Staying on Your Path to Self-Improvement

Are you working on improving yourself? There are many people on a self-improvement journey. Be it to lose weight, change their diets, exercise, be more outgoing, conquer their insecurities, etc. Whatever the case may be, everyone needs a little inspiration and motivation to help them along the way.

Today, I will share a few quotes with you that will help you look within yourself and see if you are truly moving toward your goals of improving yourself.

Quote # 1

Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny. – David O. McKay

If you think you can’t improve yourself, then you are probably right. Don’t let your thoughts be a stumbling block to your self-improvement goals.

Quote # 2

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. – L.A. Rouchefolicauld

Everything you need starts within you. There is no reason why should seek what you need elsewhere when the answers lie within you.

Quote # 3

One cannot think crooked and walk straight. – Anonymous

If you are not positive about reaching your goals of self-improvement, then how can you expect to reach your goals? Think it, believe it, do it, and become it!

Quote # 4

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Anonymous

You cannot live in the past and be fearful about tomorrow. The question is do you have what it takes within to get where you want to be?

Quote # 5

Sow a thought and you reap an act;
Sow an act and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit and you reap a character;
Sow a character and you reap a destiny. – Charles Reade

If your goal is to lose weight and become a healthier you, you must first give it some thought. How will you achieve this goal? Once you have given it some thought, then you will begin to put all thoughts into action.

When you follow through with action, eating healthy, exercising, thinking good wholesome, healthy thoughts, etc., you will find that your actions will be second nature. You will have a drive to eat healthy, exercise, etc., and before you know it, it gets embedded into your character.

Pretty soon you will notice the weight falling off and that you are eating healthier than ever. Destiny has sneaked upon you and you had no idea that all you set out to accomplish would become a reality, but now you have arrived. What an amazing feeling of accomplishment!

Don’t lose sight of your self-improvement goals. Stick with it, no matter how hard it may get. Always remember you are just a few steps away from reaching your destiny.

How do you stay on your path when it comes to your self-improvement goals or any goal for that matter?

Your health is your wealth!

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  1. Paul Tech says:

    The last quote is really insightful. To do something, it starts with the thought first and then putting it into action. Now who says daydreaming is useless…

  2. Eric says:


    Some great quotes here and a great message over all. It’s true that when you think about something enough to start doing it things will become a bit easier but even in the tough times it takes your inner strength and looking at past accomplishments to really keep a hold on things.

    Good message and thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Hi Eric,
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

      So true! It takes “inner strength and reflecting on past accomplishments.” Thanks for sharing your insight! Very powerful!

      Take care,


  3. Steve says:

    Great quotes. I have always enjoyed quotes as a way to help inspire myself toward actions that I known I need to take. Let me share with you one of my favorites on the methods and means of self improvement.

    It is an old proverb:

    “The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

    -You cannot change yourself in one day, but only a little bit at a time. Soon enough you will have effected really true and meaningful change.

    • Hi Steve,
      I like your quote!

      Bit by bit change can manifest itself!

      This is so true! It takes time to make changes, but it only takes one carrying away small stones / chipping away at that mountain to get to meaningful change.

      Such beautiful words of inspiration and wisdom. Thanks for sharing! 😉

      Take care,


  4. Patricia says:

    Great quotes Evelyn. I think whenever we want to change things it is more realistic to start with small goals that are achievable so that we keep on keeping on. Otherwise it is too easy to give up and not achieve anything. For me I already live a healthy lifestyle. My goals are more work-related and I have them sitting where I can be reminded each day.
    It also helps if you share them with someone you trust who can gently encourage you and keep you accountable.
    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Hi Patricia,
      I find that when I start out with these big goals that I end up not reaching you. You make a great point there.

      I’m happy to know that you are living a healthy lifestyle.

      You’re absolutely right!

      Thanks for chiming stopping by and chiming in.

      Take care,


  5. Jean Sarauer says:

    Love these quotes, Evelyn! Inspiration is the fuel that keeps me moving forward in life, whether I’m making a change or staying the course. Thanks for giving me a healthy dose!

  6. Preeti says:


    Great quotes, I love personally #2 and #5! journey to improvement is always within us however often time, we are seeking outside and elsewhere. I know, as I have been there.

  7. Hi Evelyn,

    I keep my goal front and center all day long to remain inspired. When it’s front and center in my mind I don’t stray off course.

    Thanks for sharing the inspirational quotes!

    Ryan Biddulph

    PS – I see that you added the Digsby widget:)

    • Hi Ryan,
      That’s a great way to be, Ryan!

      I was skeptical about installing the Digsby widget, but finally settled with it. I noticed slow load time, but I’ve since made some changes and load time is fine now.

      Yep, you and TrafficColeman got me hooked on Digsby! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and chiming in!


  8. Dandy R. Reiner says:

    Thanks for the great quotes. I love to write them on sticky pads them leave in places where I can find them as I’m going about my day, such as the inside of cupboard doors, or the sunvisor of my car, or on the peanut butter jar. My sweetheart likes them too. It creats discussion as well as inspiration!


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