39+ Best Habit Quotes to Reach Your Best Life

A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously. Profoundly inspirational habit quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Habit Quotes

Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do. Sean Covey

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. Stephen Covey

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

An unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones. Errol Flynn

Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.

If you want to change your world, you need to start cultivating good habits Mina Tadros

Habits are the compound interest of self improvement.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it but all that had gone before.

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. Charles Dickens

All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us. And the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time.

All people are the same; only their habits differ. Confucius

Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.

Everyone has habits. Some are good; others are not. Considering that we are all defined by our actions, it is important that we lose our bad habits. By doing that, our lives will be much better. Robert Henley

Be the designer of your world and not merely the consumer of it.

Not only is procrastination bad because it makes us less efficient, it can also ruin the entire notion of building a habit in the first place. J. J. Thomas

When you can’t win by being better, you can win by being different.

Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you? Steve Maraboli

Success is the product of daily habits not once in a lifetime transformations.

Habit stacking works because you eliminate the stress of adding too many new things to your life. Instead, you begin with a few simple but effective habits and then build on them as this routine becomes an important ‘can’t miss’ part of your day. S.J. Scott

You don’t have to be the victim of your environment. You can also be the architect of it.

Habits are never-ending goals, if you think about it. They have no deadline and no endpoint. They are casual daily activities like brushing your teeth or combing your hair. Zoe McKey

If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead.

The good news is that all habits are learned through practice and repetition. You can learn any habit you consider either necessary or desirable. Brian Tracy

We imitate the habits of three groups in particular: The close. The many. The powerful.

Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed. William James

The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity. It’s one thing to say I’m the type of person who wants this. It’s something very different to say I’m the type of person who is this.

Morning is an important time of day because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have. Lemony Snicket

With outcome based habits, the focus is on what you want to achieve. With identity based habits, the focus is on who you wish to become.

Your current life is the result of your previous choices, if you want something different, begin to choose differently. Joe Tichio

When scientists analyze people who appear to have tremendous self control, it turns out those individuals aren’t all that different from those who are struggling. Instead, disciplined people are better at structuring their lives in a way that does not require heroic willpower and self control. In other words, they spend less time in tempting situations.

We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change. Henry Cloud

It is easy to get bogged down trying to find the optimal plan for change: the fastest way to lose weight, the best program to build muscle, the perfect idea for a side hustle. We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action. As Voltaire once wrote, The best is the enemy of the good.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

Over the long run, however, the real reason you fail to stick with habits is that your self image gets in the way. This is why you can’t get too attached to one version of your identity. Progress requires unlearning. Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity.

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. Libba Bray

Your actions reveal how badly you want something. If you keep saying something is a priority but you never act on it, then you don’t really want it. It’s time to have an honest conversation with yourself. Your actions reveal your true motivations.