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101+ JAY SHETTY Quotes To Help You Get Inspired Today!

101+ JAY SHETTY Quotes To Help You Get Inspired Today!

Jay Shetty is an inspiration to many people. 

He’s a motivational speaker and author who has dedicated his life to helping people achieve their dreams. 

Shetty also a successful businessman and philanthropist, which is why he’s considered one of the most influential people in the world. 

This remarkable individual has said many inspiring things over the years that have helped countless people achieve success in their lives. 

You will find some of his most inspirational Jay Shetty quotes in this article. 

These words have helped him achieve success and happiness, and they can also help you.

Life-Changing Jay Shetty Quotes

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

2. “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.”

3. “Everything in life happens according to our time our clock. You may look at some of your friends and think that they’re ahead of you. Maybe some of them you feel are behind, but everything happens at their own pace. They have their own time and clock and so do you. Be patient.”

4. “We force ourselves out of bed to live the same day again and again and call it a life.”

5. “It’s amazing how that time, that unforgotten, that invisible world, beyond the bottom of the iceberg, underneath the water, the part you don’t see, is actually what made what you see today possible.”

6. “Do you know what WE stands for? Without Ego. When we say “WE” we’re choosing to work with others Without Ego.”

7. “We spend the whole day trying to get our work on time, but then spend all of our time thinking about work.”

8. “I make decisions based on intuition and insight, heart and head. I lead with my heart and observe enough so that my head can catch up.”

9. “Fear comes from a lack of knowledge. Accelerate your learning, eliminate your fear.”

10. “Yet in a world with so much information, we’re somehow still missing the wisdom of life.”

11. “Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Your life is about growing yourself and investing in yourself and reaching your true potential. You are not in competition with anyone else.”

12. “It’s amazing what we can do when our passion meet a purpose greater than our self. That’s why we need to explore our curiosity. Invest in what interest us. Follow what intrigues us.”

13. “The slowest road to success is when you’re comparing yourself to others.”

14. “I’ve never seen a strong person with an easy past. We all have a passion. We all have a genius inside us. We have that potential.”

15. “We are meant to love people and use things but today we use people and love things.”

16. “Whatever is taken for granted, will eventually be taken away.”

17. “Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world. Even your shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness.”

18. “I’m always opening 1000 doors. Everyone sees the 10 that stay open. That’s the key to growth.”

19. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but make sure it does not replace you as the driver.”

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

21. “Reading changes your mind, applying changes your life!”

22. “Often all of us are greeted in life by boulders on our path – whether it’s in our careers, whether it’s in our relationships – and what we need to remind ourselves at that point is that we can either be like the people who complained and criticize or be like this one person who decided to move the boulder and see every point of adversity as an opportunity for growth.”

23. “It’s not about how slow you go, just as long as you don’t stop.”

24. “Failures are only failures when we don’t learn from them, because when we learn from them they become lessons.”

25. “What you want exists. Don’t settle until you get it.”

Inspirational Jay Shetty Quotes

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26. “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.”

27. “Life and time are the best two teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life.”

28. “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.”

29. “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.”

30. “When we find someone in our loneliness, we often attract emptiness.”

31. “We must keep the promises that we make to ourselves so that we can keep those that we make to others.”

32. “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.”

33. “Insecure people try to make you believe in them. Self-aware people try to make you believe in yourself.”

34. “The person that we will become in five years is defined by the people that we spend time with today and the books that we read today.”

35. “We complain that nothing feels real anymore, but we don’t give anything time to become real.”

36. “Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones.”

37. “Most people don’t start because they don’t want to be seen starting at the bottom. Don’t be most people.”

38. “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.”

39. “The paradox of our times is that we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but less solutions.”

40. “Don’t be afraid of new beginnings, from new people, new energy, new surroundings, new challenges. Embrace new chances at happiness.”

41. “Swap ‘Why is this happening to me?’ to ‘What is this trying to teach me?’. It will change everything.”

42. “When your focus is a success, and you don’t get your break, it will break you. When your focus is service you’ll never need a break because there are so many opportunities.” 

43. “Many of us are experiencing setbacks and failures in everyday life. Eventually, we get emotionally drained, tired, unmotivated and we stop trying. We believe that because we’ve been unsuccessful in the past that that barrier still exists even for new ventures.”

44. “Don’t live for the approval of others. Documents the moments you’re most in love with yourself, not just the moments you think people will love the most.”

45. “A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we stop talking about each other and start talking to each other.”

46. “You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Don’t stress. Master the day. Make this a daily reminder.”

47. “The more you try and keep up with others’ opinions, the more you’ll fall behind.”

48. “Failure is just a sign that we need to widen our scope. We need to be ready and build ourselves up for the next level. Actually, what we end up achieving is far greater than what we’d envisioned for ourselves.”

49. “The same technology that brings us close to those far away, takes us far away from the people that are actually close.”

50. “Think about what you can do right now, not what you wish you had done before.”

Jay Shetty Quotes on Love and Relationships

Jay Shetty quote on love and relationships

51. “Love didn’t hurt you. Someone who didn’t know how to love you hurt you. Don’t confuse the two.”

52. “At your best, you still won’t be good enough for the wrong person. At your worst, you’ll still be worth it to the right person.”

53. “Often the people closest to us get the worst of us. And the people we barely know get the best of us.”

54. “Forgiveness and letting go and the ability to rise above the challenges that have been caused by others in our life is such an important ability, because we need to learn to accept apologies that we never received.”

55. “Love will always come back to you. Just not always from the people you give it to or expect it from. Keep being and giving love.”

56. “Some people love you but don’t tell you. Some people tell you but don’t love you.”

57. “I believe that you can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else. It’s like what Buddha said: “resentment is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

58. “If we never learn to be alone, we will always feel lonely.”

59. “Spend more time with people who make you forget to look at your phone.”

60. “We all experience insecurities in work, relationships, friendships and even family. And what that happens, we let insecurities completely destroy something amazing . . . Don’t let insecurity ruins something amazing.”

61. “No matter how rich, talented or educated you to think you are, how you treat people says everything about you.”

62. “The best people to surround yourself with are the people that bring out the best in you.” 

63. “The challenge is we ignore the ones who support us, support the ones who ignore us. Love the ones who hurt us and hurt the ones who love us.”

64. “Don’t worry about rejections. All you need is one person to say yes.”

65. “A relationship without trust is like a car without gas. You can stay in it all you want but it won’t go anywhere.”

66. “Every act is either an act of love or a cry for love.”

67. “You start projecting hurt and pain onto yourself when you don’t find closure. Be honest with the situation and yourself, clean the wound, and move on.

68. “Don’t fall in love too fast. You think you know their dreams, but you just know their plans. Plans come from the head, but dreams come from the heart.”

69. “Whatever you think someone else should give to you, you need to be able to give yourself first.”

70. “So many people are together but not in love. So many people are in love but not together.”

71. “Let your love, trust, and commitment be earned. Don't just give it away freely.”

72. “Don't let someone be a priority when you are to them is an option.”

73. “The more we define ourselves in relation to the people around us, the more lost we are.”

74. “People that try to hurt you are somehow trying to heal themselves. Recognize that they are in pain when they gave you pain. They caused you hurt because they were experiencing some type of hurt.”

75. “Choose people who choose you.”

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Jay Shetty Quotes on Loving Yourself

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76. “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.”

77. “The challenges we all want to be with someone who makes us happy, when what we need to do is be some who makes us happy.”

78. “Canceling plans to read is OK. Skipping a party for the gym is OK. Staying home to cook is OK. Let’s encourage it and respect self-improvement.”

79. “If you every meet someone who makes your life flow easier and makes you laugh a lot, keep them, that’s all you need.”

80. “Self-care isn’t just holidays and massages. It’s working on your habits, mindset and healing your past. It’s removing toxic thoughts, people and places in your life. It’s living intentionally, purposefully and consciously.”

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

82. “What we’re searching for is not out there, but it’s inside. Therefore, happiness is actually an inside job.”

83. “What we need to recognize is that the things that we truly want, the things that are deeply meaningful, the things that are genuinely fulfilling, all require patience. They all require work. They all require energy.”

84. “Success comes from gaining, happiness comes from giving.”

85. “We may not be the best, but if we keep going longer we will better ourselves.”

86. “No one is you and that’s your superpower, that’s what makes ‘you’, you, that’s what makes you unique, that’s what it is about you that will make a difference in the world.”

87. “People are so far removed from their own understanding of themselves that they are either lost living a life that they didn’t want to, lost living up to someone’s expectations, or lost becoming someone to impress someone else. Their real identity is almost buried under 6 feet of multiple identities that they created.”

88. “The biggest room in the world is the room for self-improvement.”

89. “It’s important to figure out who you’re not, in order to figure out who you are.”

90. “It’s so important to fill our own batteries if we want to charge others.”

91. “Growth isn’t always consistent. You relapse, you fall, but remember that doesn’t mean you’re back at square one. You don’t lose the growth you had before the relapse. Take your time, continue where you left off.”

92. “You’ve been criticizing yourself for years now and that hasn’t worked. Try coaching yourself and see what happens.”

93. “I think millennials have really made it their vision and commitment into life to really find themselves, to focus on what matters.”

94. “Doing one thing by yourself, for yourself, that creates joy is such an important habit.”

95. “Our past can be an opportunity to learn to feel happy, to feel joy, to feel power, to feel passion in your life.”

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Jay Shetty Quotes on Success and Life

Jay Shetty quote on success and life

96. “We need to redefine what success means. Let’s not make happiness and success about the size of our homes, but about the size of our heart. Let’s not make it about gratification, but gratitude.”

97. “Starve your distractions, feed your focus.”

98. “The thing about limitations is that they are only true as long as you believe in them. So, instead of believing in your limitations, start believing in yourself.”

99. “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.”

100. “The interesting thing is, those opinions didn’t change the world, but the people behind the ideas did.”

101. “When you learn a little, you feel you know a lot. But when you learn a lot, you realize you know very little.”

102. “If you’re looking around and you find yourself being the smartest person in the room, change rooms because you’re in the wrong one.”

103. “If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.”

104. “The days you don’t want to are the days you really have to if you want to reach your goal.”

105. “The next time you see someone that you think is successful, don’t focus on what they’re doing now. Focus on what they did to get there.”

106. “Fast-forward where you are. Look at yourself in 10, 15, 20 years time and ask yourself the question: Is that where I want to be? If you’re in a company, look at the person who’s 20 years ahead of you and ask yourself: Is that where I want to be? If you’re in a start-up, look at where other startups have got to in similar roles and go: Is that where I want to be? And if the answer’s NO, then you need to find a new path.”

107. “We’re so anxious about what will happen in the future that we don’t enjoy the present. The result being, we don’t live in the present or the future. We end up living, feeling like we’re never going to die and then die never having truly lived.”

108. “What if Oprah listened to her haters and doubters? What if Steve Jobs settled for a real job? What if The Rock never broke through depression? What if Ellen never overcame the bullying? Imagine a world where everyone lived their passion. We would be better people. We’d be better partners. We’d be better parents.”

109. “Our value is not created by the price of our clothes or our bank balance or the job title that we have. We should be building a life and not just building our CV.”

110. “You can take a fish out of water and give it a beautiful mansion and a Bentley and all the money in the world, but it will die and that’s what we are like, our environment. Everyone is in an environment in which they thrive, which we have to craft.”

111. “No matter how many times life will tread on you. Life will crumple you, life will scrunch you, and life will squeeze you. You will always keep your value, that spark within us, all of bliss, knowledge and eternity that exists, that spark will never be taken away.”

112. “We only view people success as what we see in their highlight reel and we forget what they actually had to go through to get to that stage.”

113. “Failure has the ability to lure success. Countless failures almost draw kickers to success and every time you walked through one door the gate gets bigger and the lock gets tighter.”

114. “Getting your degree after 25, is still an achievement. Not being married at 30, but still happy is beautiful. Starting a family after 35, is still possible. Buying a house after 40, is still great. Don’t let anyone rush you with their timelines.”

115. “When we realize that we’re students for life, instead of making people see how powerful we are, we want people to understand how powerful they are. We’ll learn how to empower others. We will actually attract people to work with us to achieve our goals.”

116. “Often we’re so ingrossed in our work that we forget to value, appreciate and recognize those that we’re actually working for. We get so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget the people that make up our life.”

117. “When it comes to your skills, invest in your strengths. When it comes to your quality, invest in your weaknesses.”

118. “Judging is critical but observing can be educational. Therefore, we should be so focused on improving ourselves that we don’t have any energy to criticize anyone else.”

119. “You can’t do the big things if you’re always distracted by the small ones.”

120. “We don’t know who we want to become, because we’re too distracted by who everyone else is becoming.”

Jay Shetty Quotes on Think Like a Monk

Think like a monk quote by Jay Shetty

121. “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.”

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

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

124. “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.”

125. “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.”

126. “But when we look for the good in others, we start to see the best in ourselves too.”

127. “Albert Einstein said, “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

128. “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.”

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

130. “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.”

131. “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.”

132. “I wish” is code for “I don’t want to do anything differently.”

133. “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.”

134. “When we acknowledge that all of our blessings are like a fancy rental car or a beautiful Airbnb, we are free to enjoy them without living in constant fear of losing them. We are all the lucky vacationers enjoying our stay in Hotel Earth.”

135. “Revenge is the mode of ignorance—it’s often said that you can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else.”

136. “Criticizing someone else’s work ethic doesn’t make you work harder.”

137. “Life’s too short to live without purpose, to lose our chance to serve, to let our dreams and aspirations die with us.”

138. “If you are satisfied with who you are, you don't need to prove your worth to anyone else.”

139. “A monk mind practices detachment. We realize that everything—from our houses to our families—is borrowed.”

140. “Values are abstract, elusive, and the world we live in constantly pushes blatant and subliminal suggestions as to what we should want, and how we should live, and how we form our ideas of who we are.”

Which Jay Shetty Quotes Are Your Favorites?

These quotes from Jay Shetty are a great inspiration for anyone who is trying to find meaning in life. 

He has experienced so many ups and downs, but his words still hold true today. 

What do you think about these Jay Shetty quotes? Do they resonate with your own experiences? 

Let us know in the comments below, including the quotes that stuck with you the most!