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
Emotional Self Growth quotations
You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.
Every time you make a mistake, don’t bring up everything that’s wrong with yourself; tell yourself that you’re paying the price for growth and that you will learn to do better next time. Every positive thing you can say to yourself will help.
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings.
In fact... Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health personal growth, individuation and self-actualisation.
Know your value. Confidence breeds success. Act like the person you want to become, and people will start seeing you as that person.
When you can completely love your ego unconditionally and accept it as part of how you express in this life, you'll no longer have a problem with it. It won't impede your growth - on the contrary, it will be an asset.
Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.
Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening . . . YOU!
Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don't think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.
A goal of education is. to assist growth toward greater complexity and integration and to assist in the process of self-organization - to modify individuals capacity to modify themselves.
Transition is the natural process of disorientation and reorientation that marks the turning points in the path of growth...transitions are key times in the natural process of self-renewal
If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.
The goal of the martial arts is not for the destruction of an opponent, but rather for self-growth and self-perfection. The practice of a martial art should be a practice of love - for the preservation of life, for the preservation of body, and for the preservation of family and friends.
Your best teacher is the person offering you your greatest challenge.
You can't just be you. You have to double yourself. You have to read books on subjects you know nothing about. You have to travel to places you never thought of traveling. You have to meet every kind of person and endlessly stretch what you know.
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.
A goal is just an awesome way to force growth on yourself.
Self-knowledge is the first step to maturity.
People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
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.
It was astonishing that for some considerable distance around the mould growth the staphococcal colonies were undergoing lysis. What had formerly been a well-grown colony was now a faint shadow of its former self...I was sufficiently interested to pursue the subject.
I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.
Change is the end result of all true learning.
Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.
If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away?
What you pay attention to grows. Pay attention to your loveliness, your magnificent self. Begin now.
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual;
and, exhibited in the lives of many, it constitutes the true source of national vigour and strength. Help from without is often enfeebling in its effects, but help from within invariably invigorates
Self restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth.
To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory;
to be vanquished by one's own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.
Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth than everything else combined. Comfort kills!
That wonderful and terribly frightening journey of self-discovery.
That process of growth, of being an independent person, of learning who you are and what you want from life, is the real secret of life, happiness and beauty.
Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.
You are living in a time when opportunities for self-empowerment, expanded awareness and spiritual growth appear to be unlimited.