Change can mean so many things for us. Sometimes it means progress, the kind of change that excites us and inspires us to be better. When our patience and hard work finally pays off, we experience amazing changes in our life that come from our accomplishments.
Other times, change is fueled by our curiosity. As human beings, we naturally seek for newness as part of our desire to explore and discover. We hope to see and feel something different, so we find ways to change our experiences, our thinking, and the way we live.
On the flip side, change can also be confusing and even overwhelming at times. There are those changes that threaten our sense of ease, comfort, and familiarity. They don’t bring out hope and optimism because they trigger feelings of uncertainties and fear.
We may see change as adversity every so often, but we also know that it’s only necessary. While we want things to stay easy and familiar, we need to go through changes in order to find new opportunities to improve ourselves and open our door to more experiences.
Here are 22 change quotes that’ll inspire you to embrace any changes in your life.
You can’t force anyone to love you. So just be you. Never change for anyone because it never last. Be true, be real, be you.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. – Steve Maraboli
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are. – Bryant H. McGill
When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. – Nikos Kazantzakis
No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself. – Madonna
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. – Stephen Chbosky
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. – Bill Clinton
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. – Carl Jung
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. – Henri Bergson
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. – Albert Einstein
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. – Katherine Mansfield
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao Tzu
Inspire your loved ones to see change as an opportunity with these 22 change quotes.