Self-improvement is intimidating, difficult, and easy to procrastinate on. But our own personal growth is also the single most rewarding goal in life.
If we spend time making our lives what we want them to be, we will eventually end up living close to our ideals. And that’s heaven on Earth!
There is no greater pride than when you can look back and say, “look how far I’ve come.”
So without further ado, here are some of the internet’s best self improvement quotes, to inspire your personal growth.
Without challenges, we stagnate. Fight to move forward. The bigger the obstacles, the stronger the personal growth.
We can’t expect life to hand us everything we want on a silver platter. If we are looking for joy far from our daily lives, we will never be happy. If we instead sow joy in our daily activities and interactions, we can improve ourselves and find happiness in the now.
Respect your ability to navigate hard times. This is when you can find what you’re really capable of.
When you meet someone, do you meet all their past failures and mistakes? Or do you meet the person they’ve become?
Just because you fail at first, doesn’t mean failure is inevitable.
Life is like a game. Do you want to give up in level 1, or do you want to get better until you can beat the final boss?
As long as you’ve given something all you have, then you’ve done your job. Regardless of the outcome, you’ve done the process due diligence.
“Success” is based on other people. Happiness is based within yourself.
Don’t be embarrassed by your past failures. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to reach where you are today.
Be an example.
Progress is better than stagnation. Moving forward will include both humbling setbacks and great joys. Staying in place means doing nothing. What would you prefer?
You can’t change the past, but luckily, you don’t need to. The minute that you decide to take charge of your future, the past becomes irrelevant.
If you don’t first accept who you are, you’ll be stuck trying to get rid of your faults instead of growing past them in the process of moving on.
This is literally true. Neural plasticity means our brains change throughout our entire lives. You are not forever beholden to your current limitations.
Developing yourself doesn’t just mean working hard. It also means playing hard. Grow joy the same way you grow success.
As you move through life, you become better, stronger, and faster. New skills equip you to new challenges. Rinse, repeat.
We spend too much time trying to “find who we really are” and not enough reflecting on who we have already become. Don’t neglect all the hard work you’ve done in developing yourself.
Hopefully, with the words of the wise, you now feel ready for your journey to self-improvement. Work hard, love yourself, and be patient. Celebrate your successes and accept your failures. Keep going. You’ve got it.