what you do.
Learn from mistakes.
Have faith in your own abilities.
Enjoy nature and disconnect from technology.
Recap your week every Sunday.
Work hard and smart!
Keep your promises.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Love your life
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