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101 Most Inspiring Steve Maraboli Quotes



101 Most Inspiring Steve Maraboli Quotes

Steve Maraboli is a speaker, bestselling author and behavioral science academic.

Lending his popular voice to various topics, Steve’s books, quotes, videos, and memes have become a social media sensation; being shared by millions across the globe in more than 25 languages.

Maraboli has a unique style of bridging cutting edge behavioral science, proven business methodologies, humor, stories, and social insights and has delivered his life changing talks to thousands of people in over 30 countries.

These Steve Maraboli quotes are powerful reminders to us of how we should think, act and live a more fulfilled life.

101 Best Steve Maraboli Quotes

1. “Take action, wanting is not enough, act upon your goals. If somebody was watching your day-today behavior, would they be able to see what you’re working towards, what are your goals?, if the answer is no, fix it!.” – Steve Maraboli

2. “We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses, but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.” – Steve Maraboli

3. “Do more than just talk, act. Do more than just promise, deliver.” – Steve Maraboli

4. “Your life is a reflection, you don’t get what you want, you get what you are. You gotta be it to see it.” – Steve Maraboli

5. “When I accept myself, I am free from the burden of needing you to accept me.” – Steve Maraboli

6. “I used to worry about the labels others placed on me, until I realised my limitations weren’t coming from their labels, but from my own.” – Steve Maraboli

7. “I have standards, step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli

8. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” – Steve Maraboli

9. “Start shaping your own day. Start walking your own walk. This journey is yours, take charge of it. Stop giving other people the power to shape your life.” – Steve Maraboli

10. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli

11. “The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts, it gives you what you demand with your actions.” – Steve Maraboli

12. “Learn from your history, but don’t live in it.” – Steve Maraboli

13. “Life is a miracle. You are a unique expression of this purposeful miracle. Think of how great that makes you. Live big. You are not here to dwell within the basement of your potentiality.” – Steve Maraboli

14. “Stop living within the confines of how others define you. You weren’t created to live their life, you were created to live yours, so live it, be unapologetically you.” – Steve Maraboli

15. “It’s important to know what you don’t want, but it’s vital to know what you do want.” – Steve Maraboli

16. “If you want something different, do something different. Without change progress is impossible.” – Steve Maraboli

17. “With one kind gesture you can change a life. One person at a time you can change the world. One day at a time we can change everything.” – Steve Maraboli

18. “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” – Steve Maraboli

19. “It is amazing how your life changes when you embrace the reality that you’re better than the life you’ve settled for.” – Steve Maraboli

20. “If you surround yourself with clowns, don’t be surprised when your life resembles a circus.” – Steve Maraboli

21. “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

22. “Give freely, love fully, and play feverously. Don’t put so many conditioned rules on your happiness. Life can be a beautiful experience if we allow it.” – Steve Maraboli

23. “The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.” – Steve Maraboli

24. “Intent reveals desire, action reveals commitment.” – Steve Maraboli

25. “Action is the universal language of success.” – Steve Maraboli

26. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

27. “Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.” – Steve Maraboli

28. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

29. “I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” – Steve Maraboli

30. “There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” – Steve Maraboli

31. “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” – Steve Maraboli

32. “If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish.” – Steve Maraboli

33. “Happiness is a state of mind, a choice, a way of living; it is not something to be achieved, it is something to be experienced.” – Steve Maraboli

34. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli

35. “Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them.” – Steve Maraboli

36. “Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!” – Steve Maraboli

37. “Don’t give up! It’s not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.” – Steve Maraboli

38. “If you want to achieve your greatest self, be your own biggest fan.” – Steve Maraboli

39. “You have the ability to choose your reactions.” – Steve Maraboli

40. “You are beautiful. Know this. Anyone who tells you otherwise is simply lying. You are beautiful.” – Steve Maraboli

41. “Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people’s opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions!” – Steve Maraboli

42. “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop!” – Steve Maraboli

43. “Be happy with who you are and what you do, and you can do anything you want.” – Steve Maraboli

44. “Your opinion is not my reality.” Steve Maraboli

45. “When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.” – Steve Maraboli

46. “If you fuel your journey on the opinions of others, you are going to run out of gas.” – Steve Maraboli

47. “Acceptance makes an incredible fertile soil for the seeds of change.” – Steve Maraboli

48. “Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.” – Steve Maraboli

49. “Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it.” – Steve Maraboli

50. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

51. “Your actions should be so dedicated that no one should have to ask you what you want.” – Steve Maraboli

52. “New levels bring new devils. Stay unapologetically committed to your goals and let go of anyone who poisons your spirit.” – Steve Maraboli

53. “Don’t let the evil actions of broken people define your view of our world! Don’t be terrorized into a diluted, hopeless reality.” – Steve Maraboli

54. “A key to happiness is to do kind things for others. A key to misery is to expect them to be grateful.” – Steve Maraboli

55. “The reason your life stays the same is because you think everyone else is the problem. Stop pointing fingers and placing blame on others. Your life can only change to the degree that you accept responsibility for it.” – Steve Maraboli

56. “Forgiveness: It’s not because they deserve it; it’s because you do. Sometimes forgiveness is about loving yourself enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli

57. “If you perceive yourself in a negative manner then success is next to impossible.” – Steve Maraboli

58. “I will not try to convince you to love me, to respect me, to commit to me. I deserve better than that; I AM BETTER THAN THAT…Goodbye.” – Steve Maraboli

59. “The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.” – Steve Maraboli

60. “No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?” – Steve Maraboli

61. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

62. “Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re under-appreciated.” – Steve Maraboli

63. “You are what you are because it’s what you have chosen to be. If you’re unhappy, you must change from the inside out.” – Steve Maraboli

64. “We can’t undo a single thing we have ever done, but we can make decisions today that propel us to the life we want and towards the healing we need.” – Steve Maraboli

65. “I am self-propelled; fueled from within. I appreciate people’s opinions, but I’m not attached to them. I learned a long time ago that if I give them the power to feed me, I also give them the power to starve me.” – Steve Maraboli

66. “There is great change to be experienced once you learn the power of letting go. Stop allowing anyone or anything to control, limit, repress, or discourage you from being your true self! Today is YOURS to shape – own it – break free from people and things that poison or dilute your spirit.” – Steve Maraboli

67. “Today is the only day in which we have any power.” – Steve Maraboli

68. “I’ve learned that if someone threatens my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth … I must walk away. I owe it to myself … I owe it to my future.” – Steve Maraboli

69. “The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.” – Steve Maraboli

70. “It’s amazing how drastically your life can change when you stop accepting shit you hate.” – Steve Maraboli

71. “Moving on is not forgetting the past; it’s about learning from it. Find the message in the mess… Cry. Forgive. Learn. That’s moving on.” – Steve Maraboli

72. “Remember: It’s all in your head… All of it. If you don’t like the story, change it. If the people around don’t accept your new story, change them.” – Steve Maraboli

73. “Don’t live your life as a spectator… If no one is cheering or booing you, it means you’re not in the game.” – Steve Maraboli

74. “One day, You realize what’s important and what isn’t. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. And then you smile because you are truly proud of the person you’ve fought to become.” – Steve Maraboli

75. “You are allowed to terminate toxic relationships. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

76. “Yesterday was not your defining moment. The calendar moved forward; why not you?” – Steve Maraboli

77. “One of the most healing things you can do is recognize where in your life you are your own poison.” – Steve Maraboli

78. “My mistakes have been my greatest mentors.” – Steve Maraboli

79. “I don’t worry about the haters. They are just angry because the truth I speak contradicts the lie they live.” – Steve Maraboli

80. “Although goals are important, having a plan of action is vital to the success of those goals. Having a goal with no plan of action is like wanting to travel to a new destination without having a map.” – Steve Maraboli

81. “Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

82. “It is an unnecessary burden to make negative judgmental assumptions about others. We are all on a journey.” – Steve Maraboli

83. “When we are judging everything, we are learning nothing.” – Steve Maraboli

84. “It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” – Steve Maraboli

85. “How do I have productive days with minimum drama? Simple; I mind my own business.” – Steve Maraboli

86. “The art of letting go is simply about personal empowerment. Realizing what you’re in charge of, realizing what you control, and more importantly, what you don’t control.” – Steve Maraboli

87. “The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” – Steve Maraboli

88. “When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonder that is available to you.” – Steve Maraboli

89. “Stop lying to yourself. When we deny our own truth, we deny our own potential.” – Steve Maraboli

90. “Stop waiting for the perfect day or the perfect moment. Take this day, this moment and lead it to perfection.” – Steve Maraboli

91. “Tomorrow will never call to ask your opinion; you don’t control it. Stop allowing today’s possibilities to be robbed by tomorrow’s insecurities.” – Steve Maraboli

92. “Sometimes the issue isn’t that your problems are so big, it’s that you see yourself as being so small.” – Steve Maraboli

93. “If the things behind you are tripping you, you’re moving in the wrong direction.” – Steve Maraboli

94. “The only thing that makes life unfair is the delusion that it should be fair.” – Steve Maraboli

95. “Hiding from your history only shackles you to it. Instead, face it and free yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

96. “Do not exchange your dignity for popularity.” – Steve Maraboli

97. “Fear has the role we give it. We are able to empower or poison ourselves to whatever degree we want. This is the beauty of our design.” – Steve Maraboli

98. “What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.” – Steve Maraboli

99. “Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself.” – Steve Maraboli

100. “At any given moment the choice to be happy is present – we just have to choose to be happy.” – Steve Maraboli

101. “Your life is a print-out of your thoughts.” – Steve Maraboli

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