Friday, 9 July 2021

8 positive self-development quotes that will get your mind ticking with inspiration

Quotes are more than a jumble of letters, words have the power to make millions of people think with just a drop of ink.

With the fast-paced lives that most people lead and the demands of it, simple things such as making your happiness and self-development a priority instead become a back burner. A project for later.

This is where something as minuscule in the grand scheme of things as the quote comes in handy. 

Whether it's reading a quick affirmation to yourself in the morning or doing a deep dive of quotes until you find the perfect one to inspire and motivate can be like doing a shot of espresso. 

They also help to shift and grow your perspective on the world, what others experience and how to fulfil yourself.

Here are 8 quotes that will either give you a good old kick up the butt if you need it or broaden your perspective some more:

1. "We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are." - Oprah Winfrey

Oprah was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a single teenage mother at the time.

She went on to become the first African-American woman to own her own production company, as well as a talk show host, actress and author.

2. "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson 

Thomas Jefferson was a spokesman for democracy, was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809).

3. "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou 

Maya Angelou was an American poet and civil rights activist. 

She has received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.

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4. "With self-discipline most anything is possible." - Theodore Roosevelt 

Theodore Roosevelt Jr was the 26th president of the United States as well as a conservationist, historian, and writer.

5. "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." - Malala Yousafzai 

Malala Yousafzai initially became famous for her childhood activism against the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP's) restrictions on education for girls. 

She was shot three times including a bullet to the head and survived all whilst continuing to campaign.

6. "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." - Albert Einstein 

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist, known for developing the theory of relativity. 

He also made important contributions to the development of the theory of quantum mechanics.

7. "Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth 

Eric Butterworth was the best-selling author of 16 books and a prominent leader in the Unity and New Thought movement.

8. "You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them." - Shonda Rhimes 

Shonda Rhimes is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author. 

She is best known as the creator, head writer, and executive producer of the television medical drama Grey's Anatomy.

Written by Jessica Murray


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