Be the best version of yourself.
No matter what the world throws at you, it’s important to strive to be a better person and inspire people to do the same along the way.
It’s easy to fall prey to negativity. It’s everywhere!
It can be seen every morning on the subway ride to work when people are just trying to get in, forcing themselves in, no matter who gets hit by their backpack. It’s in the loud neighbor’s voice and music blaring at ungodly hours. It’s in that jealous relative’s barbs. It’s always out to get you to lower yourself and give in to the negativity. And you are only human to give in.
But being human also means you should step back and observe the situation and yourself before you blurt out something that you’re sure to regret after the fact.
It does not matter if they started it; you are responsible for your own behavior, not them. That is why you need to hold yourself accountable every time you slip. But mostly, you need to choose to be a better person in any situation. That’s right, I believe that we can and should choose to be a better person.
Below are 20 quotes to inspire you to be the best version of yourself you can be. So let’s check these quotes out, shall we?
1. What we feel, we attract.
“What we think we become. What we feel we attract. What we imagine we create.” — Unknown
2. Make your intentions pure.
“Just always be the better person. And make your intentions pure. What and who you are is what you’ll attract, what you’ll maintain. Pain is inevitable and it will always exist, but if you focus on understanding what you are feeling and why you are feeling it, you will overcome it.” —The Minds Journal
3. Be thankful that you’ve learned what traits not to adopt.
“I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life, they have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.” — Unknown
4. Be thankful that you are not them.
“Should you ever find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, smallness, or insecurities, remember things could be worse…You could be them.” — Unknown
5. You can always be a better person.
“There’s always room to be a better person. Always.” — Sonya Teclai
6. Every morning brings us the chance to be a better person.
“Every morning, we get a chance to be different. A chance to change. A chance to be better.” — Alan Bonner
7. Make others smile.
“Be the reason someone smiles today.” — Unknown
8. Your actions makes you, not your beliefs.
“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person. Your behavior does”. — Shukhraj Dhillon
9. Control the way you respond.
“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is!” — The Minds Journal
10. Focus on you.
“Let whoever think whatever. Just keep getting better.” — Unknown
11. Show respect to everyone, even the disrespectful.
“Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as a reflection of their character, but a reflection of yours.” — Dave Willis
12. Choose to be strong.
“I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn’t sorry and accept an apology I never received.” — Unknown
13. Don’t let the world turn you bitter.
“You either get bitter or you get better. It’s that simple. You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to you.” — Josh Shipp
14. You are responsible for your own actions and reactions.
“You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Remember that.” — Unknown
15. You can always become a better version of yourself.
“No matter where you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” — Madonna
16. You attract what you are.
“The better person you become, the better people you will attract.” — Unknown
17. Make everyone you meet feel special.
“Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody.” — Kid President
18. Our behavior says everything about the kind of person we are.
“Never regret being a good person, to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you, and their behavior says enough about them.” — Marc and Angel
19. Set high standards for yourself.
“We have to set a standard where it’s not OK to act without morality and values and human respect. No person is better than another.” — Lady Gaga
20. Finally, love yourself knowing that you are trying to be a better person.
“I love the person I’ve become because I fought to become her.” — Kaci Diane
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Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.