Sometimes we make a change, sometimes change is forced upon us. I’ve learned it is important to commit to the changes I want and adapt to the changes I can’t control. I’ve curated a small collection of quotes from some exceptional humans about change that have inspired me.
It’s never too late to change your life for the better. You don’t have to take huge steps to change your life. Making even the smallest changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your life.
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
― Carol Burnett
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
― Stephen Hawking
Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.
― Chuck Palahniuk
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
― Amelia Earhart
People change and forget to tell each other.
― Lillian Hellman
Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.
― Stephen Covey
You change the world by being yourself.
― Yoko Ono
The good and bad things are what form us as people… change makes us grow.
― Kate Winslet
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.
― Nolan Ryan
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
― Albert Einstein
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.
― Maya Angelou
Don’t be too quick to draw conclusions from what happens to you; simply let it happen. Otherwise it will be too easy for you to look with blame… at your past, which naturally has a share with everything that now meets you.
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.
― Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
Tomorrow you promise yourself will be different, yet tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.
― James T. McCay
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
― Alan W. Watts
Be the change. Make the change. Embrace the change.
It’s time to join the dance!