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1,000 Best Focus on Self Improvement Quotes (2023)

1. “She remembered who she was and the game changed.” – Lalah Deliah


2. “The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life. ” — Mel Robbins


3. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”


4. “I know what I bring to the table… so trust me when I say I’m not afraid to eat alone.” – Unknown


5. “What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.”


6. “I will speak ill of no one and speak all the good I know of everybody.”


7. “The more you focus on yourself, the less you care about. . . [the stuff] around you. ”


8. “You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails. – Jimmy Dean


9. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. ” ― Henry David Thoreau


10. “If you want to succeed, focus on changing yourself, not others.”


11. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”


12. “The power of imagination makes us infinite. ” ― John Muir


13. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz


14. “Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.”


15. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”


16. “If your ultimate goal is making money everything that makes a dollar will look desirable. — Troy Gathers


17. “You were not created to please others. Live to be happy and focus on pleasing yourself.”


18. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ” – Buddha


19. “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”


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


21. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”


22. “To the degree you give others what they need, they will give you what you need.” - Og Mandino


23. “Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.”


24. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.”


25. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ” - Albert Einstein


26. “Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.”


27. “If you wish to be loved, love.” – Seneca


28. “Withdraw to the untroubled quietude deep within the soul, and refresh yourself.”


29. “The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus.”


30. “Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.” Henry Drummond


31. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~ Bruce Lee


32. “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. ” — Rhyanna Watson


33. “Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.”


34. “Searching outside of you is Samsara (the world). Searching within you leads to Nirvana.”


35. “But as for you, be strong, and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7


36. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time. ”


37. “Fashion is my way to express how much I love myself.” – Laura Brunereau


38. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”


39. “You’ve sacrificed too much for others. Now do the same for yourself.” ~ Mitta Xinindlu


40. “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”


41. “Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. ”


42. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. ” — Jim Rohn


43. “Unless you’re continually improving your skills, you’re quickly becoming irrelevant. ” — Stephen Covey


44. “Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and always on the move. ”


45. “Our focus is our future, and what we focus on will multiply in our life.” David DeNotaris


46. “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind, body, and spirit. ” Anonymous


47. “What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” — Napoleon Hill


48. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”


49. “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”


50. “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”


51. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.”


52. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinary well.”


53. “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor. ” – Brian Tracy


54. “A candle never loses any of its light while lighting up another Candle.” - Rumi


55. “Excellence withers without an adversary.”


56. “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development. ” - Robin Sharma


57. “The highest reward for one’s toil is not what one gets for it, but what one becomes by it.”


58. “You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.”


59. “With self-discipline, most anything is possible. ” ― Theodore Roosevelt


60. “Fear overrides all rational thinking. ”


61. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ” ― George Bernard Shaw


62. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes


63. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”


64. “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”


65. “Value yourself first and only then you can learn to value others. ”


66. “At the very moment when people underestimate you is when you can make a breakthrough.”


67. “The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.”


68. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs


69. “Your job is to be the best that you can possibly be. ” – Brain Tracy


70. “Enthusiam is the steam that drives the engine.”


71. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”


72. “We will either find a way or make one.”


73. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. ”


74. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. ” ― Albert Einstein


75. “Stay focused on self-direction and personal growth and away from finger-pointing.” Nina Atwood


76. “When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ” ― Paulo Coelho


77. “Look for the small improvements, recognize those successes, and let them be a big deal. ” ― Elise Cripe


78. “Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better. ” ― Bohdi Sanders


79. “I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It’s important not to focus on yourself too much.”


80. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are. ”


81. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ” - Thomas Jefferson


82. “Life is like a game of chess.


83. “I don’t fit into any stereotypes and I like myself that way.” – C. Joybell


84. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”


85. “Everything in life is easier when you don’t concern yourself with what everybody else is doing. ” Anonymous


86. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”


87. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”


88. “The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney


89. “Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.”


90. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” - Confucius


91. “There is only one corner of the universe that you can be sure of improving and it is yourself”


92. “Take responsibility of your own happiness, never put it in other people’s hands.”


93. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”


94. “Choose progress over perfection. ” ― Unknown


95. “If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”


96. “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”


97. “I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.”


98. “Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”


99. “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.” – Esther 4:14


100. “Know what matters most to you and be unwilling to compromise those priorities at almost any price.”


101. “They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius


102. “You have your own life, why waste it focusing on others.” ~ Nitin Namdeo


103. “To get on your shit, you need to get out of shit.” – Shrea Bhasin


104. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.”


105. “Focus on yourself. Don’t get lost in other people. ” Anonymous


106. “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”


107. “I strive to be brief, and I become obscure. ”


108. “Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. ”


109. “It sometimes takes a state of solitude to bring to mind the real power of companionship.” ― Stephen Richards


110. “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” – Brene Brown


111. “Don’t belittle yourself. Be big yourself. ”


112. “What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”


113. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ” ― Oprah Winfrey


114. “The only journey is the journey within.” — Rainer Maria Rilke


115. “To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”


116. “Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be, become one yourself!”


117. “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”


118. “Setting goals is essential when it comes to personal development. ” — Thibaut Meurisse


119. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”


120. “Be the change you want to see in this world. ” – Gandhi


121. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”


122. “The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.”


123. “Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”


124. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” – Katrina Mayer


125. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” - Paulo Coelho


126. “Do, or do not. There is no try.”


127. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”


128. “Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. ”


129. “One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.”


130. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt


131. “Knowledge without follow-through is worse than no knowledge.”


132. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” – Helen Keller


133. “Focus alone is not enough; putting in the time to commit is also crucial to achieve success.”


134. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”


135. “Those who seek a better life must first become a better person. ”


136. “To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.”


137. “You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting. ” —John Addison


138. “The only person I need to compare myself to is my yesterday self.” – Allison Sue


139. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”


140. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. ”


141. “Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed.” – Confucius


142. “Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy. ” – Stephen Fry


143. “Focus on yourself. Don’t get lost in other people.”


144. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”


145. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ” — E. E. cummings


146. I’ve erased the word “Easy” from my vocabulary. Easy won’t get you very far. — Troy Gathers


147. “Let people be hungry for you. Be unavailable from time to time, you’re focusing on your shit.”


148. “Big goals get big results. No goals gets no results or somebody else's results.”


149. “Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.”


150. “For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be. What is once well done, is well done forever.”


151. “If you want to succeed focus on changing yourself, not others.”


152. “There’s always room for improvement. ”


153. “There are no prerequisites to worthiness. You are born worthy.” – Unknown


154. “If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering. ” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer


155. “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.”


156. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. ” — Janice Trachtman


157. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”


158. “To do: stop being so hard on myself.” – Unknown


159. “I learned long ago to focus on things you can control and don’t even pay attention to things you don’t.”


160. “Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”


161. “The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”


162. “You can worry about the competition…or you can focus on what’s ahead of you and drive fast. ” —Jack Dorsey


163. “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”


164. “Reality is a projection of your thoughts or the things you habitually think about.”


165. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” — Will Durant


166. “There’s only one investment that will never go down — an investment in yourself. ” ― Frank Sonnenberg


167. “I feed my spirit. I train my body. I focus my mind. It’s my time. ” —Anonymous


168. “Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.”


169. “They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.”


170. “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.” – Jack Canfield


171. “I’m doing it for me.” – Unknown


172. “Make the most of yourself…. for that is all there is of you. ” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


173. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ” – George Bernard Shaw


174. “You’ve sacrificed too much for others. Now do the same for yourself.” ― Mitta Xinindlu


175. “Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.”


176. “The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life. ” —Mel Robbins


177. “Adopt new habits … Consolidate your principles by putting them into practice.”


178. “The secret to focusing on your dream is to touch it every single day of your life.” ~ Oscar Bimpong


179. “A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey


180. “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.”


181. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ”


182. “If you are going to succeed, you must deal with what caused you to fail. ”


183. “I don’t have to be what nobody else wants me to be and I am not afraid to be what I want to be.”


184. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”


185. “We can truly love one another once we love who we are.” –Angela C. Santomero


186. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho


187. “The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back.” – Anonymous


188. “It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. ”


189. “Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.”


190. “Everything you need is within reach, the key is whose going to reach. ”


191. “We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. ”


192. “Whatever you are, be a good one. ”


193. “Your greatest responsibility is to love yourself and to know you are enough.” ~ Unknown


194. “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” ~ Unknown


195. “The best way to predict your future is to create it. ”


196. “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.”


197. “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”


198. “For no one has ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it.” – Ephesians 5:29


199. “If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. ”


200. “The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”


201. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde


202. “Be humble always and identify with the common man; even when success and achievements want to make you proud.”


203. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


204. “It is a shame for the soul to be first to give way in this life, when thy body does not give way.”


205. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw


206. “When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top. ” ― Unknown


207. “A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.”


208. “By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better. ” - Laverne Cox


209. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been. ” — T. D. Jakes


210. “When a woman rises up in glory, her energy is magnetic and her sense of possibility contagious.”


211. “Self-love is necessary for a functional and successful life” – Angela C. Santomero


212. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”


213. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”


214. “Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.”


215. “Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” – George Lucas


216. “Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. ” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


217. “Accept who you are. Unless you’re a serial killer. ”


218. “Unless we love and treat ourselves well, we are ill-equipped to do the same for others.” – Angela C. Santomero


219. “Success it the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals.”


220. “I am a queen because I know how to govern myself. ”


221. “Follow your bliss!”


222. “We can't control the impressions others form about us, and the effort to do so only debases our character.”


223. “To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.”


224. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton


225. “I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.” – Louis L’Amour


226. “You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.” – R.Z.


227. “I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. ” — Albert Einstein


228. “It’s really not your business what others are doing. What matters is what you’re doing. ”― Clyde Lee Dennis


229. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”


230. “Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself. ” — Maxwell Maltz


231. “The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing. ” — Carrie Wilkerson


232. “When you shift your attention to yourself, there are countless opportunities to explore.” ~ Nitin Namdeo


233. “The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.”


234. “There’s only one investment that will never go down — an investment in yourself. ”― Frank Sonnenberg


235. “When you focus on yourself, and love yourself, some relationships have to go.” – Adrian Micahel


236. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself. ”


237. “There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself. ” ― Michael F. Staley


238. “Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.” — LL Cool J


239. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first.”


240. “How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” — Seth Godin


241. “Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement. ” — Baltasar Gracian


242. “Real change will come when you focus on yourself. ”


243. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ” - Frederick Douglass


244. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!”


245. “Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.”


246. “One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”


247. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” ~ Steve Jobs


248. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”


249. “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. ”


250. “Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.”


251. “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller


252. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. ” ― Babe Ruth


253. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”


254. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”


255. “Forget yourself and start to work.”


256. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott


257. “For every mountain there is a miracle.”


258. “Don’t focus on the competition, focus on ways to make yourself better.”


259. “You get the benefits of both giving and receiving compassion when you offer it to yourself.” – Rick Hanson


260. “The path to success is to take massive determined action.”


261. “Decisions decide destiny, there is no action without decision. ”


262. “In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.”


263. “I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.”


264. “May you live every day of your life.”


265. “Be kind to the person you are now.” – iambrilliyant


266. “The merit in action lies in finishing it to the end.”


267. “For the moment I’m just focusing on my own stuff.”


268. “Choose, everyday, to forgive yourself. You are human, flawed, and most of all worthy of love.” – Alison Malee


269. “I only want to do better work. That’s the focus of my life.”


270. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” - Pablo Picasso


271. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts” - Marcus Aurelius


272. “I do what I do, and I do it well, and focus and take it one moment at a time.”


273. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. ” ― Confucius


274. “A master lives in the world of transformation, not the world of loss and gain.”


275. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.” – Proverbs 18:21


276. “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”


277. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. ”


278. “For though I fall, I will rise again.” – Micah 7:8


279. “The biggest temptation is to settle for too little.”


280. “There are more important things to focus on in life than how you look.”


281. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. ” – Paulo Coelho


282. “If you don’t separate yourself from your distractions, your distractions will separate you from your goals.”


283. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs


284. “The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. ”


285. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. ” – Rocky Balboa


286. “Their opinions are not your oxygen.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones


287. “Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.”


288. “Curiosity improved the cat. ” ― Brandon Nankivell


289. “If you are heartbroken, still leave your heart open, so pain can find an exit.” – Alexandra Vasiliu


290. “The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. ”


291. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. ” – Deborah Day


292. “Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.”


293. “My mind is focused and I have clarity in all that I do at work. I do not succumb to distractions. ” —Anonymous


294. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive”.


295. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”


296. “In the journey of finding love I focus on having a great relationship with myself first. ”


297. “Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.”


298. “It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.”


299. “You ain’t gotta like me. I like me.” – Kanye West


300. “When walking, walk. When eating, eat.”


301. “Those who seek a better life must first become a better person. ” — Jim Rohn


302. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ”


303. “The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away small stones.”


304. “There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.”


305. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ”


306. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ” ― Jim Rohn


307. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”


308. “Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. ” – Joseph Campbell


309. “Focus on doing the right things instead of a bunch of things.”


310. “Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.” ~ Bohdi Sanders


311. “I loved you at your darkest.” – Romans 5:8


312. “The greatest pleasure in life is in doing what people say you cannot do”. Walther Bageholt


313. “Big goals amazing experiences more happiness less pain healthy relationships stay focused on what matters. ”


314. “Successful people never worry about what others are doing. ” Anonymous


315. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. ” ―Pat Summitt


316. “Stop caring so much about what people think. Focus on you and on becoming the best version of yourself.”


317. “You can never be happy living someone else’s dream. Live your own.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


318. “A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. ” —Arthur Golden


319. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodor Roosevelt


320. “When you focus on yourself and love yourself, some relationships have to go. ” Adrian Michael


321. “See things the way they are not worse than they are. ”


322. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”


323. “Sometimes you have to focus on yourself for the greater good for others.” – Jawed Abid


324. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ” — George Bernard Shaw


325. “We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.”


326. “Focus on your opinion of yourself and not the opinion others have of you.”


327. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~ Maya Angelou


328. “Never say never because limits, like fears are often just an illusion. ” – Michael Jordan


329. “If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.”


330. “Let this be the criteria by which you measure all things: Is this an act of love?”


331. “When life gives you lemons, squirt someone in the eye. ”


332. “We are powerfully imprisoned by the terms in which we have been conducted to think.” - Buckminster Fuller


333. “Life is short. Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.”


334. “I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole


335. “No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent.”


336. “Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic. ” ― Paul O’Brien


337. “No one can make you feel inferior without your own consent. ”


338. “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”


339. “Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before. ” ― Pat Summitt


340. “We must become the change we want to see.” — Mahatma Gandhi


341. “Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.” – Unknown


342. “If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave.”


343. “Do your best, and be a little better than you are. ” — Gordon B. Hinckley


344. “Be the type of person you want to meet. ” ― Tom McCallum


345. “Stop competing with others. Start competing with yourself.”


346. “Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom.” – Alexandra Vasiliu


347. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”


348. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


349. “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.”


350. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey


351. “Improvement begins with I. ” ― Arnold H. Glasow


352. “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”


353. “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”- Zig Ziglar


354. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you. ”


355. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”


356. “Stay focused on self-direction and personal growth and away from finger-pointing. ” — Nina Atwood


357. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”


358. “Real difficulties can be overcome; It is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”


359. “After all, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.”


360. “Focus on the possibilities for success, not on the potential for failure.” ~ Napoleon Hill


361. “Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu


362. “Anything in life worth having is worth working for.”


363. “You are too blessed to be stressed. Stop focusing on the negatives. Only embrace the positives. ” —Anonymous


364. “To gain self-respect, you need to put yourself first. ”


365. “Screw it, let’s do it – Just get on with it and do it. ”


366. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. ” – Lao Tzu


367. “Who is the only person in your life who is available 24/7 to provide you with care and kindness? You.”


368. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”


369. “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”


370. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” Robert Schuller


371. “Do something today that your future self will thank you for. ” ― Sean Patrick Flanery


372. “Don’t focus on the competition, focus on ways to make yourself better. ”


373. “My success, part of it certainly, is that I have focused on a few things. ”


374. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. ” ― Malala Yousafzai


375. “Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.”


376. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.


377. “Manners and politeness will never become old-fashioned. ” ― Oscar Auliq Ice


378. “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. ” - Malala Yousafzai


379. “I’d rather have the whole world against me than my own soul.”


380. “Take five minutes to center yourself in the morning – set your intention every day.” Oprah Winfrey


381. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”*


382. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have, is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli


383. “You have to choose yourself, even when others refuse to.” – R. H. Sin


384. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable.”


385. “Focus on loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.”


386. “Sometimes our best is simply not enough. We have to do what is required.”


387. “Genuine relationships depend first on healthy relationships with ourselves.”


388. “It only takes one person to change your life – you.”


389. “It is not as much about who you used to be as it is about who you choose to be. ” ― Sanhita Baruah


390. “Value yourself first and only then you can learn to value others.”- Charlyn Khater.


391. “Always think, ‘what’s the worst that can happen’ and have some kind of strategy to deal with it. ”


392. “When you shift your attention to yourself, there are countless opportunities to explore.” – Nitin Namdeo


393. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyonce


394. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. ” — Bruce Lee


395. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes


396. “Seek to be whole, not perfect.” – Oprah


397. “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”


398. “Just look at yourself in the mirror and focus on what you need to do to get better. ” Choo Freeman


399. “Your life is the fruit of your own doing.”


400. “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often.”


401. “We are all born so beautiful the greatest tragedy is being convinced we are not.” – Unknown


402. “A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness.”


403. “You have to be odd to be number one.” – Dr. Seuss


404. “You are enough just as you are.”


405. “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” – Unknown


406. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it”


407. “All relationships are a reflection of your relationship with yourself.” – Deepak Chopra


408. “In order to have influence, you have to be influenced. ”


409. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ” ― Warren Buffett


410. “Your life is controlled by what you focus on.”- Tony Robbins.


411. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” ~ Venus Williams


412. “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”


413. “I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.”


414. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling


415. “Change is your friend, not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow. ” — Simon T. Bailey


416. “Focus on your opinion of yourself and not the opinion others have of you. ”


417. “No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.”


418. “What we think, we become.” – Buddha


419. “Success is a journey, not a destination.”


420. “Finding is reserved for the searchers, we don’t find what we need, we find what we search for. ”


421. “Well-being comes from meeting our needs, not denying them.” – Rick Hanson


422. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”


423. “Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do.”


424. ... my success began the day I started focusing on developing who I am as a person.


425. “Never expect a thing you do not want, and never desire a thing you do not expect.”


426. “What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


427. “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


428. “Always putting others first creates deep resentment, destroys your happiness, and is unsustainable. ”


429. “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


430. “When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”


431. “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. ” – Jim Rohn


432. “Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. ” – Jean Vanier


433. “Focus on yourself, your goals, and your dreams; the rest will figure itself out.” – K. Azizian


434. “The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.”


435. “Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. ”


436. “Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.”


437. “Focus on your opinion of yourself and not the opinion others have of you.” – Winnie Harlow


438. “Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today. ” ― Doe Zantamata


439. “The difference between being mediocre and achieving excellence is you. ” — Stephen Richards


440. “I am all for changing, even if mistakes are made in the process. Mistakes do not matter. ” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti


441. “Where there is love there is life.”


442. “May you live all the days of your life.”


443. “Who is a true seeker grows, learns and discovers that he is the only one responsible for what happens.”


444. “Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.”


445. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”


446. “Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.”


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


448. “Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”


449. “We must become the change we want to see.”


450. “Life tried to crush her, but only succeeded in creating a diamond.” – John Mark Green


451. “Sometimes you just need to focus on you.”


452. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw


453. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Swati Sharma


454. “When you want something bad enough, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Paulo Coelho


455. “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.


456. “Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow. ” —Simon T. Bailey


457. “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. ”


458. “The things that make me different are the things that make me me. ”


459. “Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”


460. “I would like to think that all of my successes in life are really just the fruit of my failures. ” - Yvie Oddly


461. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. ”


462. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too.” – Jennae Cecilia


463. “The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. ” – Bob Proctor


464. “To love is to be vulnerable.” – Brene Brown


465. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”


466. “Everyone must choose one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. ” ― Jim Rohn


467. “Never neglect an opportunity for self-improvement. ” — Unknown


468. “A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul. ” – Jillian Michaels


469. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power. ”


470. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”


471. “You are your choices.”


472. “Love yourself more, you’ll never regret it.” – Ann Marie Molina


473. “We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do. ” — Martha Grimes


474. “What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.”


475. “Real change will come when you focus on yourself.” ~ Ritu Ghatourey


476. “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14


477. “We are what we frequently do.”


478. “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development. ” ― Robin Sharma


479. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ” ― Denis Waitley


480. “Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.”


481. “I’ve always tried to go one step past wherever people expected me to end up.”


482. “We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”


483. “Leap and the net will appear.”


484. “I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.”


485. “Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become. ” – Eli Cohen


486. “It doesn’t matter what others are doing. It matters what you are doing. ” Anonymous


487. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”


488. “Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”


489. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world. ”


490. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”


491. “In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.”


492. “You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” – Unknown


493. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. ” —Aristotle Onassis


494. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”


495. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”


496. “Give thyself time to learn something new and good, and cease to be whirled around.”


497. “The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”


498. “Accepting yourself only as long as you look a certain way isn’t self love, it’s self destruction.” – Laci Green


499. “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


500. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” – Aristotle


501. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”


502. “Flowers need time to bloom. So do you.” – Unknown


503. “Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love” – Buddha


504. “God has entrusted me with myself. ”


505. “Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”


506. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. ” ― Amelia Earhart


507. “Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”


508. “All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.”


509. “The best investment you can make is in yourself.”


510. “I am unapologetically myself.” – Unknown


511. “To move the world we must first move ourselves.”


512. “Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. ”


513. “Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay


514. “It is not the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. ” — William Shakespeare


515. “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.


516. “You alone are enough, you have nothing to prove to anybody.” – Dr. Maya Angelou


517. “Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. ” ― Niccolo Machiavelli


518. “Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday. ” ― Jordan Peterson


519. “I don’t count the days, I make the days count!”


520. “Never underestimate the fact that loving others is a choice but loving yourself is a responsibility.”


521. “If you want to become successful, seek to become a person of value. ”


522. “My life is constantly under construction. There’s always something to improve. ” ― Unknown


523. “Stay focused on your ultimate sacred goal


524. “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. ” ― Thomas Jefferson


525. “Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. ” ― Norman Mailer


526. “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.


527. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” – Iyanla Vanzant


528. “If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~ Unknown


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


530. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron


531. “The one thing worth living for is to keep one's soul pure.”


532. “When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. ”


533. “When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.”- Oprah Winfrey


534. “Breathe darling, this is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.” – S.C. Laurie


535. “Doing acts of mercy gets me out of myself. It gets my focus off of me and onto other people.” Rick Warren


536. “You’ve sacrificed too much for others. Now do the same for yourself. ”


537. “Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.”


538. “Unconditional self love is all the really matters in life. It’s where real life begins.” – Anonymous


539. “Work on yourself more than you do on your job. ” ― Jim Rohn


540. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ”


541. “Focus on what you want to do.” – Rachel Singleton


542. “Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you. ” - Nedra Glover Tawwab


543. “Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives.”


544. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.”


545. “You’ve sacrificed too much for others. Now do the same for yourself.”


546. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ” ― Frederick Douglass


547. “Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.”


548. “Learn to work harder on yourself than on your job.” - Jim Rohn


549. “If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”


550. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” ~ Tina Fey


551. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”


552. “The best thing I ever did was become more low-key and focus on myself.”


553. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”


554. “Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. ” ― Jean Vanier


555. “Your life is controlled by what you focus on.”


556. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ” ― Maya Angelou


557. “You are not your mistakes. They are what you did. Not who you are.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang


558. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ” ― Albert Einstein


559. “You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” – Ralph Marston


560. “Don’t rush into a relationship. Focus on finding yourself first.”


561. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. ”


562. “Success equals goals … all else is commentary.”


563. “Knowledge without transformation is not wisdom. ”


564. “Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.”


565. “Talk to yourself like you would someone you love.”


566. “No man is ever whipped until he quits — in his own mind.”


567. “To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.”


568. “There’s no personal growth to be had by focusing on what others did wrong. ” —Alan Robert Neal


569. “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyonce.


570. “We must fall in love with yourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself. ”


571. “We can’t become what we want to be by remaining what we are. ” – Max DePree


572. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”


573. “Gratitude, compassion, and kindness are pillars to make you a better person. ” — Invajy


574. “The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.”


575. “Just look at yourself in the mirror and focus on what you need to do to get better.”


576. “Thoughts frame your portrait, action paints it. ” ― Charles F. Glassman


577. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined. ” — Henry David Thoreau


578. “I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.” - Vincent Van Gogh


579. “When you focus on yourself, and love yourself, some relationships have to go.” ~ Adrian Michael


580. “Your life is controlled by what you focus on. ”


581. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”


582. “The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age. ” —Dr. Daniel Amen


583. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”


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


585. “Start healing your heart and you will look beautiful.” – Alexandra Vasiliu


586. “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” Napoleon Hill


587. “Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. ” ― Anthony J. D’Angelo


588. “Where you hang your feelings is where you hang your focus.”


589. “When you focus on yourself, you create more self-worth.” ~ Nitin Namdeo


590. “Focus on yourself and be positive. ” Anonymous


591. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” ~ Steve Harvey


592. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”


593. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”


594. “If you don’t value yourself, you’re not going to draw valuable things into your life.”


595. “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”


596. “The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one you have with yourself.”


597. “Know your worth. Don’t ask for it. State it once and never accept anything less.” – Unknown


598. “Focus on the benefits, not the difficulties, of attaining your goal. ” —Anonymous


599. “I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein


600. “We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us. ”


601. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ” - Maya Angelou


602. “Do not fear to be your true self, for everything you want, wants you.” - Genevieve Behrend


603. “Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.” – Mark Twain


604. “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions…Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. ”


605. “We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.”


606. “The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”


607. “The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits.”


608. “Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.”


609. “Improvement starts within you and depends on your efforts. So, make the effort. ” ― Remez Sasson


610. “Being a leader is living life on your terms not getting followers. ”


611. “Real change will come when you focus on yourself.”


612. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.”


613. “I wish I could make everyone understand how important this statement is: go where you are wanted.” – S. McNutt


614. “Improve in private. Surprise everyone. ” ― Unknown


615. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness. ”


616. “Make a success of living by seeing the goal and aiming for it unswervingly.”


617. “Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.”


618. “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.”


619. “A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.”


620. “Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”


621. “You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow. ” – Idowu Koyenikan


622. “Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it.”


623. “No human being is ever going to love you more than you love yourself. ”


624. “If you don’t value yourself, you’re not going to draw valuable things into your life. ”


625. “If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.”


626. “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”


627. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”


628. “No one can long hide behind a mask; the pretense soon lapses into the true character.”


629. “Stay focused on self direction and personal growth and away from finger pointing.” – Nina Atwood


630. “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”


631. “Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” ~ Unknown


632. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw


633. “Nothing can stop you from being happy except yourself. Focus on positive thoughts.” ~ Lailah Gifty Akita


634. “The power of imagination makes us infinite. ” - John Muir


635. “Your inner strength is your outer foundation. ” – Allan Rufus


636. “In the journey of finding love I focus on having a great relationship with myself first.”


637. “Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa


638. “If you know what to do to reach your goal, it’s not a big enough goal. ” ― Bob Proctor


639. “Over the years, I’ve learned, focus on the job at hand, and opportunities will open after.”


640. …setting goals is essential when it comes to personal development. Thibaut Meurisse, Goal Setting


641. “Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.”


642. “When you have expectations, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. ” – Ryan Reynolds


643. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”


644. “Treat yourself as if you were someone that you are responsible for helping.” ~ Jordan Peterson


645. “I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. ”


646. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end. ” - Larry Bird


647. “Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.” James Bryant Conant


648. “Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel


649. “Yes, I am weird, weird is good. Normal is overrated. ”


650. “Where focus goes, energy flows. ” —Tony Robbins


651. “Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.” Author Uunknown