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
Controversy Self Improvement quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.
We are what we believe we are.
Creativity follows mastery, so mastery of skills is the first priority for young talent.
Each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
If you live through defeat, you are not defeated.
If you are beaten but acquire wisdom, you have won. Lose yourself to improve yourself. Only when we shed all self-definition do we find who we really are.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
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.
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind.
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
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Be patient with yourself. Perfection comes not in this life, but in the next life. Don't demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference.
Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.
I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.
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.
You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.
Your future is not ahead of you, it's trapped within you
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
It is not always possible to be the best, but it is always possible to improve your own performance.
If today you are a little bit better than you were yesterday, then that's enough. And, if tomorrow you are a little bit better than you were today, then that's enough.
Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.
Most traditional methods of working on oneself are mostly pain centered.
People get to repeat over and over their painful emotions without knowing how to use the body's own inherently positive direction and force.
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.
Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Your mind is programmable – if you’re not programming your mind, someone else will program it for you.
In terms of changes, the spiritual mentors teach me that I must not forget those relating primarily to improve myself.
The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Through discipline comes freedom.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Your Destiny is chosen by God, Your future is certain, whether you arrive there is up to you
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.