"Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change."
"Everyone can think of the one thing that would make life better for them.
But people are not so quick to answer the second question:
'What are you doing to make that change come true'."
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
"Change is as inexorable as time, yet nothing meets with more resistance."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."
Charles F. Kettering
"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change."
"Never stop learning, like never stop changing and growing in your life - learning helps you adapt to change more easily."
What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
We are often disappointed because of our expectations. Only when you learn to see circumstances as they truly are can you become the architect of improvement."
Greg Henry Quinn
"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them."
George Bernard Shaw
"If you resist change, you will face challenges on a daily basis. If you consciously refocus your attitude to see the benefits of change, your outlook becomes positive and life becomes easier."
"It seldom happens that a man changes his life through his habitual reasoning. No matter how fully he may sense the new plans and aims revealed to him by reason, he continues to plod along in old paths until his life becomes frustrating and unbearable - he finally makes the change only when his usual life can no longer be tolerated."
"No action, no change. Limited action, limited change. Lots of action - Change occurs."
"You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past."
"Don't let others change your life, be your own change agent and implement the changes you want! And if an unexpected change occurs in your life, find the positive in it.
"Change is inevitable. Change is constant."
"To focus on the people who do not like you and
the things you cannot change is like climbing an infinite mountain;
instead focus on the people who love you and the things you can change and you will find you can move mountains!"
Michelle Ghislaine Ambler
"The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change."
"They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
"Repeatedly, we attempt the impossible and try to change other people - but attempting this is a waste of time - you can only change yourself!"
"Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you."
"Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation."
Bernard M. Baruch
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
George Bernard Shaw
"They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."
"Change your thoughts, and you change your world."
Norman Vincent Peale
"The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change."
The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.
Our experience shows that there is always opportunity in times of change.
Branson, Richard. 2011 March. "Look For Opportunity In Times Of Change." Canadian Business, p.11.
Noticing small changes early helps you adapt to the bigger changes that are to come.
Johnson, Spencer. Who Moved My Cheese? G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2002, p. 68.
We began to realize that if we wanted to change the situation, we first had to change ourselves. And to change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions."
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Change your thoughts, and you change what you carry around in your head as problems.
Dr. Wayne Dyer, 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace
Long-lasting change starts on the inside. By focusing your attention on things like becoming more honest, bold, or creative, you'll find that the how-to of achieving your goals gets a whole lot easier.
Cheryl Richardson, Life Makeovers
If you wait for perfect conditions before you do something, those conditions may never come.
Gina Mohammed, Ph D
As we change our thinking and our words, our experiences also change.
Louise L. Hay