30 Continuous Improvement Quotes To Motivate Your Team

Ruth Hadari
Ruth Hadari
Agile Advocate, Engineering Ops Expert
Posted on
Nov 22, 2022
Updated on
Nov 22, 2022
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Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a rut and can't seem to get out? It can be tough to break out of old habits and start fresh. With some hard work and determination, it's possible.

What better way to motivate yourself than by reading some quotes about continuous improvement? 

These words of wisdom will help inspire you to keep pushing forward and achieve your goals. So, if you're looking for a little extra motivation today, be sure to check out these inspiring quotes!

What Is The Concept Of Continuous Improvement?

The concept of continuous improvement is a never-ending effort to improve products, services, or processes. This can be done by eliminating waste, reducing variation, and constantly searching for ways to do things better. 

The goal of continuous improvement is to create a culture of excellence within an organization where everyone is constantly looking for ways to improve. This can seem a daunting task, but the rewards are immense. 

A company that embraces continuous improvement will not only be more efficient and effective but will also find that their agile mindset makes them more adaptable to change. In today's ever-changing business environment, that is a critical competitive advantage.

Why Are Continuous Improvement Quotes Beneficial for Scrum Teams?

Every team has its ups and downs, but the best teams are constantly striving to improve. This is where continuous improvement quotes can come in handy. By reading and sharing inspiring quotes about working hard and never giving up, team members can stay motivated and focused on their goals

In addition, quotes can provide a helpful framework for thinking about problems and brainstorming solutions. When a Scrum team faces a difficult challenge, a well-chosen quote can provide just the motivation they need to keep going. So next time your team is feeling stuck, try sharing some of these continuous improvement quotes. You may be surprised at how much of a difference they can make.

List Of 30 Continuous Improvement Quotes

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." -Tony Robbins
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do." -Steve Jobs
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill
"I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." -Florence Nightingale
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." -Wayne Gretzky
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford 
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." -Rosa Parks 
"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve." -Mary Kay Ash 
"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star, I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; because a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are." -Milton Berle 
"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided." -Tony Robbins 
“Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.” -Brian Tracy
“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” -Mark Twain
“No matter how good you get you can always get better, and that's the exciting part.” -Tiger Woods
“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” -Jim Rohn
“The message of the Kaizen strategy is that not a day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company.” -Masaki Imai
“I'm never satisfied with what I do. I always think I can do it a lot better.” -Michael Jackson
“We conquer by continuing.” -George Matheson
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” -Abraham Lincoln
“Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.” -Denis Waitley
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill.
“Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.” -Robin Sharma
“Pause and remember - Every single event in your life, especially the difficult lessons, have made you smarter, stronger, and wiser than you were yesterday. Be thankful!” -Jennifer Young.
“If we're really committed to growth, we never stop discovering new dimensions of self and self-expression.” -Oprah Winfrey.
“Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.” -Tom Peters
“The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize.” -Shigeo Shingo
“Every relationship, every situation is part of a divinely created and highly specific curriculum for your soul growth.” -Marianne Williamson
“The improvement of the understanding is for two ends; first, for our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver and make out that knowledge to others.” -John Locke
“Without change, there is no innovation, creativity or incentive for improvement.” -William Pollard
“If you will keep being your best right where you are, you will come into more favor, promotion and opportunity than you ever imagined.” -Joel Osteen

Another way to promote continuous improvement within your team is to spice up your meetings with ways that bring the team closer together. Fun icebreaker games, team building games, would you rather questions, and this or that icebreakers are great ways to solidify bonds between team mates which directly correlate to improved outcomes. Have a go!


We hope these continuous improvement quotes have inspired you to take action and work on improving yourself every day. Remember, progress is never linear—there will be setbacks, but as long as you keep pushing forward, you'll eventually reach your goals. 

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About the author

Ruth Hadari
Agile Advocate, Engineering Ops Expert

Highly experienced in leading multi-organizational teams, groups, in-shore as well as off-shore. The go-to person who is able to simplify the complex. An agile advocate, experienced in all common methodologies. Responsible for the entire software development lifecycle process from development, QA, DevOps, Automation to delivery including overall planning, direction, coordination, execution, implementation, control and completion. Drives execution, and communicates on status, risks, metrics, risk-mitigation and processes across R&D.

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