Change is constant, but that doesn't make it easy...
It's often said that change is the only constant in life. Yet humans are naturally predisposed to resist change because of the risk associated with it.
Despite our resistance to change, it is more important than ever.
Napoleon once said, "One must change one's tactics every 10 years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority."
In today's world, the pace of change is immensely faster,
and it will only continue to accelerate...
Organizations and people that don't embrace change
are bound to lose ground and stagnate.
When you are anxiously anticipating a change
or in the midst of a challenging change get ready to grab on to it and hold on tight and read these quotes to help you on your way to help with empowering the team through change when it comes your way.
Draw on these inspirational quotes to make it easier-
CHANG IS GOOD WHEN YOU LEARN TO THINK A LITTLE DIFFERENT-
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. -Albert Einstein
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. -Arnold Bennett
Change is inevitable. Change is constant. -Benjamin Disraeli
When you're finished changing, you're finished. -Benjamin Franklin
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change. -Bill Clinton
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. -Charles Kettering
If you don't like change, you will like irrelevance even less. -General Eric Shinseki
Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better. -Esther Dyson
Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is. -Friedrich Durrenmatt
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. -Gail Sheehy
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. -George Bernard Shaw
When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age, ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one and do without change. -George Bernard Shaw
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. -Georg C. Lichtenberg
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. -Harold Wilson
Change before you have to. -Jack Welch
People can cry much easier than they can change. -James Baldwin
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
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -John Kenneth Galbraith
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi
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
Your success in life isn't based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers, and business. -Mark Sanborn
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. -Maya Angelou
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. -Mother Teresa
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. -Nathaniel Branden
Change your thoughts and you change your world. -Norman Vincent Peale
People don't resist change. They resist being changed. -Peter Senge
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. -R. Buckminster Fuller
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better. -Sydney J. Harris
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. -W. Edwards Deming
There is nothing wrong with change if it is in the right direction. -Winston Churchill
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. -Winston Churchill
And just for fun... "Change is inevitable' except from, a vending machine." -Robert C. Gallagher
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It sometimes makes you wonder why we go into great lengths to make life difficult for ourselves. Why do we always create life that is more complicated than it should be? We do not see the fact that each one of us needs to find his own path in personal involvement and we should strive to become the best we can be. But how exactly can we achieve this goal? �Simple. It can be done through change.
Change is one of the greatest communication tools in the universe. It is through the different and ever-changing circumstances we encounter that we grow and learn to become better persons. However, it is also undeniable that change often goes hand in hand with challenges, difficulties, and pain because we usually try to resist it. It is in our human nature to desire that things will remain constant so that we can remain secure and comfortable in our everyday life. So, when it becomes apparent that change is needed to improve the current circumstances, we do out best to stick to what we know without acknowledging the fact that it is essential to move on in order to improve. And it is important for everyone to accept that change is a part of our life and every person has to deal with it. They can either look at it positively or negatively but in the end, change is still a fundamental part of life.
You might be wondering why we always seem to resist change even though we know in our minds that change is important. Well, there is an explanation for this. Our personality which is otherwise known as the ego will fight with the soul or the higher self to maintain the status quo when change is about to happen. The result of this is that a person will not acknowledge the changes he sees in the outside environment that's why, he will become frustrated and depressed because his internal consciousness is yet to cope with the outside changes.
However, people should realize that they do have a choice in all these. They can accept change and experience life in all its glorious sufferings and triumphs or they can simply resist change and its manifestations and later become frustrated and miserable. The choice of whether change will be easy for you or not largely depends on your attitude towards it because your attitude is controlled by your thoughts and feelings.
But have you ever wondered if you are really aware of the things going through your mind everyday? Most people are not "aware" of their surroundings at all because they live their life on an autopilot without seeing people and things around them. They simply go through their everyday life without paying attention to the finer details. As you can see, it is really no wonder that a lot of people resist change because their daily routine will be interrupted when change occurs. Along the road of being comfortable and secure, people forget that change will enable them to grow both personally and professionally.
It is true that change is not easy but when we move away from our comfort zone into things that are yet unknown, we are opening ourselves up to a variety of possibilities. It will also make them more aware of their surroundings so they can appreciate life more.� But even if we were aware of all these, the truth is, when given the option to choose whether we will welcome change or not is left in our hands, then it is likely that only a very small percentage of people will accept change. Yet, the universe was designed so that change is the only thing constant in life. Take the example of our life and the aging process itself.
When we were still young, we always wanted to become older and more mature. As we age though, we reminisce about the time when we were still young and we want to go back to that period of our lives. When we reach our 20's, we hope that life would remain the same forever. This option is not meant to be though because we will always become older and wiser. We take on several responsibilities, get married, have kids, buy a house, and then plan for retirement.
Now, a person can either enjoy or dislike these important events in his life but he will inevitably still grow older. People should look deeper into their lives and determine if they are still fighting the flow of life or if they had already caught its drift and are moving along happily. While being on this journey, it is also essential to realize that the direction of your life is on your hands so you need to take control of your destiny and welcome positive changes that can occur.
At a certain point of their lives, most people also ask themselves if they are achieving the dream they set for themselves when they were younger as time goes along. The thing about life though, is that while we try to resist change in our lives, it is also change that gives us the opportunity to reach our dreams. So remember that change is not an enemy we should fight against, rather, it is a friend that is constantly with us and it is constantly urging us to move forward to a better future.
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