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Servant Leadership

After a long week at work and a late night serving curry and clearing tables at a BBQ we had hosted for our students, it was 9:30am on a Saturday morning.  I was at the airport collecting some colleagues (that I’d never met before) who had flown into town from another campus for an event that they needed a lift to, 214 km away, off-road.

Your taxi is here!” I happily chirped as I loaded their suitcases into the back of the car.   They thanked me graciously and we talked for the next 3+ hours as we bumped and jiggled along one of the most beautiful typically-deep-red Australian outback tracks to a remote Aboriginal community.  

As we rocked up to their destination, one asked “so what did you do to deserve having to be the driver for trip like this? What’s your role?”.  

“Oh I didn’t have to” I answered; “I’m the Head”.

After overcoming the initial mortification at having not recognised me in my casual ‘Saturday rig’, my guests became incredulous.  “But you’re the most senior role here; why didn’t you send a driver?

Well because I can drive, and it’s an honour to be able to serve you”.  

Great leadership is about service.

Now of course, you don’t have to give your colleagues a 428km round offroad trip to be a great servant leader, nor does giving somebody a lift constitute as great leadership service.  There are many ways to serve others as a leader, and that paradoxically elevate us further as a leader in doing it.

In this article I will share with you some ideas of what servant leadership is, some servant leadership theory and servant leadership examples.

Traditionally, the stereotypical concept of a leader has been of an authoritarian figure.  One who stands ‘up front’ and ‘on top’ (autocratic leadership), calling the shots, giving the orders and telling people where to go, what to do and how to do it.  

In this traditional leadership style, ‘The Boss’ is someone who gives the whole team one thing in common – being that somebody that they can all hate.  

The autocratic method of leadership ensures that leaders get hated for the decisions they make, the tasks they delegate and hated just simply because they are the boss.

But it doesn’t have to be like this.  

It is actually very hard to hate a person.  It is their behaviour, how they make us feel or what they represent that we actually hate.

But as a leader, that puts us in a constantly conflicting position – because we have to provide direction, we have to assure organisational outcomes, monitor performance, keep accountability and deliver information that people may not want to hear – all of which involve the potential pitfall of making people feel like they are being told what to do, managed, controlled and monitored.  Not exactly the ingredients for getting onto people’s Christmas card lists.

As a result, many leaders find themselves facing a crisis, in a position of either doing our job (and making our people hate us) OR, keeping everyone happy and failing our organisation by avoiding being seen as ‘bossy’.  It this what leadership comes down to?!

No.

There is another way.

A way that allows us to actualise the mission of our organisations, to meet and even exceed our objectives.  A way that allows us to do this in a way that empowers our people AND that engenders the greatest level of mutual understanding and collegiality between us and our team.

It’s called ‘Servant Leadership’.

“servant leaders have a particular view of themselves as stewards who are entrusted to develop and empower followers to reach their fullest potential” (Sendjaya)

What is Servant Leadership?

Servant leadership, coined by Robert Greenleaf in the 1970’s, is a philosophy that centralises the staff and community that the organisation serves as the leader’s primary priority. It’s about enhancing the intrinsic motivation of our people, leading ethically, with wider social responsibility in mind.  It is a people-centred, moralistic, equitable form of leadership.

It is all about sharing the ‘power’ that your role has within the organisation and focuses on the leader’s role as being one to serve the people, instead of the people’s role to serve the leader.


“It is the leader’s role to serve the people, instead of the people’s role to serve the leader”

But before Greenleaf’s writing on the topic, concepts of servant leadership have come up throughout history, especially in religious texts.  In the Bible, Jesus Christ himself washed the feet of his disciples (his ‘followers’) to show them that he considered himself as equal to those that he led, that he cared for them and put their needs before his own.

1. Giving is Receiving

Giving has always been a guiding principle for me and was one of the keys to my rapid business success prior to taking on an Executive role at a university.  

I taught business owners that in order to lead in their industries, it was critical that they generously gave away their best-kept secrets without measure – that the more they gave freely, the more they would get back.  

The more they served their industry and their market, the more business they would get.  

The more they gave people something to thank them for, the more successful they would become.  

I encouraged aspiring professional speakers to speak for free if they wanted to get paid for it one day, and to keep doing it for free even when they were getting paid for it.  

I encouraged educators to provide free workshops and give away free mini-courses.  

I encouraged authors to write for free and give away their books – as all encapsulated a service to their industry and its people, rather than a marketer who wanted to take from it.

It works.

Just like a bank account – the more you deposit, the more you accumulate. People who could never afford you will get to experience you for themselves, they will recommend you and save up for your next offering because the first taste was so good.

Many found this a hard concept to grasp. They would ask me things like ‘but Sarah, if I give all of my information, knowledge, IP and secrets away, surely I’ll lose my business?’.  

I would reply ‘But if they don’t know that you have it then you won’t get their business anyway.  If people get to see for themselves that you acquire the information, skills and knowledge that they need, then they won’t need you to convince them to trust that you have it – there the battle is over’.

For me, I could (and still do) always see two types of people when it comes to service and leadership:

1.       I will serve the people when I am their leader (I serve because I lead)

2.       I will become a true leader as a result of my service to my field (I lead because I serve)

The first type of person is considered as having a goal-oriented motivator of service – there is a motivation behind their wanting to serve.

They come from what I would call a ‘leadership ambition’ standpoint – that they desire to lead and service is a by-product of leading or a means to get there.  And therefore the only reason they serve is to gain the result of leadership.

These people often too believe that they will only have anything of real value to give ‘if’ they become the official ‘leader’.  As long as they do go on to serve, this is not an inherently ‘wrong’ mindset, but it will be harder and slower to get there and they will run out of motivation to continue serving once they get ‘there’.  

It also misses the point entirely that you don’t have to be a leader to serve others; AND that serving others is in fact what makes you into a leader – and keeps you as one.

The second type mentioned above is the person who I always see succeed – what I would call ‘the leader by nature’.  They are not driven to serve by a desire to lead, but instead, naturally, are followed by others due to the service they provide so selflessly.

Inside the workplace, the same concepts apply – leaders are afraid that sharing with their team powerful information like budgets, income, annual objectives, implementation plans, strategic plans, staffing models, operational plans etc – that they will have no power, control or authority left.

But the absolute opposite happens.

The more that people feel like they know ‘what’s going on’ and that you care, the more they feel part of the organisation and therefore affiliated to the mission you are serving.

Share your power, knowledge and information as much as possible – not for the purposes of showing people how clever you are, or how much power you have – but instead to genuinely empower them with it.

Sometimes the true leaders in an organisation – that is the one who the majority trust unquestionably, feel like they have their back, listen to, seek advice from, consider to be the influencer and admire; are not always the ones with a formal leadership job title.  They are the ones who intentionally, or naturally, serve others most.

2. Raise Better People

But servant leadership goes deeper than that.  

It’s not just about serving our people so that they can better serve our customers.  

It’s about serving them so that they can become better people – and better servants in the world itself.

Our role as a servant leader is to serve a future of opportunity to our staff – not just within the organisation but for their lives.  

Do we provide them with opportunities to do their life’s best work?  

Do we give them opportunities to grow as people, to learn and develop?  

The freedom to make mistakes without fear but with enthusiasm and support?  

Do they flourish in our workplace in that as the time they serve passes, they become more skilled, wiser, autonomous and better servers themselves?

Joe Iarocci, author of ‘Servant Leadership in the Workplace’ suggests that servant leaders have 3 key priorities, where people development comes first:

  1. The personal and professional development of your people
  2. The development of a workplace culture of trust
  3. An organisation that measures and achieves its results

Here are 7 other examples of servant leadership in action:

3. Commit to Good Stewardship

Good stewardship in its simplest definition, is taking care of, or looking after something.  However it also has a more theological definition that denotes that we are responsible for the world and must take care of it for our future survival.

Being a good steward means ensuring the future vitality and wellbeing of our people, our organisation, our wider community and the planet.  

It also means strategising the assurance of the sustainability and operations of our organisation, financially and in regards to all of our other resources.  

Our leadership roles are only temporary, but we must see our service as part of a life-long legacy.

We live in an ever-changing world and it is our duty as servant leaders to be good stewards by constantly adapting and changing for the good of the future vitality of the organisation we work for and the community in which it operates.

4. Our Success is Others’

Servant leaders measure their success not by their own achievements and accomplishments, but instead by those they are serving.  

In the education sector, this is an easy concept to understand as the translation is fairly literal – if our students are passing their exams, we are doing a great job.  

However, this can be harder to conceptualise in other industry workplaces.

Use your organisation’s’ overarching strategic plan to create a detailed implementation plan that guides your team towards clear, specific and easily achievable tasks that they can move towards weekly – giving them frequent opportunity for a sense of accomplishment.

Find ways to show them how achieving these micro wins is leading them to achieving results that goes far beyond the duties on their job description – that they fulfil a much bigger mission, and have positive impacts far beyond the goals of the organisation.

Scour the internet for awards that you can nominate your team for – and give yourself a goal to recognise all of your top achievers with some kind of internal award or external award nomination.

I also encourage my staff to anonymously send me feedback (via an online form) to praise their colleagues, so that I can celebrate them on behalf of the organisation.  

As servant leaders, there is no success that isn’t that of our teams.  

5. Awareness and Foresight

It is critical as a servant leader that we have strong self-awareness to ensure that we recognise how our own behaviours, words and ‘energy’ affect those around us, and the humility to correct ourselves as we go along.

Servant leadership demands that we have the emotional intelligence to notice how our people are really feeling behind both good and bad physical behaviours, so that we can help them.

We must show awareness and remain attuned to the subtle underlying cultural heartbeat, sensing people’s feelings, moods, body language and verbal language used, to pick up on emerging trends and adjust the course as necessary to keep everything and everyone on track.  

We can often critique the ‘jungle drums’ in an organisation (you know, that invisible vine of gossip that spreads ‘Chinese whispers’ through every department and that you are constantly trying to correct?!)  

But it can also be a fantastic source of information – not literally (as the facts are usually wrong), but what people are whispering about can give us insightful clues to ways in which we can help and serve our people and the organisation.

It is also critical that we use all of this information as well as anecdotal, intuitive and measurable from our locality, our industry and the wider global trends, to have the foresight to serve further – to ensure that we can take action for the sustainability of the organisation, to ensure the continued growth and skills acquisition of our workforce to maintaining currency and demand in their roles and to know where and how we could be serving further for the good of all for the future.

6. Be Relatable and Show Empathy

Greenleaf believes that one of the first steps to becoming a servant leader requires us to be somebody that our staff can relate to.  

However this is challenging when or if our staff see us as above them, more powerful than them or simply unapproachable.

Having empathy means understanding and sharing the feelings of another.

We should not condemn people in pain, anger, frustration or who act hastily or make mistakes.  Instead, it is our role to understand the humanness of these responses, help our staff to overcome them, provide and implement the solutions to stop it from happening again and then provide them opportunity to heal.

It is also our duty as leaders to foster relatability through empathy.  This is, to help them understand that not only do they have feelings, emotional reactions and humanness that must be acknowledged, respected and cared for, but so do we too.  

It is incredibly easy for our staff to see us as some kind of inanimate machine that operates solely on coffee-fuel and policies.  

We are all  human beings who need love, compassion and understanding.

7. Don’t Be a Martyr

Many leaders sacrifice their own wants and needs for the good of others daily – those who have children are also a classic example.  

Leaders often do it behind the scenes, taking the bullet from their own senior management on behalf of their team, or taking the bullets from their team on behalf of their senior management; working many unpaid hours attending events, pulling overtime and working through lunch breaks to ensure wages get paid and contracts get awarded to keep staff employed.  A little self-sacrifice is required to get anything in life – it’s all part of the balance and is part of being a servant leader.

However, there is a big difference between self sacrifice and martyrdom.  Serve because you enjoy it, because it’s your calling and because it is the right thing to do.  Don’t serve out of the neediness for attention and sympathetic acknowledgements of ‘how hard you work’ – that’s not servant leadership, it’s being a martyr.    

8. Inspiration, Spiritual and Transformational Beings

Being a servant leader is easier for those who can relate to spiritual and creative conceptualisation.  

It requires a futuristic, optimistic, inspirational outlook that believes in the good of the giving of service and gets joy purely from that alone – but also believes that it ultimately leads to transformational outcomes – for the future of those that they serve and the ripple effect of ‘service that will come from those people later on too.  

Servant leaders are innately philanthropic, have a ‘global’ cognitive processing system (that is, they see the much bigger picture) and do not require the acquisition of immediate results in order to ‘know’ that what they are doing is of value.

Servant leadership is about seeing what doesn’t yet exist and contributing all that we have, are and can do in order to support it’s actualisation.  It’s about conceptualising a greater future, translating it into practice and inspiring and persuading others to join us in the service of that mission.

9. Build a Community

The servant leader believes in the greatness of each individual as much as the greater power and impact of their collective greatness – and that means building communities.

As Maslow tells us, a sense of ‘belonging’ is a critical component of our basic human needs.  Therefore, as a servant leader creating a sense of community, regular ‘communion’, coming together, collegial trust, familiarity and communal safety, is another major responsibility of ours.

People can attain a sense of community by first being given the opportunity to build rapport and know each other outside of their immediate duty-related requirements – such as staff get togethers and activities.  

But this sense of community, belonging and grows when there is a shared meaning, purpose or mission behind getting together.  It can be a s small as raising money for a charity they all agree with supporting, to contributing social change in your community or the goals that your organisation is working towards at a mission level.  

Find ways that you can help your team come together to be a part of something bigger than themselves, to find the commonalities between their most seemingly opposite colleagues and to find shared passions and values that they each stand for.  

The power of one is multiplied when there is togetherness – as a servant leadership, we are the thread to bring and hold them together.  

Never stop serving, and you’ll never stop leading.

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed this article about servant leadership, then you may enjoy these leadership insights from Tom Brady.

Sarah is an education expert, trainer, speaker, and author. To learn more about her you can visit her website.

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50+ INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES ABOUT RESPECT

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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

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Till next time,

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75+ INSPIRATIONAL ED MYLETT QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

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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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