Personal growth is like self-care’s older, more experienced cousin. It’s usually what happens to us after we’ve put in some work on ourselves or taken the time to reexamine what we want and how to get it. It’s about learning from past actions. It’s about investing in ourselves so we can think about life beyond our egos. It’s about growing into—or perhaps, discovering—the person we’re meant to be.
If you need a little fire under your butt today, forcing you to keep moving toward your best self, read on for 55 stellar quotes from people who have been through the ringer and came out the other side stronger, smarter and savvier.