15 Quotes That Inspire Change

By Linda K. Laffey, MFT

One of my favorite quotes to help inspire change of all time is, “The only person who likes change is a wet baby.”  Author unknown.

With change being inevitable, like death and taxes, and the most important ingredient for progress to take place, I have compiled the following list of quotes to inspire you in your efforts to accept and/or to effect change.  Most of them are self-explanatory.  I have added comments where I think they may be helpful.

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

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”  – Nelson Mandela

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

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

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”  – Lao Tzu

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”  – Benjamin Franklin

I love this one.  As a big believer in the fact that we can continue learning and growing until the day we die, this is a great reminder that we have a choice.

“The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.”  – Bill Clinton

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”  – Gail Sheehy

“Change before you have to.”  – Jack Welch

I think this one is a good reminder that we have many more choices available if we choose to change before the time comes that we are forced to.

“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

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

This famous quote encourages us to courageously step up and set an example for others.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  – Margaret Mead

“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  – Maya Angelou

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”  – Norman Vincent Peale

If you are struggling to make changes in your life, and would like support or guidance along your journey, I would like to help.  Please give me a call or send me an email so that we can discuss how we might work together to achieve your therapeutic goals as quickly and effectively as possible.  

I look forward to hearing from you.

Linda K. Laffey, MFT

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