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300 Inspirational Iyanla Vanzant Quotes On Leadership (2023)

1. “Remind yourself of all the ways you can be more loving. more supportive. and more encouraging to yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant


2. “The road of life is strewn with the bodies of promising people. People who show promise, yet lack the confidence to act. People who make promises they are unable to keep. People who promise to do tomorrow what they could do today. Promising young stars, athletes, entrepreneurs who wait for promises to come true. Promise without a goal and a plan is like a barren cow. You know what she could do if she could do it, but she can't. Turn your promise into a plan. Make no promise for tomorrow if you are able to keep it today. And if someone calls you promising, know that you are not doing enough today.”


3. “Stop criticizing yourself. Take a moment to look yourself in the face. at least 3x a day. and say. “I love you”.” – Iyanla Vanzant


4. Right where you are is where you need to be. Don’t fight it! – Iyanla Vanzant


5. “When you can look a thing dead in the eye, acknowledge that it exists, call it exactly what it is, and decide what role it will take in your life then, my Beloved, you have taken the first step toward your freedom.” – Iyanla Vanzant


6. “When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.”


7. “The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.” Iyanla Vanzant


8. “Encourage yourself. support yourself. and celebrate every little thing about yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant


9. “Change doesn’t have to be hard, and healing doesn’t have to hurt. Surely by now you know that everything happens for a reason. There is something better awaiting you on the other side of this.” Iyanla Vanzant


10. “Use your time, energy and talents to do the best you can right now. Spend no time wishing it were better.”


11. “We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.” — Mary Kay Ash


12. “You are powerful. Stand up in your power! Embrace your power! Serve the world by bringing your power into your life.”


13. “If you don’t have a vision you’re going to be stuck in what you know. And the only thing you know is what you’ve already seen.”


14. There comes a moment when you must decide that you are going to believe in yourself. If you believe you have the power, the power is yours. – Iyanla Vanzant


15. “The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don't want.”


16. “You can never love anyone to your own detriment. That is not love, that is possession, control, fear, or a combination of them all.” – Iyanla Vanzant


17. The strength you need, the answer you want, the solution you seek is around you. Turn to the infinite power within yourself. – Iyanla Vanzant


18. Everyone has a purpose because God is a purposeful God.


19. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you. – Iyanla Vanzant


20. “I now know that nothing in my life will change until I change the way I see my life and myself.” – Iyanla Vanzant


21. “Just do what you do and do it well. Stop worrying about what other people are doing, or what they will say about what you are doing.”


22. “Before you find out who you are, you have to figure out who you aren’t.” – Iyanla Vanzant


23. “You know that you’ve healed an issue when you can talk about it and you’re not weeping, when you can speak to it and identify the lesson. You know that you’ve healed an issue when, having gone through that, has a benefit that you live today.” – Iyanla Vanzant


24. “Pain is pain, hurt is hurt, fear is fear, anger is anger, and it has no color.” – Iyanla Vanzant


25. “Forgiveness fosters growth, learning, and healing.”


26. “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.”


27. “Stop trying to squeeze yourself into things that don’t fit you.” Iyanla Vanzant


28. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


29. Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself...We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.


30. “Close the door to yesterday, and open your mind, your heart, and your spirit to the blessings of this moment.” – Iyanla Vanzant


31. “Parents are teachers, guides, leaders, protectors and providers for their children.”


32. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.”


33. “All of us have ways in which we mask and cover our pain.” – Iyanla Vanzant


34. Trust that something good in you will bring something good through you! – Iyanla Vanzant


35. “Sooner or later, we must all accept the fact that in a relationship, the only person you are dealing with is yourself. Your partner does nothing more than reveal your stuff to you. Your fear! Your anger! Your pattern! Your craziness! As long as you insist on pointing the finger out there, at them, you will continue to miss out on the divine opportunity to clear your stuff. Here is a meantime tip—we love in others what we love in ourselves. We despise in others what we cannot see in ourselves.”


36. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.”


37. “Some of us pray demands. Some of us pray complaints. Some of us pray knowing, and some of us pray not knowing. But prayer is the attitude that you hold in your heart.” – Iyanla Vanzant


38. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. —Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker, author, and lawyer


39. Listen for the instruction, instead of begging for the direction.


40. Let go and open your heart to the possibility that there is something great waiting for you. – Iyanla Vanzant


41. “When we have peace in our hearts and minds, we draw peace into our lives.” Iyanla Vanzant


42. “When you don’t show up as who you are, people fall in love with who you’re not. Then when they find out who you are, that’s when they leave.” Iyanla Vanzant


43. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


44. Remain open. There is something bigger than you know going on here.


45. “when you have something to do life will not allow you to move foward until you do it.”


46. “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” Iyanla Vanzant


47. “When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.” Iyanla Vanzant


48. “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”


49. “I have learned the hard way to mind my business.”


50. “Everything happens when it needs to happen; everyone is always where they need to be. You will never miss out on what is meant for you, even if it has to come to you in a roundabout way.”


51. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. – Iyanla Vanzant (Click to Tweet!


52. “The way we do one thing is the way we do everything.”


53. “Stay in your lane, in your highway, and in your world.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


54. You can accept or reject the way you are treated...Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.


55. “Know thyself. Accept thyself. Love thyself. No matter what you have done, where you have been, know, accept, and love who you are.”


56. “Lives fall apart when they need to be rebuilt.”


57. “At your worst point, the quickest way to move through it is to be a contribution as opposed to focusing on your problems. Do something meaningful, it helps you work through it.” Iyanla Vanzant


58. “Choice is a divine teacher, for when we choose we learn that nothing is ever put in our path without a reason.” – Iyanla Vanzant


59. “One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” – Iyanla Vanzant


60. “Everyone has a purpose because God is a purposeful God.”


61. “I'd been taught not to like myself,because the people around me didn't, for whatever reason like me.”


62. “People you don’t love can’t hurt you.”


63. “When you don’t show up as who you are, people fall in love with who you’re not. Then when they find out who you are, that’s when they leave.”


64. “Sooner or later, we must all accept the fact that in a relationship, the only person you are dealing with is yourself.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


65. “You’ve got to say no to the things that don’t honour you. No to the things that don’t bring you joy. And you don’t have to explain your no.” Iyanla Vanzant


66. “Remain open. There is something bigger than you know going on here.”


67. Some of us will plant the seed and never see the plant.


68. “Education does not take place when you learn something you did not know before. Education is your ability to use what you have learned to be better today than you were yesterday.”


69. “When the time comes for you to make a change or to grow, the universe will make you so uncomfortable you will eventually have no choice.”


70. “The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.”


71. “We really don’t know how to love each other because we haven’t really learned to love ourselves. In many instances, not all, it’s not malicious. We’ve just been conditioned to such bad behavior.” – Iyanla Vanzant


72. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.”


73. “The voice I had accepted as Divine Guidance was actually the voice of my ego leading me right into destruction.”


74. “What you tell yourself about yourself, about your life, about your limitations, you will believe.”


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


76. “This morning you woke up. Did you give thanks? Be thankful.” Iyanla Vanzant


77. “No storm can last forever. It will never rain 365 days consecutively. Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay. Don’t worry! No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.”


78. You've got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself.


79. Don't hold yourself back because you're afraid or because you've been hurt ... acknowle dge your fear, accept it, and walk through it with confidence. - Author: Iyanla Vanzant


80. “A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths, and can call on the right strength at the right time. “ –Donald Clifton


81. Education is your ability to use what you have learned to be better today than you were yesterday.


82. “People say I’ve had a difficult time in life. I think I’ve had an exciting time in life.” – Iyanla Vanzant


83. “If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.”


84. “There comes a moment when you must decide that you are going to believe in yourself. If you believe you have the power, the power is yours.” – Iyanla Vanzant


85. “Why can’t women get along? Because we’re afraid. We’re afraid to be vulnerable. We’re afraid to be soft. We’re afraid to be hurt. But most of all, we’re afraid of our power. So we become controlling and aggressive and vicious.” – Iyanla Vanzant


86. Life will let you get away with something for a while, but sooner or later, you will pay the price...When you get the bill, be prepared to pay.


87. Media: In the world of media, women lead a wide variety of productions and publications. Arianna Huffington’s The Huffington Post covers politics, lifestyle issues, and entertainment. Anne Sweeney formerly ran The Disney Channel. Robin Roberts is the anchor of Good Morning America. Oprah Winfrey built a media empire and has also elevated other women leaders in media, like Iyanla Vanzant.


88. “No more cant’s and no more whining. No whining. Not only does whining create cooties and toxicity in your energy, it convinces your subconscious mind that what you say is true because you want to believe what you say.” Iyanla Vanzant


89. The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don't want.


90. “Any time there is ‘un-forgiveness’ between people who love each other, there is suffering. Any time people face challenges that they really don’t understand… there is suffering.” – Iyanla Vanzant


91. We're all in prison...but some of us have a key.


92. No matter what’s going on in your life today, remember, it’s only preparation. It’s preparation for better things. – Iyanla Vanzant


93. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. – Iyanla Vanzant


94. “When you need to be loved, you take love wherever you can find it. When you are desperate to be loved, feel love, know love, you seek out what you think love should look like. When you find love, or what you think love is, you will lie, kill, and steal to keep it. But learning about real love comes from within. It cannot be given. It cannot be taken away. It grows from your ability to re-create within yourself, the essence of loving experiences you have had in your life.”


95. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” —​ Iyanla Vanzant


96. “As you learn to TRUST YOURSELF something miraculous happens. You begin to TRUST THE PROCESS you are living and the miracles life brings!” ― Iyanla Vanzant


97. “I’m okay, you’re okay. Now let’s go to work.”


98. “Have the courage to speak your mind and tell the truth from a position of love rather than anger or fear, being open to accept the views of others without feeling threatened or defeated, relinquishing the ego’s need to be in control by demonstrating the willingness to do whatever it takes to establish peace.” — Iyanla Vanzant


99. “It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story.”


100. “Be willing to share all of who you are. So many of us want a partner, but we’re not willing to show all of us.” – Iyanla Vanzant


101. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” –Plato


102. “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” – Iyanla Vanzant


103. “You’ve got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself.”


104. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it is the place where we find the deepest heartache.” – Iyanla Vanzant, the WRATH OF REVENGE


105. Love is always present, surrounding us.


106. “Wherever you are, use your time, energy and talents to do the best you can right now.” – Iyanla Vanzant


107. “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.”


108. “No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation. People come and go; situations rise and fall; it’s all preparation for better things. You must stretch, reach, grow into your goodness. Without the preparation we receive through adversity, disappointment, confusion, or pain, we could not appreciate the goodness when it arrives.” — Iyanla Vanzant


109. There is absolutely no reason to ever settle for less than the best. – Iyanla Vanzant


110. “We set the standard of how we want to be treated. Our relationships are reflections of the relationships we have with ourselves.”


111. “If you see crazy coming, cross the street!”


112. “When you have something to do life will not allow you to move forward until you do it.” – Iyanla Vanzant


113. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” – Iyanla Vanzant


114. “Breathing deeply and releasing fear will help you get to where you want to be.” Iyanla Vanzant


115. “One thing that prevents a man from being a good father is he hasn’t completed being a boy”- Iyanla Vanzant


116. Never judge your clarity based on someone else's response.


117. “Be aware of how you treat yourself, because you set the standard for others.”


118. “Gossip is when you have a malice of intent or mindless, third-party conversation to someone about someone, something you haven’t said to that someone.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant


119. “The truth will set you free.” Iyanla Vanzant


120. “One way to eliminate self negating thoughts and behavior is by gaining more understanding through realizing that you cannot force others to see that what you feel is real.”


121. “Stay in your car in your lane on your road in your world. Stay in your own lane. Don’t be minding other people’s spiritual business. Stay in your car. In your lane. On your road. In your world.”


122. “I now know that nothing in my life will change until I change the way I see my life and myself.”


123. “No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation. People come and go; situations rise and fall; it’s all preparation for better things. You must stretch, reach, grow into your goodness. Without the preparation we receive through adversity, disappointment, confusion, or pain, we could not appreciate the goodness when it arrives. ” – Iyanla Vanzant


124. "Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” –Iyanla Vanzant


125. “I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Lived it and I’m still here to talk about it and help someone else if I can.” – Iyanla Vanzant


126. "One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” — Iyanla Vanzant


127. “If you are really paying attention and really ready to heal, the day will come when you recognize that forgiveness is the only way back to the center of your innocence.” Iyanla Vanzant


128. “When you can look a thing dead in the eye, acknowledge that it exists, call it exactly what it is, and decide what role it will take in your life then, my Beloved, you have taken the first step toward your freedom.”


129. “Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth, and happiness.” Iyanla Vanzant


130. “Have the courage to be exactly who you are without apology.” – Iyanla Vanzant


131. The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want. – Iyanla Vanzant


132. “Each day, focus your attention on what you want. Each day, take one step that will bring you closer to it.”


133. Move toward your wildest dreams, take the labels off your mind and step boldly into your greatness. – Iyanla Vanzant


134. “Give up your attachment to having things your way. ” Iyanla Vanzant


135. “It’s about your heart and about your consciousness. It’s not about the length of time you pray. Some of the most powerful prayers I’ve ever heard come from children, who can barely speak.” – Iyanla Vanzant


136. “If it’s not your story to tell, you don’t tell it.”


137. “Release and detach from every person, every circumstance, every condition, and every situation that no longer serves a divine purpose in your life. All things have a season, and all seasons must come to an end. Choose a new season, filled with purposeful thoughts and activities.”


138. If you want a real experience of serenity, look for the good. Affirm the good. Acknowledge the good. In yourself and everyone else.


139. Pain is pain, hurt is hurt, fear is fear, anger is anger, and it has no color.


140. “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.” – Iyanla Vanzant


141. Instead of running from what you ‘don’t want’ walk with commitment toward what you desire. Focus on where you are going rather than being obsessed with where you have been. The difference between the two is energy. – Iyanla Vanzant


142. If you don’t allow yourself to dream, to dare, to move up, out, forward; how will you ever know what you are really capable of? – Iyanla Vanzant


143. Until you believe in your self-worth...there will be a void in your Spirit.


144. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. -Iyanla Vanzant


145. “The best students get the hardest lessons.”


146. “The process of life is ever guiding you, pushing you, preparing you for the next part of the process.”


147. If we celebrate, support, and nurture ourselves, we will not need anyone else to do it for us. – Iyanla Vanzant


148. “If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” -Sam Walton


149. “It marks a big step on your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.” -Andrew Carnegie


150. “Today, I choose awareness. I choose to be aware of the beauty of life and living. I choose to be aware of the simple pleasures in life. I choose awareness of joy, awareness of peace, and awareness of love.”


151. How you treat yourself is how you treat God because you are the representative of God in your life. So when you put yourself last, you are putting God last. Iyanla Vanzant


152. I now know that nothing in my life will change until I change the way I see my life and myself. – Iyanla Vanzant


153. We think we have to do something to be grateful... when gratitude is a state of being.


154. “You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people. But until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed.” Iyanla Vanzant


155. “When we start the day with a spirit of joy, openness, peace and love, we put the universe on alert, we want more of the same.”


156. “It is important to acknowledge all your feelings and not beat yourself up for having them. Your feelings are not good or bad, they just are.”


157. “I’m committed to starting over.” Iyanla Vanzant


158. When you are a visionary, people come forward to serve you, not spite you.


159. “Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself and about yourself.”


160. Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.


161. “If you don’t allow yourself to dream, to dare, to move up, out, forward; how will you ever know what you are really capable of?” – Iyanla Vanzant


162. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” – Iyanla Vanzant


163. “When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.” – Iyanla Vanzant


164. “The greatest mistake a person can make is to be afraid of making one.” -Elbert Hubbard


165. “I am just an ordinary person committed to doing extraordinary things.”


166. Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change. – Iyanla Vanzant


167. “Life will let you get away with something for a while, but sooner or later, you will pay the price. Everything you do in life causes the effects that you experience. When you get the bill, be prepared to pay.”


168. “Leadership is getting people to work for you when they are not obligated.” -Fred Smith


169. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” -Iyanla Vanzant


170. You can't just cry about the pain...pray about the pain. You must eliminate the pain.


171. “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” - Iyanla Vanzant, inspirational speaker


172. “What a blessing that God allows a life to come through your body, and then allows you to place that body in a body bag and take it out. I had to say that there’s a magnificent something that God has for me to do, to give me that level of completion. That level of experience. It’s unspeakable.” – Iyanla Vanzant


173. “Everything happens when it needs to happen; everyone is always where they need to be. You will never miss out on what is meant for you, even if it has to come to you in a roundabout way.” Iyanla Vanzant


174. “If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.” – Iyanla Vanzant


175. “Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth and happiness.”


176. “Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.” Iyanla Vanzant


177. “Everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required.” -Luke 12:48


178. “No matter what’s going on in your life today, remember, it’s only preparation. It’s preparation for better things.” – Iyanla Vanzant


179. Sooner or later, we must all accept the fact that in a relationship, the only person you are dealing with is yourself.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


180. “Do what brings you joy, and your purpose will unfold.”


181. Forgiveness is not forgetting; it is simply denying your pain the right to control your life.


182. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.”


183. “So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside.” – Iyanla Vanzant


184. When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.


185. Lives fall apart when they need to be rebuilt.


186. “Stay in your automobile in your lane in your highway in your world. Stay in your individual lane. Don’t be minding different individuals’s non secular enterprise. Stay in your automobile. In your lane. On your highway. In your world.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


187. “Begin within.” Iyanla Vanzant


188. “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” ~Iyanla Vanzant


189. “Begin within. If it shows up in your life, it’s coming to tell you something about you that you’re acting like you don’t know. Something about yourself, or your relationship with God.” – Iyanla Vanzant


190. Rather than beating yourself up for what you are not doing, appreciate and celebrate the things you are doing. – Iyanla Vanzant


191. “You work for God Incorporated.”


192. “Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish. It means that you accept yourself for what you are.” – Iyanla Vanzant


193. “In any situation, you have the right, power and ability to choose your experience.” – Iyanla Vanzant


194. “Everyone has a purpose because God is a purposeful God.” – Iyanla Vanzant


195. Attitude to me is more important than facts…. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles Swindoll


196. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” -Winston Churchill


197. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” – Iyanla Vanzant


198. “Anything that threatens, hinders, obstructs, denies, delays your capacity to stand fully up for yourself, within yourself, take it down.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


199. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true.


200. “My father had a simple test that helps me measure my own leadership quotient: When you are out of the office, he once asked me, does your staff carry on remarkable well without you?” -Martha Peak, AMA magazines


201. Give yourself permission to smile a lot today. In fact, why not make it a habit!


202. “Right where you are is where you need to be. Don’t fight it!” – Iyanla Vanzant


203. “Stay in your lane, on your road, and in your world.” Iyanla Vanzant


204. “You know how to make it through the ups and downs, the good times and the hard times.You have done it before. You will do it again!”


205. “When you are in alignment with the desires of your heart, things have a way of working out.”


206. “Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of.” – Iyanla Vanzant


207. “When you start sacrificing yourself for other people, you make them a thief, because they are stealing from you what you need and they don’t even know it.” —​ Iyanla Vanzant


208. “Right where you are is where you need to be. Don’t fight it! Don’t run away from it! Stand firm! Take a deep breath. And another. And another. Now, ask yourself: Why is this in my world? What do I need to see?”


209. “What you tell yourself about yourself, about your life, about your limitations, you will believe.” – Iyanla Vanzant


210. “One of the ways that people avoid taking responsibility for their role in their own pain is what I call the BPs – blame and projection.” – Iyanla Vanzant


211. “Your life is a reflection of what you believe. If you really believe something can stop you, it will.”


212. Just do what you do and do it well. Stop worrying about what other people are doing, or what they will say about what you are doing. – Iyanla Vanzant


213. “All things are possible! The key is to identify what you want, claim it for yourself, and believe that you are worthy to have it.”


214. “Authenticity means that you must do what you do the way you do it and allow everyone else the same courtesy.” — Iyanla Vanzant


215. “What is it that would make a creature as fierce, majestic and powerful as a lion is, subject itself to the intimidation of a man a whip and a chair? The lion has been taught to forget what it is.”


216. “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” — Dolly Parton


217. “It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better. Letting go doesn’t mean ignoring a situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance or a struggle for control.” Iyanla Vanzant


218. Have the courage to be exactly who you are without apology. – Iyanla Vanzant


219. “Acceptance means that you know, regardless of what happened, that there is something bigger than you at work.” Iyanla Vanzant


220. “When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you.” – Iyanla Vanzant


221. “Act the way you want to be and soon you will be the way you act.”


222. “In the process of planning and having a wedding, I forgot there would actually be a marriage, a union of minds, bodies, souls, and issues that would come together as soon as the ceremony was over.”


223. “One way to eliminate self-negating thoughts and behavior is by gaining more understanding through realizing that you cannot force others to see that what you feel is real.” – Iyanla Vanzant


224. “Don’t forgive him. Forgive yourself for believing there is something lacking in you because he wasn’t there.” – Iyanla Vanzant


225. “Plan your hours to be productive. Your weeks to be educational. Your years to be purposeful. Your life to be an experience of growth. To change. And to grow.” Iyanla Vanzant


226. “Be patient with yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Know that all things are working in your favor. If you take one step toward the light of Spirit, Spirit will take five steps on your behalf.”


227. You can never love anyone to your own detriment. That is not love, that is possession, control, fear, or a combination of them all.


228. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” - Iyanla Vanzant


229. “You’ve got to be willing to lose everything to gain yourself.” Iyanla Vanzant


230. ‘A belief is a thought, fueled by a feeling, that you think over and over until it becomes a habit.” — Iyanla Vanzant


231. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” —Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker, author, and lawyer


232. “Life is a game that is meant to be FUN! Give yourself permission to have FUN!” – Iyanla Vanzant


233. “One of the most important relationships we’ll have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” — Iyanla Vanzant


234. So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside. – Iyanla Vanzant


235. “Rather than beating yourself up for what you are not doing, appreciate and celebrate the things you are doing.” – Iyanla Vanzant


236. Healing is the application of love.


237. “Yesterday, I cried.


238. “Move toward your wildest dreams, take the labels off your mind and step boldly into your greatness.” – Iyanla Vanzant


239. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” — Iyanla Vanzant


240. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


241. “If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don’t do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you made.” - Iyanla Vanzant


242. Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” – Iyanla Vanzant


243. “Remain open. There is something bigger than you know going on here.” – Iyanla Vanzant


244. No whining, no complaining about anyone. Everybody in your life has come to teach you lessons.


245. “It’s not selfish, but selfless to be first, to be as good as possible to you, to take care of you, to keep you whole and healthy, that doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you gotta keep your cup full.” – ​ Iyanla Vanzant


246. “Be clear. Be authentic. Have boundaries. Check your vision. Do what matters to you. And know what you value.” Iyanla Vanzant


247. “When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. ” - Iyanla Vanzant


248. “You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them”


249. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it is the place where we find the deepest heartache.” — Iyanla Vanzant


250. Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.


251. “I’m focusing on healing lives and teaching people that they can heal – giving them tools to heal.” – Iyanla Vanzant


252. You must create what you want inside of your heart and mind before you can hope to see it in your world. – Iyanla Vanzant


253. “You have a right to your thoughts and feelings. Your feelings are always valid.” Iyanla Vanzant


254. “Do not be afraid to experience your emotions; they are the path to your soul. Emotions erupt to remind us we are alive, that we are human. And to let us know we are growing. Trust yourself enough to feel what you feel.”


255. “You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself.”


256. Wherever you are, use your time, energy and talents to do the best you can right now. – Iyanla Vanzant


257. “You must create what you want inside of your heart and mind before you can hope to see it in your world.” – Iyanla Vanzant


258. “Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” Iyanla Vanzant


259. “Trust is what we do each day, when we get out of our bed and put our clothes on. It is the thing that makes it possible for us to keep putting one foot in front of the other” – Iyanla Vanzant


260. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill


261. “Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.” – Iyanla Vanzant


262. “The only way to get what you really want is to let go of what you don’t want.” – Iyanla Vanzant


263. “How you treat yourself is how you treat God, because you are the representative of God in your life. So when you put yourself last, you are putting God last.” – Iyanla Vanzant


264. “You are the light of the world. You are an instrument of the Divine. You are the greatest miracle in the world. Life is graced by your presence.”


265. “Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.”


266. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first. – Iyanla Vanzant (Click to Tweet!)


267. “ choice is a divine teacher, for when we choose we learn that nothing is ever put in our path without a reason.”


268. “I’d been taught not to like myself, because the people around me didn’t, for whatever reason like me.” – Iyanla Vanzant


269. “When you start sacrificing yourself for other people, you make them a thief, because they are stealing from you what you need and they don’t even know it.” – Iyanla Vanzant


270. “We have the ability, right, and power to create whatever we want in our lives.” – Iyanla Vanzant


271. You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself.


272. “You can never love anyone to your own detriment. That is not love, that is possession, control, fear, or a combination of them all.”


273. “Your divine mate already exists. When you get to the place in yourself that is peaceful divine love, your true mate will be revealed.”


274. “We must inspire ourselves by believing we have the power to accomplish everything we set out to do.” – Iyanla Vanzant


275. Forgiveness frees the forgiver.


276. “Give of yourself, your knowledge and the information you have received, then prepare yourself for an outpouring of blessing.”


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


278. What you tell yourself about yourself, about your life, about your limitations, you will believe. – Iyanla Vanzant


279. The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” ― Iyanla Vanzant


280. “You don't get to tell people how to love you; you get to choose if you want to participate in the way they love.”


281. “If what you are thinking doesn’t make you feel good, change that thought. Bad cannot bother you unless you are available.” Iyanla Vanzant


282. Help me to see new ways of being as I release old ways of seeing.


283. “I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.” – Iyanla Vanzant


284. “You are the only one who can do it like you do it.” – Iyanla Vanzant


285. “Meditation can and will order your thinking and therefore your mind. As we heal the wounded places in our minds, we grow.” – Iyanla Vanzant


286. “Devotion requires a willingness, openness and readiness to embrace the truth. It is a process of opening yourself to receive what already is. God’s goodness and love already exist. God’s love leads us to the truth.” – Iyanla Vanzant


287. “If you don’t enjoy your life, sorrow, sadness, suffering, fear, shame and guilt will.”


288. “The way you get more is by having a daily spiritual practice.” Iyanla Vanzant


289. “If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don't do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make.”


290. “No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation for better things.”


291. “Before you find out who you are, you have to figure out who you aren't..”


292. We must inspire ourselves by believing we have the power to accomplish everything we set out to do. – Iyanla Vanzant


293. “I came from nothing. I came from the projects and welfare and ended up a millionaire with no frame of reference. I was bound to hit a wall sooner or later.” – Iyanla Vanzant


294. ”Trust is what we do each day, when we get out of our bed and put our clothes on. It is the thing that makes it possible for us to keep putting one foot in front of the other. ” – Iyanla Vanzant


295. “Comparison is an act of violence against the self.” - Iyanla Vanzant, Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything


296. “There is absolutely no reason to ever settle for less than the best.” – Iyanla Vanzant


297. “Do not allow yesterday’s garbage to influence your experience today. It is unnecessary to punish yourself for being human.”


298. “You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant


299. “As you learn to TRUST YOURSELF something miraculous happens. You begin to TRUST THE PROCESS you are living and the miracles life brings!” — Iyanla Vanzant


300. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first.” - Iyanla Vanzant


301. “The best students get the hardest tests.” Iyanla Vanzant


302. You have set standards for how you want to be treated and what you expect from yourself and for yourself. – Iyanla Vanzant


303. “Make peace with the past.” Iyanla Vanzant


304. “Love people enough to tell them the truth and respect them enough to trust that they can handle it.”


305. “You have a right to say no…Your ‘no’ muscle has to be built up to get to a place where you can say, ‘I don’t care if that’s what you want. I don’t want that. No.’ “


306. “I am not my sister’s keeper. I am my sister.”


307. Before you find out who you are, you have to figure out who you aren't.


308. “Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for.”


309. “Anything that threatens, hinders, obstructs, denies, delays your capacity to stand fully up for yourself, within yourself, take it down.” – Iyanla Vanzant


310. If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans.


311. A change of perspective may be all it takes to transform a painful experience into a powerful growth experience.


312. “You have to meet people where they are, and sometimes you have to leave them there.”


313. “Love is not all that is required in a relationship. It needs understanding, openness, kidness, patience, long-suffering.”


314. “No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation. People come and go; situations rise and fall; it’s all preparation for better things. You must stretch, reach, grow into your goodness. Without the preparation we receive through adversity, disappointment, confusion, or pain, we could not appreciate the goodness when it arrives.” – Iyanla Vanzant


315. Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. – Iyanla Vanzant


316. “Let it go.” Iyanla Vanzant


317. “So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It's time to invest on the inside.”


318. “You have moments. days. sometimes weeks when you will doubt yourself. Just know. it is all part of the spiritual process.” – Iyanla Vanzant


319. “Attitudes are noting more than habits of thought and habits can be acquired. An action repeated becomes an attitude realized.” -Paul Meier


320. “Just do what you do and do it well. Stop worrying about what other people are doing, or what they will say about what you are doing.” – Iyanla Vanzant


321. “Honor yourself by not criticizing, judging, or denying what you feel.” – Iyanla Vanzant


322. Iyanla Vanzant


323. “Feminine power is silent, dark, mysterious, healing, nurturing. A woman can walk into a room and control it. She doesn’t even have to open her mouth if she knows where her power is.”


324. The best students get the hardest tests.


325. “The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first ” ― Iyanla Vanzant, American inspirational speaker


326. “The remedy for life’s broken pieces is not classes, workshops or books. Don’t try to heal the broken pieces. Just forgive.” – Iyanla Vanzant


327. Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. - Iyanla Vanzant.


328. Act the way you want to be and soon you will be the way you act.


329. “Until and unless you know that you are enough just the way you are, you will continue to look for more.” – Iyanla Vanzant


330. “All things are lessons that God would have us learn.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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