Quotes from the Masters
On Change/Choice

"I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.'  Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change." -- Jim Rohn  

"To improve your life, be prepared to make new choices and decisions." -– Brian Tracy  

"Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? A thermometer only reflects the temperature of its environment, adjusting to the situation.  But a thermostat initiates action to change the temperature in its environment." -– Nido Qubein  

"You must be on top of change or change will be on top of you." -– Mark Victor Hansen

"Always be eager to learn, no matter how successful you might already be. In the Millionaires' Club, we sometimes invite a billionaire to come talk to us. He says, 'You're doing okay, but come on. How about if you really poured it on!'" -– Jim Rohn  

"Develop a mentor at each stage of your career -- someone who will give you guidance and advice." -– Brian Tracy  

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -- William Arthur Ward

"In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action." -– Brian Tracy  

"The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude." -- William James  

"Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? Answer...as tall as it possibly can.  Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?" -- Jim Rohn    

"For many people, change is more threatening than challenging.  They see it as the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable rather than the creator of what is new and exciting." -– Nido Qubein  

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." -- Henri Bergson

"All things must change to something new, to something strange." -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  

"Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better." -- Richard Hooker  

"Human beings, by change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  

"Only human beings can reorder their lives any day they choose by refining their philosophy." -- Jim Rohn

"Change is inevitable. Change is constant." -- Benjamin Disraeli  

"The search for static security -- in the law and elsewhere –is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change, adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts." -- William O. Douglas  

"The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain; and yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again." -- Charles Kingsley  

"Growth and fulfillment come from abandoning old practices and embracing new ones." -– Brian Tracy

"There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction." -- Winston Churchill  

"Be a creator of circumstances rather than just a creature of circumstances.  Be proactive rather than reactive." -– Brian Tracy

"Something must die in order to grow - your old habits, your old self image, your old thinking, your old life... must be weeded out for the seeds of success to grow." -– Doug Firebaugh  

"The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring." -- Louis L'Amour


Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International