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My Top 50 Personal Growth Quotes

For the whole month, I have talked about personal growth and it is time that I give renown people a chance to do the same. I have some of my favorite personal growth quotes, I am sure you have read some of them somewhere or come across some in my posts. Enjoy reading as you see other people’s perspective on personal growth.

An environment of growth where information is shared, personal development is encouraged, and discussions occur to help everyone grow and learn. 

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Personal growth quotes

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. ~ Anonymous

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

You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz 

Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness. ~ Deborah Day

The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual ~ Samuel Smiles

Personal growth and family time are essential, for a life devoid of love and laughter is a life wasted. Ross Wilson

For my own personal growth I had to set out on my own. ~ Frank Press

Growth is a very profound experience. It can be beautiful and ugly, empowering and confining, thought-provoking and mind-boggling, pleasant and unpleasant, all at the same time. ~ Iyanla Vanzant

My personal growth stems from the humility with which I navigate the world, namely with a reverence for all of the knowledge that I’ve yet to learn but that is out there available to me. ~ Gad Saad

I’ve been committed to personal growth since I was a teenager, and I’m a believer in the idea that your thought is the only thing that matters. ~ Alice Ripley

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Life and personal growth

Very early, I knew that the only objective in life was to grow. ~ Margaret Fuller

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

Life is all about growth and change. It’s not static. It’s not about some destination. ~ Bill Burnett

Life is growth, and growth demands change. Change can be painful yet resisting change is resisting growth. Resisting growth denies you success. ~ Virend Singh

Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way. ~ Gretchen Bleiler

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. ~ Nelson Mandela

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. ~ Morihei Ueshiba

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Advantages of Personal Growth

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

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

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. If you are the same person now that you were a year ago or even a day ago, then you are not growing. ~ Les Brown

Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul. ~ Charles F. Glassman

Your mission statement is not static. Over a period of several years, your priorities and values are likely to change. That is good because change means growth. Your dreams change and, therefore, so do your goals. ~ Nathan Arthur

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

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~ Carol Burnett

The more connected we are to our emotions and thoughts, the more prepared we are to experience growth and personal development. We are better equipped to identify our dreams, passions, and fears, and the things that need change. ~ Brett Blumenthal

In the realm of personal growth, there is also the continuous learning that occurs in your own control of your own destiny. ~ Byron Pulsifer

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The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation. ~ Vernon Howard

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

Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem. ~ Jillian Michaels

Growth equals change. If you want to get better, you have to keep changing and improving. That means stepping out into new areas. ~ John Maxwell 

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

Anyone can endeavor to learn something new each day and mark some growth. ~ Wilferd Peterson

Know who you are, and be it. Know what you want, and go out and get it! ~ Carroll Bryant

If you don’t go after what you want; you could spend your entire life settling for what you can get. ~ Mo Stegall

You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution. Change is inevitable, personal growth is always a personal decision. ~ Bob Proctor 

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Role of failure in personal growth

Aversion to failure motivates us to take necessary precautions and to work harder to achieve success. By contrast, intense fear of failure often handicaps us, making us reject failure so vigorously that we cannot take the risks that are necessary for growth. ~ Tal Ben-Shahar

Obstacles can be your launching point to propel you to attain new personal growth, or to gain valuable experiences. ~ Byron Pulsifer

Think of this day like the growth of a tree. Growing stronger and able to face adversity of the winds and storms with the experience that each year brings. ~ Catherine Pulsifer

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

You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That’s part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development. ~ Bernice King

However, as I stumble through life, tripping over many obstacles and making far too many mistakes, I have discovered a wonderful and comforting secret. I am beginning to understand that these trials are opportunities for personal growth. ~ Colin McCartney

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Success and personal growth

How can we grow if we can’t acknowledge our own weaknesses? ~ Kristin Neff

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

Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself. ~ Khalid

It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things. ~ Donald Miller

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

Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you. ~ Robin Sharma

Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. ~ Norman Mailer

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Personal growth is a journey with no definite destination. At any one point in your life, you can always learn something new or work towards a better you. There is much more than joy in getting to know yourself. Give yourself a chance, do not give up, accept failure and learn to love yourself more.


I believe that those personal growth quotes have influenced you in one way or another. As this series ends, you can always come back to this post for motivation. Bookmark the page and anytime you feel like you are getting lost, come get some hope. I also hope you loved all the butterflies!!

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