15 Quotes About Finding Yourself
Quotes to See You On Your Way to Creating a Better Self-Identity
Last week I wrote about the importance of self-identity. The key idea was that we make decisions and create limits for ourselves based on what we consider our identity to be. Often times, what we consider our identity is really just our interpretation of past experiences. To move forward we need to create a self-identity based on positivity and potential.
Here’s 15 quotes about finding yourself that can help you in creating a better self-identity:
Amid a world of noisy, shallow actors it is noble to stand aside and say, ‘I will simply be.
Henry David Thoreau
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.
Rita Mae Brown
You are unique. You have different talents and abilities. You don’t have to always follow in the footsteps of others. And most important, you should always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and have a responsibility to develop the talents you have been given.
Roy T. Bennett
How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
Bernard M. Baruch
Who you want to be is already inside of you waiting for you to confront who you are and tag them in to help you win the battle of the mind.
Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.
The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.
Eric Micha’el Leventhal
The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Knowing yourself and loving yourself is paramount to living a happy life. Only we can know what brings us joy. We must learn to listen to and follow our hearts.
The life you live is the outward expression of your inner journey.
To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do.
When you don’t know yourself, who you are and what you want, you just become a product of your environment – a leaf that gets blown each and every way until it just lands, in a big pile of mud, and gets stuck.
It all starts with a tiny, stupid idea, then one thing leads to another, and suddenly, you find something amazing: yourself.
Here’s even more quotes about finding yourself from goodreads if you want further inspiration.
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