The 45 Most Inspiring Quotes on Change

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Great books, blogs and quotes are three of my sources of inspiration when I feel stuck or need encouragement to do something I’m scared of.

Here are 45 of my favourite quotes on life change, finding courage and having faith that things will work out – like when left my job to pursue my interests, sold everything I owned to travel, and continuing to travel past the one year anniversary of being away from work.

You can benefit from the wisdom behind the quotes daily, by posting them on:
- Your refrigerator and bathroom mirror, so you see it every morning
- Your living room table, or front of your journal so you see them before you sleep
- Keep them in your wallet to have with you during the day.


Top change quotations and sayings

  1. “A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb
  2. “It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.” -Bob Proctor
  3. “Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury.
  4. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Andre Gide
  5. “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” -Wayne Gretzky
  6. “Even if you stumble, you’re still moving forward.”
  7. “Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you.” -David Brinkley
  8. “May the bridges I burn light the way.” -Dylan McKay
  9. “In a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” -Warren Buffett
  10. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –Life’s Little Instruction Book
  11. “Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do.” –Maya Angelou
  12. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson
  13. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” -Tony Robbins
  14. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” -Anonymous
  15. “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” -Deepak Chopra
  16. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” -C.S. Lewis
  17. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” -Marilyn Monroe
  18. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” -Mark Twain
  19. “When in doubt, choose change.” -Lily Leung
  20. “If work were so pleasant, the rich would keep it for themselves.” -Mark Twain
  21. “If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.”
  22. “Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement address 2005
  23. “Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” -Henry van Dyke
  24. “The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt
  25. “Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” -Walter Anderson
  26. “Live as if you were living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now.” -Viktor Frankl
  27. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” -Tony Robbins
  28. “Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.” -Leo Tolstoy
  29. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney
  30. “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” -Richard Bach
  31. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” –Jim Rohn
  32. “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” -Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement address 2005
  33. “Fear, uncertainty and discomfort are your compasses toward growth.”
  34. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” –Elbert Hubbard
  35. “To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time.’”
  36. “If you run you stand a chance of losing, but if you don’t run you’ve already lost.” –Barack Obama
  37. “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be “realistic,” cross that person off your invitation list.” –John Eliot
  38. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” –Michael Jordan
  39. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” -George Bernard Shaw

Final words

  1. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne
  2. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Never, never, never, never give up.” –Winston Churchill
  4. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
  5. “20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s 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
  6. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” –Unknown

>> Which quotation is your favorite? Are there any other that should be on this list? Leave your brilliant comment below.

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