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50 Quotes About Self-Reflection To Inspire You To Take Better Care Of Yourself

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Because we all need a little pick me up.

No matter where you are in life, there is always room for self-improvement.

There are 365 chances to change your life and the time to start is now. Whether you want to get in shape or land that promotion, bettering yourself is always a good idea — you just have to start.

What’s important is to never give up the fight to become a better version of yourself. You can't reach new heights if you remain stagnant in your life but it can be difficult to find the motivation to begin the journey of self-reflection and personal growth.



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Take time out of your day to truly understand what it is your body is asking of you. What do you need? Where do you want to be in life? What are your goals for your future? The key to success and happiness is to truly, so start digging deep and getting to know who you are now. 

Below are 50 about bettering yourself to inspire you to be your best self today.


1. Change your direction.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” —T.D. Jakes

2. If you’re offended by something take a deeper look as to why.

“The feeling of being ‘offended’ is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues.” — Bryant McGill

3. Never fear new adventure.

“You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say yes. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you.” — Tom Bilyeu

4. Face demons you’re scared to.

“Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.” — Unknown

5. There’s nothing wrong with discovering who you are.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung

6. What you do affects who you are.

“The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age.” — Dr. Daniel Amen

7. We impact everything.

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” — Anais Nin

8. Plant yourself where you can bloom.

“You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting.” — John Addison

9. Learn from experiences.

“People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves.” — Mandy Hale

10. Don’t fear change.

“Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.” — Simon T. Bailey

11. Reflect on everything.

“The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination… until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life.” — Iyanla Vanzant

12. Fill your life with positive people.

“Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.” — Dr. Henry Cloud

13. You’re a gem yet to be discovered.

“It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.” — Ella Maillart

14. Keeping moving on.

“The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something.” — Lewis Howes

15. Set goals and accomplish them.

“Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations.” — Brendon Burchard

16. Be wholly and uniquely you.

“Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.” — Wayne Dyer

17. Change your life for the better.

“Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the ‘Want to Lane’ and put yourself into the ‘Got to Lane.’” — Gloria Mayfield Banks

18. Look within to find answers.

“What we perceive about ourselves is greatly a reflection of how we will end up living our lives.”  Stephen Richards

19. Get out there and do things.

“The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life.” — Mel Robbins

20. Always take time to focus on you.

“People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot.” — Bryant McGill

21. Do things, don’t just dream them.

“The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing.” — Carrie Wilkerson

22. Be confident in who you are.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” — Aristotle

23. Love yourself.

“Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

24. Get in tune with what your body needs.

“The purpose of our spiritual journey is not to replace the darkness with light, rather it’s to integrate and honor all the parts of ourselves… all of life’s energies.” — Deb Blum

25. You’re a house that needs fixing and that’s OK.

“My life constantly under construction. There’s always something to improve.” ― Unknown


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26. You’re your longest relationship.

“You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” — Diane von Furstenberg

27. Don’t judge, just improve.

“Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” ― Unknown

28. Heal when needed.

“The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” —  Caroline Myss

29. You’re your greatest competitor.

“If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better.” ― Unknown

30. Always think of your future.

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” ― Unknown

31. You got this.

“Honest self-reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom.” — Unknown

32. Be a better you.

“Improvement begins with I.” — Unknown

33. Don’t wait for happiness, make it.

“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli

34. There is always a silver lining.

“When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” — Unknown

35. Always look within.

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” — Margaret J. Wheatley

36. Self-improvement is a daily process.

“Work on yourself more than you do on your job.” — Jim Rohn

37. Live a life of reflection.

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” — Socrates

38. Be better than yesterday.

“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” — Brian Tracy

39. Reflect on your past doings.

“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.” — Thomas Carlyle

40. Do you want to meet you?

“Be the type of person you want to meet.” — Unknown

41. Create beauty with your life.

“The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be.” — Neal Donald Walsch

42. You can only change you.

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” — Aldos Huxley

43. Listen, don’t just talk.

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” — Ram Dass

44. Choose a life worth living.

“It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be.” — Sanhita Baruah

45. Challenge yourself to be better.

“Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.” — Baltasar Gracian

46. Learn to be a better version of you.

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” — Ernest Hemingway

47. Intention changes everything.

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

48. Learn to be content with yourself.

“Before I ask you to sit with me, I must be able to sit with myself. Before I ask you to accept my pain, I have to accept the pain myself. Before I ask you to love me, I have to be madly in love with myself.” — C. Thoth

49. Self-discovery is the best lesson.

"There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you.” — Michelle Sandlin

50. It’s OK to learn.

“I am still learning.” — Michaelangelo


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Isabella Ong is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.

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