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Top 40 Self Growth Quotes For Living a Successful Life



Self Growth Quotes

Successful living is not something that automatically happens to people. Successful living is a choice. Its a choice to live a life that is filled with joy, prosperity, passion, and serenity. Creating such a life is not easy. It requires a commitment to personal growth for the long haul. In fact, those living life most fully, are typically the people who have chosen self growth in all aspects of their lives, day in and day out. So, in order to inspire those who have yet reached “the good life”, we are publishing the these highly encouraging self-growth quotes.

Our hope is that these quotes will encourage, inspire, and move you to consider becoming a life-long student of personal growth. So, with that being said, if you’re ready for some inspiring words on how to live a successful life, let’s dive in to these self growth quotes.

Top Self-Growth Quotes For Living a Successful Life

Best Self Growth Quotes

Potential: Your better future begins with your awareness of the potential that exists within you to create a life and future that is to your liking.

1. “Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.” – Orison Swett Marden

2. “Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you. There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously and abundantly.” – Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.

3. “For the purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

4. “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. The true nobility lies in being superior to your previous self.” – Eastern Proverb

5. “People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be–whether they will admit that or not.” – Earl Nightingale

Thinking: The improvement of any and all things requires conscious thought. It is through deliberate thinking that we can design a better self, a better life, and a better future for ourselves and those we love.

6. “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha.

7. “Thought is a vital, living force, the most vital, subtle and irresistible force that exists in the universe…Thoughts are living things.” – Swami Sivananda

8. “Successful men become successful only because they acquire the habit of thinking in terms of success.” – Napoleon Hill

9. “Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing seems impossible.” – Henry Ford

10. “Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy, strength and peace. By right choice, and true application of thought, man ascends to divine perfection. By the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast.” – James Allen

Self-Discipline: Self growth requires the deliberate channeling of energy to achieve a certain outcome. When we get off course through bad habits and the like, it is our deliberate channeling of energy (a.k.a. our discipline) that gets us back onto the right track.

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11. “Man in still responsible. He must turn the alloy of modern experience into the steel of mastery and character. His success lies not with the stars but with himself. He must carry on the fight of self-correction and discipline. He must fight mediocrity as sin and live against the imperative of life’s highest ideal.” – Frank Curtis Williams

12. “What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.” – H.P. Liddon

13. “The man of character is one who selects a reasonable objective and never gives up pursuing it so long as he has not reached his goal.” – Raymond De Saint-Laurent

14. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – Dalai Lama

15. “The essence of genius is knowing what to overlook.” – William James

Belief: Without belief, we won’t take action, and personal improvement, self-growth, and life change all require consistent action.

16. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that it is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact.” – William James

17. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

18. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I do not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi

19. “What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins

20. “Just believe that there is genuine creative magic in believing, and magic there will be, for belief will supply the power which will enable you to succeed in everything you undertake.” – Claude M. Bristol

Attitude: Our attitudes determine our altitude. Good attitudes attract a good life, bad attitudes a negative one. So, when it comes to your attitude, choose wisely.

21. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – W.W. Ziege

22. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

23. “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” – Earl Nightingale

24. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” – Joel Osteen

25. “The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” – William James

Excellence: Self growth is the outcome of striving to be better now, and to want to have better for ourselves in the future. In short, a focusing on excellence is one of the surest ways to improve your life.

26. “If you deliver excellence right now, that gives you the best shot at the best future you’ve got coming.” – Robert Forster

27. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

28. “Everyone knows that weeds eat out the life of the garden and of the productive fields. The gardener and the farmer alike each has to keep the weeding process alive… It’s like that in the building and developing of character. No one knows our faults and tendencies better than we do ourselves, so that it is up to each one of us to keep the weeds out, and to keep all growth vigorous and fruitful.” – George Matthew Adams

29. Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.” – Jerry Moran

30. “Excellence is the gradual result of always trying to do better.” – Pat Riley

Success: Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal, and we facilitate our progress towards that goal when we focus on improving ourselves.

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31. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin

32. “To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give one’s self, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

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

35. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

Learning: Successful living requires constant and never ending growth. When you continue to learn, grow, and seek unique and creative ways to make your life better, you life gets better. And when you cease learning, life stagnates. So, stay curious, and commit to constant and never ending improvement.

36. “Wisdom thoroughly learned will never be forgotten.” – Pythagoras

37. “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” – Charles F. Kettering

38. “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.”
          – Joe Paterno

39. “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree

40. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the top self growth quotes for inspiring successful living. We hope you enjoyed them, and we hope they help and guide you towards living life to the fullest. With that being said, if you found any of these quote inspiring, please share the page. Because you never know who’s world you may change.

Till next time,