Some days you are king of the world. Other days, you just aren’t feeling it. That’s life. How do you stay motivated and keep your spirits up on those hard days? I personally make sure I have some great quotes tucked away in my mind to summon at those moments that my energy is running low, my doubts growing large, and my confidence is shaken. Nothing seems to restore my focus quite like a great self-improvement quote. Here are my favorites.
The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker
“I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that. But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day.” – Jeff Bezos (Founder of Amazon.com)
“Let us cultivate our garden.” – Voltaire
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” ― Aldous Huxley
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn
“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
“The best thing for being sad . . . is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” – T. H. White
Commit your favorite one to memory and call on it to keep you going when you discouraged. Do you have a favorite self-improvement quote? Share it in the comment section and if I love it too, I’ll add it to the post in a future update!