Accepting change helps you deal with tough times and appreciate the good ones.
Things won’t always go your way but being open to change means staying positive or at least hopeful that better days are ahead even when challenges seem huge.
Accepting change involves welcoming, understanding and adjusting to new circumstances ideas or events.
It’s about moving on from the past and looking forward to the future with an open mind.
While everyone might see accepting change differently it often leads to personal growth, stronger resilience and better overall well-being.
Here are some of the top quotes about accepting change.
Accepting Change Quotes
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. ~ Dolly Parton.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. ~ J. K. Rowling.
Life cannot, not even for a millisecond, remain exactly how it is. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana.
Blessed are the flexible, for change is inevitable. To fulfill our true destiny as spiritual beings we must trust in our divine power to adapt. ~ Anthon St. Maarten.
I finished the [blog] post reflecting on the fact that, despite all the changes in my life, maybe I wasn’t so different after all. If I typed it, maybe I could believe it, too. ~ Stephanie Nielson.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. ~ Carl Jung.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. ~ Jim Rohn
I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change. ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~ Confucius
Things begin to fall into place when you start and end your day with prayers. ~ Michael Bassey Johnson.
Quotes about Accepting Change
Don’t settle for living mediocre. Focus on all the positive and embrace it. Ignore the negative and be thankful for every single day. ~ Germany Kent.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. ~ Michael J. Fox
Fearlessly embrace new technologies, learn new things, and demonstrate a willingness to invest in yourself. ~ Germany Kent
Nobody likes to change. There will always be resistance to change, and there always will be change. And the quicker you get to that, the easier it is. It’s not such a difficult thing. If you entrench yourself and go, ‘By God, I will not change, I will not have this.’ Then, you’re a dead man. We’re great at adaptability. It’s our strongest suit. ~ Nick Nolte
Fear stagnation; embrace change. ~ Debasish Mridha
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. ~ Washington Irving
I embrace new experiences every day. I revel in the fun adventures I create for myself and absorb their blissful gifts. ~ Amy Leigh Mercree
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. ~ Georg C. Litchenberg
And the most successful people are those who accept, and adapt to constant change. This adaptability requires a degree of flexibility and humility most people can’t manage. ~ Paul Lutus
Embrace the change. It will take you to the most phenomenal places you haven’t even dreamt about. ~ Hiral Nagda.
Best Accepting Change Quotes
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw
There can be no life without change, and to be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar is to be afraid of life. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Now, each day I spend with Leah leads me closer to something more stable, but… unsteady. ~ Dave Cenker
Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. ~ Shunryu Suzuki
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another. ~ Anatole France
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. ~ Viktor E. Frankl
You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend. ~ Bruce Lee
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene
Life is neither static nor unchanging. With no individuality, there can be no change, no adaptation and, in an inherently changing world, any species unable to adapt is also doomed. ~ Jean M. Auel
The strongest will is the will that knows how to bend. ~ Alice Duer Miller
I have a friend who often tells me that I am resisting change. Could be… But when I do embrace it, it is quite life-changing, I would say! ~ Diana-Maria Georgescu
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden
Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward. ~ Germany Kent
When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. ~ Tuli Kupferberg
We first make our habits, then our habits make us. ~ John Dryden
Sometimes in life there’s no problem and sometimes in there is no solution. In this space – between these apparent poles – life flows. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru
You can’t just keep doing what works one time, everything around you is changing. To succeed, stay out in front of change. ~ Sam Walton
You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes. ~ Roy T. Bennett
Don’t fear change; embrace it! ~ Debasish Mridha
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Leo Tolstoy.
Inspiring Accepting Change Quotes
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. ~ Denis Waitley
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When something goes wrong in your life, just yell ‘Plot Twist’ and move on. ~ Anonymous
Action and adaptability create opportunity. ~ Garrison Wynn
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. ~ Paulo Coelho
People change only when change is their choice. ~ Frank Sonnenberg
Akin to gamma rays bombarding matter, my intentions vaporized in a state of entropy. ~ Dave Cenker
We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don’t have something better. ~ C. JoyBell C.
The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher. ~ Chinese Proverb
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ~ George Bernard Shaw
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. ~ Carl Rogers
If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. ~ Jeff Bezos
Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent. ~ Nolan Ryan
Embrace those parts of yourself that you’ve skillfully avoided until now. That’s your true adventure. ~ Gina Greenlee
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Rumi
I embrace every day as an opportunity to live fully and with total heart! ~ Amy Leigh Mercree
When you feel yourself resisting differences, lean into them, instead, and have fun with what happens. ~ Gina Greenlee
America was never designed to be fixed forever, but was meant to be fluid and evolving. ~ Bryant McGill
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou.
Motivational Accepting Change Quotes
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. ~ Stephen Hawking
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Change before you have to. ~ Jack Welch
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
All great changes are preceded by chaos. ~ Deepak Chopra
Embrace your potential. Don’t block good things from coming your way because you fear who you are becoming. ~ Germany Kent
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
Don’t fight against negative emotions. It’s exhausting. Try to embrace them instead. ~ Anoir Ou-chad
With change being an inevitable element in our lives, we have only two options. Either embrace it and live life to the fullest or be stuck in the comfort zone of a compromised life. ~ Mohith Agadi
Instead of spending time complaining about your life, use your energy on changing your life. ~ Jeanette Coron
When a caterpillar bursts from its cocoon and discovers it has wings, it does not sit idly, hoping to one day turn back. It flies. ~ Kelseyleigh Reber
When we allow ourselves to adapt to different situations, life is easier. ~ Catherine Pulsifer
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. Confucius Things do not change; we change. ~ Henry David Thoreau
But in practice master plans fail – because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community. ~ Christopher Alexander
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. ~ H. G. Wells
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James A. Baldwin
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It’s the end you’re after. ~ Anthony Robbins
She’s a doorbell ringer, not a knocker. Things are awkward and I haven’t even greeted her yet. ~ Dave Cenker
Adaptability is the simple secret of survival. ~ Jessica Hagedorn
Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late. ~ Seth Godin
Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. ~ Arthur Rubinstein
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. ~ Anatole Franc
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~ Henri Bergson
Sacred blessings and divine opportunities appear in your life disguised as unforeseen changes and challenging circumstances. ~ Miya Yamanouchi
Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s the part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore. ~ Jenny Han
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
The truth is that: We are unhappy married and unmarried we’re unhappy. In marriage you must first endure, pity and then embrace. ~ Mwanandeke Kindembo
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~ Laozi
Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. ~ Paul Tournier.
Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history. ~ Joan Wallach Scott.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~ Lao Tzu.