The maker of growth

Dan Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field

Dream big. Start small and then connect the dots. 

Thomas Fuller - English churchman and historian

All things are difficult before they are easy.

Denis Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

Confucius - Chinese philosopher and politician

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Joseph Campbell - American professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Robert H. Schuller - American Christian televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author

The me I see is the me I'll be.

Tom Morris - Philosopher

The more clearly we know what we want, the more obvious it will be what we should do.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine

Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE

Robert Fritz - American author, management consultant, composer, and filmmaker

The human spirit will not invest itself in a compromise.

Confucius - Chinese philosopher and politician

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Epictetus - Greek Stoic philosopher

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Napoleon Hill - American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich which is among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time

If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.

Steve Chandler - Author of 30 books that have been translated into over 25 languages. His personal success coaching, public speaking and business consulting have been used by CEOs, top professionals, major universities, and over 30 Fortune 500 companies

Happiness comes from growth, not comfort.

Gregg Krech - Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont

Yet today I realize that the most important thing in dividing tasks is the psychological effect of making the task bearable. The idea of small tasks always felt too abstract and not at all magical. But today it had a concrete effect on me. Suddenly, the idea of starting a task didn’t seem so heavy. The tasks just need to be small enough so that they feel conquerable. After that, starting is easy.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.

Matthew Syed - British journalist, author, broadcaster and former table tennis player. He competed as an English table tennis international, and was the English number one for many years

Marginal gains is not about making small changes and hoping they fly. Rather, it is about breaking down a big problem into small parts in order to rigorously establish what works and what doesn't.

Charles Duhigg - American journalist and non-fiction author. He was a reporter for The New York Times, currently writes for The New Yorker Magazine and is the author of two books on habits and productivity, titled The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business and Smarter Faster Better

Stretch goals, paired with SMART thinking, can help put the impossible within reach.

Shane Snow - A science and business journalist and the co-founder of Contently, one of Inc's fastest growing companies and Crain's and Ad Age's best places to work in America

There are a lot of great inventors and improvers in the world. But those who hack world-class success tend to be the ones who can focus relentlessly on a tiny number of things. In other words, to soar, we need to simplify.

Angela Lee Duckworth - American academic, psychologist, and popular science author. She is the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies grit and self-control

Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.

Timothy A. Pychyl - Associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. Researching and writing about procrastination since 1995, Pychyl has garnered an international reputation for his scholarship and a global audience for his iProcrastinate podcasts and his popular Don’t Delay blog with Psychology Today

The most finite, limited resource in our lives is time. We only have a finite amount of time to live. Why waste it?

Jocko Willink - American author, podcaster, and retired naval officer who served in the Navy SEALs

Prioritize your problems and take care of them one at a time, the highest priority first. Don’t try to do everything at once or you won’t be successful.” I explained how a leader who tries to take on too many problems simultaneously will likely fail at them all.

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor. He is the author of four books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages

Great work, like a healthy financial portfolio, takes time to mature.

Lewis Howes - New York Times Bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men's National Handball Team athlete

You need desire to be fully alive and you need vision to fulfill your desires.

John McDonald - Editor and writer for Fortune magazine for three decades

Take the position that you are master of your being, and hold your course firmly to your goal. 

Georges St-Pierre - Canadian former professional mixed martial artist and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history 

In case you don’t have time to read or don’t feel like reading the whole book, at least remember this: pick a goal, make a realistic plan to reach that goal, work through each step of the plan, and repeat. 

Dave Ramsey - American personal finance personality, radio show host, author, and businessman 

I finally realized that results are generated by activities. If I manage my activities then the results I want occur. 

Michael Hyatt - American author, podcaster, blogger, speaker, and the CEO and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has written several books about leadership, productivity, and goal setting 

Keeping your eye on the future is essential for making the most of today.