I sometimes like to read some inspiring quotes to increase my motivation to keep going and work my goals. Here are 25 of the quotes I enjoy, and I hope they motivate you, too! 🙂

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
– Salvador Dali

What we think, we become.
– Buddha

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
– Napoleon Hill

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
– George Bernard Shaw

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Knowing others is intelligence.
Knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength.
Mastering yourself is true power.
– Lao Tzu

People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.
– Elizabeth Gilbert

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.
– Swedish proverb

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
– Dale Carnegie

Success is every minute you live. It’s the process of living. It’s stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace. Success is not a destination that you ever reach. Success is the quality of the journey.
– Jennifer James

Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
– Norman Mailer

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
– Morihei Ueshiba

Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.
– Lewis Mumford

Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception.
– Jaggi Vasudev

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

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

Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.
– Robin Sharma

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A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new
– Albert Einstein

What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.
– Russell Simmons

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
– Paulo Coelho

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
– Wayne Dyer

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
– Eckhart Tolle

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
– Rabindranath Tagore

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
– Confucius

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
– Arthur Ashe

Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up five minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger


What are your favorite personal development quotes? Feel free to leave them in the comments below! 🙂

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


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