New year, new me! Are you looking for inspiration to start your next chapter on a positive note? Whether you have a new job, are entering a new relationship, or whatever you have coming your way, here are my favorite growth quotes that inspire me to reach my goals!

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  1. “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
  2. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  3. “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
  4. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ― Albert Einstein
  5. “We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world” ― Helen Keller
  6. “Very early, I knew that the only objective in life was to grow.” — Margaret Fuller
  7. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” — Mandy Hale
  8. “You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself.” ― Miguel Ruiz
  9. “Life is all about growth and change. It’s not static. It’s not about some destination.” — Bill Burnett
  10. “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
  11. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anais Nin
  12. “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
  13. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall
  14. “Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?” ― Jillian Michaels
  15. “You must change certain thought processes, actions, and surround yourself with the right people that will encourage your growth, enlightenment, and state of awareness.” — Curt Hinson
  16. “Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth.” — Bryant H. McGill
  17. “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ― Charles Dickens
  18. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” — Benjamin Franklin
  19. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” ― Carrie Fisher
  20. “For my own personal growth I had to set out on my own.” ― Frank Press
  21. “If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results. You have to water the flowers you want to grow.” — Stephen Covey
  22. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” — John C. Maxwell
  23. “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” ― Anais Nin
  24. “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein
  25. “No one is coming to save you. You can’t have an ideal partner without working towards your ideal self.” ― Jeff Moore
  26. “Without disappointment and the teaching it recommends, how will we ever grow as a person?” — Noaman Kaysingwala
  27. “We miss the height of our fullest potential by not engaging the quiet parade of days.” — John Soforic
  28. “The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” ― C. JoyBell C.
  29. “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
  30. “The swiftest way to triple your success is to double your investment in personal development.” ― Robin Sharma
  31. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” ― Mia Hamm
  32. “It’s in the mistakes where the lessons are learned, where real growth begins.” — Joan Butman
  33. “The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” — Jeremiah Say
  34. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” ― Sigmund Freud
  35. “Growth comes from chaos, not order.” — Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
  36. “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” ― Eric Butterworth
  37. “We boil at different degrees.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “Real growth is when we flow in balance in all seasons and weathers accepting all events and things with openness & gratitude.” — RaghuRam Ananthoj
  39. “Growth occurs when one goes beyond one’s limits. Realizing that is also part of training.” — Uchiha Itachi
  40. “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.” ― Heath L. Buckmaster
  41. “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” — Harvey S. Firestone
  42. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  43. “The man who views the world at 50 the same he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.” ― Muhammad Ali
  44. “There is comfort in acceptance. There is unexpected growth of seedlings of life if we take the risk of opening ourselves up.” — Jan Warner
  45. “The real growth happens with what you do after you’re at the wall.” — Darren Hardy
  46. “A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.” ― Paul Klee
  47. “Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” — Frank A. Clark
  48. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ― Bernice Johnson Reagon
  49. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin
  50. “Pеrѕоnаl grоwth is imроrtаnt in аll оf life’s stages. Yоu nееd to kеер growing tо deal еffесtivеlу with others.” — James Stafford
  51. “You must have a level of discontent to feel the urge to want to grow.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
  52. “The transitions in our lives are often the most significant periods of growth. Leaving the womb, leaving home, going to college, one’s first job, getting married, . . . these are the moments when we are stretched and challenged in new ways.” — Edward A. White
  53. “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” — Lao Tzu
  54. “I’m unpredictable, I never know where I’m going until I get there, I’m so random, I’m always growing, learning, changing, I’m never the same person twice. But one thing you can be sure of about me; is I will always do exactly what I want to do.” ― C. JoyBell C.
  55. “Growth is the only evidence of life.” — John Henry Newman
  56. “Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  57. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” — Andy Rooney
  58. “Growth inside fuels growth outside.” — John C. Maxwell
  59. “My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.” ― Marcel Proust
  60. “The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.” — Warren Buffett
  61. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” ― Amelia Earhart
  62. “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” ― Nelson Mandela
  63. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” — Kurt Vonnegut
  64. “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” ― Edward Abbey
  65. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” — N. R. Narayana Murthy
  66. “People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” ― Rob Siltanen
  67. “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
  68. “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverbs
  69. “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 Frankl
  70. “You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  71. “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.” — Henry Miller
  72. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ― Frederick Douglass
  73. “Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move. Knowing which move to make comes with IN-SIGHT and knowledge, and by learning the lessons that are acculated along the way.” ― Allan Rufus
  74. “How can we grow if we can’t acknowledge our own weaknesses?” — Kristin Neff
  75. “You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.” — Evan Esar
  76. “When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  77. “Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
  78. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” ― Maya Angelou
  79. “Sure I am this day, we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond our endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.” ― Winston Churchill
  80. “Our world and everything in it continuously grows and evolves. The changing seasons ground us in our understanding of the cycles of renewal. Even the harshest of winters is not permanent. As individuals, each of us changes over time.” — Barbara Bernard
  81. “When we stop growing, we stop living and start existing.” — Warren Wiersbe
  82. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” ― John F. Kennedy
  83. “The instinct to improve oneself materially is necessary for growth. It is at the fountain of the enterprising spirit which drives private enterprise.” — Said Musa
  84. “I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” ― Larry Bird
  85. “Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past cant prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” ― Eckhart Tolle
  86. “All of us need to grow continuously in our lives. If you are the same person now that you were a year ago or even a day ago, then you are not growing.” — Les Brown
  87. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” — Steve Maraboli
  88. “Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  89. “You try something, it doesn’t work, and maybe people even criticize you. In a fixed mindset, you say, ‘I tried this, it’s over.’ In a growth mindset, you look for what you’ve learned.” — Carol S. Dweck
  90. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ― Edith Wharton
  91. “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
  92. “Growth equals change. If you want to get better, you have to keep changing and improving. That means stepping out into new areas.” — John Maxwell
  93. “Progress is the only alternative to falling. We must advance or we shall decline. To prevent decay we must grow.” — John Wilmot
  94. “There is no beauty in sadness. No honor in suffering. No growth in fear. No relief in hate. It’s just a waste of perfectly good happiness.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer
  95. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill
  96. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” ― Hillary Clinton
  97. “You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That’s part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development.” ― Bernice King
  98. “Use your mind, grow your mind, and grow your life’s experiences through learning.” — Matthew D. Mohr
  99. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou
  100. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.” ― Thomas Paine
  101. “Sometimes in life we take a leap of faith. Remember, the leap is not about getting from one side to the other. It’s simply about taking the leap…and trusting the air, the universal breath, will support your wings so that you may soar.” ― Kristi Bowman
  102. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” ― John C. Maxwell
  103. “Read to learn, to enrich your thinking, to grow your mind and thus your being.” — Lee Thayer
  104. “There is a world of difference between activity and progress.” — John Blanchard
  105. “Fear robs you of your freedom to make the right choice in life that can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. On the other side of fear, lies freedom. If you want to grow, you need to be brave and take risks. If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  106. “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” — Calvin Coolidge
  107. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli
  108. “Intelligent, successful, attractive people can be intimidating. They force us to hold a mirror to ourselves; we can be disappointed, jealous or inspired toward personal growth.” ― Ian K. Smith
  109. “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
  110. “None of us can come to the highest maturity without enduring the summer heat of trials.” — C. H. Spurgeon
  111. “This life therefore is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health, but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished, but it is going on, this is not the end, but it is the road. All does not yet gleam in glory, but all is being purified.” ― Martin Luther
  112. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” — Ronald Reagan
  113. “Be patient with yourself. You are growing stronger every day. The weight of the world will become lighter…and you will begin to shine brighter. Don’t give up.” ― Robert Tew
  114. “We’ve observed that people who stall in their personal growth work often have counterproductive soft addictions that stand in their way of growth and having the life they say they want. It can be a simple thing, such as watching TV instead of finishing a project.” ― Judith Wright
  115. “In difficult times, we’re not supposed to quit believing; we’re not supposed to quit growing.” — Joel Osteen
  116. “Life is all about growth and change. It’s not static. It’s not about some destination.” — Bill Burnett
  117. “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” ― Steve Goodier
  118. “Growth is uncomfortable; you have to embrace the discomfort if you want to expand.” — Jonathan Majors
  119. “Permit yourself to change your mind when something is no longer working for you.” ― Nedra Glover Tawwab
  120. “My personal growth stems from the humility with which I navigate the world, namely with a reverence for all of the knowledge that I’ve yet to learn but that is out there available to me.” ― Gad Saad
  121. “An environment of growth where information is shared, personal development is encouraged, and discussions occur to help everyone grow and learn.” — Byron Pulsifer
  122. “I think our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.” — Mukesh Ambani
  123. “The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
  124. “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” — George Washington
  125. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you…never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ― Harriet Beecher Stowe
  126. “Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth.” ― Judith Wright
  127. “Individuals in a growth mindset don’t simply look for challenge, they blossom with it. The greater the challenge, the more they stretch.” — K. Orient
  128. “Happy is he who makes daily progress and who considers not what he did yesterday but what advance he can make today.” — St. Jerome
  129. “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” ― Shauna Niequist
  130. “Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” — Susan L. Taylor
  131. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” ― Chinese Proverb
  132. “Being bridled, or yielding obediently to restraint, is necessary for our personal growth and progression.” ― James E. Faust
  133. “To the victim, adversity is bad. To the leader and warrior, hard times are life’s richest times of growth, opportunity, and possibility. Use them to fly.” — Robin Sharma
  134. “Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  135. “Once you have a product that you are happy with, you the need to centralize things to continue growth.” — Mark Zuckerberg
  136. “People on a spiritual path – personal growth, spiritual practice, recovery, yoga and so forth – are the last people who should be sitting out the social and political issues of our day.” ― Marianne Williamson
  137. “Doubt increases with inaction. Clarity reveals itself in momentum. Growth comes from progress. For all these reasons, BEGIN.” — Brendon Burchard
  138. “The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.” — Robin Sharma
  139. “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” ― Elizabeth Edwards
  140. “Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.” — William Butler Yeats
  141. “When we’re growing up there are all sorts of people telling us what to do when really what we need is space to work out who to be.” ― Elliot Page
  142. “The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you.” — John C. Maxwell
  143. “Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” — Gail Sheehy
  144. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ― Stephen Covey
  145. “Through constant familiarity, we can definitely establish new behavior patterns, using our tendency to form habits to our advantage. If we make a steady effort, I think we can overcome any form of negative conditioning and make positive changes in our lives. But we need to remember that genuine change doesn’t happen overnight.” ― Dalai Lama
  146. “Life is growth, and growth demands change. Change can be painful yet resisting change is resisting growth. Resisting growth denies you success.” — Virend Singh
  147. “Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.” — Morihei Ueshiba
  148. “Aversion to failure motivates us to take necessary precautions and to work harder to achieve success. By contrast, intense fear of failure often handicaps us, making us reject failure so vigorously that we cannot take the risks that are necessary for growth.” — Tal Ben-Shahar
  149. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” ― Confucius
  150. “Procrastination will delay your change!!! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let YOU stop yourself from growing!” ― Steve Harvey
  151. “I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow. You either evolve or you disappear.” ― Tupac Shakur
  152. “If we’re really committed to growth, we never stop discovering new dimensions of self and self-expression .” ― Oprah Winfrey
  153. “Think of this day like the growth of a tree. Growing stronger and able to face adversity of the winds and storms with the experience that each year brings.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  154. “Overcome your barriers, intend the best, and be patient. You will enjoy more balance, more growth, more income, and more fun!” — Jack Canfield
  155. “Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” — John C. Maxwell
  156. “The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life.” ― Bruce Jenner
  157. “You cannot grow unless you are willing to change. And you will not change unless you change something you do every day.” — John Maxwell
  158. “Taking responsibility is a commitment to own your life, to self-leadership, growth, and freedom.” — Christopher Avery
  159. “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  160. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ― E. E. cummings
  161. “Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.” ― Julia Cameron
  162. “It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences.” ― Nelson Mandela
  163. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ― Robert H. Schuller
  164. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” ― Vernon Howard
  165. “Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” ― Sherman Finesilver
  166. “The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” ― Wallace Wattles
  167. “There’s no such thing as failure, only results.” ― Tony Robbins
  168. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” ― Harry Golden
  169. “Look for the good in every situation, seek the valuable lesson in every setback, look for the solution to every problem. Think and talk continually about your goals.” ― Brian Tracy
  170. “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett
  171. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” ― Joshua J. Marine
  172. “Improve by 1% a day, and in just 70 days, you’re twice as good.” ― Alan Weiss

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