Through life, we all need to be inspired or nudged to do better. Here are 10 developmental quotes to inspire you.
Inspirational And Developmental Quotes
As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.~James Allen – “As a Man Thinketh”
“As a Man Thinketh” was written by James Allen and published all the way back in 1902, and has a lot of principles that are found in the Bible. If you get a chance to read this book you will see how relevant this book is even in today’s world.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. ~André Gide– Autumn Leaves Click To Tweet
Are you being a fake and being hated for trying to be something that you are not? This is a great reminder to be who you REALLY ARE no matter who likes or hates you. In life, you will always clash against someone or something – more commonly called ‘Haters’ in today’s world.
So what is the difference between power thinking and positive thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning.~T Harv Eker – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
This book is one of my favorite books and is considered a classic already. The concept that you can choose your destiny by the very thoughts that you have is one that has taken hold of society recently. Can you imagine a better future? Change your limiting beliefs and you will be able to get to your better future. Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker. A free Complimentary PDF of the book.
Be the change you want to see in this world.~Gandhi
Do you see a problem in the world that needs to change? I’ve heard many say that “I’m only one person” but it takes one person to start that change. Gandhi is a great example of this, and on a grander scale, you could say that Jesus did this in perfection.
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 throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.~Mark Twain
This quote is truly a must-have on your mirror or where ever you frequent the most. In any case, this should spur you on to getting out there and dream – experiencing and taking life by the horns.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.~Steve Jobs
This quote really resonates with me because in my early life I was fearless and had every intention of going as far as I could in the world of baseball. However, I let the constraints of life get to me and essentially created limits in my mind. It’s taken a life that involved difficulties to get me back on my feet – realizing that it doesn’t have to be difficult. God meant for our lives to be abundant and we just have to align ourselves up with him to receive the many blessings that are meant for us – financial, physical, emotional, spiritual.
In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.~Tony Robbins
Have you been guilty of this? I know I have and it really does affect your wallet and your self-confidence. Tony really nails the heart of the matter here If you aren’t doing anything about it, then you probably are sitting in the same place you have been. Stuck.
Be a person that is an action taker. So what if you get things wrong. Perfectionists, learn from this.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.~Oprah Winfrey
Are you continuously telling others that you are bored? Perhaps you are doing things that are not what God intended for you to be doing? Your purpose will always have you busy and interacting with people in some fashion. Time to live life to its fullest!
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.~Albert Einstein
This is how we learn. If you aren’t learning, you aren’t living. In business, this is how you know if you are taking the necessary risks.
We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.~Epictetus – Enchiridion
Final Thoughts On These Developmental Quotes
Life throws fastballs, curveballs, and change-ups (change of speed – deception). it’s up to us how we are reacting to these life circumstances. Stop complaining that the pitch was a strike and start swinging at the pitch. Learn how to hit that pitch anywhere in the field to be the most effective you that you can be.
Do you have some favorite personal development quotes that you would love to share? Leave me a comment below and let me know if one of these quotes inspire you, or if you have a favorite that I should add to this list. I appreciate you for taking time to read this post!