Last Updated on November 10, 2021
Have you ever felt nostalgic and suddenly think back on your past? Do you believe that your best years have already gone? Or maybe you’re thinking what else lies in the future?
A lot of people nowadays believe that they will never experience the carefree spirit of their youth. That maybe tomorrow is only going to be filled with bills, responsibilities, and routine. It doesn’t have to be that way though.
Obstacles To Growth
When you feel like everything seems to be standing still is the time to aim for growth. Progress is inevitable, whether in your personal or professional life. At some point, you need to be promoted or try a new career. You’re probably itching to get to know new people. Or perhaps try a new skill.
Either way, growth in any area of your life will take you to heights you never thought you could achieve. You might be asking: what’s stopping you? Here are a couple of reasons.
- Peer or societal pressures;
- Fear of failure (or success);
- Low or poor self-esteem;
- Not enough ‘whys’ (connection between the future and your goals);
- Infinite excuses (e.g. no time, not enough money, no support, etc.).
Don’t let your doubts be bigger than your belief. When all is said and done, only YOU stand in your way.
Amazing Growth Quotes
They say it’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. This saying couldn’t be truer today. With the mountain of worries we face each day – from our jobs, bills, familial obligations, and social interactions – it’s easy to feel stuck.
But each day is a chance to grow. And it can only happen the minute we choose it. So choose to be a better version of yourself today. These amazing quotes about growth will (hopefully) inspire you to make the improvements you need.
“You have to go through those mountains and valleys – because that’s what life is: soul growth.” – Wayne Newton
“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” – Bo Bennett
“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” – Frank A. Clark
“A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.” – Frederick Douglass
“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl
“It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.” – William J. Clinton
“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.” – Edith Widder
“Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.” – Cesar Chavez
“Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms.” – Travis Bradberry
“Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier
“When leaders throughout an organization take an active, genuine interest in the people they manage, when they invest real time to understand employees at a fundamental level, they create a climate for greater morale, loyalty, and, yes, growth.” – Patrick Lencioni
“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee
“Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.” – William Butler Yeats
“The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.” – Aleister Crowley
“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth.” – Edith Widder
“Resilient people aren’t afraid to admit they have weaknesses. Whether an effective leader acknowledges problems within an organization, or an individual recognizes areas in need of personal growth, resilient people use failure as an opportunity to spot their weaknesses.” – Amy Morin
“Overcome your barriers, intend the best, and be patient. You will enjoy more balance, more growth, more income, and more fun!” – Jack Canfield
“Our whole life is set up in the path of least resistance. We don’t want to suffer. We don’t want to feel discomfort. So the whole time, we’re living our lives in a very comfortable area. There’s no growth in that.” – David Goggins
“Engaged, enthusiastic, and loyal employees are pivotal drivers of growth and health in any organization.” – Patrick Lencioni
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” – Nelson Mandela
“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.” – Donald Miller
“A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.” – Jillian Michaels
“Your inner strength is your outer foundation.” – Allan Rufus
“Before you find your soulmate, you must first discover your soul.” – Charles F. Glassman
“You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” – Don Miguel Ruiz
“If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
“The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.” – Idowu Koyenikan
“Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change.” – Richard Branson
“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
“Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated.” – Lewis Mumford
“Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception.” – Jaggi Vasudev
“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” – Bill Clinton
“The way must be in you; the destination also must be in you and not somewhere else in space or time. If that kind of self-transformation is being realized in you, you will arrive.” – Nhat Hanh
“People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.” – Plato
“The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment.” – Antonio Brown
“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin
“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan
“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” – N. R. Narayana Murthy
“Sports build good habits, confidence, and discipline. They make players into community leaders and teach them how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes, and cherish growth opportunities.” – Julie Foudy
“The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.” – Jen Sincero
“Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.” – Kourtney Kardashian
“True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.” – George Washington
“The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation.” – Vernon Howard
“Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.” – Nolan Ryan
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy
“Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem.” – Jillian Michaels