It all starts with one step forward.
It is easy to be susceptible to the negative energies we surround ourselves with every day. Often times, we become stagnant in our walk through life without realizing we’ve halted our progress.
To say positive change is inevitable is one thing, but to accept this ever-changing evolutionary process is another.
When there is a new opportunity knocking on your door, the fear of the unknown begins to settle in your mind. We’ve all gone through this at least a couple of hundred times in our life.
Maybe a new job you’ve been so excited for finally calls you back, but in the back of your mind, you start to question whether you’re experienced enough to handle the role. Maybe you registered for six classes next semester with the thought of facing each of them. Then you let doubt creep in and tell you, you won’t be able to handle the pressure.
The one thing in our lives that will remain constant is change itself. Instead of fearing it, embrace it and let yourself engage in an unknown world where the possibilities are endless.
In Frank Herbert’s “Dune,” there is a particular quote I thought might fit best with our topic of discussion. It says, “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Whenever we are intimidated by a sudden shift in our environment, relationships, and career, it’s normal to be fearful at first. Change is scary, and that’s fine!
Our normal reactions are to question the outcomes of different situations throughout our walk in life. But, we should never let that stop us from becoming our truest selves.
Here are 40 inspirational and positive quotes about change and growth to help you learn how to accept change and seize new opportunities in your life with confidence.
1. Change yourself, and the rest will follow.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
2. Don’t stop, keep moving.
“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” — Stephen Chobsky, The Perks of Being …