67+ Best Jay Shetty Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Jay Shetty is an Indian British Internet personality, and motivational speaker. He is also an Award-Winning Storyteller, Podcaster, and former monk who is making wisdom go viral. Profoundly inspirational Jay Shetty quotes on relationships, friendship, success, and happiness will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Jay Shetty Quotes

You are still young and you aren’t supposed to have your whole life figured out yet. Don’t stress. Everything will work out. Jay Shetty

Remember, saying whatever we want, whenever we want, however we want, is not freedom. Real freedom is not feeling the need to say these things. Jay Shetty

I believe you should focus your life on observing the little things because one day you look back and realize they were the big things. Jay Shetty

our search is never for a thing, but for the feeling we think the thing will give us. Jay Shetty

When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside. Jay Shetty

The more we define ourselves in relation to the people around us, the more lost we are. Jay Shetty

If your past keeps coming back it’s just to test if you’re still stupid enough to fall for it again. Don’t be stupid. Jay Shetty

Fear comes from a lack of knowledge. Accelerate your learning, eliminate your fear. Jay Shetty

Actually, the greatest detachment is being close to everything and not letting it consume and own you. That’s real strength. Jay Shetty

We are meant to love people and use things but today we use people and love things. Jay Shetty

In 1902, the sociologist Charles Horton Cooley wrote I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am. Jay Shetty

Swap ‘Why is this happening to me?’ to ‘What is this trying to teach me?’. It will change everything. Jay Shetty

When we accept the temporary nature of everything in our lives, we can feel gratitude for the good fortune of getting to borrow them for a time. Jay Shetty

We think that if we’re successful in public, we will be happy in private. But it’s actually the other way around. When you’re happy in private, you will be successful in public. Jay Shetty

Choose people who choose you. Jay Shetty

Salt is so humble that when something goes wrong, it takes the blame, and when everything goes right, it doesn’t take credit. Jay Shetty

Forget what you looked like 10 years ago. Focus on how much you’ve grown internally in the last 10 years. Jay Shetty

Our words have more power than we even believe. Our words define our reality. We need to pick them carefully. Make sure you taste your words before you spit them out. Jay Shetty

Negativity is a trait, not someone’s identity. A person’s true nature can be obscured by clouds, but, like the sun, it is always there. And clouds can overcome any of us. We have to understand this when we deal with people who exude negative energy. Just like we wouldn’t want someone to judge us by our worst moments, we must be careful not to do that to others. When someone hurts you, it’s because they’re hurt. Their hurt is simply spilling over. They need help. And as the Dalai Lama says, If you can, help others if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. Jay Shetty

When you are not sure, flip a coin because while the coin is in the air, you realize which one you are actually hoping for. Jay Shetty

Because the only thing that stays with you from the moment you’re born until the moment you die is your breath. All your friends, your family, the country you live in, all of that can change. The one thing that stays with you is your breath. Jay Shetty

Love didn’t hurt you. Someone who doesn’t know to love hurt you. Don’t confuse the two. Jay Shetty

Find me someone who has gone to the darkest parts of their own character where they were so close to their own self destruction and found a way to get up and out of it, and I will bow on my knees to you. You’re my teacher. Jay Shetty

Instead of to do lists we need to be lists. The question isn’t what do we want to do, it’s who we want to be. Jay Shetty

Too often we love people who don’t love us, but we fail to return the love of others who do. Jay Shetty

When we find someone in our loneliness, we often attract emptiness.  Jay Shetty

Mudita is the principle of taking sympathetic or unselfish joy in the good fortune of others. If I only find joy in my own successes, I’m limiting my joy. But if I can take pleasure in the successes of my friends and family ten, twenty, fifty people! I get to experience fifty times the happiness and joy. Who doesn’t want that? Jay Shetty

We must keep the promises that we make to ourselves so that we can keep those that we make to others. Jay Shetty

Location has energy time has memory. If you do something at the same time every day, it becomes easier and natural. If you do something in the same space every day, it becomes easier and natural. Jay Shetty

Always tell someone how you feel, because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye, but regret can last a lifetime. Jay Shetty

When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life. Jay Shetty

The sooner you get over the notion that you can or should be perfect, or that anyone else is, change will come easier. Jay Shetty

But when we look for the good in others, we start to see the best in ourselves too. Jay Shetty

Real friends tell you when you aren’t living up to your potential. They don’t let you sit and be mediocre and think you are lit. Jay Shetty

Albert Einstein said, If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough. Jay Shetty

Don’t let someone be a priority when all you are to them is an option.  Jay Shetty

There is toxicity everywhere around us. In the environment, in the political atmosphere, but the origin is in people’s hearts. Unless we clean the ecology of our own heart and inspire others to do the same, we will be an instrument of polluting the environment. But if we create purity in our own heart, then we can contribute great purity to the world around us. Jay Shetty

We will keep facing the same test until we learn the lesson we are meant to learn. The same situations, relationships, issues will keep arising in our lives until we recognize what we are supposed to take away. We can save ourselves from so much trouble if we choose to listen, observe and adapt. Jay Shetty

If you don’t break your ego, life will break it for you. Jay Shetty

Insecure people try to make you believe in them. Self aware people try to make you believe in yourself. Jay Shetty

Here’s the life hack Service is always the answer. It fixes a bad day. It tempers the burdens we bear. Service helps other people and helps us. We don’t expect anything in return, but what we get is the joy of service. It’s an exchange of love. When you’re living in service, you don’t have time to complain and criticize. When you’re living in service, your fears go away. When you’re living in service, you feel grateful. Your material attachments diminish. Jay Shetty

Success comes from gaining, happiness comes from giving. Jay Shetty

Everyone has a story, and sometimes our egos choose to ignore that. Don’t take everything personally it is usually not about you. Jay Shetty

Most people don’t start because they don’t want to be seen starting at the bottom. Don’t be most people. Jay Shetty

According to the Gita, these are the higher values and qualities fearlessness, purity of mind, gratitude, service and charity, acceptance, performing sacrifice, deep study, austerity, straightforwardness, nonviolence, truthfulness, absence of anger, renunciation, perspective, restraint from fault finding, compassion toward all living beings, satisfaction, gentleness/kindness, integrity, determination. Jay Shetty

It’s important to figure out who you’re not, in order to figure out who you are. Jay Shetty

Monks understand that routine frees your mind, but the biggest threat to that freedom is monotony. People complain about their poor memories, but I’ve heard it said that we don’t have a retention problem, we have an attention problem. Jay Shetty

If we never learn to be alone we will always feel lonely. Jay Shetty

This ten year old monk added, When you get stressed what changes? Your breath. When you get angry what changes? Your breath. We experience every emotion with the change of the breath. When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life. Jay Shetty

One of the biggest reasons we don’t achieve our goals is we say yes to too many things that are not our priority and no to too many things that are our priority. Jay Shetty

When you deal with fear and hardship, you realize that you’re capable of dealing with fear and hardship. This gives you a new perspective the confidence that when bad things happen, you will find ways to handle them. With that increased objectivity, you become better able to differentiate what’s actually worth being afraid of and what’s not. Jay Shetty

Think about what you can do right now, not what you wish you had done before. Jay Shetty

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. Jay Shetty

Everything will happen for you all of a sudden and you will be thankful you didn’t give up. Blessings are coming. Believe that. Jay Shetty

use an anti anxiety technique called 5-4-3-2-1. We are going to find five things you can see, four things you can touch, three things you can hear, two things you can smell, and one thing you can taste. Jay Shetty

It’s so important to fill our own batteries if we want to charge others. Jay Shetty

A quote from Alī, cousin and son in law of the Prophet Muhammed, best explains the monk idea of detachment: Detachment is not that you own nothing, but that nothing should own you. I love how this summarizes detachment in a way that it’s not usually explained. Jay Shetty

What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it. Jay Shetty

Aspects of Love, Everything you do in the day from washing to eating breakfast, having meetings, driving to work  watching television or deciding instead to read  everything you do is your spiritual life. It is only a matter of how consciously you do these ordinary things. Jay Shetty

Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded. Jay Shetty

saying whatever we want, whenever we want, however we want, is not freedom. Real freedom is not feeling the need to say these things.  Jay Shetty

You can’t do the big things if you are always distracted by the small ones. Jay Shetty

Being present is the only way to live a truly rich and full life. Jay Shetty

Action without intention is meaningless. And intention without action is impact less. Jay Shetty

We say things to ourselves that we would never say to people we love. Jay Shetty

Don’t be afraid of new beginnings, from new people, new energy, new surroundings, new challenges. Embrace new chances at happiness. Jay Shetty