Change

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi:

“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” — General Eric Shinseki, retired Chief of Staff, U. S. Army

“There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without grief.” — Rick Warren

“Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.” — Anthony Robbins

“You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you would be in the process of changing right now.” — Fred Smith

“All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

“Until you get dissatisfied, you won’t do anything to really move your life to another level. Dissatisfaction is a gem. If you’re totally satisfied, you’re going to get comfortable. And then your life begins to deteriorate.” — Anthony Robbins

“To change minds effectively, leaders make particular use of two tools: the stories that they tell and the lives that they lead.” — Howard Garner in Changing Minds

“I happen to be an inquisitive guy and when I see things I don’t like, I start thinking, “Why do they have to be this way and how can I improve them?” — Walt Disney

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persist in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends up the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw in Man and Superman

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” – Nicholas Machiavelli

“When the rate of change outside your organization exceeds the rate of change inside your organization, then the end is in sight.” — Jack Welch

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – “Think Different” Advertisement Apple Computers

“Managers must perform significant work up front to ensure that employees will actually listen to tough messages, question old assumptions, and consider new ways of working. This means taking a series of deliberate but subtle steps to recast employees prevailing views and create a new context for action. Such a shaping process must be actively managed during the first few months of a turnaround, when uncertainty is high and setbacks are inevitable. Otherwise, there is little hope for sustained improvement.” – David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto (HBR Change Through Persuasion)

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers