Top 15 Personal Self Development Quotes

Personal self development quotes for inspiring giving yourself the opportunity to live an enjoyable, full and meaningful balanced life by learning to control and manage your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Get the most out of your life, it’s entirely up to you to go out and get it!


 Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself. — Denis Waitley

You may have negative thoughts about yourself today which are holding you back from the life you desire. Rid yourself of the negative thinking standing in the way of taking action to go after the life you want.


 Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. — B. R. Ambedkar

There’s nothing from the outside that can replace what you create for yourself to achieve the fulfilling life you envision.


 It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be. — Sanhita Baruah

You may be living compliantly to the expectations of others, rather than living with the values and goals that are important to you.


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 You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. — Henry David Thoreau

Wanting and dreaming won’t give you results. Get active in your pursuit, taking positive action each and every day.


 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

People will notice when you’re moving ahead in your life. Keep your focus on your own direction, and the worries of what others think will disappear on their own. Press ahead!


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

Are you moving in the right direction for you? It doesn’t matter how fast you go — it’s the direction you’re taking.


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 You should not change yourself, but create yourself, that means build around your strengths and removing bad habits. — Peter Drucker

Create daily habits that help you move ahead to what you want in your life and get rid of the habits that hold you back.


 Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. — David Bly

If you’re not willing to invest and put effort into your life, what can you expect to get out of it?


 You should be too busy watering your own grass to notice if someone else’s is greener! — Amy Lee

The main recipe for being miserable is to constantly compare yourself to others. Only you can truly manage your life, so keep your focus there. In your journey to personal self-development, the only comparison that matters is comparing where you are today from where you were yesterday.


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 When you start loving yourself and respecting your time and energy, things will change. Get to know your worth, and your value will go up. — Germany Kent

As you begin to apply new rules for your life (like self-care) your confidence will rise by casting aside old thinking habits like people-pleasing, blaming, and negative self-rating.


 Radical acts of self-transformation do not occur spontaneously, meaningful change requires a specific and deliberative act of will. — Kilroy J. Oldster

There’s no magic in this world that will do all these things for you: Learn, decide, practice, work, and grow.


 No-one will come in to rescue you. You just have to step out somehow, and make your dreams come true. — Moffat Machingura

You’re on your own, and that’s the good news. Becoming truly in charge of yourself allows you to manage your thoughts, your feelings, as well as your habits and behaviors.


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

When you’re less distracted by limiting beliefs, negative thoughts and your old ways of thinking, you’ll be free to move forward toward the things you want in your life.


 Do not give your attention to what others do or fail to do; give it to what you do or fail to do. — Buddha

Keep your focus more on yourself rather than on others. Being inspired is a positive way to see what might be possible for you.


 If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. — Nora Roberts

Every journey begins with taking the first step. Start taking action and you start moving forward.


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