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24 Mindset Picture Quotes That Inspire Self Growth

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24 Mindset Picture Quotes That Inspire Self Growth

A ‘growth mindset’ thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of un-intelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Without developing a mindset for self growth, we become stagnant in a mediocre existence, living by default and not by design.

Here are 24 of my favorite mindset picture quotes that inspire self growth

Albert-E Arnold-S Awaken Challenges Cynthia-Occelli Edith-Wharton Ellen-Langer Eric-Thomas Frank-Zappa Harold-Walker Henry-Ford John-Maxwell John-Wooden Kaoru-S Life's-Failures Mark-Twain Robin-S Robin-Sharma Swami-V Swami-Vivekananda Tell-your-story Tony-Robbins-becoming-more Wayne-Dyer Win

Thank you for taking the time to read through my picture quotes! Which one was your favorite?

A young entrepreneur, author and speaker, Carla Schesser is a woman who is passionate about inspiring and educating youth to live a life they love. Carla's book, ‘#Success - Mastering the Basics to a Happy, Healthy & Wealthy Life’ is a simple, practical and motivating guide which young adults will enjoy reading while learning important skills which empower them and allow them to discover how to live a peaceful, successful, and healthy life.Carla has a rare ability to connect with her readers. She has been in the same shoes many aspiring young adults wear today and this allows her to reach her audience and inspire them in a way most people can’t.

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15 Comments

  1. Corla Denley

    Aug 17, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Thank you very much for the quotes and the pictures. I love it because the words and the pictures inspire me. I love to take pictures to create memories and encourage me. This makes me want to take more pictures and put words to them. Keep up the EXCELLENT work.

    • Carla Schesser

      Aug 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Love your comment Corla! Thank you for the kind words. Keep doing what makes you happy. 🙂

  2. gangadhar

    Jul 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Really inspired thanks carla for nice display

  3. Timo Fischer

    Jul 28, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Exactly what I needed right now! Thanks

  4. Damien Thomas

    Jul 24, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Well done Carla,
    A really amazing collection of inspirational quotes and beautiful images.
    Love them all.
    Damien

    • Carla Schesser

      Jul 28, 2015 at 5:02 am

      Thank you Damien! Glad you enjoyed them, what was your favorite?

  5. alok rai

    Jul 21, 2015 at 5:58 am

    Great thoughts. Really appreciate your effrot in bringing them together.

    • Carla Schesser

      Jul 28, 2015 at 5:03 am

      Thank you Alok 🙂

  6. Attila

    Jul 21, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Great. Thank you

  7. Heitem Ak

    Jul 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    “When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you, remember, they’re telling you their story, not yours.” -Cynthia Occelli

    This is so powerful.

    They don’t mind if you succeed, but don’t want you to do better than them!

    Great choices Carla!

    Heitem Ak

    • Carla Schesser

      Jul 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Thanks Heitem, glad you enjoyed the selection! 🙂

  8. Ethan Bridges

    Jul 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Carla, you did it again!

    These quotes always get me.

    “Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” (In my mind: “Immortality! For humanity!”) Hey, you started it. 😉

    Thanks, Carla! Great, great!

    • Carla Schesser

      Jul 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Haha! Thank you for taking the time to comment! 🙂

  9. Lawrence Berry

    Jul 20, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    I really like the quote “challenges is what makes life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” This quote is so true. Just imagine a life that challenged you none and was easy all the time. It would be boring and you would never have the chance to grow and feel a sense of accomplishments. People always look at challenges in a negative light, but challenges are what makes you strong. These are some great quotes that you have shared.

    • Carla Schesser

      Jul 20, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Yes – love what you said. It’s so true – our challenges are what make us stronger. It’s about perspective. Thank Lawrence!

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The original “Queen of Comedy” Lucille “Lucy” Ball, continues to be an icon of fiery sass and humor for every generation. Her timeless comedic talent still sets the standard for those desiring to follow in her celebrated entertainment footsteps.

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1. “One of the things I learned the hard way, was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

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Although Ball was known for being an inherently shy girl, when she was 15 years old, she convinced her mom to allow her to attend New York Drama School. The administrator of the school, unable to see the talent hidden behind the shyness, wrote to her mother telling her not to “waste her money and the school’s time with this shy, awkward young lady.”

Refusing to be deterred by the shortsighted criticism, Ball dug in her heels, overcame her shyness, and went on to become the talented comedic actress and icon we know and love today. Just imagine how unfortunate it would have been if she had taken the negative criticism to heart and decided to give up her passion.

2. “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work—and realising what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

Today, we are very much conditioned to expect instant gratification in all areas of life. It’s important to remember, however, that true personal and professional success is achieved through tenacity and hard work. Very seldom does “luck” play a substantial role in building a solid and promising future.

Few people may realise that beyond the laughter and crazy shenanigans that Ball is so well known for, she was a trailblazing businesswoman who mapped out her professional path and keenly took advantage of opportunities that came her way.

Behind the scenes, she was co-creator, owner, and partner of Desilu Productions with her husband, Desi Arnaz. I Love Lucy was the first real sitcom developed by a husband and wife team, and under Desilu Studios, the show pioneered the multi-camera shot and filmed in front of a live audience—something no one else was doing at the time.

Being a female owner of a film production company in the 1960s was unprecedented. But, Ball didn’t stop there. Instead, she would eventually buy out Desi and become the first female CEO of a major television and movie production company. Her hard work and perseverance created a legacy to last for generations.

3. “I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.”

Regrets are a fact of life both personally and professionally. However, most of us would probably admit that we learned some valuable things about ourselves from past mistakes and mishaps. Most would agree that our biggest regrets are related to the opportunities and experiences that we didn’t seize when we had the chance.

Ball’s career in the entertainment world was full of various ups and downs that included many B movies and lackluster performances. However, she continued to forge ahead learning from each and every experience. She was forty years old when she finally hit her stride and began her journey with I Love Lucy. Ball didn’t let the fact that Hollywood considered her to be “old” to stop her from fulfilling her dreams.

Instead of letting the long road of disappointments and closed doors discourage her, Ball refused to give up and found a way to create her own destiny and achieve the success that she had worked so hard for.

4. “I dyed my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark, and I’ve got to keep it this way.”

We live in a culture where most of us just want to fit in. There is a pressure to conform to a set of expectations in both our professional and personal lives. However, it’s often when we take a risk to set ourselves apart, that doors of opportunities and experiences open for us.

For example, Ball’s natural hair colour was a light to medium brown with reddish tones. Early in her career, she bleached it blonde in hopes of being able to compete with the plethora of bombshell blondes of the era. She eventually realised, however, she needed to stand out, not blend in!

In a past interview, Ball is quoted stating, “Not being a beauty, I hated any part in a picture which depended on beauty. I resented work where looks were that important. There are so many glamour girls that I felt it was silly for me to try to compete with them.”

Dyeing her natural brown hair the colour red was one of the greatest risks Ball took early in her career, but it became one of the late comedian’s most beautiful physical features that helped her stand out and succeed in Hollywood. She shared, “I had to learn to concentrate on developing my personality—to have an individual approach. The way you feel about yourself has a lot to do with the impression you make.”

5. “The more things you do, the more you can do.”

We should never stop striving to learn new skills and grow in knowledge. Taking the steps to constantly evolve in our understanding of our professional and personal life—as well as the world around us—helps build a firm foundation for our present and future.

Ball was a true pioneer for the women of her time. She was not afraid to tackle new things or learn more about the production and business side of her career even though she was encroaching on a man’s world at the time. She knew that any knowledge she gained about the entertainment business would help ensure her future success.

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6. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

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Which one of the above Lucille Ball quotes was your favorite and why? Share your thoughts with us below!

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