We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.— Jean-Paul Sartre
Instructive Personal Growth And Development quotations
Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.
Adversity and challenges are life’s way of creating strength.
Adversity creates challenge, and challenge creates change, and change is absolutely necessary for growth. If there is no change and challenge, there can be no growth and development.
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
Be the change you want to see.
The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life.
Be the change you want to see in your networks
Lucid dreaming has considerable potential for promoting personal growth and self-development, enhancing self-confidence, improving mental and physical health, facilitating creative problem solving and helping you to progress on the path to self-mastery.
The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life.
Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
Communication is the ability to ensure that people understand not only what you say but also what you mean. It is also the ability to listen to and understand others. Developing both of these aspects of communication takes a lot of time, patience, and hard work.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory;
to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
Money is only used for two things. One, it's to make you comfortable, and the more comfortable you are the more creative you will become. And the other purpose is it enables you to extend the service you provide far beyond your own presence.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
I love to watch my daughter. At twenty-two months, that little soul is developing at a rate I will never understand. She's kind of taught me that growth and expansion are a person's natural state and inclination.
Yes, know thyself: in great concerns or small, be this thy care, for this, my friend, is all.
Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth.
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.
Personal growth and professional development require mostly being treated like an adult, which is pretty much the opposite of what happens in most workplaces. People need to be able to make decisions. To do that effectively, they need information and training in how to use it.
It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who never change.
Heaven never helps the man who will not help himself
In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
Know thyself means this, that you get acquainted with what you know, and what you can do.
The happiest life is that which constantly exercises and educates what is best in us.
The searching-out and thorough investigation of truth ought to be the primary study of man.
Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.
God ever works with those who work with will.
Self-mastery calls for thorough familiarity with one's mental and emotional strengths. And it calls for sustaining a commitment to personal growth - the understanding of what makes you tick as an individual - as well as personal development.
Your real influence is measured by your treatment of yourself.
Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly.
A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.
Workplace culture within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive is basically, an environment that gives people the chance or even pushes them to try new activities and take on new challenges that build on the skills and experiences they have.
It is essential that you realize that you are nothing in yourself.
If you are rich and satisfied, you cannot receive anything from God. It is frightful to meet that spirit in a person. It totally hinders all spiritual growth and development.