Looking For Encouragement

There are times we look within ourselves for encouragement, and sadly we have none to give. Sometimes we need to borrow inspiration and encouragement from others to use as a light on our journey to becoming our best self.

Maybe you are feeling self-doubt or stuck listening to your own reel of seemingly endless negative self-talk. Or maybe you are just feeling dry and unmotivated and want that boost to move forward. Whatever the reason, exploring inspirational quotes can leave us with feeling inspired and encouraged for the road ahead.

Get Inspired! Here Are 58 Inspirational Quotes For Becoming Your Best Self:

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”

Sheryl Sandberg

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Christopher Columbus

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Mark Twain

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self : “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain

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“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

Zig Ziglar

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

 Lucille Ball

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”

 Fred Rogers

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.”

 Brené Brown

“The only journey is the one within.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self: The only journey is the one within.”- Rainer Maria Rilke
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“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

Dale Carnegie

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”

Michael Altshuler

“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.”

Jim Rohn

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

 Sir Edmund Hillary

“Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.”

Jim Rohn

“If you want to grow and develop yourself, embrace failure. If you want to become the best at what you do, you’ve got to be willing to fail, again and again. And then finally, one day, you can fail your way to greatness.”

 Les Brown

“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”

 Deborah Day

 “There Are No Limits To What You Can Accomplish, Except The Limits You Place On Your Own Thinking.”

Brian Tracy

“Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”

Dale Carnegie

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right here.”

 Venus Williams

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”

Albert Einstein

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self: “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” - Albert Einstein
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“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

 Tony Robbins

 Persistence is the quality of winners. Successful people never, never give up.

Lynda Field

“Rule 4: Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”

 Jordan B. Peterson

“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.”

 Wayne W. Dyer

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want to begin to alter your circumstance and alter your life, it’s very important that you begin to change your attitude about yourself.”

Les Brown

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

 Theodore Roosevelt

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there." -  Theodore Roosevelt
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“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.”

 Tony Robbins

“Everything begins with an idea.”

Earl nightingale

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

 Rabindranath Tagore

“If you want to get motivated, then read motivational and inspirational quotes from successful people. Even if you do this 2-3 minutes every morning, it will have a great impact on your peace of mind, happiness, positive attitude for the rest of the day.”

Andrian Teodoro

“Don’t judge yourself by other’s standards, develop your own. Don’t get caught in the trap of changing yourself to fit the world. The world has to change to fit you.”

Barry Gordy

“Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.”

Dale Carnegie

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self: “Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.” - Dale Carnegie
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“Most humans sit around, waiting to be inspired. The reality is, there is a whole domain out there filled with countless things that may motivate you to be awesome.”

Dr. Silva Green

“You must determine where you are going in your life, because you cannot get there unless you move in that direction. Random wandering will not move you forward. It will instead disappoint and frustrate you and make you anxious and unhappy and hard to get along with (and then resentful, and then vengeful, and then worse).”

 Jordan B. Peterson

“Thou must gather thine own sunshine.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

Zig Ziglar

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.”

Brian Tracy

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”

Morgan Freeman

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self: “Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.” - Morgan Freeman
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 “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”

 Earl Nightingale

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one!”

 Dolly Parton

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.”

Tony Robbins

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

St. Jerome

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self: “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller
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“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”

 Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”

 Walt Whitman

“I am not afraid… I was born to do this.”

Joan of Arc

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”

 Judy Garland

 “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

 Albert Einstein

 “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”

Latin Proverb

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self
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“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”

Confucius

“People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.”

Zig Ziglar

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

Amelia Earhart

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”

Alexander Graham Bell

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Francis of Assisi

“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.”

Dale Carnegie

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale

Inspirational Quotes for Becoming Your Best Self
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Conclusion

If I was to summarize all the inspirational quotes shared in this list, it would look something like this:

Be Confident
Have A Vision Or Plan
Believe In Yourself
Don’t Give Up
Accept Limitations
Embrace Failure
You Have What it Takes
You Are The One In Charge
The Time Is Now

If you feel low in self-esteem because of negative self-talk or idle in inspiration, don’t lose heart. Borrow encouragement and inspiration from those who are around us or have gone before us. They are a glorious reminder that becoming your best self is not about the destination but the journey. You are not alone.

Practice it, model it, achieve it!

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I am a mother of five wonderful children and wife of an amazing and supportive husband. A few of my favorite things include: my morning coffee, traveling, Streaming with the hubs, and reading and listening to all things in the self-development realm.

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