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HOW TO STOP RUNNING FROM YOUR GREATNESS, AND INSTEAD EMBRACE IT

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The other day I was waiting for my coffee to brew and it was taking a bit longer than normal.  So, I fired up my JBL portable speaker and started rocking out to an oldie-but-goodie-song.

BORN FOR GREATNESS

It’s sort of a mainstream song, but a good one.  You may have heard of it, it was ‘Born for Greatness’, by Paparoach.

The song had a good high energy beat, just enough to momentarily stand in for the coffee I was waiting for.  That songs message though, yeah, it really flared things up within me.  Listening to that song put some fire in my heart.

The coffee finished brewing and the song was about to end, and it inspired the following thought, “If we are born for greatness, why are so many of us running from it?”

Well, that thought transformed into some fire.  And that’s the kind of fire I plan on sharing with you today.

Running From Our Greatness

I want to touch on this idea of running away from ourselves, of running away from our greatness.

To begin let me ask you this…

How many people do you know who have given up on their dreams?

How many people do you know who have let themselves go? Physically, emotionally, and spiritually?

How many people do you know who seem to spurn the idea of greatness?

I am sure it wouldn’t take you long to count on two hands how many people you know who match this criteria.

You know who I am talking about.

I am talking about all those people who waste all their free time watching TV, surfing social media sites, shopping all their discretionary money away, partying, playing… wasting their lives away.

The people who allow themselves to be consumed by the happenings of the day, yet always complain about not being happy.

People who know they can have a better life and do more with their lives, yet never choose to do anything about it.

People who have talents or stengths, but don’t use them.

You know, the escape artists; the ones trying to escape from effort, from the dismal reality they’ve allowed their lives to drift into.  There’s no shortage of them.

But why? Why do they run?

WHY DO WE RUN?

Here’s my hunch.

They run from their greatness because they’ve been programed to believe that greatness is bad.

They’ve been raised to associate greatness with an ego-filled mission that only serves the person striving for it.

They’ve always praised the Rockstar, the pros, and the talented; the Jordan’s, the Kanye’s, the Jim Carrey’s, but when it comes to thinking of themselves as great, they think badly of it.

They praise greatness, but assume it to be bad if they were to chase it themselves.

But this is wrong.  It is an incorrect assumption and it keeps way too many people sidelined.  It is an error of judgement.  It ‘s an error that deprives this world of much good.

Many equally use the thought that “greatness is subjective” as an excuse to not strive for it.

The thinking is, that if we really don’t know what greatness is, how can we pursue it.

We see greatness as talent we don’t have, or some nebulous concept fit only for the rich, the lucky, the famous.

So what do we do?  We deem it unworthy of pursuit.  We rationalize that greatness is not for us.

But that excuse is weaksauce!

EXECUTING THE EXCUSE

Let’s bring clarity to the issue once and for all.  Let’s do it so the making of excuses for pursuing our greatness is harder to come by.

So you can once and for all, believe that you are indeed born for greatness. So you can start creating the great life you were meant to live.

Why?  Because this world seriously needs your greatness!

Look at the world we live in.  Last I checked, there is some major room for improvement.

Let’s settle this once and for all.

Let’s see if we can come up with a strong, undeniable definition of greatness, one that we can all agree on.  One that we can all be eager to pursue and inspired to realize.

So what is greatness then?

For the better part of a year, I interviewed a handful of people and asked them what their take on greatness was, and their responses helped me pull together THE ANSWER.

Before I share that answer though, let me give you some of those responses.

Here they are:

19 GUIDES TO GREATNESS

1. “Greatness is consistently, every day, pushing your boundaries, chasing your dreams, and trying to do that thing that’s inside of you that you want to bring out.” – Evan Carmichael

2. “Greatness is the constant pursuit of realizing and increasing your potential.” – Tyler Basu

3. “Greatness is Succeeding at what you intend to do.” – Joe Vitale

4. “Greatness is being the top 1% of what you do.” – John Lee Dumas

5. “Greatness is going for IT versus letting life happen to you, you going out and making life happen.” – Adam Ray Rogers

6. “Greatness is the continual striving to become the best you can possibly be.” – Matt Rushbrook

7. “Greatness is helping other people achieve their dreams.” – Sean Penwell

8. “Greatness means living your best life, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Doing the best you can in all four areas.” – Anthony Frasier

9. “Greatness does not have to be learned, it just hast to be remembered.” – Norman Bell

10. “Greatness is knowing that you are putting it all out there.” – Daniel Rodriguez

11. “Greatness is not about the money, it’s about doing what you are passionate about, and getting to help people in the process.” – Dan Western

12. “Greatness is facing life’s challenges and rising when we fall.” – Kris J. Simpson

13. “Greatness is not being content with common.” – Sam Horn

14. “Greatness is living the life you were created to live.” – Ashley M. Williams

15. “Greatness is going for what makes you feel good as a person.” – Gary Szenderski

16. “Greatness is living a life you believe in and trying your best to help other people.” – Matthew Roberts

17. “Greatness is realizing who you are and then beginning the process of owning who you are.” – Jay Wong

18. “Greatness is a byproduct of extreme self-discipline.” – Artesian Kirskey

19. “Greatness is the degree to which you use your strengths, talents, and characteristics to advance the world.” – Bob Burg

That should do the trick.

Did you see the trend among these perspectives?

I did, and this is what I gathered.  Greatness is about fulfilling one’s potential.  And one’s potential is defined as striving to maximize your gifts, your talents, your strengths.

And a natural byproduct of doing so, is a positive transformation of your life.  And not just your life, but the lives’ of others as well.

Still not convinced?

Dang, I guess I have to go nuclear.

Well, here we go.

Take a look at the set of antonyms for Greatness below.  As you read them, realize, that if you are not pursuing your Greatness, then you are allowing your life to be defined by the following:

And…

Averageness, Badness, Crumminess, Inferiority, Mediocrity, Ordinariness, Worthlessness.

Once again….If you are not pursuing your greatness, you’re pursuing a life of insignificance, smallness, weakness, powerlessness, averageness, worthlessness, etc…

Ouch!!!

Please my friend, pretty please, tell me you’re not okay with allowing your life to be defined in such a way.

We weren’t born to look down, to go backwards, to shrink.  We were born to look up to the heavens, to go forward, to reach!

But don’t just say it, show it.  Show the world you’re not okay being defined as the opposite of greatness. Show it with action.

What kind of action?  This kind of action.

Here are 10 actions you can start doing today to help you realize your greatness.

Let’s go….

10 Actions To Start To Realize Your Greatness

How to Live Your Greatness

1 – Start Demanding Excellence From Yourself

Your potential will be limited by your demands, no one else’s.  Demand the very best from yourself, because no one else will.

If you want better for yourself, for your life, for your business, for others, you must be committed to excellence.

Strive for perfection.  You may not hit it, but you if you don’t aim for the best, you damn sure ain’t gonna ever get it.

Commit to always giving your best, in all areas of your life.  Start demanding excellence from yourself, today.

2 – Find Your Purpose, and Live It

Would you hop in a car with a blindfolded driver who had no idea where he was at, or where he was going?

Where do you think you’d end up?

That’s right, probably flying off some cliff or stuck in a ditch.

Well, the same thing happens to us when we don’t know where we are going.  The cliffs and ditches are still there, they just appear in a different form.

Capiche kemo sabe?

So know where you are going.  If you never take the time to truly find out what it is you want in this life, you’ll never get anywhere.

Aimlessness is the antithesis to Greatness.

Take some time to dig deep and find out what it is you really want in this life.  Discover what your purpose is.    Once you find it, then get to work with all your might and all your energy to live it.

People with purpose prosper.

3 – Start Reading Biographies About Great People

Reading about great people is so important.  It is important because it will help you realize how normal those “GREAT” people actually were.  It will reveal the secrets to their greatness.

And you’ll be surprised to learn that much of the great’s greatness stemmed not so much from special talents or skills, but from their great wills.  And the great thing is, the decision to will your destiny is in your control.

I can tell you this fact all day, but you won’t know it, until you’ve had the ‘aha’ yourself.  So get to reading friend.

Don’t know what book to start with.  Here’s a good list to start with.

4 – Start Taking Care of Your Body

You don’t have to strive to be Mr. Olympia or a sexy super model.  But you need to take care of your body.

Your body is your temple, and it reflects how you feel about yourself.

If every time you look in the mirror you see something you don’t like, you’ll subtly communicate to yourself negative thoughts.  And negative thoughts lead to doubt and mediocrity, not greatness.

On top of that, people will treat you differently if you showcase disrespect for your physical appearance.

Their judgement may not be right or nice, but it will be there, and that is a fact.

And if the vibe you are always getting from people is that of disgust, how do you think those accumulated vibes are going to make you feel?

That’s right, not good.

So, start taking care of your physical appearance and your health, and ensure the vibes you get from yourself and others are only good ones.

5 – Start Being Grateful For What You Have, But Stay Hungry For More

Be humble enough to know that everything you have in your life is a blessing.  If you are unappreciative for what you do have, why should anyone or anything (God, Universe, Great Spirit, or Human Patron) give you more.

Would you give five dollars to someone who crumbled up a dollar that you so graciously gave them?

I sure as hell wouldn’t.  And I am certain the world mysteriously works in much the same way.

Be grateful for all you have, while staying hungry to get more.

And don’t you think for a second that wanting more is greedy.  There’s nothing wrong with a good appetite.

In fact, you can’t grow without an appetite.  Without an appetite, you won’t eat.  And lions that don’t eat (accomplish) don’t grow.

That’s just the nature of things my friend.

So always say thank you to your higher power for what you have, and for all the accomplishments and rewards that are still in store for you.

Start being grateful today, but stay hungry my friend! Very hungry!

6 – Start Waking Up Early

You’ll be amazed by all the benefits you’ll receive from doing such a small thing like waking up early.

When you wake up early you’ll improve how you feel about yourself.  Waking up early helps you kick laziness to the curb.

A lot of times when we wake up late, we wake up groggy.  We wake up feeling sluggish, and those sluggish feelings can carry over into much of what we do throughout the day.

The slow, the sluggish, the slothful rarely win the prizes of life.

Not to mention, slothful people usually look like crap (see step 4).

Waking up earlier will also help you with productivity.  It will give you more time to plan out your days, or finally help you find the time to stop postponing the creation of your magnum opus, your life’s masterpiece.

Start waking up earlier home slice!

7 – Start Adopting the ABS Attitude (Always Be Striving)

Never be satisfied.  When you allow yourself to be satisfied, you give in to mediocrity.  Greatness is not halfway up the mountain, greatness is progression towards the top, and eventually the top.

Look, we are born to grow, to change, to improve.

We’ve all been doing it since day ONE.

It’s the nature of things.

In life, we are either moving forward in growth, or stagnating, dying, decaying.

What do we call a tree that stops growing?

Dead!

The same can be said for your relationships, your health, and your career.

Always be striving to move them forward, or brace yourself for their eventual death.

Adopt the ABS attitude today… and never, never, whatever you do, never stop striving.

8 – Start Trusting Your Instincts

You may have already realized this fact my friend, but if you have yet to, listen up.

You are going to find that many people in your life don’t support you.  Well, let me put it this way, they’ll support you, so long as what you are doing doesn’t make them feel bad.

They’ll support you if what you are doing doesn’t threaten them or their insecure egos.

True story, sad story, but let’s not cry about it.

Let’s instead prepare for it.

Here’s what happens, we all too often mistakenly ask the wrong people for advice.  You’ll know they were the wrong people because they’ll lead you in a direction that is not best for you.  They typically lead you in a direction that is best for them and their frail egos.

It’s very possible that these people aren’t leading you astray on purpose.  But that’s neither here nor there, because it will happen regardless.

To combat this, just start trusting in your own instincts.

Trust what you feel.  Stop asking people for their advice.

If you must seek out people’s advice, don’t hesitate to buck it if it doesn’t jive with you.  And know that It’s okay, in fact good, to go with your gut.

Start trusting your instincts, they somehow always know what’s best for you.

9 – Start Making Effort Your Secret Weapon

Effort is the key to unlocking your potential.

Chances are you weren’t born the tallest, the most beautiful, or the most intelligent.  But  what you were born with, was the power to decide.

And with that power of decision you can either decide to do just enough, or you can decide to go above and beyond.

You can decide to outwork, outsmart, and outdo the person you were yesterday.  You can decide to beat the competition, the talent, the privileged, with effort.

Make effort your secret weapon, today.

10 – Start Reading at Least One Article a Week from Top Success Sites Like TheSTRIVE.co

Look, if you have been hanging around duds your whole life, you will eventually adopt a dud mentality.

When you start hanging around winners, champions, and studs, people who are going somewhere, you too will start going somewhere.

When your start filling your mind with words of encouragement and strength, you’ll become stronger.

And a stronger you, is a better you, and a better you is a greater you.

They say, birds of a feather flock together, but here we don’t flock…we strive.

Here, we say, ‘Eagles of a feather, endeavor together.’

So bookmark TheSTRIVE.co, and become an eagle my friend.

Make it a part of your weekly reading.

You’ll be in good great company.

Final Thoughts

My friend, know this; there is something inside of you that the world needs.

I know there is something that burns inside of your soul that has yet to be let out.

So let it out!

Your life will count for something my friend, but ONLY if you are willing to pursue your potential, your greatness.

So if you’ve been a lazy cowardly lion lately, stop it.  That’s you running from your greatness.  Stop running.  Instead, turn around and face your greatness.

But don’t just face it, lean into it.

Lean into it by following the 10 suggestions above.

And then cap it off with this…

Go stand in front of a mirror and look into it.  Look at your reflection and stare hard at that lion (or eagle) you see…

Now pound on your chest, and howl aloud with me….

“YOU WERE BORN FOR GREATNESS!!!!!”

And greatness you’ll see!

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you’re ready to step up to the plate to become the hero you know you can be then be sure to read this.

High effort, self-discipline, and fearless action are “my things”.  If you could use a bit more of these life-enhancing attributes, or if you want to be nudged from time to time to start taking action on your goals and dreams, follow me on Twitter.

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50+ INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES ABOUT RESPECT

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Inspirational Quotes About Respect

Respect is a fundamental human need. We all crave respect and admiration from others, and we all have a deep need for self-respect as well. As Maya Angelou once put it, “I think it’s important to respect yourself because if you don’t then nobody else is going to respect you.”

Thus, both having and giving respect is essential to a happy and fulfilling life. It’s the foundation of a healthy self-esteem, a positive self-image, and our ability to give respect to others. Respect is an important part of life, and it’s critical to earn if one is striving for more success and influence in their lives.

So, if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration and some of the best sayings and quotes about respect, you’ll find both here:

BEST QUOTES ABOUT RESPECT

Best Quotes About Respect

1. “Respect is earned by action alone, not self-graticulation.” – Paul Combs

2. “Self-respect knows no considerations.” – Mahatma Gandhi

3. “You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.” – Barb Schmidt

4. “As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” – Robert Schuller

5. “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” – Albert Einstein

6. “Do not tolerate disrespect, not even from yourself.” – Unknown

7. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

8. “You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it.” – Sarah Dessen

9. “Self respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. ” – Abraham Heschel 

10. “Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.” – John Herschell

11. “Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.” – R.G. Risch

12. “If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.” – John W. Gardner

13. “Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give, last one you earn.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

14. “Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.” – Gamaliel Bailey

15. “When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” – Arapaho proverb

16. “Respect other people’s feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” – Roy T. Bennett

17. “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” – Jackie Robinson

18. “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill

19. “How people treat you with their karma. How you react is yours.” – Wayne W. Dyer

20. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one’s self-respect.” – Mahatma Gandhi

21. “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” – Henri Amiel

22. “Be you. The world will adjust.” – Barry Popik

23. “Love yourself enough to surround yourself with people who respect you.” –  Anonymous

24. “Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.” – Orhan Pamuk

25. “A human being is not to be handled as a tool but is to be respected and revered.” – Felix Adler

26. “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” – Dalai Lama

27. “The right to be respected is won by respecting others.” – Vasyl Sukhomlynsky

28. “Always respect another’s opinion and another’s point of view.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

29. “Responsibility and respect for others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom.” – Horst Koehler

30. “If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” – Louis D. Brandeis

31. “One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.” E. W. Howe

32. “Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.” – D.B. Harrop

33. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Moley

34. “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom

35. “The fact that someone else loves you doesn’t rescue you from the project of loving yourself.” – Sahaj Kohli

36. “Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Sterne

37. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew

38. “Everyone’s a STAR and deserves the right to twinkle.” – Marilyn Monroe

39 “Respect is how to treat everyone.” – Richard Branson

40. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee

41. “Respect is as important as love in a relationship!” – Anonymous

42. “Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.” – Roy T. Bennett

43. “Respect yourself and others will respect you.” – Confucius

44.  “I am who I am. That’s why my friends and peers respect and appreciate me.” – Kevin Hart

45. “The idea of respect is more than just being polite.” – Bruce Glassman

46. “Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring.” – Maxima Lagac’e

47. “I can be hurt only by people I respect.” – Mary Balogh

48. “I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.” – Herbert H. Lehman

49. “Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” – Leo Tolstoy

50. “Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one is idolized.” – Albert Einstein

51. “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.” – Ed Mylett

52. “Show up early, treat people with respect and perform at the highest levels till the world can’t deny you.” – Grant Cardone

53. “Our lives are a work of art. Plant seeds of love and respect and reap a harvest of prosperity and peace.” – Joan Pillen

54. “We can’t expect to be respected if we can’t respect ourselves.” – Derrick Jackson

55. “Don’t worry what others think of you, be confident and straightforward with decency and others will respect you.” – Lori Greiner

Bonus Quote on Respect

Bonus: Here’s one last and final respect quote. We think it holds the key to a better life and a better world. Enjoy:

“Respect Is One Of The Greatest Expressions Of Love.”

– miguel angel ruiz –

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed these inspiring respect quotes. If any caught your eye please feel free to share it, and if you found inspiration in this page, please bookmark or share it with others.

Till next time,

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PS – If you enjoyed these inspirational quotes about respect, then you’ll probably also enjoy these quotes about self-confidence or these truly inspiring believe in yourself quotes.

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75+ INSPIRATIONAL ED MYLETT QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

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Ed Mylett Quotes

Ed Mylett is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, podcast host, and is one of the best peak performance experts in the world. He’s also the best-selling author of ‘The Power of One More‘, and is a self-described team-made millionaire. That said, Ed has a passion for helping people adopt and develop a champion’s mindset so they can achieve more success in life. So, we’ve rounded up some of the best Ed Mylett quotes of all-time.

We hope you’ll be able to leverage this collection of quotes for inspiration on how to become a champion in all areas of your life. So, if you’re ready for some highly motivational Ed Mylett quotes, then let’s dive right in:

BEST ED MYLETT QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

Best Ed Mylett Quotes on Success

1. “What you envision in your mind, how you see yourself, and how you envision the world around you is of great importance, because those things become your focus.” – Ed Mylett

2. “Where you are now in life is the sum of the decisions you’ve made.” – Ed Mylett

3. “I am constantly obsessed with writing the next chapter of my life, not reading the previous ones. The happiest and most fulfilled people don’t read the past chapters of their life.” -Ed Mylett

4. “You cannot love yourself if you are not being yourself. You cannot believe in yourself if you are not being yourself.” – Ed Mylett

5.Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.” – Ed Mylett

6. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Ed Mylett

7. “The quality of your life is equal to the quality of the questions you ask yourself.” – Ed Mylett

8. “Your subconscious thoughts are always try to prove your right. Change 10% of your thoughts and you can dramatically change your life.” – Ed Mylett

9. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your dreams.” – Ed Mylett

10. “Life’s going to give you what you’ll fight for.” – Ed Mylett

11. “You are one decision away from a totally different life.” – Ed Mylett

12. “You matter. There is greatness within you. You’re going to win. You were put on this earth to do something great.” – Ed Mylett

13. “The price you will pay for not making your dream come true is far greater than the one you will pay to make it come true.” – Ed Mylett

14. “People who perform at a higher level set standards, not goals. Ultimately in life, you don’t always get your goals, but you will always get your standards.” – Ed Mylett

15. “If you win the morning, you win the day.” – Ed Mylett

16. “The process of building self confidence is actually very easy. Self-confidence is self trust. Self-confidence is building a reputation with yourself… that you keep your word to you, that you keep the promises you make to you.” – Ed Mylett

17. “You’d be surprised by how good you’d be if you just decide to win.” – Ed Mylett

18. “When you push through a fear, on the other side of it, our greatest gifts are revealed to us!” – Ed Mylett

19. “Stop allowing people to make you feel bad for refusing to settle for an average and ordinary life.” – Ed Mylett

20. “Are you willing to sacrifice who you are now for who you can become?” – Ed Mylett

21.  “The number one addiction in the world today is the addiction to other people’s approval.” – Ed Mylett

22.  “You can’t be grateful and be a victim at the same time. Stop playing the blame game.” – Ed Mylett

23. “The comfortable road will never lead you to the person you are destined to be in your life, never.” – Ed Mylett

24. “The instant you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you acquire the power to change it.” – Ed Mylett

25. “Let your test become your testimony.” – Ed Mylett

26.  “It’s what you do when you aren’t motivated that determines success or failure.” – Ed Mylett

27. “The reason so many people do not achieve their goals is because they did not get specific and clear.” – Ed Mylett 

28.  “To catch your God-sized dreams, you must rely on your faith! When your own knowledge, preparation, and training are simply not enough, lean on your faith and you will be able to maxout and reach an elite level.” – Ed Mylett

29.  “I am chasing a guy. The man I am chasing is the better version of myself, the man I am capable of becoming, the man I was put on this earth to be.” – Ed Mylett

30.Success is inside; it comes from you.” – Ed Mylett

31. “If you have truly committed to your dreams, there is no obstacle too big.” – Ed Mylett

32. “The thing that’s going to kill your dream is the obsession about what other people are going to think about you.” – Ed Mylett

33. “If you can find small things to be grateful for during difficult times, when big things do happen for you… you will enjoy them a million times more.” – Ed Mylett

34. “People respond to energy, much more than they do to words. They respond to what they feel, not what they hear and see. Hearing and seeing are real low-level influences. Energy, spirit, transfer of energy is what people respond to.” – Ed Mylett

35. “Most of what you do every day is related to your HABITS. And the habits you keep are ultimately what you become.” – Ed Mylett

36. “The difference between a thought and a decision is the immediate action you take.” – Ed Mylett

37. “The truth is, if you are not putting in the time, effort and energy every single day, someone else is.” – Ed Mylett

38. “We should always be in the process of changing and becoming the next, best version of ourselves.” – Ed Mylett

39. “The “adversary’s” greatest tool that he can use against you, to get you to lose in your life is to get you discouraged and doubting.” – Ed Mylett

40. “Doubt is just another form of distraction. Ignore it.” – Ed Mylett

41. “Good is the enemy of great.” – Ed Mylett

42. “If you’re not motivated, get to work! Let your motivation come from doing the work.” – Ed Mylett

43. “Sustainable success is not built overnight. Real success is the result of consistent, sustained effort.” – Ed Mylett

44. “Your obsessions become your possessions.” – Ed Mylett

45. “I need to embrace the suffering. Suffering and sacrifice and hard work is an indication of progress towards our dreams!” – Ed Mylett

46.  “School teaches people that learning is the key, but knowledge isn’t powerful unless it’s applied. What separates you from the rest of the pack is not necessarily what you know, but your ability to apply that knowledge and execute.” – Ed Mylett

47. “It takes a leader with vision to help people with dreams.” – Ed Mylett

48. “You are most capable and qualified to help the person you used to be.” – Ed Mylett

49. “I’d rather chase a dream and fail than settle for average and succeed.” – Ed Mylett

50. “Want to be happier? DO MORE!” – Ed Mylett

51. “Don’t let anybody limit your dreams or your expectations of yourself!” – Ed Mylett

52. “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s trouble. It takes away today’s peace.” – Ed Mylett

53. “There’s no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.” – Ed Mylett

54. “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.” – Ed Mylett

55. “Never regret being a good person to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you, and their behavior says everything about them.” – Ed Mylett

56. “If it’s not going to matter in 5 years, DO NOT spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it.” – Ed Mylett

57. “Be so positive that negative people don’t want to be around you.” – Ed Mylett

58. “Stop waiting until you’re ready, by the time you get started it will be too late.” – Ed Mylett

59. “What you allow is what will continue.” – Ed Mylett

60. “If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.” – Ed Mylett

61.You effort will always be congruent with what you believe you are worth.” – Ed Mylett

62. “Extraordinary habits are what allow people to perform at an elite level.” – Ed Mylett

63. “It’s only lonely at the top if you don’t help anyone else get there.” – Ed Mylett

64. “Your schedule determines your destiny! The down payment on your dream is made w tons and tons of appointments, calls and prospecting .The investment of the grind now, pays off the balance on that dream someday!” – Ed Mylett

65. “Identity is the invisible force that drives all external results.” – Ed Mylett

66. “Don’t waste words on small people. The most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” – Ed Mylett

67. “Lady’s, men you too… you are perfect as you exist right now, but… that version of you isn’t sufficient next year. You gotta be crazy hungry and in crisis to get to that next version of you.” – Ed Mylett

68. “More people would learn and grow from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them.” – Ed Mylett

69. “If serving is below you, then leadership is beyond you.” – Ed Mylett

70. “Don’t go broke trying to look rich.” – Ed Mylett

71. “Goals are not promises, they’re commitments. It’s your reasons, not your goals that keep you from giving up.” – Ed Mylett

72. “Show me a self-confident person who also has humility and I will show you somebody with an amazing future.” – Ed Mylett

73. “It’s important that we celebrate our wins. We celebrate our lives because it causes us to want the next bite. It keeps us hungrier, not the reverse.” – Ed Mylett

74. “I think the biggest shift in our lives, the things that make us the happiest is that when somebody helps us identify our natural giftedness.” – Ed Mylett

75. “Every single successful person has had to face moments when there was no reason or logic that indicated they should continue, zero motivation and inspiration. Still, they showed up and put one foot in front of the other anyway.” – Ed Mylett

Bonus Ed Mylett Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is one of our most favorite Ed Mylett quotes. We added it as bonus, because we stand behind it, and believe it to be 100% true. Use it to keep learning, and looking forward towards your better future, regardless of the challenges you face.

“Do Not Misread Failure. Without Failure, There Would Be No Success. You Need One To Achieve The Other.”

– ed mylett –

FINAL THOUGHTS

Great job making it to the end of these Ed Mylett quotes. We hope they’ve inspired you to think a bitt differently about success.

But most importantly, we hope they’ve motivated to pursue or keep pursuing the amazing life you deserve.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

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75+ POWERFUL QUOTES ABOUT EMBRACING CHANGE

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Embrace Change Quotes

There is only one constant in life, and that is change. We can resist it, or we can embrace it. Resisting typically brings pain, prolongs suffering, and is often done so in vain. However, embracing change sets the stage for renewal, growth, and a more promising future. Which is why we’ve rounded up these embrace change quotes.

Life Does Not Get Better By Chance, It Gets Better By Change.

Our hope is that these powerful quotes will inspire you to let go and grow, to change. But more importantly, we hope these embrace change quotes inspire you to lean into whatever change you may be resisting at the moment. Certainly, changing for the sake of change is of no benefit to anyone, but there a few areas in everyone’s life where change may just be what we need.

So, if you’re ready to dive into some empowering quotes that can help you embrace the changes you may be resisting in your life, let’s dive right in:

INSPIRATIONAL EMBRACE CHANGE QUOTES

Best Quotes About Embracing Change

1. “Embrace change. True success can be defined by your ability to adapt to changing circumstances.” – Connie Sky

2. “The art of life lies in constant readjustment to our surroundings.” – Kakuzo Okaura

3. “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle

4. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

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

6. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

7. “Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” – Max McKeown

8. “Life is series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward, in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

9. “Nothing on this earth is standing still.  It is either growing or it is dying.  No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.” – Lou Holtz

10. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama

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11. “You can either react to change, embrace change or create change.” – Bobby Umar

12. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” – Anonymous

13. “When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment” – Pema Chödrön

14. “Life happens. Adapt. Embrace change, and make the most of everything that comes your way.” – Nick Jonas

15. “The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus

16.  “The most harmful dragon we chase is the one that makes us think we can change things that are simply not ours to change.” – Ryan Holiday

17. “Reinvention occurs everyday. It’s not something you wake up every five years and say, ‘OK today is Reinvention Day.’” – James Altucher

18. “Change is inevitable, progress is optional.” – Tony Robbins

19. “Each of us has the opportunity to change and grow until our very last breath.” – M.F. Ryan

20. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” – Elon Musk

21. “The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

22. “Things change. Stuff happens. Life goes on.” – Elizabeth Scott

23.  “Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.” – Lana Lang

24. “The only way to get to the point of change is to understand the mistakes that are made before the change.” – Kevin Hart

25. “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” – Max Depree

26. “Nothing Endures but Change.” – Heraclitus

27. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

28. “The instant you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you acquire the power to change it.” – Ed Mylett

29. “Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it.” – Jack Canfield

30. “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch

Embracing Change Quotes

31. “Persistence is the mother of personal change.” – Robin Sharma

32. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living.” – Gail Sheeby

33. “There is opportunity in change.  With change, comes the opportunity to live differently, become who we wish to be, and to live life on our own terms.” – Atlas Rowe

34.  “Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.” – Kobe Bryant

35. “Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

36. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

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

38. “Change can be tough, but I’ve never heard anybody say it wasn’t worth it.” – Carol Dweck

39. “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.” – Alan Cohen

40. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden

41. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin

43. “When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth.” – Jack Canfield

42. “I think growth of the brain is a slow process. But you do change and the more you accept change and embrace change, the better.” – Diane Keaton

44. “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson

45. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford

46.  “Don’t fear change, embrace it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

47. “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” – Bruce Lee

48. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

49. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

50. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” – Albert Einstein

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51. “Success in life hinges more on seizing opportunity than having everything go according to plan.” – Ethan Austin

52. “Nothing is forever except change.” – Buddha

53. “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” – Roy T. Bennett

54. “Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal.” – Ali Vincent

55. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Mel Robbins

56. “If I asked you, do you need to change? And you said to me, ‘No’, I’d be worried, you know? Like you think you’ve everything figured out emotionally, professionally, all of your relationships, everything’s golden. Oh, OK. How’s that working out for you?” – Simon Sinek

57. “Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change.” – Catherine Pulsifier

58. “The best time for new beginnings is now.” – Embrace Change Quote

59. “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

60. “You don’t have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be.” – Oprah Winfrey

61. “One reason people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.” – Rick Godwin

62. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff

63. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius

64. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

65. “Change is not something you can avoid or pretend is not there. We all need to embrace it and face it head-on.” – Jay Shetty

66. “Embracing change means accepting that you can’t keep everything under control. As frightening as this thought is, it’s also very liberating. In fact, embracing change is key to your growth as an individual and highly affects your overall success and happiness.” – Intelligent Change

67. “Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face.” – Walter Breuning

68. “Achieving the life of your dreams and experiencing continuous personal evolution means commitment to the long game. You become the person you want to be not by enormous lifestyle changes, but slow, manageable tweaks over time.” – Bernhard Schroeder

69. “You cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” – C.S. Lewis

70. “If you resist change, you resist life.” – Sadhguru

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71. “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin

72. “All changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra

73. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

74. “When in doubt, choose change.” – Lily Leung

75. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start getting excited about what could go right.” – Tony Robbins

Bonus Embrace Change Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is one of our favorite quotes about embracing change. We added it as bonus to our embrace change quotes collection because we stand behind it, and believe it to be 100% true.

“Becoming Is Better Than Being.”

– CAROL DWECK –

FINAL THOUGHTS

Great job making it to the end of these embrace change quotes! We know scouring through a long list of quotes like this is no small feat, so big kudos to you.

That said, we hope these quotes have inspired you to want to lean into any change you may have been resisting up until this point. Remember, your better future is on the other side of change, so embrace it!

Until you reach that future…

STRIVE

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40+ INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR FOREVER

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We all experience tough times, and go through our fair share of trials and challenges as we seek meaningful achievement in our lives. Similarly, we’ve all been there when we didn’t know who we were and what we had to give to the world.

We’ve made mistakes we regret and decisions weren’t proud of. Decisions that may have led us to a place in our lives where nothing seemed to be going our way. To a place where we want to give up. But you know what? The most successful people have been in the same spot as you and me: frustrated, anxious, lost, depressed, and tempted to give up on their dreams… but we are all glad they didn’t.

Perhaps you’ve found yourself in that never-ending downward spiral, or at least it seems that way to you. Maybe you just haven’t discovered the best way out of it yet. You desperately want a change, you want to become a better version of yourself — but you just don’t know how.

Well, we can’t guarantee to change your life for you, but, we can provide you with some powerful quotes from a handful of highly successful people that may just move you to want to change your life once and for all.

In reading these quotes, you’ll understand that the people who have reached their dreams, are not much different than we are. They’ve also found themselves stuck in a rut, or living in downward spiral, but what made them so special was their determination, willingness to work hard, and their mentality of never giving up. So, if you’re ready for some inspiring quotes that will help you follow in their footsteps so you can change your life, fasten your seatbelt, and let’s get started.

Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Life

1. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

2. “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here.” – Steve Jobs

3. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Everybody is a genius. But if  you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

5. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

6. “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller

7. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

8. “To be successful you must be unique, you must be so different that if people want what you have, they must come to you to get it.” – Walt Disney

9. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

10. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

11. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

12. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey

13. “Anything you can imagine you can create.” – Oprah Winfrey

14. “Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

16. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

17. “There is no excuse for not trying.” – Barack Obama

18. “Some men see things and ask why. Others dream things and ask why not.” – George Bernard Shaw

19. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

20. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” – William James

21. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

22. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

23. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

24. “Do not worry about why problems exist in the world– just respond to people’s needs.” – Mother Teresa 

25. “Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius

26. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got up again.” – Nelson Mandela

27. “Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.” – Jimi Hendrix

28. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn into glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

29. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great.” – Mark Twain

30. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol

31. “Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.” – Vince Lombardi

32. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” – Dalai Lama

33. “Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people who work for me did.” – Elon Musk

34. “ I’ve missed 9.000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

35. “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same as making a ‘life’.” – Maya Angelou

36. “Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.” – Anne Frank

37. “Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.” – Myles Munroe

38. “If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” – Les Brown

39. “ The truth is everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

40. Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

41. “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” – Tony Robbins

42. “Live your vision and demand your success.” – Steve Maraboli

43. “ Being honest may not give you many friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.” – John Lennon

44. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

45. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

46. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jen Sincero

47. “ To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde

Wrapping Up

And there you have it, some of the best quotes to reinvigorate you for the rest of your day, and hopefully the rest of your life.

I encourage you to keep these powerful quotes close to your heart everywhere you go because they truly have the power to guide you in the right direction.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

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100+ QUOTES ABOUT STRENGTH TO HELP YOU BECOME UNSTOPPABLE

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Strength is the quality or state of being strong, be it mentally, physically, or spiritually. It’s that defining factor between success and failure, between thriving and declining, or between keeping it together and utterly falling apart. Those who have it, especially when it comes to inner strength, are virtually unstoppable. Challenges come, times get tough, but the strong keep going. Which is why we’ve pulled together this powerful collection of inspirational quotes about strength.

“Holding It Together When The World Would Understand If You Fell Apart, That’s True Strength.”

Our hope is that these quotes will lift you up and nudge you forward, especially during the hard times. And to be used to help you find the inner strength needed to get through your biggest challenges so you can achieve your aims. But more importantly, we hope these quotes inspire you with a renewed spirit and belief that you can make it through whatever it is that you are going through in life.

So, if you’re ready to be zero-in on some wise words that can improve your inner strength, become more resilient and relentless, then let’s dive right into these inspiring quotes about strength:

BEST STRENGTH QUOTES TO HELP YOU BECOME UNSTOPPABLE

Best Quotes About Strength

1. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

2. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

3. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “Strength is what we can gain from the madness we survive.” – Unknown

5. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go to through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

6. “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

7. “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.” – Joshua Graham

8. “We all have an inner reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” – Isabelle Allende

9. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your own weakness.” – Susan Gale

10. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

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11. “You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.” – Ain Eineziz

12. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Elanor Roosevelt

13. “Physical strength will get you to the start line. But inner strength will get you to the finish line.” – Strength Quote

14. “Strength isn’t pretending to be something you’re not. It’s having the courage to live from the truth of who you are.” – Marie Forleo

15. “To hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Miyamoto Musashi

16. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

17. “This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.” – Ludwig Van Beethoven

18. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu

19. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

20. “Self-control is strength; right thought is mastery, calmness is power.” – James Allen

21. “Notice that the stiffest tree is usually cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee

22. “One has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going despite the fear.” – Paulo Coelho

23. “Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

24. “The trial you encounter will introduce you to your strengths, remain steadfast… and one day you will build something that endures, something worthy of your potential.” – Epictetus

25. “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” – Ray Lewis

26. “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” – Winston Churchill

27. “If you were born with the weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise.” – Rupi Kaur

28. “The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” – Napoleon Hill

29. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

30. “Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. “Never forget. You are more capable and stronger than you think you are. And once you believe it, you’ll unleash it.” – The STRIVE

32. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing

33. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

34. “The ability to continue moving when you are feeling scared, fearful or lazy is the sign of true mental strength.” – Matthew Donnelly

35. “Strength is a matter of a mind made up.” – John Beecher

36. “Everything you need is within you, the strength, the courage and confidence to change your life. You just need to look within yourself and find it.” – Amanda Ray

37. “Mental strength is what separates champions from near champions.” – Rafael

38. “Grow through what you go through.” – Anonymous

39. “Problems are not stops signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

40. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength; move on.” – Henry Rollins

41. “One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” – Brene Brown

42. “At the end of the day all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better and the strength to hold on until it does.” –

43. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

44. “It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi

45. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” – Dalai Lama

46.  “If they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.” – Gabourery Sidibe

47. “Never be ashamed about being broken, because strength is nothing but pain that’s been repaired.” – Trent Shelton

48. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

49. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Rikki Rogers

50. Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Anonymous

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51. “A steadfast heart does not stray from the path.” – Wayne Gerard

52. “Whatever is in me is stronger than what is out there to defeat me.” – Caroline Myss

53. “Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose, the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success.” –  James Allen

54. “Never underestimate your own strength. You were born for a purpose and blessed with the power to achieve it.” – Leon Brown

55. Don’t mistake someone’s kindness for weakness. It shows even more strength and ability.” – Lori Greiner

56. “I have a theory and I really believe it, I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength.” – Barbara Corcoran

57. “Life is about finding yourself, embracing your strengths and weaknesses, and being true to who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

58. “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” – J.K. Rowling

59. “With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don’t, no one else will.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

60. “Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.” – Og Mandino

61. “Forgiveness isn’t weakness. It’s the ultimate sign of courage and strength.” – Marie Forleo

62. “If you have no struggles, you’ll have no strength.” – Tim Fargo

63. “There is no such thing as going back to square one. Remember that you are starting over with more knowledge, strength and power than you had before.” – Anonymous

65. “Don’t go crawling through life on your hands and knees half-defeated. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” – Norman Vincent Peale

66. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

67. “If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite of all obstacles.” – Carl von Clausewitz

68. “Today’s struggle is tomorrow’s strength, and today’s failure is tomorrow’s reward.” – Anonymous

69.Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.” – Bruce Lee

70. “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” – Booker T. Washington

71. “It can be dangerous to weaken the strong in our attempts to strengthen the weak” – Jim Rohn

72. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Anonymous

73. “Where our strength runs out, God’s strength begins.” – Anonymous

74. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” – Seneca

75. “The sun itself is weak when it first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens

76. “Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace, and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark… In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed.” – Andrew Carnegie

77. Look well into thyself;  there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” – Marcus Aurelius

78. “Always take another step. If this is to no avail take another, and yet another. One step at a time is not too difficult.” – Og Mandino

79. “We can always become stronger and more agile, mentally and physically. We can always become more capable and more reliable. Since that’s the case we should never feel that our work is done. There is always more to do.” – David Goggins

80. “I have a theory that temporary defeat is nature’s way of strengthening us and giving us the courage necessary to reach our goals.” – Bob Proctor

81. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

82. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

83. “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections.” – Thomas Paine

84. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen R. Covey

85. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Nick Vujicic

86. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” – William Samuel Johnson

87. “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

88. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. ” – Napoleon Bonaparte

89. “When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” – Joel Olsteen

90. “Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strength.” – Anonymous

91. “The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.” – Richard L. Evans

92. “Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” – Ben Carson

93. “Pain precedes strength.” – Sean Walen

94. All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

95. “Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” – Richard E. Byrd

96. “I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Alex Elle

97. “Smiling does not necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong.” – Nishan Panwar

98. “Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln

99. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

100. “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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101. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas A. Edison

102. “Only the strong survive.” – Allen Iverson

103. “The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way.” – Robert Kiyosaki

104. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

105. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

106. “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

107. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Hellen Keller

Bonus Quote on Strength

Bonus: Alright, here is one of our favorite quotes about grit. We added it as bonus, because we stand behind it, and believe it to be 100% true.

“The World Breaks Everyone, And Afterward, Some Are Strong At The Broken Places.”

– ernest hemmingway –

FINAL THOUGHTS

Great job making it to the end of this powerful collection of strength quotes! Getting through a list of quotes this size requires resilience, so hats off to you.

That said, we hope you found at least a handful of these quotes about strength both inspiring and encouraging. But more importantly, we hope they’ve helped you realize that you have the strength and resilience it takes to get through whatever life throws at you, and more.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed our collection of quotes about strength, then you’ll like enjoy these powerful quotes on mental toughness, or these quotes about grit.

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