It can be tough not to get down on yourself when you feel like you are not living up to your own (or someone else’s) expectations, or worse yet, when you have failed at something you really wanted to achieve or accomplish.
But it is in these moments of ‘failure’ that we often find our greatest lessons for growth, which can end up helping us become stronger and a better version of ourselves than if we had achieved our original goal or ideal. Instead of beating ourselves up, we can extend the same care and compassion to ourselves that we would a friend or family member going through the same experience.
If you are going through a moment or time in your life when you are in need of more self compassion and care, I hope you will find some comfort in these calming quotes, and remember that today’s setbacks may just be the set up you need to jump even higher next time.
Do you have a favorite quote(s) to encourage more self compassion? Please share your top picks with us in the comments!
#1: If your compassion does not include yourself; it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield
#2: “Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” – Martha Petrie Sue
#3: “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagan
#4: “Self esteem is your ability to see yourself as a flawed person and still hold yourself in high regard.” – Esther Perel
#5: “Only the frantic of fear can harm you. Your calm and centered self knows exactly what to do.” – Bryant McGill
#6: “The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.” – Ann Richards
#7: “When your WHY is big enough you will find your HOW.” – Les Brown
#8: “To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.”
– Jill Bolte Taylor
#9: “Best keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw
#10: “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden