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Inspirational Self Change Quotes for 2022

It’s important to remain positive and have the right mindset when you are trying to change your life for the better. Even if you’re working hard, it can be easy to become discouraged when you realize that you still have a long way to go. These inspirational self change quotes will help you stay motivated and focused. This list of inspirational self change quotes includes short self change quotes, inspirational quotes about changes in self, self improvement quotes, deep change myself quotes, quotes about changing yourself for the better, invest in yourself quotes, challenge yourself quotes, believe in yourself quotes, love yourself quotes, and change your life quotes.

These inspirational self change quotes help you find reasons and strength when working to become successful, improve yourself, and achieve your goals.

Jump ahead to your favorite category or scroll on through to find your favorite self change quote.

Self Change Quotes

Check out these helpful self change quotes.

“If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ― Maya Angelou

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ― Socrates

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.” ― Shannon Alder

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” ― Denis Waitley

“To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” ― William James

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“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.” ― Sylvia Plath

“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….” ― Erica Jong

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn’t quite as spectacular.” ― Lisa Lutz

“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t… It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” ― James Gordon

“People who can change and change again are so much more reliable and happier than those who can’t” ― Stephen Fry

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” ― C. Joybell C

Short Self Change Quotes

Here are some of our favorite short self change quotes. You can also check out our lists of Short Quotes About Change and Best Short Quotes.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ― Winston S. Churchill

“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.” ― Katherine Hepburn

“What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” ― Madeleine Albright

“Sometimes you hit a point where you either change or self-destruct.” ― Sam Stevens

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett

HIker by lake with short self change quotes by Bennett

“Nothing is lost . . . Everything is transformed.” ― Michael Ende

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” ― Simone de Beauvoir

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Anatole France

“Changing is what people do when they have no options left.” ― Holly Black

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” — Confucius

Inspirational Quotes About Changes in Self

If you’re looking for inspirational quotes about changes in self, this section is for you. Pick your favorite change yourself quotes here, and if you like inspirational quotes, you might also want to check out our lists of Inspirational Quotes About Life, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Live Your Best Life Quotes, Enjoy Life Quotes, Short Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Morning Quotes.

“Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal.” ― Ali Vincent

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol

“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” ― Neil Gaiman

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” ― Jacob M. Braude

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ― Gail Sheehy

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey

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“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli

“All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you. The only lasting truth is change.” ― Octavia E. Butler

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami

“Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.” ― Robin Sharma

“Either way, change will come. It could be bloody, or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.” ― Arundhati Roy

Self Improvement Quotes

Here are some useful self improvement quotes.

“He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” ― Confucius

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ― William Faulkner

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ― Jim Rohn

“If you can see yourself as an artist, and you can see that your life is your own creation, then why not create the most beautiful story for yourself?” ― Miguel Ruiz

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

“Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.” ― Swami Vivekananda

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

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

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“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be, and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” ― Stephen Richards

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Deep Change Myself Quotes

Check out these deep change myself quotes. You might also like our list of Short Deep Quotes.

“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” ― W. Sommerset Maugham

“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” ― Philip Pullman

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don’t.” ― Stephen King

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.” ― Bob Dylan

“Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor” ― Alexis Carrel

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” ― Henri Bergson

“You must be willing to give up what you are, to become what you want to be.” ― Orrin Woodward

Hiker looking at ocean with deep change myself quotes by Woodward

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

“We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.” ― Walter Mosley

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” ― Abraham Maslow

Positive Quotes About Changing Yourself for the Better

These are quotes about changing yourself for the better. This section is for you if you’re looking for better yourself quotes. Check out these quotes about bettering yourself here and you might also like our list of Short Positive Quotes.

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna

“To change and to change for the better are two different things.” ― German Proverb

“Setting aside time to ponder on what we can change, and actively working to achieve those changes, means that we are freeing ourselves from the presumed restrictions of the past and that our changes are changes for the better.” ― Elizabeth Wilde McCormick

“Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” ― Jim Rohn

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“When we feel like we need to measure up or to be better at something because we want to avoid disappointing the person we love, it is much harder to change for the better, because it’s hard to change when it’s not a change for ourselves, but for other people.” ― Xandria Ooi

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ― Marilyn Monroe

“If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.” ― Philip Vang

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” ― Jim Rohn

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” ― Arnold Bennett

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change. What I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” ― George Christoph Lichtenberg

“You can change all things for the better when you change yourself for the better.” ― Jim Rohn

Invest in Yourself Quotes

You’ll love these quotes from our list of Invest in Yourself Quotes.

“Every penny NOT spent on investing in yourself (after basic needs of course) may be a wasted future opportunity from missing learns and connects.” ― Richie Norton

“An investment in self-development pays the highest dividends.” ― Debasish Mridha

“At the end of your life’s journey, what do you want to say you did with your time? There is enough time if you choose to invest it in yourself. Inch by inch, day by day . . . make yourself a priority.” ― Jackie Cantoni

“Doing what we love, investing in ourselves pays off.” ― Akiroq Brost

“It’s a small price to pay, but investing a little extra effort into the life you choose will move you from average — where all the competition is — to the top.” ― Richie Norton

“The best gift you can give to yourself is to invest in yourself.” ― Pooja Agnihotri

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“Invest time and energy in your well being. Create an atmosphere of emotional safety for yourself.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree

“Believing and investing in yourself is the best way to shift your thinking from a paradigm of excuses to one of solutions.” ― Farshad Asl

“Stop blaming other people for your own behavior! Own the truth. If you don’t like it, then invest the time and energy to change it.” ― Akiroq Brost

“Invest in yourself to get the best interest.” ― Debasish Mridha

“There is no more profitable investment than investing in yourself. It is the best investment you can make; you can never go wrong with it. It is the true way to improve yourself to be the best version of you and lets you be able to best serve those around you.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“Invest in yourself. You can afford it. Trust me.” – Rashon Carraway

“Peace, happiness, and love are a daily practice. Give time and energy to that which you want more of in your life. Invest in yourself for a higher quality of life. You’re worth it.” ― Akiroq Brost

Challenge Yourself Quotes

Consider the following challenge yourself quotes then head to our full list of Challenge Yourself Quotes.

“Be your biggest competitor – challenge yourself each day to be better than you were yesterday.” ― Kaoru

“Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.” Morgan Freeman

“Keep challenging yourself to think better, do better, and be better.” ― Robin Sharma

“Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim.” ― Carson Kressley

“You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” ― Justin Timberlake

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“I think you’re always trying to challenge yourself to do new things and not repeat yourself.” ― David Hornsby

“The only way to grow is to challenge yourself.” ― Ashley Tisdale

“You should always challenge yourself, as an actor, to find the connection between you and the character.” ― Michael Ealy

“Never stop challenging yourself! Never loose enthusiasm!” ― Haider Ackermann

“Keep training harder and always challenge yourself.” ― Jose Aldo

“The point of creativity is to express and challenge yourself, to make meaning, to embrace your life.” ― Peggy Orenstein

“The performances make you want to get back out there and try something new and challenge yourself.” ― Laura Vandervoort

“Challenge yourself, its fine not to be a totally finished person.” ― Leigh Steinberg

“Maturity is about Challenging yourself and Improving! And then taking that experience to help others.” ― Tsem Tulku

“I really do believe that if you don’t challenge yourself and risk failing, that it’s not interesting.” ― Julie Taymor

“Just keep challenging yourself. I think that’s a great thing.” ― Yuichiro Miura

“Once in a while it’s good to challenge yourself in a way that’s really daunting.” ― Alan Cumming

“Sometimes you have to do the things that scare you and that are outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.” ― Morten Tyldum

“I think that as an artist, the more that you can do to diversify, and kind of challenge yourself, the more you grow.” ― Dianna Agron

“It’s fun to challenge yourself and take advantage of all the opportunities that present themselves.” ― Perez Hilton

Believe in Yourself Quotes

Enjoy these quotes from our list of Believe in Yourself Quotes.

“Believe in yourself, push your limits, experience life, conquer your goals and be happy.” ― Joel Brown

“If you believe in yourself anything is possible.” ― Miley Cyrus

“You are what you believe yourself to be.” ― Paulo Coelho

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” ― Muhammad Ali

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” ― Chantal Sutherland

“Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.” ― Liberace

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“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.” ― Sugar Ray Robinson

“If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride and never quit, you’ll be a winner.” ― Paul Bryant

“To move ahead you need to believe in yourself, have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs.” ― Adlin Sinclair

 “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point you will.” ― Venus Williams

“Create the highest grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

“Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.” ― Kim Hanks

Love Yourself Quotes

Here are some of our favorite love yourself quotes. Use these love yourself quotes on your next post on social media, then check out our lists of Short Love Quotes and Romantic Quotes.

“Love yourself unconditionally, just as you love those closest to you despite their faults.” — Les Brown

“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” — Charles Bukowski

“A lot of times we are angry at other people for not doing what we should have done for ourselves.” — Rupi Kaur

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” — Rupi Kaur

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“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” — Coco Chanel

“Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer

“Talk to yourself like someone you love.” — Brené Brown

“Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most important things to achieve. I’m still working on it!” — Kate Mara

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” — Robert Morely

“One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Just do what works for you, because there will always be somebody who thinks differently.” — Michelle Obama

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise L. Hay

“Don’t fall into the trap of sacrificing your self-esteem for affection and acceptance.” — Ashley Graham

“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you, who you are.” — Beyoncé

“Be the love you never received.” – Rune Lazuli

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Buddha

“You deserve someone who makes you feel like the otherworldly creature you are. Yourself.” — Amanda Lovelace

“You really have to love yourself to get anything in this world done.” — Lucille Ball

“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” — Lalah Delia

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” — Brené Brown

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” ― Oscar Wilde

Change Your Life Quotes

Check out some change your life quotes and hopefully use these change your life quotes to better yourself. You can also check out our full list of Life Changing Quotes.

“Spending more time with the right people is the key to changing your life.” ― Germany Kent

“Small shifts in your thinking, and small changes in your energy, can lead to massive alterations of your end result.” ― Kevin Michel

“To shift your life in a desired direction, you must powerfully shift your subconscious.” ― Kevin Michel

“Success comes from the inside out. In order to change what is on the outside, you must first change what is on the inside.” ― Idowu Koyenikan

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“If you don’t like where your life is going, change it.” ― Naïde Pavelly Obiang

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“Love people who hate you. Pray for people who have wronged you. It won’t just change their life…it’ll change yours.” ― Mandy Hale

“To change your life, change something you do daily.” ― Robert Celner

“Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.” ― Lindsey Vonn

“Today is a good day to boss up and change your situation.” ― Germany Kent

“If you want to turn your life you’re going to have to start making things happen and stop allowing things to happen to you” ― Kyra Davis

“Nothing is permanent in this life except change. Some of it is out of our control but most of the time it’s in our hands so don’t wait for life to change you, take control and change your life if you’re unhappy.” ― George Pornaris

“Change your attitude and you change your life.” ― Roy Bennett

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“Life has a tendency to provide a person with what they need in order to grow. Our beliefs, what we value in life, provide the roadmap for the type of life that we experience. A period of personal unhappiness reveals that our values are misplaced and we are on the wrong path. Unless a person changes their values and ideas, they will continue to experience discontentment.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

“Every day is a new opportunity to change your life.” ― Germany Kent

“Self-transformation commences with a period of self-questioning. Questions lead to more questions, bewilderment leads to new discoveries, and growing personal awareness leads to transformation in how a person lives. Purposeful modification of the self only commences with revising our mind’s internal functions.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

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