What is change?
It is a difference in a state of affairs at different points in time. Nothing is permanent, the change is inevitable. The people change, the seasons change, experiences change, relations change.
“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.” ~ Katharine Hepburn
Everything that changes has a direct or indirect effect on other things. The change affects our physical state and mental state. Change is a shift in some events.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein
The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself. ~ C. JoyBell C.
Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved. ~ Roy T. Bennett
If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.
~ Steve Maraboli
The 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
The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well as the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.
~ Paulo Coelho
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
~ Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
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
We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have anything better.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free