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38 Inspiring Quotes on Growth

Personal growth isn’t comfortable. It requires change and uncertainty and leaving your comfort zone.

But it’s where and when the magic happens.

Because personal growth and having a ‘growth mindset’ is essential for success and the achievement of big goals. And reading positive quotes from those who have succeeded before us is a great way to create inspiration towards such an endeavour.

Growth Quotes to Inspire:


“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” Abraham Maslow


“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge – every adversity – contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” Roy T. Bennett


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


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao Tzu


“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy


“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” Andy Rooney


“Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.” Tony Robbins


“Nothing happens unless something is moved.” Albert Einstein


“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin


“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward


“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” Billy Cox


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain


“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese Proverb


“Life is a university and you never graduate. Accept that whatever happens to you, no matter how terrible, is there to teach you. Your job is to learn and do what you have to”. Srikumar Rao


“Remove the factors limiting growth.” Peter Senge


“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor Frankl


“Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do.” Oprah Winfrey


“You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.” Esther & Jerry Hicks


“A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” Marcus Aurelius


“Always realize that you can get better. Your best work has not been done yet.” Les Brown


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


“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” Stephen Richards


“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” Rick Warren


“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” John Maxwell


“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein


“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together”. James Cash Penney


“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” Gail Sheehy


“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy


“The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered with darkness, and struggle to reach the light.” Sandra Kring


“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” John Maxwell


“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” Calvin Coolidge


“Life does not always give you what you want but if you look closely you will see that it gives you what you need for your growth.” Leon Brown


“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” Richard Branson


“People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.” Travis Bradberry


“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” Sigmund Freud


“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” Bill Clinton


“You cannot grow unless you are willing to change. And you will not change unless you change something you do every day.” John Maxwell

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