I’m not a huge fan of “reinventing yourself” concept, but I do believe in identifying and eliminating patterns that no longer serve us.

Here are some quotes to give you a little bit of inspiration and motivation when it comes to transformation and growth:

1. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.” – Socrates

2. “Growth is painful, change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” – Mandy Hale

3. “Change can either challenge or threaten us. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you.” – Marsha Sinetar

4. “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy

5. “Life is an adventure in forgiveness.” – Norman Cousins

6.”If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

7. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.” – Roy Bennett

8. “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

9. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

10. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier

11. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

12. “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” – William James

13. “You can never really live anyone else’s life, not even your child’s. The influence you exert is through your own life, and what you’ve become yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

14. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

15. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter F Drucker

16. “In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that’s the way new leaves grow.” – Amit Ray

17. “Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.” – Pearl S Buck

18. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

19. “Don’t be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

20. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

21. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

22. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”– Nikos Kazantzakis

23. “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

24. “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T Bennett

25. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

26. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale

27. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller

28. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.”– Rosa Parks

29. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

30. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

31. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

32. “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

33. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg

34. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou

35. “We owe to our lives to be lived, not to be documented and posted on social media.” – Unknown

It’s important to remember that YOU have control over how your life turns out; if you want something new, you have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone and take a chance.

If there are any areas of your life where you feel stuck or stagnant, I hope these words gave you some the motivation and courage.

The time for change is now – don’t let another day go by without taking action!

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Maria became location independent in 2016 when she quit her job and became self-employed. She is currently traveling around Spain while working on her own projects. Email her at maria @ lifestyletraveler.co

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