69 Personal Growth Quotes [#16 & 32 Are My Favorites]


The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson


The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself. B. R. Haydn


Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein


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


Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.  Roy T. Bennett


If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.  T. Harv Eker


Don’t go through life, grow through life. Eric Butterworth


Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. Pat Summitt


With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt


Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out—it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. Robert Service


The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down. Stephen Richards


If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass


In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow. Lou Holtz


Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown


Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. Robin Sharma


If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been. T.D. Jakes


Self improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent. Maxwell Maltz


The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development. Robin Sharma


Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts. So, make the effort. Remez Sasson


It is never too late to be who you might have been. George Eliot


It’s really not your business what others are doing. What matters is what you’re doing. Clyde Lee Dennis


The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway. Jen Sincero


It only takes one person to change your life – you. Ruth Casey


What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall


Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. Steve Maraboli


However, as I stumble through life, tripping over many obstacles and making far too many mistakes, I have discovered a wonderful and comforting secret. I am beginning to understand that these trials are opportunities for personal growth. Colin McCartney


There’s only one investment that will never go down — an investment in yourself. Frank Sonnenberg


It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart. Roy T. Bennett


We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes–understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. Arianna Huffington


The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain


The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation. Vernon Howard


It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be. Sanhita Baruah


Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery.  Rick Warren


He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. Confucius


You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow. Idowu Koyenikan


One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. Abraham Maslow


Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.  Chinese Proverb


We can’t become what we want to be by remaining what we are. Max DePree


When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.


When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho


If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou


The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. Benjamin Mays


As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.  Mahatma Gandhi


The more connected we are to our emotions and thoughts, the more prepared we are to experience growth and personal development. We are better equipped to identify our dreams, passions, and fears, and the things that need change. Brett Blumenthal


The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you. Stephanie Perkins


Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire


Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Jim Rohn


Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more? Roy T. Bennett


The only journey is the journey within. Rainer Maria Rilke


Personal development – the never ending chance to improve not only yourself but also attract opportunities and affect others. Jim Rohn


Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon


I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside. Wayne Dyer


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you…never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  Harriet Beecher Stowe


Always do what you are afraid to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson


We are either moving forward or moving backward. There is no such thing as standing still. Becky Williamson-Martin


Every night before going to sleep, we must ask ourselves, what weakness did I overcome today? What virtue did I acquire? Seneca


Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life. Deborah Day


Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. Roy T. Bennett


Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Will Durant


All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. If you are the same person now that you were a year ago or even a day ago, then you are not growing. Les Brown


Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.  Diane Sawyer


To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery. Robin Sharma


Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth. John C. Maxwell


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill


Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind. Roy T. Bennett


There is only one corner of the universe that you can be sure of improving and it is yourself. Aldous Huxley


Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals. Brian Tracy


Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself. Denis Waitley


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