20 Quotes to Inspire You to Take Small Simple Steps Each Day


In life we can get overwhelmed with everything we want to do in order to get to the future and reach our goals (whilst avoiding the present moment). Or maybe we have faulty thoughts or distortions playing in our mind, saying we are not “good enough” to be the person we would like to be.

One thing I know from my own life and the things I have completed (from being a professional athlete to going to university or learning pilates) is that we only ever have this moment and can take one step or moment at a time.

I wonder what life would be like if we enjoyed the journey more and remembered this? When we slow down, take time out to reflect to find out what is important to us. Then we can reconnect with our courage, follow those dreams and remember we can only ever take one step at a time

20 Quotes to Inspire You to Take Small Simple Steps Each Day

I hope the following 20 quotes inspire you to take small steps each day, so you can create the life you wish for –

  • “You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps that you take every day so when you look back down the road it all adds up and you know you covered some distance.” ~ Katie Kacvinsky
  • “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  • “Each step you take reveals a new horizon. You have taken the first step today. Now, I challenge you to take another.” ~ Dan Poynter
  • “It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.” ~ Old Chinese Proverb
  • “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~ Robert Collier
  • “Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  • “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~ John Wooden
  • “Take small steps every day and one day you will get there.” ~ Unknown
  • “Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.” ~ Indira Ghandi

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”

~ Helen Keller
  • “The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  • “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop” ~ Confucius
  • “Do small things with great love.” ~ Mother Theresa
  • “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~ Lao Tzu
  • “Big things have small beginnings.” ~ Promethus
  • “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking you complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” ~ John Wanamaker
  • “The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path with take on greater meaning.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

Reflection –

  • Which quote did you like the best?
  • Are you inspired to take some small steps now to live your dream life? If so, feel free to share one below.

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  1. Garima on 12th March 2024 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you. ❤

  2. Madjeen on 24th May 2024 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you, really inspiring!

    • Jane Taylor on 29th May 2024 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tina Kennedy on 5th June 2024 at 4:54 am

    Love these thanks, my big take away was that any mountain can be climbed… one step at a time. The visual imagery of this quote is so powerful.

    • Jane Taylor on 8th June 2024 at 8:14 pm

      Thanks for sharing Tina – yes step by step.

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