...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means.— W. Edwards Deming
Remarkable Personal Improvement quotations
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.
It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day
Be a good person, but don't waste time to prove it.
By improving yourself, the world is made better.
Be not afraid of growing too slowly. Be afraid only of standing still.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
What worries you, masters you!
All highly competent people continually search for ways to keep learning, growing, and improving. They do that by asking WHY. After all, the person who knows HOW will always have a job, but the person who knows WHY will always be the boss.
We all have a moral obligation to leave this world a better place than the world that we've found.
Be the change you want to see.
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday
To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves.
The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.
No human ever became interesting by not failing.
The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who's always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don't exist.
Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them;
a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.
the reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become
Life is about becoming a better version of yourself.
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.
The only job security you have today os your commitment to continuous personal improvement.
But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nations economic viability.
People do not follow uncommitted leaders.
Commitment can be displayed in a full range of matters to include the work hours you choose to maintain, how you work to improve your abilities, or what you do for your fellow workers at personal sacrifice.
We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.
There's always room for improvement.
Each person's task in life is to become an increasingly better person.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It's like a tonic.
Dedicate yourself to continuous personal improvement you are your most precious resource
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.
If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it
When you create a business, you create something that improves the life of your customer, of another person, maybe of ten people, of a thousand people, of a million people. There's no higher calling.
Invest time in languages and intercultural awareness.
Focus on becoming part of global citizenry. In exchange for the opportunity to participate everywhere/anywhere in the world you have the obligation to do something productive, which will improve the world. Develop a personal mission, a desire to leave personal legacy.
Trust is rebuilt by focusing not on what the other person did or did not do but on critiquing one's own behavior, improving one's trustworthiness, and focusing attention not on words and promises but on actions, attitudes, and ways of being.
Goal setting is the most important aspect of all improvement and personal development plans. Confidence is important, determination is vital, certain personality traits contribute to success, but they all come into focus in goal setting.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.