There are so many quotes that could fit this category. We may add 100 more months later, but right now we have 15 quotes on people and growth. Some are quotes on getting “unstuck,” and moving forward, others warn against toxic people that could deter our growth (and warn us from becoming toxic), while others encourage the person we are and the uniqueness we bring. If you have some others that are your favorites, be sure to list them below in the comment section; we would love to add them to our collection.
“You Are the Only Person on Earth Who Can Use Your Ability. It’s an Awesome Responsibility.” -Zig Ziglar
“Getting to the next level always requires ending something, leaving it behind, and moving on. Growth demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them.” Henry Cloud
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -Elisabeth Kubler Ross
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning and the one who understands obtain guidance.” Proverbs 1:5
“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.” -Henry Cloud
“God never loses any part of our past for his future when we surrender ourselves to him. Every mistake, sin, and detour we take in the journey of life is taken by God and becomes his gift for a future blessing.”-Peter Scazzero
“By failing to let others be themselves before God and move at their own pace, we inevitably project onto them our own discomfort with their choice to live life differently than we do.” -Peter Scazzero
“Those with an open mind-set believe what matters is not raw ability; what matters is growth…The goal is not trying to look more competent than other people. The goal is to grow beyond where they are today. Faith provides the greatest foundation for an open mind-set.” -John Ortberg
“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” -John Maxwell
“You get what you tolerate.” -Henry Cloud
“If you want to do the work of God pay attention to people. Notice them. Especially the people nobody else notices.” -John Ortberg
If your wish to end a relationship is not being honored, whatever a toxic person thinks will work best on you will be what they try, so when one angle doesn’t work, they will try another, and another, ramping up their efforts until it seems they might never stop. Typically, [these tactics] DO stop if the person… does not fall for the tricks.
“Upset a toxic person, and they’ll be shooting infuriating drama-baits your way and just waiting for you to bite the hook. And they know just what to say to keep you tossing and turning at night, just trying to think of some way – any way – that you can stop them once and for all and make sure the truth about who you are prevails. But if you’re wise, you won’t bother.”
“God may not guide us in an obvious way because he wants us to make decisions based on faith and character.” Dallas Willard
The best people in the world aren’t those who never fail – but those who fail and learn something from it. I hope that your goal in life isn’t to slide safely into death not having screwed up much. -John Townsend
Cheers to more growth in all of us!