20 Quotes to Inspire Personal Growth

The following 20 quotes have been put together to inspire personal growth.

  1. “A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.” ~ Lao-Tzu
  2. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
  3. “In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying so get in motion and grow.” ~ Lou Holtz
  4. “Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.” ~ Norman Mailer
  5. “Progress always involves risk; you can’t progress to second base and also keep your foot on first.” ~ Christie Mason
  6. “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” ~ Max DePree
  7. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what a ship is built for.” ~ Unknown
  8. “If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” ~ Les Brown
  9. “To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.” ~ Peter McWilliams
  10. “A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” ~ Denis Waitley
  11. “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” ~ Brian Tracy
  12. “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
  13. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” ~ Seneca
  14. “Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.” ~ Norman Mailer
  15. “Life loses its meaning when we get stuck up in comfort zone.” ~ M.K. Soni
  16. “If you remain in your comfort zone you will not go any further.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer
  17. “Love will ask you to step out of your comfort zone, to sacrifice and to compromise. If you can’t agree to those, love won’t agree with you.” ~ Unknown
  18. “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” ~ John Maxwell
  19. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” ~ Albert Einstein
  20. “All the concepts about stepping out of your comfort zone mean nothing until you decide that your essential purpose, vision and goals are more important than your self-imposed limitations.” ~ Robert White

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  • Cadeau Assoumani

    Reply Reply January 6, 2017

    As an Outdoor Experiential Educator, number 6 inspired me.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply January 6, 2017

      Thanks for sharing Cadeau – yes it is an interesting quote number 6. Hope you are having an in-joyable day 🙂

  • Gabby

    Reply Reply October 28, 2016

    Number 7 is so motivating.. and i love thinking of myself as a ship on a journey, that sometimes has to stop at a harbor for a while but is meant for the open ocean.

    • Jane

      Reply Reply October 28, 2016

      Glad to hear you found number 7 motivating Gabby 🙂

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