Creating change can feel hard and uncomfortable. So it is useful to have resources around you that inspire and motivate you while you navigate the path of creating change. With that in mind I have put together the following list of some of my favourite quotes on the subject of change. Here are my top 20 inspirational quotes on creating change

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Top 20 inspirational quotes on creating change

quaotes on creating change Creating change can feel hard and uncomfortable. So it is useful to have resources around you that inspire and motivate you while you navigate the path of creating change. With that in mind, I have put together the following list of some of my favourite quotes on the subject of change. Here are my:

Top 20 inspirational quotes on creating change

1. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley

2. “At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller

3. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” – Denis Waitley

5. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” — Karen Lamb

6. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

7. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead

8. “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama

9. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

10. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

11. “Change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works.” – James Prochaska

12. “In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoeffer

13. “Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

14. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

15. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

16. “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” – H. Otto

17.  “The permanent pain of staying stuck is far worse than the temporary pain of creating change.” – Ali Davies

18. “Often it is the toughest, hardest, scary changes that will bring the greatest rewards, happiness and fulfilment.” – Ali Davies

19. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did.  So, throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

20. “Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel.  Stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself – Sara Henderson,

Do you have a favourite or one that isn’t included in this list? Let me know in the comments below.

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  • Great quotes. I love number 9 it’s very true!

  • Thanks Maja. Glad you enjoyed them. I agree with you about number 9 – mindset is a massive factor in creating change, and all other areas of life too.

  • Cathy Chester

    I love quotes and use them all the time. Love this and thanks for sharing them. The one by Margaret Mead…since I am a nut who loves The Mary Tyler Moore Show…they put a plaque up saying something similar to what Mead say. Yup. We can change the world one person at a time!!

  • Cathy, yup, change always starts with ourselves.

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  • Lois Alter Mark

    These are such inspiring and empowering quotes. I think I should print them out and tape them to my laptop!

  • Delighted you enjoyed them.

  • Roxanne Jones

    “Throw off the bowlines” — love the imagery! Thanks for compiling and sharing this great list!

  • Hi Roxanne, I am pleased you enjoyed the quotes, and the imagery. Imagery can be very powerful, and inspiring.