Nobody is perfect. Sure, it sounds a bit cliche, but it’s absolutely true. However, that doesn’t mean we should simply be satisfied with the person we are today. We should always be looking to better ourselves.
By growing as a person, you’ll notice that your take on life begins to change. You’ll become more positive, you’ll be happier, and you’ll rub off on the people around you, making the world a better place as a whole.
Maybe you have an idea on where you want to be as a person, but haven’t quite been able to get there. Don’t worry, we have just the right remedy.
Here are five wise sayings (and their takeaways) from familiar authors that’ll help you along the way.
1. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw
Takeaway: Keep an open mind and at least consider other point of views. If you find that someone else has made a good point, don’t be afraid to change your mind and your view of the world.
2. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
Takeaway: Don’t aim to be better than others. Aim to be better than who you are today. As long as you’re constantly trying to improve, you’re headed in the right direction.
3. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein
Takeaway: Recognize the difficulties you face and then go out and find new opportunities. Don’t let your limits make you feel like you’re boxed in.
4. “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.” – Oliver Goldsmith
Takeaway: Don’t be content with who you are. Don’t aspire to be the same, but rather learn from others.
5. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn
Takeaway: Changing and becoming a better person isn’t just a quick decision you make for a day. Don’t let it just be a phase. You must continue to remind yourself to improve until it becomes the new normal. Only then will you truly transform yourself.
There you have it. Use these self improvement quotes when you need that extra bit of inspiration to get through the day and come out a better person. With a continual effort and a few reminders here and there, you’ll be well on your way.
Jason Bacchetta enjoys finding new authors and exploring motivational quotes along with their meanings. You can find him on Google+.