The dictionary defines self-improvement as the improvement of one’s knowledge, status, or character by one’s own efforts. The words I underlined when I wrote this definition in my journal are one’s own efforts.
Self-improvement is a habit we incorporate into the routines of our everyday life. It’s practiced consistently to create muscle memory – the things we do that we no longer think about.
Whatever your reasons for partaking in self-improvement activities there will be periods of time in which you feel discouraged or need an extra push on motivation & inspiration. The quotes below may give you a reminder of what you know you need to do.
Quotes on Self-Improvement
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Albert Einstein
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” – Byron Katie
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
“You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich
“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” – Oprah Winfrey
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.” – Henry Ford
“Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington
“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” – Tom Landry
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki
“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” – Audre Lorde
“It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” – Iyanla Vanzant
Til next time,
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou