51 Motivational Quotes to Change Your Life

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Changing your life for the better can be exhilarating and empowering but it’s rarely easy. From stepping out of your comfort zone, to actively recreating a life requires grit, determination, and a healthy dose of inspiration. Fortunately, there are many others who have struggled through their own transformations and offer some insight into change for us all. Here are 51 motivational quotes to change your life.

Change Your Life Quotes for New Beginnings and a Fresh Start

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“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” – Billy Cox

“Life begins when we get tired of our own bullshit. We must all get bloody tired of our own bullshit, in order for our lives to begin.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Your past doesn’t matter. There’s absolutely nothing you can do to change it, but you can choose today to be different…” ― Mark Higbee, Zendreo Chronicles: The Legendary Zehn Mortalix

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” – Hugh Prather

“CHANGE is not a word; it’s action.” ― Allan Bridjith

“Love change, fear staying the same.”  – Maxime Lagacé

“Your past is not your destiny. You can change your future at any moment.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

“The one thing that always stays the same is that nothing ever stays the same.” ― Julieanne O’Connor

“Do something new today and change tomorrow’s yesterday” ― Tracy Malone

“Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now?” ― John P. Strelecky, The Why Cafe

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett

“When you change, and grow and get better, everything in your life will change and grow and get better.” ― Clyde Lee Dennis

Quotes for Inspiration and Strength

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“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

 “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” Mandy Hale

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” – Confucius

“If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.” – John C Maxwell

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore

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“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel

 “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” – Raymond Lindquist

“Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.”  – Debby Boone

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

“Trust in dreams, for in them is the hidden gate to eternity” – Khalil Gibran

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” – John Maxwell

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

“Don’t wait for the right opportunity, create it.” – George Bernard Shaw

Quotes for Mindset Changes to Change Your Life

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“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” – Henry Ford

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

“You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

“If you want to turn your life you’re going to have to start making things happen and stop allowing things to happen to you.” ― Kyra Davis, Sex, Murder and a Double Latte

“Once you replace the negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results” – Willie Nelson

 “Everything you do in every moment matters. A single thought can change your world.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” – Dr. Wayne W Dyer

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“In order to carry a positive action we must develop a positive vision” – Dalai Lama

 “What you believe affects everything; and when you change what you believe about yourself, everything changes.” ― Jeanette Coron

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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

Quotes to Move Forward and Change Your Life

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“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ― Germany Kent

“If nothing changes, nothing will change.” ― Bernardo Moya, The Question: Find Your True Purpose

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen

 “Sometimes you have to change. Not out of choice, but out of necessity.” ― Abraham Schneersohn

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  – James Baldwin

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 “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” – Henri Bergson

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

“The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” – Warren Buffett

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

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