Challenge Yourself Quotes – 32 Fun Sayings

This collection of quotes and sayings is all about challenging yourself.

The good type of challenges.

There are definitely times in life when we get a little too comfortable. Maybe everything is ticking along nicely, but you’re ready for a new challenge. Something new to sink your teeth into. To shake up your life a little.

There are always new goals, new hobbies, new things we want to try at the back of our minds, but sometimes we need a little push of inspiration to get some momentum going. So, take this as a little nudge.

The below quotes will encourage you to challenge yourself and try new things and reach for new goals. Find a few that speak to you and write them down somewhere you will see them often!


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Challenge Yourself Quotes


“The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit.” Jim Rohn


“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” John A. Shedd

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.”


“There is freedom waiting for you,

On the breezes of the sky,

And you ask “What if I fall?”

Oh but my darling,

What if you fly?” Erin Hanson


“Every once in a while, you need to challenge yourself and learn new things.” Amit Ray


“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” Brian Tracy


“Don’t live the same day over and over again and call that a life. Life is about evolving mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.” Germany Kent


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett


“I’m always looking for a new challenge. There are a lot of mountains to climb out there. When I run out of mountains, I’ll build a new one.” Sylvester Stallone


“Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” Bo Jackson


“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.” Shannon L. Alder


“Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better.” Ali Krieger


“Keep challenging yourself to think better, do better, and be better.” Robin Sharma

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“Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.” Morgan Freeman


“Goals transform a random walk into a chase.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


“You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” Nate Berkus


“I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” Nadia Comaneci


“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.” Sai Baba


“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” Richard M. DeVos


“Wisdom starts when you know yourself. You will realise that everything aligns itself perfectly when you live your truth, break limiting habits and challenge yourself daily.” Itayi Garande


“The biggest rewards in life are found outside your comfort zone. Live with it. Fear and risk are prerequisites if you want to enjoy a life of success and adventure.” Jack Canfield


“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” Michael Korda


“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.” Mark Victor Hansen


“Humans are creatures of habit. If you quit when things get tough, it gets that much easier to quit the next time. On the other hand, if you force yourself to push through it, the grit begins to grow in you.” Travis Bradberry


“Sometimes it’s like: If something terrifies you, you should totally do it because it terrifies you. And then you’ll do it and you’ll realise what you’re capable of.” Jonathan Saccone-Joly


“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.” Ludwig Wittgenstein


“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” Paulo Coelho


“The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone.” Sherri Shepherd


“If you’re unwilling to leave someplace you’ve outgrown, you will never reach your full potential. To be the best, you have to constantly be challenging yourself, raising the bar, pushing the limits of what you can do. Don’t stand still, leap forward.” Ronda Rousey


“There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.” Sean Connery


“Believe in yourself. Push to your highest limit.” Marsai Martin


“I will guarantee you that the day you step outside your comfort zone by making success your goal is the day you discover that adversity, risk, and daring will make life sweeter than you ever imagined.” Mark Burnett


“You only get one shot in your life, and you might as well push yourself and try things.” Jason Statham


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