Life isn’t easy. The voyage to personal growth takes grit. It’s a straight-up transformational process, sculpting us through the challenges we face.
The thing is, if you’ve ever undergone a transformative shift, you know it doesn’t happen during times of comfort. Instead, it happens when life is hard—often in the face of adversity.
Below are sixteen quotes that give justice to the journey to personal growth.
16 Quotes on the Journey to Personal Growth
Quote 1: I have wasted a lot of time trying to be loved by everyone else when I should have been learning how to love myself. – J. Milburn
Quote 2: The key to change is recognizing that shame, judgment, and perfection doesn’t work. When we put pressure on ourselves and get lost in self-criticism, it actually inhibits the brain from learning. – Shauna Shapiro, PhD
Quote 3: You can’t hate yourself happy, criticize yourself thin, or shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care. – Jessica Ortner
Quote 4: We all have a past. We made choices that weren’t the best. None of us are entirely innocent, but we all get a fresh start every day to be better people than we were yesterday. – Tiny Buddha
Quote 5: And she wasn’t perfect. She made mistakes, and she learned hard lessons. But she grew strong. And the wisdom changed everything. -Lauren Fortenberry
Quote 6: We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we will screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success—it’s part of it. – Arianna Huffington
Quote 7: Don’t waste time thinking of what you could have done differently. Keep your eyes on the road ahead and do it differently now. – Karen Salmansohn
Quote 8: A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant. – Unknown
Quote 9: How you handle the losing. How you respond to the challenges. How you treat the ones who have little. These things show the world your heart. – Laura Fortenberry
Quote 10: Some days, she is a warrior. Some days she’s a broken mess. Most days, she’s a bit of both. But every day, she is there. Standing. Fighting. Trying. – Tiny Buddha
Quote 11: Reject the notion that you can make it through life without pain, wounds, and scars. That is where you grow. That is where you learn grace. – Lauren Fortenberry
Quote 12: And she stopped bothering to compare. Her story was hers. And beyond the perfect, she found the purpose. – Lauren Fortenberry
Quote 13: Every time you thought you couldn’t move forward, you did. Take a moment to appreciate how strong and capable you are. – Unknown
Quote 14: You’ve climbed too many mountains and crossed too many rivers to stop and turn back now. – Eleanor Brownn
Quote 15: If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you. – Fred Devito
Quote 16: It doesn’t matter if you’ve failed—if you’ve been beat. All that matters is that you get back up and try again. Because winning is nice, but winning when nobody thought you would, is incredible. – Unknown
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