Inspirational Quotes To Help Improve And Motivate You

Today I am going to share with you a special compilation with 101 self -improvement phrases that will motivate you to break the barriers that separate you between where you are and where you want to be.

You will find both short and longer improvement phrases, but all of them are on this list because they have something valuable to contribute.

Many of these phrases of improvement and motivation contain an impressive wisdom of life and come from leaders, authors and thinkers who have left their mark through history such as Socrates, Confucius, Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, Napoleon, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, among many others.

The concept of personal improvement invites us to be in constant evolution : to not stop growing as people and to overcome those difficult moments that we all face. It is a call to fight and persevere to achieve success and make our greatest goals and dreams come true. Because that’s what we’re here for, right?

I hope these phrases inspire you as much as they do me! Tell me in the comments of the publication which were your favorites.

The best phrases of personal improvement and motivation

  • The top is not reached by surpassing others but by surpassing yourself. – Anonymous
  • Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
  • Fight for your dreams or others will impose theirs on you. – Paulo Coelho
  • Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day after day. – Robert Collier
  • Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan.- Anonymous
  • Ask yourself if what you are doing today brings you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. – Walt Disney
  • Whoever transforms himself, transforms the world. -Dalai Lama
  • Try not to become a man of success, but to become a man of value. -Albert Einstein
  • Everything is difficult before being easy. – Goethe
  • One of the most rewarding things is achieving what you were told you would never achieve. – Walter Bagehot
  • You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar
  • We lose many things for fear of losing. – Paulo Coelho
  • Never let your fears take the place of your dreams. – Anonymous
  • You may be disappointed if you fail but you are finished if you don’t try. – Beverly Sills
  • God, grant me serenity to accept all that I cannot change, courage to change what I can, and wisdom to understand the difference. -San Francisco de Asis
  • Do not judge each day by the harvest you gather, but by the seeds you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Do not settle for what you need, fight for what you deserve. – Anonymous
  • Being yourself in a world that constantly tries to keep you from being, is the greatest achievement. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The difficulties you are going through today are developing the strength you will need tomorrow. – Robert Tew
  • The man who moves mountains begins by carrying small stones. -Confucius
  • Don’t go through life, GROW through life. – Eric Butterworth
  • Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer
  • The tests are to improve, the mistakes to change, and the problems to prove what you are made of. – Anonymous
  • Life is not about being a winner or a loser; but in being oneself and giving the best. – Anonymous
  • There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. – Wayne W. Dyer
  • Don’t be afraid to give up the good to pursue the great. – John D. Rockefeller
  • Seeking success without working hard is like trying to harvest when you haven’t even planted. – David Bly
  • When one door closes, another opens; but we stay so frustrated looking at the closed door that we don’t see when the others open. – Alexander Graham Bell
  • Enjoy the little things, because you may find out tomorrow that, in reality, they were always the biggest things. – Anonymous
  • The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future just by changing his attitude. -Oprah Winfrey
  • The difference between where you were yesterday and where you will be tomorrow is what you think, say and do today. – Anonymous
  • If opportunity doesn’t knock on your door, build the door. – Milton Berle
  • I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions . – Stephen Covey
  • People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who change it. – Steve Jobs
  • We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how to respond to them. – Epictetus
  • The measure of what we are is what we do with what we have. – Vince Lombardi
  • He who does not live to serve, does not serve to live. – Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  • Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • The joy of life is always having something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to. – Thomas Chalmers
  • Personal development is not for people who are ‘broken’, but for those who want a better life. – Dave Hollis
  • The best we can BE is to be ourselves. And the best thing we can DO is be better than what we were yesterday. – Natalia Maynez
  • All people die … but very few really live. – Anonymous
  • Your mind always reminds you of the bad, the difficult, the negative. Remind her of your greatness, your passion and your strength. – Jorge Álvarez Camacho
  • Being brave does not mean not being afraid, it is deciding to act despite fear. – Anonymous
  • Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it. – Charles Swindoll
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Somehow they already know what you really want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs
  • You don’t get ahead by celebrating successes, but by overcoming failures. – Orison Swett Marden
  • If you are persistent you will get it, if you are consistent you will stick with it. – Harvey Mackay
  • The first step doesn’t get you where you want to go, but it gets you from where you are. – Anonymous
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
  • There are dreams that at first seem IMPOSSIBLE, then IMPROBABLE and if we commit ourselves seriously, they become INEVITABLE. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • The state of your life is but a reflection of the state of your mind. – Wayne W. Dyer
  • Impossible is just a word that weak men use to easily live in the world given to them, not daring to explore the power they have to change it. – Muhammad Ali
  • It is never too late to be the person you could have been. – George Eliot
  • You have to get up every morning with determination if you want to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer
  • How could you be reborn without first being reduced to ashes. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Everyone tries to do something big, not realizing that life is made up of small things. – Frank Clark
  • We know what we are, but we still don’t know what we can be. -William Shakespeare
  • Anything that the mind of man can conceive and believe, can be achieved. – Napoleon Hill’
  • Believe in yourself so strongly that the world can’t help but believe in you too. – Anonymous
  • Your life will go forward, when you separate yourself from the people who take you back. – Anonymous
  • The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Socrates
  • When there is a storm, the little birds hide, but the eagles fly higher. -Mahatma Gandhi
  • If life puts obstacles in your way, your challenge is to overcome them. – Anonymous
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done. -Nelson Mandela
  • When we do not know which port we are going to, all the winds are unfavorable. – Séneca
  • Success is not always winning but never losing heart. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • What if instead of saying it you do it? What if instead of thinking about it, you try? What if instead of dreaming it you make it come true? – Anonymous
  • Most people see what is, and never see what can be. -Albert Einstein
  • When you know what you want and really want it, you will find a way to get it. – Jim Rohn
  • The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Do not count the days make the days count. – Muhammad Ali
  • Investing in your own growth and development is not selfishness, it is self-love. – Anonymous
  • The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Donald Kendall
  • Really amazing things begin where your comfort zone ends. – Anonymous
  • You don’t have to meet other people’s expectations – you just have to exceed your own. – Anonymous
  • When you love and serve others, life loves and serves you; because everything you give always comes back multiplied. – Anonymous
  • If you want different results, do not do the same. -Albert Einstein
  • The real battles are fought on the inside. – Socrates
  • Choose a job that you are passionate about and you won’t have to work a single day of your life. -Confucius
  • I did not change, I only learned, and learning is not changing, it is GROWING – Anonymous
  • Don’t be afraid to go ahead and take risks, be afraid to do nothing and stay on the road. – Anonymous
  • Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. -Mark Twain
  • Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits. – Anonymous
  • Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s just a silent but powerful inner voice that says: I’ll try again tomorrow. – Anonymous
  • Happiness is inside, not outside; therefore, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. -Pablo Neruda
  • The opinion of others about you does not have to become your reality. – Les Brown
  • Don’t look back wondering why? Look forward wondering why not? – Anonymous
  • Our life passes in our own mind, the war is in our head, and only we can restore peace. – Anonymous
  • The very distant is only very distant, otherwise we travel there. – Anonymous
  • The only time you should look back in life is to see how far we’ve come. – Anonymous
  • Some dream of the life they want while others create it. – Natalia Maynez
  • I am the owner of my destiny. I am the captain of my soul. – Nelson Mandela
  • It is not true that you can stumble twice on the same stone, the first time is bad luck, the second is a decision. – Anonymous
  • Life would be impossible if everything was remembered. The secret is knowing how to choose what to forget. – Roger Martin du Gard
  • If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. – Richard Branson
  • The winners are not people who never failed, but people who never quit. – Edwin Louis Cole
  • It is not fitness, but attitude that determines your altitude. – Zig Ziglar
  • The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and share. – Anonymous
  • Many failures in life have been men who failed to realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Alva Edison
  • If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and focus on the size of your being. – T. Harv Eker


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