I believe that – whether big or small – every one of us wants to change the world for the better in some way. Every once in a while, though, we need a little reminder that changing the world doesn’t come from changing others… it comes from changing ourselves.
Even though Gandhi didn’t ever actually say it (yes, it’s a misquote, but more on that later), there is some merit to the quote that we need to “be the change we want to see in the world.”
These quotes will help give you a little motivation to be the change, so you can help inspire change in the world for the better.
“We change the world not by what we say or do but as a consequence of what we have become.” – David R. Hawkins
“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
“If we unconsciously perpetuate in our children the conflicts and misunderstandings that we inherited, we will have missed an opportunity to change the world.” – Deepak Chopra
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not into fighting the old but on building the new.” – Socrates
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” – Bruce Barton
Well, are you ready to be the change?
Did I miss any quotes that motivate and inspire you to change the world? Post them in the comments. If you share one that I think should be on the list, I’ll send you a free gift!