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700 Inspirational Self Empowerment Quotes (2023)

1. “Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. ” — Marie Curie


2. “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. ” — Abraham Lincoln


3. “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” – Erin Van Vuren


4. “Some people don’t understand the importance of solitude. I don’t always want to be stimulated. I don’t always want noise. In fact, when I find my alone time, that’s when I find myself. Alone time helps me put myself first. It helps me reset life.” – S. McNutt


5. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”


6. “There will be times in your life when things simply have to be replaced because they are tired, broken, worn out, harmful, outdated, or irrelevant. Take an inventory of the things that no longer serve your best and highest good so you can replace them with things which do. ” — Susan C. Young


7. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”


8. “Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.”


9. “At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves. ” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club


10. “The goal of this book is to help you reach any dream against all odds. Whether you want to transform a relationship, scale your team, start or grow your business, or be more productive in your personal life, my goal is to help you identify your habits that don’t work and replace them with empowering ones.”


11. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” ~ M. Scott Peck


12. “I can’t control your behavior, nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated, I have standards, step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli


13. “I am ready to create more success in my life and am ready to release any excuses. I am productive and focused on attaining results. ” —Anonymous


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


15. “What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be. ” – Russell Simmons


16. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”


17. “Self-development will help you better yourself, and it’ll allow you to make way fewer mistakes, helping your business to grow and survive.” Monica Bell, Passive Income


18. “You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.”


19. “You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you. ” —Tom Bilyeu


20. “Give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths.”


21. “Not having to pretend simplifies our life. On the other hand, pretending day after day to be someone you are not, requires enormous effort.” – Piero Ferrucci


22. “Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else’s footsteps.”


23. “Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” Bo Bennett


24. “The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true.”


25. “My father was very strict a very militant parent because he wanted us to be very focused kids. He sold the televisions so we didn’t watch TV. And he didn’t want any music playing that wasn’t gospel or inspirational music. In fact, he didn’t even like a lot of gospel because he thought it was too bluesy. ” —Lizz Wright


26. “To rid yourself of old patterns, focus all your energy not on struggling with the old, but on building the new.” ~ Dan Millman


27. “People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.”


28. “You have to be self-interested in order to be selfless. You have to put yourself first if you want to be of use to other people.” – Rachel Bartholomew


29. “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up. ” ― Robert Tew


30. “She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.”


31. “Being deeply contented with God in my everyday life is a focused attitude. It is always available. It means practicing letting go of my obsession with how I’m doing. It means training myself to learn to actually be present with people, and seeking to love them. ” —John Ortberg


32. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.”


33. “Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocaldecision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something. ”


34. “You are who you decide to be. If you want to be a positive person, decide to be. If you want to be a successful person, decide to be. You have to create the life you want and cut off people who prevent you from achieving it. ” — Unknown


35. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway.” - Earl Nightingale


36. “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up. ” - Robert Tew


37. “If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom. ” —Sydney Madwed


38. “This is my life… my story… my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make.” – Steve Maraboli


39. “I tell people everywhere I go that my success began the day I started focusing on developing who I am as a person. ” — Eric Thomas


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


41. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.”


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


43. “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”


44. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”


45. “When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you…never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe


46. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis


47. “There is the need for someone against which our characters can measure themselves. Without a ruler, you won't make the crooked straight.”


48. “Practice all movements slow and fast, soft and hard; the effectiveness of Jeet Kune-Do depends on split-second timing and reflexive action, which can be achieved only through repetitious practice.”


49. “Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself '.


50. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ” – Vincent Van Gogh


51. “I choose to release love, happiness, and gratitude into the world today. Life is precious and beautiful and I choose to focus on the positive. ” —Anonymous


52. “Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy.” – Unknown


53. “I accept that I cannot change the past. I focus on my future and move forward in my life. My past does not define who I am today. ” —Anonymous


54. “To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.”- Michelle Obama


55. “Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” – Unknown


56. “I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win — if you don’t you won’t.”


57. “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking. ” – James Allen


58. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself first, and friendship and love will naturally find you.” – Mandy Hale.


59. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren't more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”


60. “If you are moving forward in your life, If you are progressing personally, professionally, emotionally, spiritually ― you will be happy. ” ― Tony Robbins


61. “I heard you were focusing a little more on yourself, and worrying a little less about everyone else. That’s beautiful. ” Anonymous


62. “Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” - James Allen


63. “Looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.”


64. “I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God’s hands and I am very happy about that!” —Ken Hensley


65. “The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own opinions, and value others that deserve it.”


66. “If you feel ‘burnout’ setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” – Dalai Lama


67. “Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. ”


68. “There’s nothing wrong with self-improvement, as long as you recognize that at some point you’re going to have to accept yourself in all your imperfect glory. What’s wrong with liking yourself the way you are?” — Jessica Zafra


69. “Creation is not unwilling to open to you the doors to the beyond. It is not creation’s unwillingness that you are struggling with. You are struggling with the walls of resistance that you have built around yourself.” - Sadhguru


70. “You have to validate yourself first, and then you will receive the much-deserved healing validation from the rest of the world. ”


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


72. “We are dependent entirely on obedience to the laws of nature for our success or failure in this life.” - Raymond Holliwell


73. “We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”


74. “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”


75. “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. ” — Buddha


76. “If you would be less concerned with someone else’s shine and focus on your grind, you would see the growth and progress that you desire in your own life.” ~ Germany Kent


77. “If I want to be free, I've got to be me. Not the me you think I should be. Not the me I think my wife thinks I should be. Not the me I think my kids think I should be. If I want to be free, I've got to be me. So I better know who me is.” - Bill Gove


78. “The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself. ” — B. R. Haydon


79. “This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been.”- Glennon Doyle


80. “We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them. ”


81. “It is true that the mental aspect of kung-fu is the desired end; however, to achieve this end, technical skill must come first.”


82. “I am frequently asked by coaches what they can do to maintain and raise their skill in their coaching work. My answer is to practice, practice, and practice, but with greater awareness of yourself and other people, and to be committed to your own continuing personal development.” John Whitmore, Coaching for Performance


83. “Other people’s opinion of you, whether it’s good or bad, should not be grounds in which you base your self worth. Your value is inherent within you. What matters the most is whether you know you are worthy.” – Ash Alves


84. “You have to focus on yourself, feel as good as you can, and make your relationship with yourself a priority. When you do that, everything else will fall into place.”


85. “The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”


86. “It took me a long time to love myself, years actually. With that being said, you either like me or you don’t. I have no time to try and convince anyone to value all that I am.” – Daniel Franzese


87. “What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson


88. “Success is every minute you live. It’s the process of living. It’s stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace. Success is not a destination that you ever reach. Success is the quality of the journey.”


89. “Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success. ” — Dr. Henry Cloud


90. “A negative focus can result in our entirely missing the possibilities placed in our path.” Anne Wilson Schaef, Meditations for People Who (May) Worry Too Much


91. “When I’m by myself, I can be myself, which is what I want to be. Not just a part of someone else.” – Jean Culligan


92. “We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal.” – Don Miguel Ruiz


93. “Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.”


94. “Let people do what they need to do to make them happy, mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.” Anonymous


95. “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” ~ Wayne Dyer


96. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”


97. “We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”


98. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, "What else could this mean?”


99. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ” – Les Brown


100. “Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They’re realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks. ” —Elbert Hubbard


101. “Looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.” – Holly Bourne


102. “Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.”


103. “We all carry the seeds of greatness within us, but we need an image as a point of focus in order that they may sprout.”


104. “Process, not product. If you find yourself avoiding certain tasks because they make you uncomfortable, there is a great way to reframe things; learn to focus on process, not product.” ~ Barbara Oakley


105. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”


106. “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”


107. “In order to move on you need to stop focusing on their life, and you need to start focusing on your own life.” ~ Sonya Parker


108. “We must take care to live not merely a long life, but a full one; for living a long life requires only good fortune, but living a full life requires character. Long is the life that is fully lived; it is fulfilled only when the mind supplies its own good qualities and empowers itself from within.”


109. “What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”


110. “Don’t try to overhaul your life overnight. Instead, focus on making one small change at a time. Over time, those small changes will add up to big transformation. Don’t give up. ” —Anonymous


111. “'First things first' might be a cliche, but it's a useful one that means prioritizing what matters most to you and believing there is no wrong answer. ” - Stacey Abrams


112. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


113. “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”


114. “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”


115. “Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weakness … on your powers, instead of your problems.”


116. “A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then, the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition. ” ― James Allen


117. “Your personal development goals can lead you forward to a more rewarding life despite challenges, pitfalls or trials. You do have a choice and you do have the option. ” — Byron Pulsifer


118. “I was once a fortunate man but at some point fortune abandoned me. But true good fortune is what you make for yourself. Good fortune: good character, good intentions, and good actions.”


119. “When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.” ~ Zig Ziglar


120. “Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole. ” – Seneca


121. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experiences that reveals the human spirit. ” - e. e. cummings


122. “Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.”


123. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. ” — Aldous Huxley


124. “If you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures”


125. “Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.”


126. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. ” – Clint Eastwood


127. “Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”


128. “If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”


129. “Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.”


130. “Do not have an attitude, open yourself and focus yourself and express yourself. Reject external form that fails to express external reality.” ~ Bruce Lee


131. “The worst outcome in this world is not having self esteem. If you don’t love yourself, who will?” – Naval Ravikant


132. “Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.” – Tene Edwards


133. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ” ― William Faulkner


134. “To double your income and success, triple your investment in personal development and professional mastery. ” – Robin Sharma


135. “The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”


136. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen


137. “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein


138. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. ” – Lao Tzu


139. “People think, ‘Oh, I’m loving myself by sitting on this sofa for four hours. ’ Love yourself enough to get up!”


140. “If we were to measure what is good by how much pleasure it brings, nothing would be better than self-control- if we were to measure what is to be avoided by its pain, nothing would be more painful than lack of self-control.”


141. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. ” – Eckhart Tolle, The Power Of Now


142. “Everyone one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales


143. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. ” - Confucius


144. “The ability to remain calm and focused in stressful situations is central to making positive decisions. ” —Goldie Hawn


145. “I'm all about good vibes, big goals, amazing experiences, more happiness, less pain, healthy relationships and staying focused on what matters.”


146. “Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible; life in a palace is possible; therefore even in a palace a right life is possible.”


147. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have. ”


148. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.”


149. “If anyone should tell you that a particular person has spoken critically of you, don't bother with excuses or defenses. Just smile and reply, "I guess that person doesn't know about all my other faults. Otherwise, he wouldn't have mentioned only these."


150. “The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true.” – Ralph Marston


151. “When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.”’


152. “Some people will focus their mind on discovering or inventing more reasons why they shouldn’t pursue their dream than they do in making a list of why they should pursue their dream.” Byron Pulsifer, Dreams To Reality


153. “True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest


154. “Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what’s your plan to read?”


155. “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… Unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


156. “Sometimes in life, we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap…and trusting the air, the universal breath will support your wings so that you may soar. ” ― Kristi Bowman


157. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. ” ― Madonna


158. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ” ― Les Brown


159. “Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller


160. “Follow your dream as long as you live, do not lessen the time of following desire, for wasting time is an abomination of the spirit.”


161. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desire to reach their potential.”


162. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ” – Buddha


163. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”


164. “And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” – Nayyirah Waheed


165. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”


166. “A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”


167. “Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”


168. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya


169. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”


170. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.”


171. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. ” - Benjamin Mays


172. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”


173. “Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”


174. “Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.”


175. “It doesn’t matter what others think. This is about YOU. Create a life that you genuinely love with your whole heart and start with yourself.” ~ Brittany Burgunder


176. “When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life.” – Christy Ann Martine


177. “People have to pretend you’re a bad person so they don’t feel guilty about the things they did to you.” – Unknown


178. “Commit yourself to constant improvement. Commit yourself to quality. Be persistent, persistent, persistent…and have a grateful heart!” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr


179. “So what is the difference between “power thinking” and “positive” thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning. ” – T. Harv Eker


180. “People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.”


181. “Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.”


182. “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ”


183. “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack. ” – Germany Kent


184. “The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It is still good advice to cross bridges when we come to them.”


185. “Don’t waste my time by making me judge other people. I am busy improving myself, and I have no time to criticize others. ” ― Unknown


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


187. “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to make it happen for yourself.” ~ Diana Ross


188. “When we focus on our blessings it creates an appreciative heart and adds a strong sense of balance to our lives. ” —Anonymous


189. “The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.”


190. “Keep your conscious mind focused on what you want, and your subconscious mind will unerringly guide you to it. ” —Napoleon Hill


191. “Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.” - Earl Nightingale


192. “Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.” ― Leo Babauta


193. “Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.”


194. “I refer to my hands, feet and body as the tools of the trade. The hands and feet must be sharpened and improved daily to be efficient.”


195. “The important thing is that we must be constantly moving forward ― yes, the progressive realization of a predetermined goal. And our growth should never end. ” ― Og Mandino


196. “It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”


197. “If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first. A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others.” — Emily Maroutian


198. “When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity lose no time in recovering your self-control, and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. Habitual recurrence to the harmony will increase your mastery of it.”


199. “Confidence isn’t thinking you are better than anyone else; it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.” –Maryam Hasnaa


200. “ When you actively engage in gradually refining yourself, you retreat from your lazy ways of covering yourself or making excuses. Instead of feeling a persistent current of low-level shame, you move forward by using the creative possibilities of this moment, your current situation.”


201. “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”


202. “Think nothing profitable to you which compels you to break a promise, to lose your self respect, to hate any person, to curse, to act the hypocrite.”


203. “Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself. ”


204. “When we’re growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be. ” - Elliot Page


205. “Assemble your life… action by action. And be satisfied if each one achieves its goal… No one can keep that from happening…Action by action.”


206. “When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself. ’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things. ”


207. “Remember that you are an actor in a play, and that the Playwright chooses the manner of it: If he wants you to act a poor man you must act the part with all your powers; and so if your part be a cripple or a magistrate or a plain man. For your business is to act the character that is given you and act it well. The choice of the cast is Another's.”


208. “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give, and nobody will care for you.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld


209. “Focus on yourself. Some people just don't deserve to have you in their life and there's nothing you can do to bring them back to reality. ”


210. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”- Shannon L Alder


211. “Create an ideal of the person you want to be and assume that you are already that person. If this assumption is persisted in until it becomes your dominant feeling, the attainment of your ideal is inevitable.” - Neville Goddard


212. “Forward thinkers create a plan, focus on the plan, and execute the plan. Procrastinators just talk about the plan, get distracted with the minor things and postpone the plan. We don’t need time management, we need life management with purpose.” ~ Farshad Asl


213. “People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly. ” — Elizabeth Gilbert


214. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. ” ― Hillary Clinton


215. “Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.” ~ Leon Brown


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


217. “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent beautiful uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something. ” —Ralph Marston


218. “Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise willpower, discipline one’s body and train one’s mind.”


219. “When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.”


220. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. ” ― Ella Fitzgerald


221. “Don’t let anyone control your path. You are stronger than you think, and you are the charioteer of your life, always remember that. ” ― Unknown


222. “Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” - Edmund Lee


223. “To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up. Ralph Bunche


224. “Focus comes a lot more easily when you desperately want the results of your own work – nobody else is going to do it for you.”


225. “Without goals, you will end up going nowhere, or, you will end up following someone else’s map! Develop your map today – set your goals and focus!” Catherine Pulsifer, Focus


226. “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”


227. “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.”


228. “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”


229. “Tell yourself how wonderful you are, how great you are. Tell yourself how much you love yourself.” – Don Miguel Ruiz


230. “Let people do what they need to do to make them happy. Mind your own business, and do what you need to do to make you happy.”


231. “Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better by the changes we make in ourselves. ” ― Swami Vivekananda


232. “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. ” - Henry Ward Beecher


233. “Be a witness, not a judge. Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd. ” Anonymous


234. “You don’t get results by focusing on results. You get results by focusing on the actions that produce results.” ~ Mike Hawkins


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


236. “We are either moving forward or moving backward. There is no such thing as standing still. ”― Becky Williamson-Martin


237. “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”


238. “You are too great an entity to keep yourself all to yourself: purposefulness in life comes through sharing what you have to offer with others. ” – Kain Ramsay


239. “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums.


240. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Viktor Frankl


241. “Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. ” ― B. R. Ambedkar


242. “What are the aims which are at the same time duties? They are perfecting of ourselves, the happiness of others. ”


243. “Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals. ” – Brian Tracy


244. “The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” ~ Bob Moawad


245. “Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them. ” — Rick Warren


246. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”


247. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ~ Shannon L. Adler


248. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. ” ― Steve Maraboli


249. “Don’t wait for a crisis to realize what matters most. Put yourself first right now. Because right now is all we have.” — Brittany Burgunder


250. “Studies show that retaining memories can be learned through series of exercises, cerebral trainings, and practical tests. This will require a lot of focus and concentration until the brains get used to it.” Frank Knoll, Memory: Renew Your Memory


251. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. ” - Hillary Clinton


252. “We can’t control everything about our lives, but working towards a goal gives us something positive to focus on and lays the foundation for future success. ” —Anonymous


253. “I think self-knowledge is a key to happiness. We can build happy lives only on the foundation of our own natures, our own values and our own interests.”


254. “I believe the only thing that we really have control over is our attitude. If we focus on the positive things in our lives and learn how to cope with all the surprises, we will be happier people.” ~ Brandon Jenner


255. “I studied the lives of great men and women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.”


256. “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”


257. “I do not need to control everything around me. I focus on allowing the best things to happen. I know that whatever is supposed to be will be. ” —Anonymous


258. “Focusing on who you are and pursuing opportunities to improve your abilities, allows you to be in acceptance of yourself. This makes you a beautiful person who could care less about what others think of you.” – Ellen J. Barrier


259. “Pain, pleasure and death are no more than a process for existence. The revolutionary struggle in this process is a doorway open to intelligence. ” - Frida Kahlo


260. “To live each day as though one's last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinizing - here is the perfection of character.”


261. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ”


262. “I’ve learned that if someone threatens my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth… I must walk away. I owe it to myself… I owe it to my future.” – Steve Maraboli


263. “Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus on it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy. ” —Denis Waitley


264. “Treat yourself as you are, and you will remain as you are. Treat yourself as you could be, and you will become what you should be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


265. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth. ” — John C. Maxwell


266. “Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.”


267. “Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course towards his objectives in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.”


268. “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.”


269. “Do not be tense, just be ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being set but being flexible. It is being ‘wholly’ and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.”


270. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually, the confidence will follow. ” ― Carrie Fisher


271. “The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called ‘the present.” - Alice Morse Earle


272. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. ” - Les Brown


273. “Remember, you are in control of your life and how you will live it. You are a lone wolf who chooses to be big and not shrink for the comfort of others. Give yourself permission to take up space, and bloom wildly without regret. ” — Unknown


274. “I’m all about good vibes, big goals, amazing experiences, more happiness, less pain, healthy relationships and staying focused on what matters. ” Anonymous


275. “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”


276. “Focus on yourself. Some people just don’t deserve to have you in their life and there’s nothing you can do to bring them back to reality. ” Anonymous


277. “Your greatest gains and successes happen when you push yourself to new places and new limits.” ~ Ed Mylett quote


278. “Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. ” - Ella Fitzgerald


279. “To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.”


280. “Be so committed to your growth that it encourages the ones around you to grow as well. Be so committed to your growth that it sacres away ones that are tempted to drop you down to their level. ” ― Unknown


281. “The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.” - Earl Nightingale


282. “The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.” Viktor E. Frankl


283. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. ” - Steve Maraboli


284. “It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart.”


285. “I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.”


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


287. “Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.”


288. “There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all. ” – Confucius


289. “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength, but through persistence.”


290. “So, what if, instead of thinking about solving you whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow. ” – Rainbow Rowell


291. “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don’t want. ” - Kevin Ngo


292. “I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.” Mike Ditka


293. “Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.”


294. “Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.”


295. “Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better. ” —John Carmack


296. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.” ~ John Maxwell


297. “Focus not on what he or she does, but on keeping to your higher purpose. Your own purpose should seek harmony with nature itself. For this is the true road to freedom.”


298. “A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes to-day.”


299. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”


300. “Too often in life, we focus on the things we cannot do. Sometimes we cannot do things because of financial limitations, health limitations, family limitations, educational limitations, and so on. Sometimes, we end up limiting ourselves from achieving success in reaching our goals.” Catherine Pulsifer, What You Can Do


301. “Until you get comfortable being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” – Mandy Hales


302. “Forgive the past. It is over. Learn from it and let go. People are constantly changing and growing. Do not cling to a limited, disconnected, negative image of a person in the past. See that person now. Your relationship is always alive and changing.”


303. “The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself. ” ― Idowu Koyenikan


304. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”


305. “Compassion for self and others may very well be the answer to healing our hurt, hate-filled world.” – Laura Jack


306. “The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results. ” – John Eliot


307. “Focus, discipline, hard work, goal setting and, of course, the thrill of finally achieving your goals. These are all lessons in life. Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Figure Skating medalist


308. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ” - Bernice Johnson Reagon


309. “Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse-sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”


310. “The seat of freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work, and in that work, does what he wants to do.”


311. “You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you. ” — Tom Bilyeu


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


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


314. “We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it. ” – Robin Sharma


315. “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”


316. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud ‘I am lucky to be what I am.’” – Dr. Seuss


317. “If your soul be habitually in practice, you will plead and teach, listen and learn, investigate and meditate. What more is necessary?”


318. “No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.”


319. “Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations. ” — Brendon Burchard


320. “If you find yourself complaining a lot then you are problem-oriented. Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t do to become solution-oriented.” ~ Akiroq Brost


321. “There is nothing wrong with making mistakes and not having all the answers, so long as we are willing to admit this and strive for personal betterment. Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out that they don’t.” Leo Buscaglia


322. “For my family’s belief in God and in the resurrection of Jesus Christ brings such hope and promise to our lives. It strengthens our family and our marriage as we focus on Christ as our example of pure love compassion and tolerance toward others. This positive message is one that helps us become better people each day. ” —Mercedes Schlapp


323. “You really can achieve your goals, if you believe in yourself and your abilities, manage your time properly and focus on getting it done.” ~ Theo Gold


324. “Focus on yourself. Some people just don’t deserve to have you in their life and there’s nothing you can do to bring them back to reality.”


325. “Healthy self love means being gentle with the soul within you. To love oneself is the purest, bravest thing. Anybody in the entire world can experience self love. Just do the simple acts of love for yourself, and then your authentic self begins.” – Anonymous


326. “It was better to focus on the good and what we had than to focus on what we had lost and were losing.” Paul and Tracey McManus, The 7 Great Prayers


327. “If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better. Choose the second, I got your back. ” ― Unknown


328. “The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something. ” —Lewis Howes


329. “Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.”


330. “Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.” ~ Brendon Burchard


331. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


332. “Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you. ”


333. “If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.”


334. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ” - Carl Bard


335. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.”


336. “The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong, and true.” ~ Ralph Marston


337. “Which is recorded of Socrates, that he was able both to abstain from, and to enjoy, those things which many are too weak to abstain from, and cannot enjoy without excess. But to be strong enough both to bear the one and to be sober in the other is the mark of a man who has a perfect and invincible soul.”


338. “You have to validate yourself first, and then you will receive the much-deserved healing validation from the rest of the world.” – A.D. Posey


339. “Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with a consistent focus on your goals and desires. ” ― Stephen Richards


340. . . . formal education gets you a job, but self-education is what makes you rich! The importance of self-education and investing in your own personal development is something that you won’t learn about in high school or even college. Jim Rohn, My Philosophy for Successful Living


341. “Focus on yourself — do what you want, when you want, without having to consider anyone else’s agenda.” ~ Lauren Weisberger


342. “Since you need to push yourself to follow a new set of habits, you need to keep your focus on your objectives. You need to remind your mind of your main reason to adopt these new habits.” Kenneth J Hutchins, 10 Powerful Habits of Successful People


343. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” socrates always o point. Thanks for the motivation.


344. “You should love others in the same measure as you love yourself—as if your neighbor were your very self.” – Lawrence G. Lovasick


345. “Happiness is found when we go with the flow of life, not when we rail against it, and self-compassion can help us navigate these turbulent rapids with a wise, accepting heart.”


346. “In a funny way I think social media is making people less rather more experimental. People are too worried about looking good all the time. When I grew up you could get it all horribly wrong and it didn't matter, there was no record.”


347. “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know this is ‘authenticity.’” – Charlie Chaplin


348. “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. ” ― Henry Ward Beecher


349. “Be careful whom you associate with. It is human to imitate the habits of those with whom we interact. We inadvertently adopt their interests, their opinions, their values, and their habit of interpreting events.”


350. “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for. ” ― Socrates


351. “At the end of the day, you can’t control the results; you can only control your effort level and your focus.” – Ben Zobrist


352. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


353. “Love yourself first and everything else really falls into place. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball


354. “A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life.” Norman Cousins


355. “In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.”


356. “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.”


357. “You cannot reach where you are going if you continue to be the same person you have always been. ” ― Germany Kent


358. “No one can rescue me. I know because I’ve already tried to get them to do it. It doesn’t work. This is all on me.” – Michelle D’Avella


359. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it. Rather, it’s that we aim too low and we reach it.” - Michelangelo


360. “Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life. ” ― Deborah Day


361. “Everything moves, nothing rests. We live in an ocean of motion. Everything is the expression of the same thing: Energy, at a different rate of vibration.”


362. “In the majority of other things, we address circumstances not in accordance with the right assumptions, but mostly by following wretched habit. Since all that I’ve said is the case, the person in training must seek to rise above, so as to stop seeking out pleasure and steering away from pain.”


363. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”


364. “Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” – Wilfred Peterson


365. “The more you focus on yourself, the better you become,” Doe Zantamata aptly highlights the importance of focusing on yourself. People always keep saying things about you, but what is more important is never pay heed to what people say because it is human tendency to keep saying things that don’t make any sense. Always keep your attention on your goals to rise above everyone else. God has planned better things for you in life. So, do not judge people and do not let others judge you. These quotes will help you to focus on yourself, you'll find the best quotes for you and focus on yourself quotes.


366. “Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.”


367. “The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, “I was wrong. ” ― Sydney J. Harris


368. “The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.” ~ Amy Poehler


369. “Instead of blaming yourself for what others think, you should focus on what truly matters to you and how minding your own business helps you create your best self.” ~ Dr. Prem Jagyasi


370. “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never makes a mistake never made a discovery.”


371. “The funny thing is when you start feeling happy alone, that’s when everyone decides to be with you.” ~ Harvey Specter


372. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”


373. “You’ll stumble upon something you can’t stop thinking about, something more important than anything else. Make it the focus of your life.” ~ Maxime Legace


374. “You have to focus on yourself, feel as good as you can, and make your relationship with yourself a priority. When you do that, everything else will fall into place.” ~ Elizabeth Daniels


375. “When you are at that intersection in the road and you’ve got two paths to go down, because of the impact of certain people in your life, you’re able to choose the right path. ” —Jason Witten


376. “Believing in yourself, is an endless destination. Believing you have failed, is the end of your journey.” Sarah Meredith


377. “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. ” —Jack Canfield


378. “Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one can not be friends with anyone else in the world. ”


379. “When we’re growing up, there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be. ” ― Elliot Page


380. “Self love, self respect, self worth… there is a reason they all start with ‘self’. You can’t find them in anyone else.”– Dr. Anne Brown


381. “If you can't fly, then run if you can't run, then walk if you can't walk, then crawl whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King


382. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ” — Helen Keller


383. “Now is the time to get serious about living your ideals... How long can you afford to put off who you really want to be? Your nobler self cannot wait any longer.”


384. “You are good enough. You do deserve good things. You are smart enough. You are worthy of love and respect.” – Lorri Faye


385. “But self-kindness involves more than merely stopping self-judgment. It involves actively comforting ourselves, responding just as we would to a dear friend in need.”


386. “The only one you should compare yourself to is you. Your mission is to become better today than you were yesterday. You do that by focusing on what you can do today to improve and grow.”


387. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. ” ― Ernest Hemingway


388. “Don’t compare your life to others, there’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, they both shine when it’s their time.” – Unknown


389. “See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it. It always works, it works every time with every person. ” – Bob Proctor


390. “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”


391. “We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.”


392. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. ” - Ernest Hemingway


393. “Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.”


394. “One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship. ” —Jacqueline Leo


395. “If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?”


396. “The day has already begun to lessen. It has shrunk considerably, but yet will still allow a goodly space of time if one rises, so to speak, with the day itself. We are more industrious, and we are better men if we anticipate the day and welcome the dawn.”


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


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


399. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


400. “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.”


401. “First things first might be a cliche, but it’s a useful one that means prioritizing what matters most to you and believing there is no wrong answer. ” ― Stacey Abrams


402. “Qualities die for want of attention, so any unlovely state might best be rubbed out by imagining “beauty for ashes and joy for mourning” rather than by direct attacks on the state from which we would be free.” - Neville Goddard


403. “Focus on your dream and do everything in your power. You have the power to change your life circumstances.” ~ Nick Vujicic


404. “Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the divine.”


405. “You do not fail in life, you only produce results, and you have the right to learn and grow from any results that you produce.”


406. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”


407. “You’ll achieve far more personal satisfaction trying to impress yourself than you will trying to impress someone else.” ~ Kory Livingstone


408. “But what does Socrates say? ‘Just as one person delights in improving his farm, and another his horse, so I delight in attending to my own improvement day by day.'”


409. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”


410. “When you love yourself, there’s no such thing as low self esteem. Establish true self esteem to experience the best kind of love with yourself.” – Anonymous


411. “Focus on yourself and not the world. Fight the battles inside you first and then watch the world change around you.”


412. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you…never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ” - Harriet Beecher Stowe


413. “We often need an outside source to show us our need for an adjustment in focus, and when we finally acknowledge our need, the truth presents the wonderful ability to see clearly again.” Ben Baughman, Untracked


414. “Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.”


415. “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.”


416. “All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”


417. “You become what you digest into your spirit. Whatever you think about, focus on, read about, talk about, you’re going to attract more of into your life. Make sure they’re all positive.” ~ Germany Kent


418. “If you feel burnout setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” ~ Dalai Lama


419. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power”- Clint Eastwood.


420. “No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought.”


421. “All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”


422. “What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. ” – Anaïs Nin


423. “Focus on your dream and never quit. It is always too soon to quit. If you quit, you can’t succeed. By achieving your dream you will be an inspiration to others. You will set the example and make an enormous impact on the world.” ~ Rudy Reuttiger


424. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.”


425. “When you focus on problems, you´ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you´ll have more opportunities. ” —Kushandwizdom


426. “Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” – Osho


427. “In order to be knowledgeable in these changing times, we must pursue a constant program of self-improvement, a never-ending journey into new fields of knowledge and learning.” - Og Mandino


428. “Don’t allow yourself to be satisfied with your success. Critique what you’ve achieved and ask what you can learn from others. ” – Oscar Auliq-Ice


429. “Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life. ” - Deborah Day


430. “If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.”- Vironika Tugaleva


431. “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quite, you’ll be a winner. “The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”


432. “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.”


433. “Your personal development goals can lead you forward to a more rewarding life despite challenges, pitfalls or trials. You do have a choice and you do have the option.” Byron Pulsifer, Personal Growth


434. “You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. ”


435. “The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colours which at every succeeding moment it presents to you, are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.” - James Allen


436. “Stay focused on your goals, your peace, and your happiness. Don’t waste your time on anything that doesn’t contribute to your growth. ” Anonymous


437. “Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.”


438. “One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.”


439. “If the people in your circle aren’t contributing to your growth, then you’re not in a circle… you’re in a cage. ”― Kianu Starr


440. “We wanted Nike to be the world’s best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don’t end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour. ” —Phil Knight


441. “If you don’t make the choices in your own life, then someone else is going to end up making them for you and they are not gonna be good.” — James Altucher


442. “We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving. ” – Napoleon Hill


443. “Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest of most long-lasting sense of fulfillment. ” —Anonymous


444. “I believe that in life, you have to give things your best shot, do your best. You have to focus on what needs to be done, do the right thing, not the popular thing. ” —David Cameron


445. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”


446. “When you focus on being the best person you can be, you draw the best possible life, love, and opportunities to you.”


447. “Sometimes in life we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap…and trusting the air, the universal breath, will support your wings so that you may soar. ” - Kristi Bowman


448. “Instead of focusing on that circumstances that you cannot change – focus strongly and powerfully on the circumstances that you can.”


449. “The gift of willingness is the only thing that stands between the quiet desperation of a disingenuous life and the actualization of unexpressed potential. ” ― Jim McDonald


450. “Either they like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value ‘you.’” – Brigitte Nicole


451. “When your thoughts, words, and deeds form a seamless fabric, you streamline your efforts and thus eliminate worry and dread.”


452. “We find it normal for a child to be afraid of the dark, but we should never find it normal for an adult to be afraid of the light.” - Robin Sharma


453. “The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something. ” — Lewis Howes


454. “Being selfish isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes it just means that you know you have to focus on yourself to get to where you want to be. ” Anonymous


455. “By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still. ” ― Benjamin Franklin


456. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. ” ― Confucius


457. “In the entire universe, you play such a huge role. The self esteem and love you have for yourself is the only gift you need to give. It isn’t a selfish act to love yourself hard. Only you can love yourself to the fullest because you understand why every aspect of your life has happened. A self love deficit isn’t what will bring you joy. The wrong mental attitude can be devastating in the world. If you have true self esteem and high self love you can share that love with the world around you. To love oneself is to love the world and a person learns that only when they show themselves the kindness they deserve.” – Anonymous


458. “Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself first, and friendship and love will naturally find you. ”


459. “’What is’ is more important than ‘what should be.’ Too many people are looking at ‘what is’ from a position of thinking ‘what should be’.”


460. “I will keep constant watch over myself and — most usefully — will put each day up for review. For this is what makes us evil — that none of us looks back upon our own lives. We reflect upon only that which we are about to do. And yet our plans for the future descend from the past.”


461. “When most people set out to change their lives, they often focus on all the external stuff, like a new job or a new location or new friends or a new romantic prospects and on and on. The reality is that changing your life starts with changing the way you see everything in your life. ” —Mark Manson


462. “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”


463. “Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.” ~ David Stafford


464. “Self improvement is the name of the game, and your primary objective is to strengthen yourself, not to destroy an opponent.”


465. “If you are focused on being better than others, you’re not focused on getting better. When you focus on being better than yesterday, it’s easy to root for others. ” —Shane Parrish


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


467. “To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so that you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family.”


468. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”


469. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”


470. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. ” ― Carl Bard


471. “Shout out to all the people who haven’t felt okay recently, but are getting up every day and refusing to quit. Stay strong.” – Unknown


472. “Whenever I am in a difficult situation where there seems to be no way out, I think about all the times I have been in such situations and say to myself, "I did it before, so I can do it again.”


473. “Each man's life is a kind of campaign, and a long and complicated one at that. You have to maintain the character of a soldier, and do each separate act at the bidding of the General.”


474. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. ” ― Henry Ford


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


476. “If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!”


477. “Why is it hard to put yourself first? One thing many people don’t understand, because it is not often taught, is that to put your needs first “- Kate Fit


478. “Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.”


479. “Determine that today you will overcome your self of the day before, tomorrow you will win over those of lesser skill, and later you will win over those of greater skill. ” ― Miyamoto Musashi


480. “The real difficulty in self love is combating the inner critic who goes against our own wishes by challenging our own beliefs. You know you’re worthy of love, but the critic keeps reminding you of the past pain that you can’t let go of.” – Anonymous


481. “If you are moving forward in your life, If you are progressing personally, professionally, emotionally, spiritually – you will be happy.” - Tony Robbins


482. “Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the ‘Want to Lane’ and put yourself into the ‘Got to Lane. ’” — Gloria Mayfield Banks


483. “If you want to do something, make a habit of it, if you don’t want to do that, don’t, but make a habit of something else instead.”


484. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” – Teal Swan


485. “Never allow your mind to wander untamed like a wild animal that exists on the basis of survival of the fittest. Tame your mind with consistent focus on your goals and desires.” ~ Stephen Richards


486. “It doesn’t matter what others think. This is about YOU. Create a life that you genuinely love with your whole heart and start with yourself.” ― Brittany Burgunder


487. “Don’t think about making money, think about making a difference, spot where others are doing it badly and do it better. ”


488. “The key to ultimate happiness and fulfillment lies within our own transformation. The more we learn and grow and evolve as individuals, the more we will find happiness and satisfaction in relationships, work and life. ” ― Kristi Bowman


489. “The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others.”


490. “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”


491. “I love myself and like myself. I choose to focus on my positive qualities and how I can use them to improve myself and the world. ” —Anonymous


492. “Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside. ” ― Idowu Koyenikan


493. “There is a reason flight attendants tell you to put your mask on first in an emergency…you cannot be important to anyone else if you are not first and foremost important to yourself. Appreciate and love yourself then use that to do the same for others. ” – Shelley K Wall


494. “Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.”


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


496. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor


497. “I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”


498. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay


499. “As for others whose lives are not so ordered, he reminds himself constantly of the characters they exhibit daily and nightly at home and abroad, and of the sort of society they frequent; and the approval of such men, who do not even stand well in their own eyes, has no value for him.”


500. “Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us.”


501. “For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”


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


503. “We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.”


504. “The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”