“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it”. Muhammed Ali
… “and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. Anais Nain
We all have big dreams and often; we are afraid to take the path that could lead us to the realization of our dreams. We are scared of the changes that those big dreams will bring in our lives. The uncertainties are scary, but yet, change is inevitable if we want to see improvements in our lives.
“Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream“. Debby Boone
For the past seven months, my life has been in a cascade of changes, from selling my house, moving to another state, buying a new house, living my older daughter behind, and the list goes on. Although I knew what to expect, it’s overwhelming. I have realized regardless of how prepared we are, regardless of our positive attitude, changes can be challenging.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be the reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like“. Lao Tzu
“If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think”. Oprah Winfrey
“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude”. Oprah Winfrey
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. Maya Angelou
As I am contemplating another major change in my personal life, I decided to go back to my quotes book which often empowers me and I hope you find those quotes helpful.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. Viktor E. Frankl.
“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Roy T. Bennett
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama
If you are just like me at this moment, undecided, afraid of making that change, remember: “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction“. Jim Rohn.
“Everything we want is on the other side of fear”. George Addair
I love this, although I really do struggle with change you’re right, it is inevitable. I really need to embrace it more and see it as a positive.
It uncomfortable for all of us, to me, the way we react to changes is what matters, Laura.
Without change there is no innovation, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
So true, Ritu!
great post; and love that last quote – “Everything we want is on the other side of fear”. George Addair.. going to make a note of it
I like it too and have it on my laptop, Vidya!
Yes. in a different language, learn to dance with it just like in the rain.
That’s great, Michael.
There is nothing more constant than change. True as it may seem, we cannot avoid change. What we can do is to adjust our attitude towards it.
That’s so so true, Annemarie!
This has been a really good read. I’ve been undergoing some major changes and it’s a huge time of growth for me, a test of my patience and more. As a personal trainer, my passion is helping people grow and change, but all change is loss. It’s hard to navigate.
I am confident that you will strive and make it happen, Ray!
I really love those quotes had to write down in my journal. Change is the only constant thing in life so we have to adjust to it.
So true, Lydia!
I love the quotes you shared in this post. I wish you well on the changes in your life that you are going through. Always look for the good in everything.
Wishing you the same, Kristine!
I too have been facing difficulties in accepting changes. Though I feel am ready but somewhere I feel uncomfortable. ?
There’s so much growth in being uncomfortable, Snehal!
To be open to natural and life changes is something so natural, that makes us so resilient in life. We must learn from nature
Love this, Sabrina!
I have been going through some changes too! Even though they are positive it can still be stressful!
It sure can, Heather, I am confident that you will succeed!
I loved all the amazing inspiration in this post! And so wonderful flowers 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I love change!!
Thank you, Barbara!
Change is the essence of life. But I personally struggle a lot with the new changes. I love the quotes you have added.
We all struggles at some point in our lives with changes, but they are part of life and we have to adapt, thank you, Arun!
It’s true that change can be so hard. I had a hard time for a while when we moved from Florida to Texas. But I’ve recently changed my outlook on it and it’s helped tremendously. We aren’t heading back to Florida (permanently) in the foreseeable future, so I am learning to make the best of this change.
Same for me, Stephanie, although, I chose to move to Florida, I am still adapting and embracing all the changes.
❤️ Well, Said! Love the quotes as well! If you can’t change the situation, CHANGE YOURSELF! Gotta put that one in my pocket!
Thank you, Amber!
One of the things that people can improve themselves is change. Actually in my part changes is really hard but somehow this is the only way for you to improve. Great post.
So true, Maysz!
Totally agree! anyway, love all the quotes that you shared. One from Roy Benneth is actually my favorite. Also, this post is very timely. I needed that reminder today.
Thank you, Clarice, I am glad you enjoyed the post and I am certain you can overcome anything that is coming your way.
I could not agree more change is inevitable. Therefore always best to embrace and make the most of it xx
So true, Melanie!
I hear you! I’ve been confronted to this feeling a few times in my life and I’m sure I’ll still have to overcome a couple of changes. Not easy, and certainly not comfortable!
It is certainly not comfortable, but we will arm ourselves with enough coverage to overcome any obstacle, Nati!
These quotes really speak to me. I am also living a phase of transition at the moment and I agree with you; change is hard, no matter how positive we are. Thank you for posting this!
Thank you, Hooda!
Change is definitely needed in life at some point or another. Letting fear take control of life is not the way to live it.
I agree with you, Becca!
The only constant in this world is change. The quote of George Addair inspires me the most.
Same for me, Elizabeth!
I really do love the change quote by Maya Angelou. We should affect the change we can, but need to think about changing how we think about things if we cannot change the external things around us. Perspective is everything.