29 Quotes to Inspire Change and Transformation

Read these 29 quotes about transformation and change, we have a feeling you’ll be inspired to take action toward the changes you wish to see. 

These quotes are very useful because it’s easy to forget that change and transformation are possible. It’s easy to feel stuck exactly where you are. 

Our biggest tip when working on a big transformation, whether it be to do with fitness, health, career or relationships, is look at it one step at a time. Instead of focusing on the end result and noticing how far you have to go, simply focus on your next step, then your next step and so on.

We talk about this often inside our MerryBody Yoga and Pilates App. If you’re feeling stuck with your fitness and health goals, come and try out MerryBody for 7 Days risk-free.

Here’s a quote from one of our amazing MerryBody Members, Emily.

“I’ve experienced so much change with the help of MerryBody. Not just my physical body but my mindset and how I feel about myself. To put it simply, I no longer hate myself. I no longer look at my body with disgust. MerryBody taught me to be friends with my body. It taught me to accept and even celebrate who I am” 

“You and I possess within ourselves at every moment of our lives, under all circumstances, the power to transform the quality of our lives.” — Werner Erhard

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” — Bernie S. Siegel

“Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation.” — Nia Peeples

“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you implement that effort into your life. Every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. Keep going. Remember why you started.” — Anonymous

“We need to realize that our path to transformation is through our mistakes. We’re meant to make mistakes, recognize them, and move on to become unlimited.” — Yehuda Berg

“Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery – there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” — Rick Warren


“Yes, your transformation will be hard. Yes, you will feel frightened, messed up and knocked down. Yes, you’ll want to stop. Yes, it’s the best work you’ll ever do.” — Robin Sharma

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou

“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

“Change is hard because people overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” — James Belasco and Ralph Stayer

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” — Anonymous

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” — Michael Jordan

“Transformation literally means going beyond your form.” — Wayne Dyer

“Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.” — John Mark Green

“Each tiny effort builds on the next, so that brick by brick, magnificent things can be created.” — Robin Sharma

“My transformation represents more than what is just skin deep; it represents my motivation, drive, and willingness to constantly improve.” — Jinder Mahal

“Nothing gets transformed in your life until your mind is transformed.” — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

“Transformation is an ongoing process that tends to appear ordinary, when, in fact, something extraordinary is taking place.” — Suzy Ross

“Transformation does not start with someone else changing you; transformation is an inner self reworking of what you are now to what you will be.” — Byron Pulsifer

“To transform yourself, you don’t need to do big things. Just do small things in big way. Transformation will follow you.” — Rahul Sinha

“As the caterpillar undergoes transformation within the cocoon before emerging as a butterfly; likewise, life experiences shape character.” — Lorna Jackie

“Every day the clock resets. Your wins don’t matter. Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be.” — Sean Higgins

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” — Harriet Tubman

“I cant change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Dean

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

“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” — Nikos Kazantzakis

“How wonderful is it that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank

“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” — Ralph Marston

“Just take any step, whether small or large. And then another and repeat day after day. It may take months, maybe years, but the path to success will become clear.” — Aaron Ross

Let us know your favourite quote. We’d love to hear from you!

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

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