From the day we are born, we grow. And as we get older we not only grow physically but mentally and spiritually as well. We all need support and motivation to help with this journey we call life and inspirational quotes can often help us find our true calling.

Here are 17 inspirational quotes to help you reach your optimal personal growth.

  1. "Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change." -- Richard Branson
  2. "If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living." -- Lydia Sweatt​
  3. "One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again." -- Abraham Maslow   
  4. "Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do." -- Oprah Winfrey
  5. "The great solution to all human problems is individual inner transformation." -- Vernon Howard
  6. "The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and to not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you're not." -- Ellen DeGeneres
  7. "Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated." -- Lewis Mumford
  8.  "The way must be in you; the destination also must be in you and not somewhere else in space or time. If that kind of self-transformation is being realized in you, you will arrive." -- Nhat Hanh           
  9. "Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception." -- Jaggi Vasudev
  10. "Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem." -- Jillian Michaels
  11. "Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent." --  Nolan Ryan
  12. "There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint." -- Denis Diderot
  13. "Transformation literally means going beyond your form." -- Wayne Dyer
  14. "Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It's a journey of discovery." -- Rick Warren
  15. "The trick is to listen to your instinct, grab the opportunity when it presents itself and then give it your all. You will stumble and fall, you will experience both disaster and triumph, sometimes in the same day, but it's really important to remember that like a hangover, neither triumphs nor disasters last forever. They both pass and a new day arrives. Just try to make that new day count." -- Helen Mirren
  16. "Be present. I would encourage you with all my heart just to be present. Be present and open to the moment that is unfolding before you. Because, ultimately, your life is made up of moments. So don't miss them by being lost in the past or anticipating the future." -- Jessica Lange
  17. "You can go slow. Allow your dreams and goals to change, but live an intentional life." -- Kumail Nanjiani
Published on: Aug 16, 2018
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