30 Self Improvement Quotes From World Champions

Self improvement can never be outgrown, your age notwithstanding - there's always something in your life that needs improvement. Self improvement is what closes the gap between where you are and where you want to be. It is widely believed that success is never accidental - it is planned. Excellence at a thing is a result of conscious and persistent self improvement.

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To soar high in your career, you must learn the ropes and work hard. And that is where self improvement comes in handy. But self improvement activities can sometimes be challenging and discouraging especially when you've tried many times without significant results.

The following 30 self improvement quotes from world champions will inspire you not cave in irrespective of the challenges you face as you progress on the path to becoming a better person.

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

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

3. "I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint—and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."
~ Oprah Winfrey

4. "Whenever you see a man who is successful in society, try to discover what makes him pleasing, and if possible adopt his system."
~ Benjamin Disraeli

5. "You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change." ~ Les Brown

6. "Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. " ~ Henry David Thoreau

7. "One person with a belief is equal to ninety-nine who have only interests." ~ John Stuart Mill

8. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ~ Albert Einstein

9. "Wouldn't it be wonderful if our mind growled
like our stomach does when it is hungry?" ~ Zig Ziglar

10. "Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for." ~ Socrates

11. "Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you." ~ Les Brown

12. “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

13. “When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
~ Confucius

14. "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

15.If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.~ Maya Angelou

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

17. "Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

18. "Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." ~ Mary Kay Ash

19. "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still." ~ Dale Carnegie

20. “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
~ C.S. Lewis

21. "Live up to the best that is in you: Live noble lives, as you all may, in whatever condition you may find yourselves.
~ Henry W. Longfellow

22. "What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow.
Our life is the creation of our mind." ~ Buddha

23. "Man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people."
~ Will Rogers

24. "We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish." ~ Anthony Robbins

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

26. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

27. "We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

29. "Learn to express, not impress." ~ Jim Rohn

30. "People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale