Change is difficult. It can be hard to get started and stick with it
Being a trailblazer is always tricky.
I understand how you feel.
You want to make changes, but you’re also nervous about starting from scratch.
However, even you’re afraid, you know you have to do it.
The other day, I mentioned to a friend that sometimes, I felt I lived several lives in one.
- From Colombia to the United States and then France.
- From financial services to consumer goods to technology to non-profit.
- From student and mentee to advisor and mentor.
- From book reader to published author.
- From intrapreneur to entrepreneur.
- Not to mention from friend to girlfriend, wife, and mother, (…grandma but not very soon)
Even if you think you never changed, we are constantly changing.
Change is about evolution and transformation.
Change is one of the most challenging things to do. It can be hard to get started and stick with it.
But if you want to make any real progress in life, you have no choice but change. And often, change can help create new opportunities for yourself that you never would’ve had before.
But, the only way out is through.
However, if change scares you or seems too daunting a task, here are 20 encouraging quotes about change and evolution.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain
“I’ve learned that building up your hopes will lead to disappointment… so I just let them down gently.” — Jim Carrey
“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love in a way that matters.” — Leo F. Buscaglia
“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” — John C. Maxwell
“If not now then when?” — Albert Einstein
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining who we are.” — Max De Pree
“Each of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” — Mary Lou Retton
“The greatest risk in life is not taking one.” — Robert Anthony
“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” — Charles Swindoll
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” — Leonardo Da Vinci
“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” — Albert Einstein
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Zig Ziglar
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller
“The best way out is always through.” — Robert Frost
“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” — Albert Einstein
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.’ -Leo Tolstoy
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe
The quotes about change in this article are meant to inspire and motivate you to take risks, grow, and learn.
Each quote is a little gem of wisdom that can help you on your journey.
As the old saying goes, “the only way out is through.”
So if you’re feeling stuck or frustrated, remember that it’s time to make a change.
And don’t be afraid to take risks — they just might lead to something great, to learn new things and meet new people.
How wonderful is that?