7 inspirational quotes about change and why it’s important

Quotes about changeBefore I offer you some inspirational quotes about change, let’s consider why it really matters dear reader.

One of the most fundamental human needs is the need for certainty. We need certainty because we need to feel secure.

As a species, human beings are programmed to ensure we survive. If we don’t feel secure then we are constantly on our guard, which drains our energy.

That’s why change can be an uncomfortable experience because it makes us feel insecure and feeling insecure means we can’t relax.

Most of us can feel uncomfortable with change, at least to some degree, and that’s perfectly natural when you think about it.

However, change is important.

Through change comes opportunity and if we can embrace change then opportunity can be ours for the taking.

Most people tend to be slow in their response to change because it’s such an uncomfortable experience. However, if we respond quickly we can grasp those opportunities just waiting for the fleet-footed.

Think about this; everything we take for granted today once didn’t exist.

A good example of this would be computers. Today most households have several of them in the form of Desktops, Laptops and Tablets, as well as Smartphones.

Certainly this is the situation in my home and I’m sure that’s true in your home too, dear reader.

However as recently as 1943 Thomas Watson, then Chairman of IBM said, “I think there’s a world market for maybe five computers.

Well there are more than five computers in my home alone and there will be billions more around the world.

As recently as 1977 Ken Olson then President, Chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), the leading supplier of mini-computers at the time, said, “There’s no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.

We’re lucky that neither Bill Gates nor Steve Jobs listened to those gentlemen.

However, in business terms, these examples are even more significant.

Failure to recognize the changing nature of the computer market had almost catastrophic consequences for IBM as a business.

They did manage to adapt eventually but not before their business went through a major wobble and at one point looked like it might even fold completely.

And where is Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) now? It disappeared long ago and is now nothing more than a footnote in the history of digital technology.

So my message to you today dear reader is this; you ignore change at your peril.

It’s better to embrace it, however uncomfortable it may feel, and be ready to grab those opportunities as they come along.

The most successful people in business are adept at exploiting opportunities brought about by change.

Change is synonymous with opportunity. It’s that simple.

Here are 7 inspirational quotes about change to help you reflect on what it means and why it’s important. 

Quotes about change:

  1. Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ~Stephen Hawking
  2. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~John F. Kennedy
  3. To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ~Winston Churchill
  4. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~Alan Watts
  5. The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~Nathaniel Branden
  6. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. ~Lao Tzu
  7. It is change, continuing change, inevitable change that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account, not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. ~Isaac Asimov

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7 inspirational quotes about education

Inspirational Quotes About EducationNever underestimate the power of learning, dear reader. And it doesn’t have to be through formal education. It can be just reading books and listening to inspiring people who’ve been there and done it.

Education is an investment in you.

Learning gives us knowledge and skills.

Knowledge and skills provide us with the basis for making a living.

If you’re highly skilled, with skills that are in short supply, then you have the basis for making a very good living. And a good living is the aim for all of us, surely?

However, education and learning is a life-long process.

You must always keep your knowledge and skills current. Times change and you must change with them.

Your education will always be a work in progress.

For as long as you have the strength to pick up a book, you must proactively expand your knowledge. Do that and I promise you, you won’t regret it.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about education to reinforce today’s message.

Inspirational quotes about education:

  1. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~Benjamin Franklin
  2. Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. ~Malcolm X
  3. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela
  4. Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth. ~Chanakya
  5. Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. ~Anthony J. D’Angelo
  6. You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. ~Conrad Hall
  7. An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t. ~Anatole France

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15 Quotes by Bob Marley to remind you of his talent

The late Bob Marley was of course a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon. For me, he is one of the greatest recording artists of all time.

His music blended mostly reggae, ska and rocksteady rhythms into compositions with a very commercial sound and broad appeal.

However, beneath the commercial sound were lyrics with real bite. And that in my opinion is why his songs remain popular to this day.

To have risen from humble beginnings to have the international impact Bob Marley had, then you have to be someone very special and he was, certainly in musical terms.

Here are 15 quotes by Bob Marley to remind you of what a talent the world has lost.

Quotes by Bob Marley:

  1. You have to be someone. ~Bob Marley
  2. Money can’t buy life. ~Bob Marley
  3. None but ourselves can free our minds. ~Bob Marley
  4. Tell the children the truth. ~Bob Marley
  5. In this bright future, you can’t forget your past. ~Bob Marley
  6. When one door is closed, don’t you know another is open? ~Bob Marley
  7. If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already. ~Bob Marley
  8. Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny. ~Bob Marley
  9. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. ~Bob Marley
  10. Open your eyes and look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? ~Bob Marley
  11. Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. ~Bob Marley
  12. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. ~Bob Marley
  13. Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, don’t give up the fight. ~Bob Marley
  14. Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! ~Bob Marley
  15. God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can. ~Bob Marley

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15 funny quotes to gladden your heart

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love quotes. And I’m always on the lookout for great quotes, and particularly funny quotes.

Many great quotes have influenced my own personal philosophy.

Others have been really useful as a means for reinforcing messages in presentations.

And then there are those that just make me smile.

I’m referring to those funny quotes that resonate with me, whilst offering a germ truth within the underlying wit.

So here are 15 funny quotes to gladden your heart and make you smile.

Enjoy them all. Certainly I did.

Funny Quotes:

  1. In my defence, I was left unsupervised.
  2. I used to think I was indecisive but now I’m not so sure.
  3. Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.
  4. Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems, I’m tired of solving them for you.
  5. If I won an award for laziness, I’d send someone else to pick it up.
  6. I want to be like a caterpillar. Eat a lot. Sleep for a while. Wake up beautiful.
  7. My bed is a magical place where I suddenly remember everything I forgot to do.
  8. The early bird can have the worm, because worms are gross and mornings are stupid.
  9. I don’t want to sleep like a baby. I want to sleep like my husband.
  10. Unless your name is Google stop acting like you know everything.
  11. Life has no hands but it can still give you a slap in the face sometimes.
  12. Silence is golden unless you have kids. Then it’s just suspicious.
  13. Having great power is wonderful until you get the electricity bill.
  14. I hate it when you have to be nice to someone you’d like punch in the face.
  15. Write a wise saying and your name will live forever. ~Author Unknown

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15 Quotes by Larry David that’ll make you think

Quotes by Larry DavidIf you were a fan of the US sitcom Seinfeld then you will be familiar with the name Larry David. He was the creator of that series along with Jerry Seinfeld and for me it’s one the finest sitcoms of all time.

Lawrence Gene David, to give Larry David his full name, was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is a comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer.

Larry David was the head writer and executive producer for Seinfeld from 1989 to 1997 and subsequently gained further recognition for the sitcom series Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he also created, and in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself.

Here are 15 quotes by Larry David which might make you think and some might even make you smile. All are well worth a few minutes of your time.

Quotes by Larry David:

  1. Golf and dating don’t mix. ~Larry David
  2. You know, I’m really not that bright. ~Larry David
  3. You write about what you know. ~Larry David
  4. I have reservations about everything I do. ~Larry David
  5. Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man? There’s your diamond in the rough. ~Larry David
  6. Whenever something good happens to me, it’s usually followed by something terrible. ~Larry David
  7. I wanted to make a living but I really wasn’t interested in money at all. I was interested in being a great comedian. ~Larry David
  8. If you tell the truth about how you’re feeling, it becomes funny. ~Larry David
  9. I’m not a person who embraces challenges. I run from challenges. I break world records running from challenges. ~Larry David
  10. Well, after the divorce, I went home and turned all the lights on! ~Larry David
  11. I had a wonderful childhood, which is tough because it’s hard to adjust to a miserable adulthood. ~Larry David
  12. I was very fortunate to hook up with Jerry in the first place. The network was already committed to doing something with him, so I skipped a couple of hundred steps right there. ~Larry David
  13. It’s always good to take something that’s happened in your life and make something of it comedically. ~Larry David
  14. I think that what people imagine they’re going through is much worse than what they are going through. ~Larry David
  15. I think we’re all good and bad, but good’s not funny. Bad is funny. Suppress the good and let the bad out, and then you can be funny. ~Larry David

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15 Quotes by Jim Rohn that will really inspire you

Quotes by Jim RohnThe late, great Jim Rohn was one of the best motivational speakers of all time in my opinion. Certainly he’s one of the best I’ve ever heard, and I’ve heard plenty of them over the years.

Sadly, by the time I came across Jim Rohn he’d already passed away but I wish I’d discovered him years ago.

I’ve read all his books, I’ve listened to all his audio recordings and I’ve also watched all the videos on YouTube which feature him and his work. And not just once, I go through his stuff regularly and I think he’s brilliant.

If you’re looking for inspiration and he’s new to you then check him out. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. He really is truly inspirational.

To prove my point, here are 15 quotes by Jim Rohn to inspire you.

These are some of Jim Rohn’s best-loved quotes and I hope at least one or two of them will inspire you today.

Quotes by Jim Rohn:

  1. Either you run the day or the day runs you. ~Jim Rohn
  2. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. ~Jim Rohn
  3. Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. Jim Rohn
  4. The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. ~Jim Rohn
  5. You don’t get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. ~Jim Rohn
  6. Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits can make you a fortune. ~Jim Rohn
  7. Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money but you can’t get more time. ~Jim Rohn
  8. Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely. ~Jim Rohn
  9. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. ~Jim Rohn
  10. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. ~Jim Rohn
  11. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it’s something you design for the present. ~Jim Rohn
  12. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you’ll have to settle for the ordinary. ~Jim Rohn
  13. Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practised every day. ~Jim Rohn
  14. Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. ~Jim Rohn
  15. Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. ~Jim Rohn

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7 inspirational quotes about leadership

I love inspirational quotes about leadership because we all have the potential to be leaders.

Leadership is shown in given situations.

When circumstances dictate we can all bring our unique talents to a situation in order to move that situation forward in a positive way.

When our talents collide with favourable circumstances we can ‘grab the ball and run with it.’ We can seize the day and demonstrate our capabilities to the world. We can put our best foot forward and say, “In this situation I am the one who is best equipped to lead everyone to a satisfactory outcome. So follow me, everyone.”

You have the ability to be a leader dear reader; everyone does. We just don’t always fully appreciate our hidden depths.

In essence, leadership is having the confidence to stand up and be counted.

It’s all about driving you and your team towards a winning outcome.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about leadership to help you think about what it means and why you have the right qualities to be a leader.

Inspirational quotes about leadership:

  1. Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. ~Colin Powell
  2. Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. ~Mitt Romney
  3. Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers. ~Robin S. Sharma
  4. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ~Sam Walton
  5. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. ~Warren Bennis
  6. A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. ~Martin Luther King, Jr
  7. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

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21 thought-provoking quotes about inspiration

Quotes about inspirationDo you need a little inspiration occasionally dear reader, because I know I do?

From the feedback I receive regularly from readers, it seems that most people find quotes an excellent source of inspiration.

And not just quotes from the great thinkers of course. Rather it’s those observations from ordinary people about life and the human condition that can be truly inspiring.

So today I offer you 21 thought-provoking quotes about inspiration.

And let me say, they’re not so much about inspiration, they’re intended to be a source of inspiration for you.

Most of all, each and every one of these quotes offers something different by way of inspiration I think.

These quotes will make you think too, which is important.

If you’re trying to develop your own philosophy for dealing with life and the people around you then these quotes should help you.

So read them all, reflect on them and see how many of them you can work into your day.

Quotes about inspiration:

  1. Everyone is good at something and once you find it, what you can achieve is limitless. ~Andrew Flintoff
  2. The deepest craving of human nature is to be appreciated. ~William James
  3. Every man has three characters: that which he shows; that which he has; and that which he thinks he has. ~Alphonse Karr
  4. The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is neither likely to make money nor find much fun in life. ~Charles M. Schwab
  5. Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day and you are a success. ~William J.H. Boetcker
  6. Don’t be afraid of failure. If something doesn’t work, use what you’ve learned to try and try again. ~Sir James Dyson
  7. Even if your vision is flawed, if you have the passion and the implementation skills, you’ll get there [in the end]. ~Jim McCarthy
  8. The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~Lucretius
  9. Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. ~Haim Ginott
  10. A truly loving parent won’t be looking for payback from a child. The child’s happiness, self-confidence and independence are the only rewards for good parenting. ~Roy Sutton
  11. Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. ~Marian Wright Edelman
  12. If you look around at successful people, the movers and shakers are those who are positive, who won’t take no for an answer, and who make things happen – either for themselves or for others. ~Carole Spiers
  13. I think one of the most pervasive evils in the world is greed and acquiring money for money’s sake. Once you have six houses and a plane it is just about a number. It’s never been anything I understood. ~Kevin Bacon
  14. Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ~W. Clement Stone
  15. There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found while journeying east and west. The only folks we really wound are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know. We please the fleeting guest. And deal full many a thoughtless blow to those who love us best. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  16. If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. ~Martin Luther King
  17. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. ~Dr Norman Vincent Peale
  18. Other people may not like what you choose to do but as long as you’re not hurting anyone else then it is your business and yours alone. You weren’t put on this earth just to please other people. ~Roy Sutton
  19. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realise that you control your own destiny. ~Albert Ellis
  20. My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success. ~ Helen Hayes Brown
  21. The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. ~Pearl S. Buck

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17 quotes to inspire you to be all you can be

  1. quotes to inspire you to be all you can beThe only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. ~Steve Jobs
  2. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~Samuel Johnson
  3. Every artist was first an amateur. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~Dale Carnegie
  5. Whoever is happy will make others happy, too. ~Mark Twain
  6. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~Christopher Columbus
  7. Use what talents you possess. The woods will be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~Henry Van Dyke
  8. You are what you think about all day long. ~Dr. Robert Schuller
  9. The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. ~Malcolm Forbes
  10. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive. ~Howard Thurman
  11. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. ~Mother Teresa
  12. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ~Conrad Hilton
  13. That’s precisely the question everyone should be asking—why the hell not? Why not you, why not now? ~Timothy Ferriss
  14. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour. ~Vince Lombardi
  15. It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~E.E. Cummings
  16. Do not let what you cannot do; interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
  17. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford

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11 razor-sharp quotes from some of life’s greatest wits

Razor-sharp QuotesI love razor-sharp quotes, don’t you? I refer to those quotes that are both sharp and very funny, when you give them just a little thought.

Whenever I come across a sharp and witty quote, I always make a note of it in my journal. And today, as I’ve been going through my journal, I’ve picked out 11 razor-sharp quotes that I think are funny and I thought you might enjoy them too, dear reader.

They definitely made me smile, so I hope they brighten your day too. Enjoy them all.

Razor-sharp quotes:

  1. Speed has never killed anyone. Suddenly becoming stationary, that’s what gets you. ~Jeremy Clarkson
  2. Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. ~Oscar Wilde 
  3. I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business, but I was in the top one. ~Brian Clough
  4. The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue. ~Dorothy Parker
  5. I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally. ~WC Fields
  6. Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion. ~Spike Milligan
  7. He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~Winston Churchill
  8. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. ~Noel Coward
  9. You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. ~Woody Allen
  10. A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth. ~George Bernard Shaw
  11. The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not. ~Mark Twain

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