How well do you cope with change?
Do you resist change with all of your might or happily go along for the ride?
Do you actively seek change in your life or do you only change when you absolutely have to?
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Let’s have a look at some of the different layers and dimensions of change, through a variety of change quotes.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.’ – Carl Rogers
I love this quote because it’s not really about change, it’s about acceptance.
When we truly accept who we are, we can go onto amazing things, including making groundbreaking changes in our lives.
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You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.’ – John C Maxwell
Couldn’t agree with this one more! The more I personally put this into practice, the more I understand the massive power of daily habits and routine.
For someone who used to hate routine with a passion – that’s saying something! It’s powerful life-changing stuff and some of it can be so simple, once we make something a habit.
If you are looking to shake up some of your daily habits and routines, have a look at the book Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. Better Than Before helps you know yourself better so that you can work with your existing habits (both good and bad) and change them into something that better serves you.
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Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.’ – Lana Lang
Hey, we all know from first-hand experience that change isn’t always easy! It can be painful but it can be beautiful as well.
Need additional help with making a big change? Grab a copy of the book Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard. This book can help you wrap your head around change and take the next step.
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Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.’ – Jon Bon Jovi
Change your perception and you will start to see more miracles. Sounds glorious to me!
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.’ – Charles Darwin
This one is all about adaptability. More to the point it’s about how quickly we adapt. Adaptability and flexibility are key ingredients for a less stressful, more peaceful existence.
Sometimes when we have too much change in our lives we can feel burnt out by the change. When this happens we need to work on our resilience so we can bounce back. CreativeLive has a great online course that can teach you How to Be Bold, Resilient and Better Than Ever. This course is run by Tabatha Coffey. Tabatha can help you identify your fears, deal with your failures and mistakes and become more resilient.
Resilience is what you need to get back up and keep moving forward despite the changes life throughs at you.
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By changing nothing, nothing changes – Tony Robbins
To me, this one illustrates the dangers of not changing.
All too often we associate change with being BAD but the truth is that NOT changing can be much worse. At times, not changing becomes a curse within itself.
When we don’t change, we don’t grow and that leads to stagnation and discontent.
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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’- Socrates
Socrates had it so right with this one. You only have so much energy.
You are going to use that energy somehow, so best to use it wisely. Focus all of your energy on the new, instead of looking behind you and wallowing on what if.
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I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart, you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.’ – William C Hannan
This one features a very important word – different. Just because you are falling into something different, doesn’t mean anything is wrong.
It doesn’t mean life is falling apart. It means you are going in a different direction.
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.’ – Alan Watts
This one is all about embracing change at full tilt. Moving into it, going with the flow, and plunging into a big old dance-off!
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Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.’ – Will Smith
This one really got me thinking. My first thought was – is that really true?
I think in many ways it probably is. Sometimes we think we have changed (or perhaps we think someone else has changed dramatically) but those feelings were already there, hiding below the surface.
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Here’s the truth about big life changes. Some people won’t come with you and that’s okay.’ – Early Mama
I think when it comes down to it, this is one of the things that scares people the most about change.
They are scared that changes will mean that they will lose people from their lives. They are scared that people won’t go on their journey with them.
The fact that some people won’t come with you is part of life. Granted not always an easy part but a part of it nonetheless. People won’t always come with you and that’s perfectly okay.
They have their own path to take.
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As I began to love myself, my relationship with everyone changed.’ – Unknown
This is by far my favorite form of change. Loving yourself is the biggest, most beautiful, powerful change of them all.
This change changes everything.
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What’s your favorite change quote?
Which one resonates with you the most? Which one can you start putting into practice TODAY?
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