Jay Shetty, known as the Urban Monk, is the most contemporary addition to this list and has only recently risen to popularity. A former monk who found his training in India, Jay Shetty returned to his home in the UK from his three year stay at a monastery in India where he learnt principles of peace and charity. When he came back to England, he began to eloquently share on social media what he had learnt in his time there. His vlog, that was started on YouTube in 2015, gained immense online support and slowly he began to gain recognition on other platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat, National Geographic and NASDAQ.

He has begun a career in motivational speaking at several corporations, turning the insight he has gained into modern and contemporary wisdom that is used as a training tool. His association with the Huffington Post has led him to his election to the Host of HuffPost Rise and he is a regular contributor.

Jay Shetty is emblematic of the way social media can share and transmit wisdom on a global scale and his quotes are used to inspire and fulfill across the world.

 

Jay Shetty Quotes:

1. “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.” – Jay Shetty

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

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

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

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

5. “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.” – Jay Shetty

6. “You don’t know what you need in your life until you figure out who you are.” – Jay Shetty

7. “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

8. “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.” – Jay Shetty

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

jay shetty quotes on talking to each other

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

11. “The way we communicate says it all. We spend more time holding our phones than we hold each other. We ask Google more question than we ask each other.” – Jay Shetty

12. “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.” – Jay Shetty

13. “When it comes to your skills, invest in your strengths. When it comes to your quality, invest in your weaknesses.” – Jay Shetty

14. “Never judge anyone, because you never know how their life is and what they go through.” – Jay Shetty

15. “People who care will ask how you’re doing. People who love you will wait until you tell the truth.” – Jay Shetty

Jay shetty quotes on life and time

16. “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.” – Jay Shetty

17. “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.” – Jay Shetty

18. “Spend more time with people who make you forget to look at your phone.” – Jay Shetty

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

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

21. “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.” – Jay Shetty

22. “Whatever is taken for granted, will eventually be taken away.”– Jay Shetty

23. “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.” – Jay Shetty

24. “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.” – Jay Shetty

25. “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.” – Jay Shetty

To realize the value of a millisecond, ask the person who just came 2nd at the Olympics.

26. “To realize the value of a millisecond, ask the person who just came 2nd at the Olympics.” – Jay Shetty

27. “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.” – Jay Shetty

28. “It’s not about how slow you go, just as long as you don’t stop.” – Jay Shetty

29. “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.” – Jay Shetty

30. “I know that we’ve all been in that position: feeling confused and seriously lacking mission. But then I ask myself: at the end of my life, what will I regret? And the answer is clear: the pain of regret far outweighs the pain of risk. So next time you’re going through challenges, just remember this: a winner is just a loser who tried one more time. All you need is one person to say YES. One moment can change everything. There are decades where nothing happens and there are days where decades happen. A year from now you will have wish you started today.” – Jay Shetty

31. “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.” – Jay Shetty

32. “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.” – Jay Shetty

33. “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.” – Jay Shetty

34. “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.” – Jay Shetty

35. “We speak about being healthy and our well-being, but we act more like human doings than we do like human beings. Therefore, instead of to-do lists we need to-be lists. Instead of thinking about what you want to do, think about who you want to be. Do you want to be more self-aware? Do you want to be more conscious? Do you want to be a better person? Do you want to be a difference in the world? We need to move away from what we want to do in situations to who we want to be in situations.” – Jay Shetty

36.” When a child is learning how to walk and falls down 50 times, it never stops and thinks to itself this isn’t for me . . . We need to learn to fail like a child.” – Jay Shetty

37. “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.” – Jay Shetty

38. “We may not be the best, but if we keep going longer we will better ourselves.” – Jay Shetty

39. “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. And that’s why 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.” – Jay Shetty

40. “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.” – Jay Shetty

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”

41. “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” – Jay Shetty

42. “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. You want to be around people who lift up the way you think, who lift up your mindset, who really take you to new dimensions and horizons that you can never ever imagine yourself.” – Jay Shetty

43. “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.” – Jay Shetty

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

45. “The only thing you should compare yourself to is the person you were yesterday.” – Jay Shetty

46. “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.” – Jay Shetty

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

48. “The best people to surround yourself with are the people that bring out the best in you.” – Jay Shetty

49. “If you don’t get excited for people when they get what they want, how do you expect people to get excited for you when you get what you want” – Jay Shetty

50. “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 exist even for new ventures. In other words, we continue to see a barrier in our head that separates us from our dreams, even though there is no real barrier between where we are and where we want to go. Remember this, the teacher has failed more times than the student has even tried.” – Jay Shetty

51. “People say trust time. You can only trust time if you’re using it wisely.” – Jay Shetty

52. “The 6 inches between your left and right ear is the most valuable real estate you own. Don’t let anyone or anything rent space there for free.” – Jay Shetty

53. “Before putting others in their place put yourself in their place.” – Jay Shetty

54. “What will people think and say? This thought has killed more dreams than anything else in the world.” – Jay Shetty

55. “When you learn a little you feel you know a lot but when you learn a lot you realize you know very little.” – Jay Shetty

 

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