21 motivating quotes to ignite self-development

Who doesn’t love a good quote? It’s safe to say that we could all do with a little wisdom in our lives, particularly when it comes to our wellbeing. Quotes are like little nuggets of insight, fostering a sense of kinship between society, and ultimately making us feel connected. 

Quotes are particularly great for motivating us, I’m sure most of us have one or two nestled in the back of our minds that pop up when we need them to- a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day. So with that said, here are 21 inspiring quotes to kick-start self-development:

  1. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw

2. “The future depends on what you do today.” -Mahatma Gandhi

3. “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.”-Madonna

4. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” -Mandy Hale

5. “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.”-T.D. Jakes

6. “Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.”-Simon T. Bailey

7. “The truest success is but the development of self.”-Charles Atlas

8. “Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”-Helen Keller

9. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” -Albert Einstein

10. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou

11. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” -Tony Robbins

12. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”- Les Brown

13. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”- Charles R Swindoll

14. “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”- Aldous Huxley

15. “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”-Ken Venturi

16. “The time is now, stop hitting the snooze button on your life.”-Mel Robbins

17. “Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”-Mark Twain

18. “Life begins when we get tired of our own bullshit. We must all get bloody tired of our own bullshit, in order for our lives to begin.”- C. JoyBell C.

19. “You cannot grow unless you are willing to change. You will never improve yourself if you cling to what used to be.”-Leon Brown

20. “Everything is within your power, and your power is within you.”-Janice Trachtman

21. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”-Germany Kent

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