65 Take A Step Back Quotes To Inspire You To Realize And Revaluate

Looking for inspirational quotes about stepping back sometimes? We have rounded up the best collection of take a step back quotes, sayings, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to motivate you to take time and do some self-introspection and self reflection.

To take a step back means to withdraw or remove oneself from a relationship, career, or situation, often in order to consider it from a broader perspective. It gives you the time to re-think, recharge and restart affresh.

In this fast paced world, everything is a race and amidst this stress we are just working relentlessly to move forward. But at times, taking a step back and re-evaluating what you are doing is important.

Also See: Don’t Look Back Quotes

When you realize and pause for sometime to see how you are performing, then you can a chance to breathe and strategize and do things rightly.

Just like taking a break is important, in the same way sometimes stepping back sometimes and reassess your moves is important. It will give you the time to take a broader perspective of things and take into considerations things which you might have missed.

If you are inspired by these sayings, then also read our article on setback quotes and powerful comeback quotes to inspire you to move forward.

Take A Step Back Quotes

  1. “Breathe. Step back. Think. Then react.”                                                                                         
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    taking a step back quote

  2. “Take a step back, breathe, refresh and restart.”

  3. “You have to take a step back to see the big picture.”

  4. “Take a step back. Clear your mind. Refresh your perspective.”

  5. “Take a step back today, look at all those beautiful things you have.”

  6. “Sometimes you’ve got to take a big step back to see the full picture.”                                                   
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    take a step back quotes images

  7. “Sometimes you gotta fallback from everybody to get yourself together.”

  8. “Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life.” – Teri Garr

  9. “Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward.” – Erika Taylor                                     
    take a step back quotes
    take a step back quotes

  10. “Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power.”- Malcolm X

  11. “Sometimes, it’s okay to take a step back and admit you’re being ridiculous.”

  12. “Sometimes you’ve gotta take a step backwards to move a few steps forward.”

  13. “Take a step back. Take a long view. Take a deep breath. And take your time….”

  14. “I don’t really take a step back too often to see what’s going on.” – Gavin DeGraw

  15. “Sometimes you need to take a step back to move forward, stronger.” – Kef Amaya                                                                                                                                                     
    Stepping Back Quotes
    Stepping Back Quotes

  16. “I applaud her courage. It takes a big person to take a step back.” – Stephanie Kraft

  17. “Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward.”- Vince McMahon

  18. “It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look.” – Bob Ross

  19. “Sometimes you need to take a step back in order to see where you need to step next.”                                                                                                                                             
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    evaluate take a step back quotes

  20. “If you step on people in this life, you’re going to come back as a cockroach.”- Willie Davis

  21. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is take a step back and give yourself a chance to breathe.”

  22. “If we do not step forward, then we step back. If we do not protect a right, then we deny it.”- Paul Martin

  23. “Learn when to take step back… At times it gives you a chance to know yourself better.” – Adil Adam Memon

  24. “The touring makes you take a step back. It makes you realize how your lifestyle has changed.” – Garance Dore

  25. “It’s a very slow process – two steps forward, one step back – but I’m inching in the right direction.”- Rob Reiner

  26. “Some times you have to take a step back and look at your life, in order to take a step forward and move on in it.”

  27. “I have to strive to go two steps forward and realize that, sometimes, there will be one step back.”- Victoria Moran

  28. “Progressivism is usually seen as a stepping back from individualism into a progressive community.”- Jane Smiley

  29. “If you need to step back and get away from things for a bit, do exactly what you need to do for you to gain clarity again.”

  30. “One step back does not mean defeated…. It just means that you will take the same step forward again…but wiser.” – Jossie Estrella                                                                       
    take a step back and realize quotes
    take a step back and realize quotes

  31. “What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.”- Antoine De Saint

  32. “In any given moment we have two options : To step forward into Growth or to Step back into safety.”- Abhraham Maslow

  33. “Every experience of love, bliss, belonging, inspiration, and insight provides a stepping stone back to your true self.”- Deepak Chopra

  34. “We’re really at this point where we can take a step back and think about the next big things that we want to do.” – Mark Zuckerberg

  35. “Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.” – Robert Brault

  36. “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

  37. “Generally, there is a lot of truth value in stepping back, observing, then logically generalizing the extremes of what you see.”- Criss Jami

  38. “Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.”- Julia Cameron

  39. “If you can’t go one way, there’s many ways to get where you’re going. So you just take a step back and see beyond the wall.” – Cyndi Lauper

  40. “Some days I just need to take a step back and take some time for me…. Be me… Love me… Pamper me… Nurture me and recharge my soul.”

  41. “Tearing it back unveiling me. Taking a step back so I can breathe. Hear the silence about to break. Fear resistance when I’m awake.”- Godsmack

  42. “Sometimes in life you need to just take a step back and see where all the pieces fall…in that time you will see what is important and what never really was.”

  43. “Progression and regression go hand in hand with mental health. It is a tough illness. You often take one step forward and ten steps back.” – Theresa Larsen

  44. “If just one person touches you without your permission, stepping back and saying clearly, “Please don’t touch me” should get them to stop.”- Mallory Ortberg

  45. “The inventory process and stepping back in your life can sometimes be a very dark process. But it also can be extremely funny and surprising.”- Craig Charles

  46. “Sometimes you have to take a step back and realize what’s important in your life – what you can live with, but more importantly…what you can’t live without.” – Lauren Comrad

  47. “Nobody has to do anything wrong to end up living a life that feels like it’s not their own, all they have to do is take a step back, and hope for the best.” – Craig Stone

  48. “I just want people to take a step back, take a deep breath and actually look at something with a different perspective. But most people will never do that.” – Brian McKnight

  49. “It’s hard sometimes to take a step back and realize what’s happened because you’re always trying to move forward. You’re always looking at the next palette.” – Alexander Wang

  50. “Take a step back to gain some perspective. Usually when we’re worried or upset, it’s because we’ve lost perspective. In the grand scheme of things, this one problem means almost nothing.”

  51. “Sometimes you just have to take a step back, to think, analyze and create a new perspective, as compared to stale attempts, it is the new approaches that are more efficient and effective.” – Gareema Raju

  52. “That sometimes you have to take a step back and breathe. That you can’t make insane decisions when your head is a mess. That even when you can’t walk in someone else’s shoes, you do have to try them on.” – Adriana Locke

  53. “I just wish that every responsible and concerned person would step back regardless of race and gender and just take a closer look at what’s really going on in the world today, and say enough is enough!” – Lonnie Earl Johnson

  54. “What is this thing that has us chewing at our own selves, grating ourselves against our own sharp sieve? It is the act of stepping back. It is the act of separating, and judging. It takes only one because the one becomes two.”- Bonnie Friedman

  55. “Most people assume that meditation is all about stopping thoughts, getting rid of emotions, somehow controlling the mind. But actually it’s … about stepping back, seeing the thought clearly, witnessing it coming and going.”- Andy Puddicombe

  56. “You can’t make yourself be compassionate, you can only keep stepping back and becoming a larger container in which compassion wants to live. The practice should open us up, and crack open our hearts again and again.”- Judith Hanson Lasater

  57. “When you feel yourself in the grip of an emotion such as jealousy or anger or sorrow, detach yourself from it. Take a step back. When you do that, you can allow the emotion to run through you without causing negative thoughts or actions.” – Gary Zukav

  58. “Did you ever think you had all the answers when you were in the thick of something, but then when you take a step back, you realize you were so busy getting things done that you never stopped to ask yourself if it’s what you really want to do?” – Jana Deleon

  59. “Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.”- Haruki Murakami

  60. “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

  61. “Next time you’re stressed…take a step back…inhale and laugh…remember who you are and why you’re here…You’re never given anything in this world that you can’t handle…be strong…be flexible…love yourself…and love others… Always remember…just keep moving forward…”

  62. “If you’re going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone’s not being a good friend to you and isn’t treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes.” – Victoria Justice

  63. “In the end, we need two things to lead a balanced life – a sense of the world and a sense of ourselves; it’s like breathing in and breathing out. And if you can only get to know the world by stepping out, and losing yourself in experience, you can only get to know the self by stepping back, and finding yourself in contemplation. One without the other leads to a kind of madness.”- Pico Iyer

  64. “Raising children who are hopeful and who have the courage to be vulnerable means stepping back and letting them experience disappointment, deal with conflict, learn how to assert themselves, and have the opportunity to fail. If we’re always following our children into the arena, hushing the critics, and assuring their victory, they’ll never learn that they have the ability to dare greatly on their own.”- Brené Brown

  65. “Sometimes you just have to take a step back, take stock of your life, and recognize what isn’t serving you. It might be a relationship that causes you nothing but heartache, a pattern of behavior that sets you up for disappointment or failure, or even just a refusal to accept reality for what it is. Whatever it is that causes you pain, find the self-awareness to be honest with yourself and the strength to let it go. Nothing will change till you do.”- Lori Deschene

Read on to find these encouraging words of wisdom that will motivate you to keep hustling in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears to do anything you set your mind to.

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