Top 10 Personal Development Quotes to Motivate You To Keep Growing and Learning

by | Apr 24, 2020 | 7 comments

Have you ever dedicated time to really think about what you want to do, be or have in your life? While we all may have dreams, spending time focusing on (and detailing) what you want to achieve in the various areas of your life can be a meaningful first step for enhancing your quality of life.

Personal development is, essentially, self-development. And while exercise and fitness is a wonderful and crucial part of personal development (and can even be a tool that helps strengthen skills that can translate to all areas of your life), it’s important to create goals for all aspects of your life, including your health and wellbeing.

If this isn’t something you have ever really thought about before, or just haven’t had the time or desire to consider more deeply, today is a great day to start on your way!

Let these personal development quotes motivate you to keep growing and learning, and perhaps inspire you to start writing down (and working toward) your own personal development goals (be sure to pin and share your favorite quotes!).

What do you think are the best motivational quotes for personal development? Share your top picks with us in the comments!



#1: “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” William Ernest Henley


#2: “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.  If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.  Whatever good things we build end up building us.” Jim Rohn



#3: “Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become.” – Eli Cohen



#4: “I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.” – George Bernard Shaw




#5: “If you learn only methods, you’ll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson



#6: “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” – Ronald Osborn



#7: “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.  If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts



#8: “The best investment you can make is in yourself.” – Warren Buffett



#9: “Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.” – Denis Waitley



#10: “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh


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  1. Qasim Shakoor

    Inspirational & introspective as always – just like your workouts!

  2. Tim

    My wife and I have been doing your workouts for two months now and we both feel so much stronger and have much better mobility. Thank you so much!

    • Jessica Smith

      Thanks so much for moving with us! Kudos to you and your wife for all of your hard work and accomplishments. Please keep up the great work you are doing taking care of your body and your health 🙂 Hope to join you for another session soon.

  3. Catharine Nienhouse

    I love the Eli Cohen quote!

  4. Sandy

    Thank you so much Jessica, sometimes we forget , Hugs 🙂

  5. Jean

    ‘Great stuff. Thank you!

  6. Jan

    Wow! Number 3 really hit me in the gut! So true! I don’t want to continue to be what I am now. I need to develop a plan TODAY to continue to grow!
    Thanks, Jessica!


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