Although it might sound cheesy at first, the perfect quotes on personal growth can motivate you, boost your self-esteem, and inspire you to overcome challenges and accomplish your goals. Here’s a curated list of quotes ranging from Paul in the Bible to successful businessmen and businesswomen through history.

Personal Growth Quotes from the Bible

Let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. – Galatians 6:9

If your boss is angry with you, don’t quit! A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes. – Ecclesiastes 10:4

Athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. – 2 Timothy 2:5

With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes. – Psalm 60:12

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

God has given each of you a gift…Use them well to serve one another. – 1 Peter 4:10

And now get to work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. – Haggai 2:4

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. – Zechariah 4:10

Jim Rohn was an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author. His quotes blended Biblical principles with wisdom.

Jim Rohn Quotes

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

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

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Henry Ford is well-known as the Founder of Ford Motor Company. The businessman lived by a set philosophy that included working hard and seeking the wisdom of advisors when needed.

Henry Ford Quotes

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.

Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can do.

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.

Les Brown is a motivational speaker who attributes his success and ability to overcome life’s challenges to God.

Les Brown Quotes

Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.

You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

Too many of us aren’t living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

It is better to aim high and miss than to aim low and hit.

To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become someone that you have never been before.

John C. Maxwell is a minister, motivational speaker, and a New York Times Best-Selling author.

John C. Maxwell Quotes

The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

A good leader is a person who take a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.

If we are growing, we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.

If you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.

The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.

The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.

If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.

Do not take the agenda that someone else has already mapped out for your life.

Everything begins with a decision. Then, we have to manage that decision for the rest of your life.

Steven Furtick is the lead minister of Elevation Church, a songwriter, and an author.

Steven Furtick Personal Growth Quotes

Great moves of God are usually preceded by simple acts of obedience.

Every second you spend wishing God would take away a struggle is a forfeited opportunity to overcome.

Stop waiting for what you want and start working what you have. This can turn your greatest frustration into your greatest potential innovation. If you’ll do your part, God will begin to do what only He can do: He’ll make your box bigger.

Because the voice you believe will determine the future you experience.

Maybe God wants to do something beyond your abilities, and he is far less intimidated by your failures and limits than you are.

Zig Ziglar was a successful salesman, author, and motivational speaker. Just like Jim Rohn, people still turn to Zig Ziglar’s quotes on personal growth for insight and motivation.

Zig Ziglar Quotes

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.

Make today worth remembering.

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.

The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything and Run’ or ‘Face Everything and Rise.’ The choice is yours.

The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.

If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

A Challenge for You: Make Your Own List of Personal Growth Quotes

This is only a small snippet from the amazing list of Christian motivational speakers and authors. Make it a priority to read and listen to inspiring words from those successful in leading Christian lives, managing emotional health, and blossoming in relationships. You will find yourself making your own curated list of personal growth quotes that speak to your heart.

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