Look A Little & Then Leap: 10 Inspirational Quotes About Change, Transition & Transformation.

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Winter lurches slowly, agonizingly, towards an end; we anxiously await the first blooms of spring.

Are you looking to make a big transition in life? Hoping to shake off some dust and cobwebs? Maybe ruffle a few tail feathers in the process?

Transitions are not easy, but they truly are transcendent.

Take a bit of inspiration from these folks:


“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.”

~ Bikram Choudhury


“The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.”

~ Tennessee Williams


“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


“To say goodbye is to die a little.”

~ Raymond Chandler


“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

~ Albert Einstein


“Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you.”

~ David Brinkley


“In youth, it was a way I had, To do my best to please. And change, with every passing lad, To suit his theories. But now I know the things I know And do the things I do, And if you do not like me so, To hell, my love, with you.”

~ Dorothy Parker


“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”

~ Khalil Gibran


“The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt


“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically—to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.”

~ Stephen Covey


“20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

~ Mark Twain


“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi


“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Joshua Oct 8, 2015 7:31pm

“If something matters to one person, it matters. Everyone matters.” Clint Hurdle

Stacey Mar 21, 2013 6:07pm

I have been doing a lot of thinking about transition lately and here is another great quote I came across:
"Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Marthe Weyandt

Marthe Weyandt is a Pittsburgh-based yoga instructor and freelance writer. She enjoys traveling and spending time in the great outdoors. She is currently learning to play guitar, albeit badly and at frequencies only dogs can hear. She believes in the power of the word, creatively and lovingly rendered, to create positive change in the world. She has a Bachelor’s in English and Religion from Dickinson College and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University. She spent two years as an English instructor with the United States Peace Corps in Madagascar. Check out some of her other work here.