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10 Quotes To Inspire You To Make Positive Changes

- David Stidston

By David StidstonPublished 3 years ago 4 min read
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw

One aspect to the definition of change is to make something different, to alter, or modify. For most people, when it comes to life in general, change generates fear and apprehension. Although many of us, more so the younger generation, are receptive to any form of technology that makes our life more convenient and efficient, many of us prefer just to keep to what we know. It works for us, we have knowledge about it, we feel in control, and we feel no need to change. Basically, whatever offers us comfort, security, and reassurance, we stick to. Overall, we are a very routined species, who each form our own pattern of survival and structure, and if that pattern is anyway disturbed or impacted, or has the potential to be disturbed or impacted, we become concerned and uncomfortable. What if it impacts us financially? How will it inconvenience us? What if we make a fool of ourselves? What if this change leads to failure? What if we won't know what we are doing? Will other people judge us? These are some of the questions that swirl through our head with any potential change in life. What we fail to remember though is that change is progress, and change is growth. We simply can't remain stagnant, and avoid change, because the world is constantly evolving around us. If we decline change, we will simply get left behind. Not all changes are necessarily good, and work out to how we envision, however change is always necessary. Sometimes we need to make several changes, in order to create the outcome we desire. One thing is for sure, we need to continually be making changes, so we too can evolve, learn, mature, and develop. Change enhances the probability for success. I mentioned one aspect to the definition of change at the start, but it's funny that so many of us fear change, when another aspect of the definition states that change is a "new or refreshingly different experience". Why would we fear something refreshing and different? It's all because change drags us out of our comfort zone, but what we don't realize is that when we step out of our comfort zone, and embrace something new and different, that adjustment soon becomes comfortable to us after a while anyway. What we initially feared, regularly ends up being something that enhances our life, that makes our life more efficient, that improves our life, and perhaps makes our life more flexible and convenient. Change is actually exciting, it just totally depends on which mindset you choose to take into it. The simple rule in life is, if you're not happy with certain aspects, situations, or circumstances, in your life, then make some changes. Whether it be you're unhappy in your career, unhappy in your relationship, unhappy with your financial situation, unhappy with your family life, unhappy with your appearance, whatever it may be, if you're unhappy, miserable, or depressed, then do something about it! Things don't just automatically turn around for the better for us, we need to instigate change, through making some decisions, and taking action. These decisions and actions may scare us, they may come with risk, and they may feel uncomfortable, but they are imperative to transforming our situation and circumstances. The question you need to ask yourself is, "is what I'm doing right now bringing me success, happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment"? If the answer is no, to any aspect of your life, then there's your passport awaiting for you to make changes. Don't fear change, embrace it! Change leads to betterment! Here are 10 quotes to encourage you to identify the various areas in your life that are making you unhappy and depressed, and to inspire you then to make changes, through bold decisions and actions.

1.- "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."

- George Bernard Shaw

2.- "If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living."

- Gail Sheehy

3.- "It's the most unhappy people who most fear change."

- Mignon McLaughlin

4.- "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

- Winston Churchill

5.- "He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."

- Harold Wilson

6.- "You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."

- Jim Rohn

7.- "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

- John F. Kennedy

8.- "Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable."

- Denis Waitley

9.- "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."

- Stephen Hawking

10.- "Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster."

- Elon Musk

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About the Creator

David Stidston

My name is David Stidston, and I live in the beautiful city of Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. My aim is to inspire and motivate as many people as possible, to pursue their goals, and create a future blessed with happiness and fulfillment.

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