145+ Best Steve Maraboli Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Steve Maraboli is a life-changing Speaker, bestselling Author, and Behavioral Science Academic. Profoundly inspirational Steve Maraboli quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

Famous Steve Maraboli Quotes

Learn from the past, but don’t live in the past. – Steve Maraboli

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life. – Steve Maraboli

Let your courage inspire the world around you. – Steve Maraboli

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness… but only when you pay your taxes? That means your freedom is rented, leased, & not unalienable. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

Your opinion is not my reality. – Steve Maraboli

The road to success is always under construction. – Steve Maraboli

At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. – Steve Maraboli

Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned. – Steve Maraboli

You didn’t just cheat on me; you cheated on us. You didn’t just break my heart; you broke our future. – Steve Maraboli

Being angry at the mirror won’t change what it is reflecting. If you want to SEE something different, BE something different. – Steve Maraboli

Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today. – Steve Maraboli

I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. – Steve Maraboli

The universe is so well balanced that the mere fact that you have a problem also serves as a sign that there is a solution. – Steve Maraboli

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

Action is the universal language of success. – Steve Maraboli

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

Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure. – Steve Maraboli

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them. – Steve Maraboli

Harness the power of today. Seize the blessings of today! Make something happen, enhance your life, make someone laugh, help a friend, love, love, love! – Steve Maraboli

There is no greater force for change than people inspired to live a better life. – Steve Maraboli

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

Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life, don’t make it wait any longer. – Steve Maraboli

The people who tell you you can’t go further are the ones who haven’t seen how far you’ve come. – Steve Maraboli

Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life. – Steve Maraboli

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. – Steve Maraboli

Know your circle. Make sure everybody in your ‘boat’ is rowing and not drilling holes when you’re not looking. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

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

Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that’s beautiful to create something that is fake. – Steve Maraboli

I’m not crying because of you; you’re not worth it. I’m crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are. – Steve Maraboli

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t ‘should’ve’ done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day! – Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful! – Steve Maraboli

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty. – Steve Maraboli

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

Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings and opportunities for positive change. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future! Today is a new day! – Steve Maraboli

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

Think of what makes you smile, makes you happy… And do more of that stuff. – Steve Maraboli

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

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count! – Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

Social Media isn’t creating the problems in our relationships; it’s only exposing the ones that already existed. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us. – Steve Maraboli

If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly. – Steve Maraboli

Your life isn’t behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. Today is a new day – seize it! – Steve Maraboli

I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise. – Steve Maraboli

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

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. – Steve Maraboli

Just because your pain is understandable, doesn’t mean your behavior is acceptable. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

It doesn’t matter what you did or where you were…it matters where you are and what you’re doing. Get out there! Sing the song in your heart and NEVER let anyone shut you up!! – Steve Maraboli

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

When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging – Steve Maraboli

Success is more than a desire, it’s a behavior. Act accordingly. – Steve Maraboli

When you stop existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with the wonder and synchronicity. – Steve Maraboli

No matter what you’ve been through, you’re still here… You have a history of victory. – Steve Maraboli

The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same. – Steve Maraboli

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

I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance. – Steve Maraboli

Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. – Steve Maraboli

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

Be among the few who dare to follow their dreams. – Steve Maraboli

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

By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgment. – Steve Maraboli

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

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli

She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure. – Steve Maraboli

Live today! Do not allow your spirit to be softened of your happiness to be limited by a day you cannot have back or a day that does not yet exist. – Steve Maraboli

It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind. – Steve Maraboli

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. – Steve Maraboli

Letting go is never easy. There is not short-cut or trick to it. You must be committed enough to your future to let go of your past. It’s not easy and it’s likely to hurt, but it is for the best. – Steve Maraboli

Dare to Be When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. When times are tough, dare to be tougher. When love hurts you, dare to love again. When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal. When another is lost, dare to help them find the way. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand. When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too. When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best. Dare to be the best you can At all times, Dare to be! – Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

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

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me. – Steve Maraboli

It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. – Steve Maraboli

The volume of your voice does not increase the validity of your argument. – Steve Maraboli

I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me. – Steve Maraboli

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

Do what you think is right. Don’t let people make the decision of right or wrong for you. – Steve Maraboli

You’re awesome and designed for success, live this day accordingly. – Steve Maraboli

Behavior speaks… Pay attention to those who don’t clap when you win. – Steve Maraboli

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go. – Steve Maraboli

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

When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman. – Steve Maraboli

Your agreement with reality defines your life. – Steve Maraboli

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

Stop allowing your day-to-day life to be clouded by busy nothingness. – Steve Maraboli

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature. – Steve Maraboli

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

Cheaters are cowards that are tempted to chase the fantasy of what could be… instead of courageously addressing their own self-destructive behavior and cultivating what is. – Steve Maraboli

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

Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you believe you can, you might. If you know you can, you will. – Steve Maraboli

Intent reveals desire, action reveals commitment. – Steve Maraboli

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share. – Steve Maraboli

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose and to do it fearlessly. – Steve Maraboli

Stop giving your life away to other people. – Steve Maraboli

Why Not You? Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you? Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you? Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you? Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you? Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you? Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you? Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you? Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you? Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you? Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you? Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you? Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you? Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you? Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you? Today is a new day! Many will seize this day. Many will live it to the fullest. Why not you? – Steve Maraboli

How would your life be different if…You approached all relationships with authenticity and honesty? Let today be the day…You dedicate yourself to building relationships on the solid foundation of truth and authenticity. – Steve Maraboli

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

Simplify your life. You don’t grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual. – Steve Maraboli

Take action, an inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

?Today is a new day. It’s a day you have never seen before and will never see again. Stop telling yourself the ‘same crap, different day’ lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go. – Steve Maraboli

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

Sometimes the memory of someone is better than the reality of them. – Steve Maraboli

Every single time you help somebody stand up, you are helping humanity rise. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

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

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

You gotta be in the NOW to create and experience the WOW! – Steve Maraboli

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

I love connecting with people who have been through the fire and come out stronger and wiser. Using their experiences to inspire and empower others. – Steve Maraboli

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

Live your vision and demand your success. – Steve Maraboli

We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God. – Steve Maraboli

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

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

Make the choice to embrace this day. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the ghost of yesterday or the To-Do list of tomorrow! It’s inspiring to see all the wonderfully amazing things that can happen in a day in which you participate. – Steve Maraboli

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