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Change Quotes to Fuel Your Growth II

In order to stay fresh and relevant, embracing change is essential. This week I facilitated a team development workshop for a large team of people who provide various services and programs to the immigrants in our city. To do this, however, I had to embrace change so I could deliver on the promise to make this training relevant and helpful.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

Embracing change meant preparing new material (not just recycling what I’ve used before), using the language of the organizational culture (which I had never been in before), and learning to tell my story in a way that connected and inspired (which required openness and a risk). How did it go? Very well from what I heard so far. Equally important was the growth and change I experienced in the process.

As you read the following quotes, reflect on the changes in your life you are making or need to make see what new insights show up for your change journey.

Let these words inspire you to change the things you can and keep growing in the process.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. — Eric Hoffer

Change is not made without inconvenience. — Samuel Johnson

Change is like putting lipstick on a bulldog. The bulldog’s appearance hasn’t improved, but now it’s really angry. — Rosbeth Moss Kanter

The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. — Charles F. Kettering

The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea. — Martin Luther King

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. — Abraham Lincoln

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

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw

Change is not merely necessary to life—it is life. — Alvin Toffler

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. — Leo Tolstoy

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

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. — Alan Watts

What change do you desire?
What are you “doing” to help move you there?

About Cam Taylor

Life and leadership coach, transition & change specialist, husband, dad, leader, writer, life long learner.

One Reply

  1. Shirlene Henning

    I like the quote,”change is as good as a rest”.
    Great blog again, Cam.

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