Today, I decided I wanted to talk about some of the personal growth quotes that I like and what they mean to me.  I hope you find the quotes inspirational, enlightening and helpful to your own personal growth too.

The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.

Robert Cushing

This personal growth quote means such a lot to me because I can be one of those that spends a lot of time thinking and thinking about doing something.  If I finally do decide to do it, I then spend time researching and researching things and then I move on to reading and reading about it.  I think you get what I mean.  Tloml and lots of other people call it ‘analysis paralysis’.  I definitely get stuck here for a long time and then generally talk myself out of it, only to come back a while later wishing I had at least given it a go.  There is nothing quite like the shame of regret for things not done.  I think I would rather look back and smile at all the silly things I did than forever wonder if I could have made something I dreamt of work.

Having now decided to step out into the limelight, I am determined to live life to the fullest by putting this very quote into practice.  I know doing some of the things I am doing now is proving pretty confidence building.  This is definitely a quote to live by.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

Another powerful quote.  This is so relevant to me because I know that whether I succeed or fail in my various ventures into business and investing will very much depend on my ability to persist.  Lots of people try different things, having overcome their fears but then at the first sign of trouble, they quit.  I choose every day to carry on pushing forward with the personal growth targets I have for myself.  I sometimes wake up feeling tired and afraid and full of the desire just to give it all up as a bad job.  At times like that, I have to remind myself of things I am grateful for, I whisper a prayer and step out and refuse to condone the weak thoughts that threaten to overwhelm.  Not always easy to do but definitely worth it.

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” Abraham Lincoln

I love this one!  The truth is I have failed at some of the things I have tried to do, but I am not content with that.  So I dust myself off and try again.  Failure is only truly failure when you stop.  This I suppose links back to the last quotation.  We must persist, we must keep on growing and each time we try something new, we will improve.  I am particularly interested in starting business at present but maybe for you, it is simply going to college each day, or looking after your children without screaming for a whole 24 hours (I am working on this, by the way!).  Whatever situation you are in, there is always room for your personal growth.

I thought I would be able to fit in a lot more on this post but I will carry it on another time.

Again, I invite you on this journey to self-development with me.  What quotes inspire you?  Let me know a few by filling in either of the comment boxes below. 

 

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