Soul Food for Friday: Quotes to Motivate Your Growth

Growth. It’s what every kid desires and every passionate learner longs for. This week’s Soul Food for Friday features quotes to motivate your growth.

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself.” — Joyce Maynard, At Home in the World 

“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” — Gail Sheehy

“The unalterable law of life is ‘grow’ or ‘go.'” — George and Jane Dusenbury

Thomas Jefferson in the Library of Congress

“If you’re not learning while you’re earning, you’re cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.” — Napoleon Hill

“We are either growing or decaying without much neutral space between.” — HalfTime magazine, Bob Buford Editor in Chief

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” — Karen Kaiser Clark

“As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.” — Denis Waitley

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” — John Maxwell

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The growth and development of the Walt Disney Company is directly related to the growth and development of its human resources — our cast.” — Walt Disney

“A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket, and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.” — Francis Bacon (I’ve learned to always carry a pen and at least one 3×5 card with me to record such thoughts — thank you Kent Hunter!)

“By improving yourself, the world is made better. Be not afraid of going too slowly. Be afraid of standing still.” — Unknown

“There is an enormous difference between growing old in the Lord and growing up in Him. One is automatic and requires no effort at all … just aging. But the other is never automatic, or easy. It calls for personal discipline, continual determination, and spiritual desire. Churches are full of sleepy saints who are merely ‘logging time’ in God’s family.” — Chuck Swindoll

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“Don’t just learn something from every experience, learn something positive.” — Alan Neuharth

“If a person will spend one hour a day on the same subject for five years, that person will be an expert on that subject.” — Earl Nightengale

What quotes motivate you to grow?

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