10 Life-Changing Quotes on Personal Transformation
Personal transformation is the quest we all embark on as human beings, either willingly when we choose to embrace the journey, or we are dragged kicking and screaming by the circumstances we face. Here are 10 life-changing quotes to to empower and inspire you on your journey:
“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.” – LeeAnn Taylor
The journey of transformation is never ending. We transform and evolve as we open ourselves fully to all that life has to teach us.
“To change who you are change who you think you are.” Jonathan Lockwood Huie
As human beings we make up stories about who we are and then we defend those stories as if they are the truth! Dare to create a new story for yourself and your life, and live into it with courage.
“Expansion of character is connected to expansion of destiny.” – James Tarantin
Transformation of our outer world begins with transformation of our inner world.
“Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” – Marianne Williamson
Often we talk about changing the systems that govern the world, but we don’t talk nearly enough about how we each need to contribute to the changes we want to see. External change is merely tinkering; internal transformation enables real change.
“Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.” – Joseph Campbell.
When you stumble, don’t simply get up hastily and pretend nothing happened. Look at it; learn from it. There is treasure in every obstacle.
“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Transformation requires that you lean into uncertainty, which is a place where most people don’t want to go. That scary place, though, is where we have the greatest opportunity for growth and development.
“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a blueprint we could all follow on how to realise our potential and live our best lives? Unfortunately, there isn’t one. We are each on our own quests, facing our demons and and forging our own paths. Own your journey, and take full responsibility for each moment of it. Along the way leave your unique footprint on the world.
“So much of what you are not is because you are literally standing in your own way of becoming.” – Leo Buscaglia.
We are all too often our own worst enemy, getting in the way of our own progress. Hold your dreams lightly; pay attention to what your life is telling you; make the necessary adjustments and then get out of the way!
“What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.” – Wendell Phillips.
I’m a big believer in the value of failure as a teacher. Success is about learning to see the lessons in every defeat and using them to move forward.
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus.
Transformation begins with an intention. However, intention alone isn’t enough. Follow through with action.
Personal transformation is inevitable; it’s the natural order of things. Let go of what no longer serves you and embrace your journey. Otherwise you risk becoming less than you are capable of being.