Questioning our capabilities and fear of making mistakes are the typical reasons why our personal development growth is stunted.
However, knowing that we are the ones in control of our life makes a difference.
Whichever path we take does not matter. What matters is that we make a choice.
If we have a growth mindset, then we can brave through all the challenges that come along the way.
Here are some quotes to inspire you to use your grit to become a better person and create a better life.
91 growth mindset quotes
“Don’t think, just do.”
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Failure is not fatal, but failing to change might be.” – John Wooden
“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”
“There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.” – Henry Ford
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliot
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
“Nothing will work unless you do.” – John Wooden
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
“It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.”
“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson
“The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.” – Thomas Carlyle
“True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.”
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor.”
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”
“Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must also step up the stairs.” – Vaclav Havel
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – Winston Churchill
“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So. . .sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”
“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller
“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”
“The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.” – Michelangelo
“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” – B.C. Forbes
“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.”
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
“Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Sherman Finesilver
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”
“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.”
“No dream is ever too big. No dreamer is ever too small.”
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible’.”
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
“It is never too late to be who you might have been.”
“There are better starters than me but I am a strong finisher.”
“Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.”
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
“You are capable of amazing things.”
“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”
“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.”
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out.”
“Growth isn’t for everybody. Some people just want to stay the same forever.”
“When the going gets tough. The tough gets going.”
“Great things happen when you move.”
“You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry but do not give up.”
“Growth is the only evidence of life.”
“Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.”
“Beautiful girl you were made to do hard things. So believe in yourself.”
“It is okay to not know. It is not okay to not try.”
“You are capable of so much more than you can even imagine.”
“A little progress every day adds up to big results.”
“Believe you can and you are halfway there.”
“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”
“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“When you feel like you’re drowning in life, don’t worry – your Lifeguard walks on water.”
“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener
“Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you.”
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela
“You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.”
“Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you have been buried, but actually you have been planted.”
“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.”
“The best revenge is a massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
“You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.”
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ―Dale Carnegie
“Believe in yourself and you’ll be unstoppable.”
“Take a deep breath, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life.”
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ―Thomas Edison
“Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”
“Survival can be summed up in three words―never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.”
“Hey, little fighter, soon things will be brighter.”
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it.” – Vince Lombardi
“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”
Robert Frost said:
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Let us take this as an inspiration to change anything that stops our growth.
If we see ourselves as the captain of our ship, then we are unstoppable.
Remember, the seas may be rough but we can always adjust the sail.
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In The Art of Resilience: A Practical Guide to Developing Mental Toughness, we outline exactly what it means to be mentally tough and equip you with 10 resilience-building tools that you can start using today.
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