20 Quotes About Growth from Your Favorite Celebrities

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If you’re lacking motivation, we’ve got you covered. We compiled a list of 20 quotes about growth that will give you the kick in the butt you’ve been needing.

From Beyoncé to Eleanor Roosevelt, keep reading for all the details.

1. “When I’m not feeling my best, I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” — Beyoncé

2. “We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” — Oprah Winfrey

3. “I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you're uncomfortable, it means you're growing.” — Ashton Kutcher

4. “I’m always trying to tackle subjects that tax me and make me think. That’s the key to staying young at heart.” — Clint Eastwood

5. “Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.” — Will Smith

6. “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance and in inverse proportion to my expectations. That’s the key for me. If I can accept the truth of ‘This is what I’m facing—not what can I expect but what I am experiencing now,’ then I have all this freedom to do other things.” — Michael J. Fox

7. “The worst that can happen is you fail, but guess what? You get up and try again. Feel that pain, get over it, get up, dust yourself off and keep it moving.” — Queen Latifah

8. “I’m convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.” — Janet Jackson

9. “It’s the choice. You have to wake up every day and say, ‘There’s no reason today can’t be the best day of my life.’” — Blake Lively

10. “I’m here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.” — Wanda Sykes

11. “In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” — Drew Barrymore

12. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action.” — Carrie Fisher

13. “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” — Ellen DeGeneres

14. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

15. “If you chose not to grow, you’re staying in a small box with a small mindset. People who win go outside of that box.” — Kevin Hart

16. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass

17. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes

18. “Recognizing that you are not where you want to be is a starting point to begin changing your life.” — Deborah Day

19. “It’s never too late—never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.” — Jane Fonda

20. “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” — Diana Ross

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