Top 15 Self Help Quotes

Using self-help for personal self development is accomplished by learning what to look (and look out) for, getting to know yourself better, then actively working on it over time.

The following quotes lay out some of the things to look for, helping you identify and think about where you are at the moment.

It’s important to point out that this is not something that can be bought or delegated to someone else. You are the only person that can make any of the changes needed to get yourself closer to what you want in life.


 You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. — Louise L. Hay

Replace the negative thoughts of your inner critic with more realistic and positive thoughts by learning to manage your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors.


 A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. — Mark Twain

Does it seem like you’re automatically doing things that you don’t like? Somewhere along the line, you’ve given those things your stamp of approval.


  The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore. — C. JoyBell

 Create a determination to move past your old thinking and habits that are not getting you to where you want to be.



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 Nothing we can do can change the past, but everything we do changes the future. — Ashleigh Brilliant

We can’t change the past, but we can learn to look at it differently. Your past affects you only to the extent that you allow it to control you or hold you back.


  Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make. — Eckhart Tolle

No matter how much you complain, place blame or feel sorry for yourself, nothing really changes. That time would be better spent working on changing the thinking and habits that don’t support the life you want.


 Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. — Charles R. Swindoll

Your view of yourself, others, and the world determines the choices you make. You may find a lot of old thoughts and beliefs that cloud your view and work against you.


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 Successful people are those who are willing to delay gratification and make sacrifices in the short term so that they can enjoy far greater rewards in the long term. — Brian Tracy

If you’re focused on short term satisfactions, you will often sabotage your chances for achieving greater long-term satisfactions in life.


 Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. — Don Miguel Ruiz

Others are not concerned by you as much as you believe they are. What they think only controls and limits you to the extent you allow them to.


 If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think. — Timothy Ferriss

Your situation is probably not as unique as you may think. Human beings have more in common than meets the eye.


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 Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction. ― Germany Kent

You’re the only person with the ability to make the changes it takes to get what you want out of life.


 Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do. — David J. Schwartz

What you believe about yourself has the power to either hold you back or move you forward.


 Understand that for better or worse, you create your own life. ― Stephen Richards

You’re in charge here. You control you. You can either live your life to meet the expectations of others or you can create habits that support what you want in your life.


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 It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. ― Diane von Furstenberg

How is your relationship with yourself? Are you your own best-friend?


 We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. ― Anais Nin

Your set of beliefs and self-talk will determine how you perceive things to be. The good news is that you are in charge of that. Again, you control you.


 If you don’t go after what you want, you could spend your entire life settling for what you can get. ― Mo Stegall

Many things can hold you back from living the life you want. Why not spend more of your time giving yourself your best shot?


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