50+ Take A Step Back Quotes To Reflect and Slow Down

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An inspiring collection of take a step back quotes that’ll remind you that sometimes it’s necessary to pause, take a step back, breathe and allow yourself to reevaluate in order for you to really move forward.

We live in this face-paced world, where we are constantly encouraged to keep moving forward, always keeping our eyes straight ahead and only focusing on our end goal.

Often, it even feels like everything in our lives is a race, a competition to see who gets to the finish line first.

But I realized that the more we allow ourselves to constantly get caught up in this lifestyle, the easier it is for us to lose sight of the things that matter and the things that we truly want.

We must remind ourselves that while moving forward is important, taking a step back and giving yourself a chance to breathe, slow down and press pause is also vital for you to recharge, gain a different perspective and reflect.

Often, you need to allow yourself to take a step back for you to see clearly, fix your mistakes, and determine your priorities in life.

May these quotes on taking a step back and take a step back and realize quotes below encourage you to slow down, take a break, and just breathe.

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Take A Step Back Quotes and Sayings

Take a step back. Life gets distorted when you examine things from too close up.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life.

— Teri Garr

It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look.

— Bob Ross

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

— Marcel Proust

A retreat from someone or something isn’t unusual. Just as how you edge closer to see better, at times you may need to take a step back to get a clearer view.

— Rajuda

The touring makes you take a step back. It makes you realize how your lifestyle has changed.

— Garance Dore

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.

— Germany Kent

The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame.

— Salman Rushdie

For a better view, you should have a better height!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

— Andre Gide

Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward.

— Erika Taylor                                    

We must dismantle the frame in order to see the full picture.

— Jacqueline Simon Gunn

When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.

— Charles Baxter

Take A Step Back Quotes To Help You Realize

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.

— Frances Hodgson Burnett

If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.

— Donny Osmond

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.

— Dalai Lama

Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?

— Shannon L. Alder

Everybody knows that. The missing step is always the next.

— Óscar Lopes

It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.

— George Eliot

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

— Albert Einstein

See the good in every thought, every act, every step and every point.

— Aisha S. Kingu

Life is about perspective and how you look at something… ultimately, you have to zoom out.

— Whitney Wolfe Herd

Take a step back quotes and quotes on taking a step back

Sometimes you have to take a step back and look at your life, in order to take a step forward and move on in it.

— Rashida Rowe

Never write about a place until you’re away from it, because that gives you perspective.

— Ernest Hemingway

The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.

— Chris Pine

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Taking A Step Back Quotes

Learn when to take step back… At times it gives you a chance to know yourself better.

— Adil Adam Memon

Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward.

— Vince McMahon

When you feel the pressure to respond.. know that it’s not the right moment to respond.. pull back and pause, reflect, re-think .. most of the mistakes are made on impulse

— Jaya Bhateja

Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete.

— Chanda Kochhar

My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.

— Marcel Proust

Sometimes you need to take a step back to move forward, stronger.

— Kef Amaya

One step back does not mean defeated. It just means that you will take the same step forward again but wiser.

— Jossie Estrella     

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).

— Mark Twain

When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.

— LL Cool J

Gratitude is one of the most powerful human emotions. Once expressed, it changes attitude, brightens outlook, and broadens our perspective.

— Germany Kent

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.

— Bob Newhart

The steps to success may be different than what you anticipate. Truth told, most attempts in life do not deliver the expected results. So alter your perception, your vision, your outlook, but do not abandon the end goal.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

— Rumi

More Quotes On Taking A Step Back

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause.

— Bruce Feiler

It’s good to reflect on life and take a step back and sit and relax and do something else.

— Floor Jansen

Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break.

— Akiroq Brost

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

— Henry Matisse

Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance and it allows us to appreciate their value.

— Rafael E. Pino

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.

— Anne Sullivan

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.

— Guillaume Apollinaire

Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light.

— Dan Brown

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.

— Chuck Palahniuk

When things are not happening as planned just stop worrying and take an unplanned break to regain yourself.

— Giridhar Alwar

When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause.

— Douglas Rushkoff

We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.

— John Irving

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.

— Robert Morgan

Which of these take a step back quotes resonated with you the most?

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