Realise you have the power to transform yourself and your life (quotes)

Never underestimate your power or ability

  • Do not underestimate your ability. Geshe Chekawa
  • I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. Jean Houston
  • If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison
  • Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. Wilma Rudolph
  • Once you understand how powerful you are within, you exponentially increase the power and potentiality of everything outside of you. Steve Maraboli
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You are unbounded potential waiting to be realised …

  • Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers, powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing, forces that would revolutionise his life if roused and put into action. Orison Swett
  • I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. There we go beyond those limited and limiting patterns of body, emotions, volition, and understanding that have been keeping us in dry- dock. Instead we become available to our capacity for a larger life in body, mind, and spirit. In this state we know great torrents of delight. Jean Houston
  • If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison
  • Maybe the fear is that we are less than we think we are, when the actuality of it is that we are much much more.  Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime. James T. McCay
  • There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become. Orison Swett Marden
  • There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light. Rumi
  • Turn within, and there you will find your Godhead. The moment you find it you will come to a conscious realization of this great creative force with-in you. That great force, that untapped power, that dynamic something, that unconquerable soul within you is yearning for expression. It is asking for recognition. It is begging for an opportunity to lift you up and aid you to greater achievements. This great creative force within you is an imprisoned giant which when unleashed can carry you on to a success undreamed of. Earl Prevette
  • We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released. Jean Houston
  • We are all capable of much more than we think we are. Lao Tzu
  • We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime. Herbert Otto
  • We are unbounded potential waiting to be realized. Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A. A. Milne
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… and your life dwells in limitless possibilities

  • …within you now and always is the unborn possibility of a limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasure, and yours is the privilege of giving birth to it. And you will, if you can believe. Eric Butterworth
  • Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity. Simple Truths
  • I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson
  • Life is a field of unlimited possibilities. Deepak Chopra
  • Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Jamie Paolinetti
  • Our highest aspirations are our greatest possibilities. Malchi Crawford
  • To those who lean on the ever outstretched arm of the Infinite, life is big with limitless possibilities. Ernest Holmes
  • We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. Dale Carnegie
  • We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize. Thich Nhat Hanh
  • You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. Deepak Chopra
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There are no limits to your potential to grow

  • If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. Don Ward
  • Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown
  • There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. Ronald Reagan
  • There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Napoleon Hill
  • There is nothing you cannot be, or do, or have. Abraham-Hicks
  • Within you now and always is the unborn possibility of a limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasure, and yours is the privilege of giving birth to it, and you will, if you can believe. Eric Butterworth
  • You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. there are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind. Darwin P. Kingsley
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You have the power to elevate and transform your life …

  • A single change can sometimes change your entire life. Rahul Rampal
  • Every human being has the freedom to change at any instant. Viktor Frankl
  • Every man is the architect of his own future. Proverb
  • I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate himself by conscious endeavor. Henry David Thoreau
  • 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
  • If you don’t like how things are change it! You’re not a tree. Jim Rohn
  • If you don’t like what you’re getting, then change what you’re doing. It’s up to you. Pat Croce
  • Never underestimate your power to change yourself. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever. Robert Holden
  • Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones. Stephen Covey
  • Remember that nothing has to change in the world for us to transform our own life experience. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
  • The only reason we don’t have what we want in life is the reasons we create why we can’t have them. Tony Robbins
  • We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. Tony Robbins
  • We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power needed inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. K. Rowling
  • When you find that your life is out of alignment with your grandest idea of yourself, seek to change it. Neale Donald Walsch
  • You can become, to an enormous degree, the person you want to be. Warren Buffett
  • You don’t have to change that much for it to make a great deal of difference. A few simple disciplines can have a major impact on how your life works out in the next 90 days, let alone in the next 12 months or the next 3 years. Jim Rohn
  • You have all the power in you to do everything you ever want, and more. So start doing what you want and let the power in you emerge. Celestine Chua
  • You‘ve been given the innate power to shape your life. Steve Maraboli
  • Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. Marilyn Ferguson

… and the power to transform yourself…

  • That is the purpose and the power of that persistent upward force within us: if we turn inward we can remake ourselves completely, modeling ourselves in the image of the loftiest spiritual ideal we can conceive. Eknath Easwaran
  • Of all that is wonderful in the human being, our most glorious asset is this capacity to change ourselves. Nothing is more significant. I admire the achievements of science, but I do not feel intimidated by the current conviction that we are what our genes are. My body is what my genes make it, but my character and behavior are not fixed by my genetic code. As proof we have the lives of great men and women of all religions who have thrown these claims to the winds with their personal transformations – from angry to compassionate, from insecure to unshakable, from human to divine. The message of their lives echoes down the corridors of time to those who have ears to hear: “You are not what your body is. Your real nature is spirit, which nothing can diminish or deny.” Whatever our past, whatever our present, all of us have the capacity to change ourselves completely. Eknath Easwaran
  • Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves. Gandhi
  • That’s when I learned that you don’t have to be saddled for life with mental attitudes you adopted in childhood. All of us are free to change our minds, and as we change our minds, our experiences will also change.  M J Ryan
  • The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. Barbara Deangelis
  • Truly, the greatest power you have in this world is the power of your own self- transformation. Marc and Angel Chernoff
  • What must underlie successful epidemics, in the end, is a bedrock belief that change is possible, that people can radically transform their behavior or beliefs in the face of the right kind of impetus. Malcolm Gladwell
  • When all is said and done, the only change that will make a difference is the transformation of the human heart. Peter Senge

… in a significant and lasting way

  • It’s important to note here, there is a difference between change and transformation. Where change is change, I define transformation as ‘significant and lasting change.’ It’s change that doesn’t snap back to the way it was before. Shawn Phillips
  • It’s better to create sustainable change than change that is quick but does not last. Stop going for the easy way out. Learn how to create lasting change instead. Celestine Chua
  • No mirror ever became iron again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened grape ever became sour fruit. Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse. Become the light. Rumi
  • Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice. B.K.S. Lyengar

The human brain isn’t fixed but can be rewired

  • Ability and increased potential grow hand in hand. As we grow, as we move, as we learn, the cells of our nervous systems connect in highly complex patterns of neural pathways. Carla Hannaford
  • Gus’s scans showed that it takes less than two months to alter the overall neural functioning of the brain. This is amazing because it demonstrates that we have the power to consciously change our brains, and improve our neural functioning, in far less time than scientists used to think… we can see permanent changes in single neurons in a matter of days, and as other studies have shown, most forms of meditation will create subtle but significant changes in a couple of months. Andrew Newberg
  • It is our movements that not only express knowledge and facilitate greater cognitive function, they actually grow the brain as they increase in complexity. Carla Hannaford
  • Now we know that we can systematically re-wire our brains by thinking different thoughts and performing different behaviors. This is incredibly empowering! Brian Johnson
  • Self-initiated movement, exploration, interaction and physical experience for the joy and challenge of it, facilitates neurogenesis for a lifetime. Carla Hannaford
  • The human brain has the quality of plasticity or malleability throughout life—if it receives the kind of stimulation that allows it to grow and adapt. Bill Harris
  • What we now know is that the brain is flexible, or plastic in the parlance of neuroscientists — more Play-Doh than porcelain. It is an adaptable organ that can be molded by input in much the same way as a muscle can be sculpted by lifting barbells. The more you use it, the stronger and more flexible it becomes. John Ratey, M.D.
  • When you change your thoughts you literally rewire your brain; start rewiring your brain for happiness. Marelisa Fabrega

Make your transformation your gift to the world

  • If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self- transformation. Lao Tzu
  • Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. Marianne Williamson

Transform yourself to increase your capacity for happiness; not because you feel incomplete…

  • Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It’s growth– mental, financial, you name it. Harold S. Geneen
  • Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck
  • Happiness and self-confidence come naturally when you feel yourself moving and progressing toward becoming the very best person you can possibly be. Brian Tracy
  • Happiness doesn’t come from living a lukewarm life, always wondering what could have been. Happiness comes as a result of being in our natural state of growth and living up to our fullest potential. T. Harv Eker
  • Happiness is having a sense of self – not a feeling of being perfect but of being good enough and knowing that you are in the process of growth, of being, of achieving levels of joy. Leo Buscaglia
  • Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. William Butler Yeats
  • Happiness, to me, lies in stretching, to the farthest boundaries of which we are capable, the resources of the mind and heart. Leo Calvin Rosten
  • I grow to experience greater happiness, not to improve or because I feel incomplete. Wayne Dyer
  • Joy comes from using your potential. Will Schultz
  • Our goal is to enjoy, not to achieve perfection. Susan Jeffers
  • Self-development is a glorious quest. It’s the desire to find your own freedom. To connect with your own sense of worth, and integrity, and happiness. To enjoy abundance. Karl Moore
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… for, paradoxically, the first real step to sustained transformation is to love and accept yourself as you are

  • It’s one thing to invite transformation for the sake of growth, improvement, and new possibilities. It’s another thing to feel so dissatisfied with yourself that no amount of change could possibly convince you that you’re worthy and lovable. Lori Deschene
  • An individual’s self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behavior: the ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life. Joyce Brothers
  • It’s a beautiful thing to embrace life-long growth. Life is transformation; staying static is a kind of death. But it’s important that we all realize we are beautiful and wonderful just as we are—light and dark, in our complete authentic selves. Lori Deschene
  • The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers
  • The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow. Will Garcia
  • You will never be who you want to be, until you are happy with who you are. Thomas F. Shubnell
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To transform your world, use the power of decision

  • You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Tony Robbins
  • Any person can do almost anything they want to if they make a decision to commit to that course, starting now. Tony Robbins
  • Even one new choice – made today and practiced daily – can take you to a completely new place 6 months from now. Robin Sharma
  • Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
  • It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. Tony Robbins
  • Right now you are one choice away from a new beginning—one that leads you toward becoming the fullest human being you can be. Oprah Winfrey
  • The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage. Rollo May
  • The decisions that you make and the actions that you take upon the earth are the means by which you evolve. Gary Zukav
  • The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. Ben Stein
  • The moment I decide to change my life, I awaken the power to transform the impossible into the possible. I am what my heart chooses. Darren R. Weissman
  • The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. John Dewey
  • The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. George Eliot
  • Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant. Tony Robbins
  • We all have within our grasp the ability to profoundly transform our lives if only we are willing to make clear decisions and take dramatic action to follow through on them. Tony Robbins
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To transform your life, change your beliefs

  • Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs. Dr. Maxwell Maltz
  • Your external reality is merely a reflection of your internal beliefs. Change your beliefs and your reality will follow suit. Celestine Chua
  • The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people, reality, to something more positive… and to begin to act accordingly. Shakti Gawain
  • You have the power in the present moment to change limiting beliefs and consciously plant the seeds for the future of your choosing. As you change your mind, you change your experience. Serge Kahili King
  • You are given the gift of God, you create your reality according to your beliefs. Yours is the creative energy that makes your world. Seth-Jane Roberts
  • There is little sense in attempting to change external conditions, you must first change inner beliefs, then outer conditions will change accordingly. Brian Adams
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To transform your life, change your thinking

  • Every thought we think is creating our future. Louise L. Hay
  • A man is not what he thinks he is, but what he thinks, he is. Max R. Hickerson
  • You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen
  • The good news is that it doesn’t cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free. Robert Kiyosaki
  • Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny. David O. McKay
  • Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. Mahatma Gandhi
  • A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi
  • All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. Buddha
  • Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. Marcus Aurelius
  • The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha
  • The spirit of the individual is determined by his dominating thought habits. Bruce Lee
  • Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be. Henry David Thoreau
  • We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Buddha
  • You become what you think about all day long and those days eventually become your lifetime. Wayne Dyer
  • A man is not what he thinks he is, but what he thinks, he is. Max R. Hickerson
  • You want to become aware of your thoughts and choose your thoughts carefully and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpting is you. Joe Vitale
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To transform your world, change the way you perceive and interpret it

  • Whether the events in our life are good or bad, greatly depends on the way we perceive them. Michel de Montaigne
  • Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. Leo Tolstoy
  • If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Marcus Aurelius
  • The happiness of this life depends less on what befalls you than the way in which you take it. Elbert Hubbard
  • The happiness you are seeking is not to be found in the flow of life, but in your attitude toward whatever life brings. Ramesh S. Balsekar
  • The relish of good and evil depends in a great measure upon the opinion we have of them. Michel Eyquem de Michel de Montaigne
  • There is such dissociation between what the eyes see and what the mind envisions. The final thought is just a matter of interpretation, coloured by our experiences. Anirban Bose
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To transform your life, transform your attitude

  • Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Katherine Mansfield
  • Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James
  • Man can change his life simply by changing his attitude. William James
  • Outer changes always begin with an inner change of attitude. Albert Einstein
  • The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. William James
  • Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us. Earl Nightingale
  • Remember my friend that it is not what happens that counts, it is how you react to them. Your mental attitude determines what you make of it, either a stepping stone or a stumbling block. Bruce Lee
  • People’s rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends upon their attitude… a person’s attitude will create the situation he or she imagines. James Lane Allen
  • The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Charles R. Swindoll
  • A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. Earl Nightingale
  • A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal
  • Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill
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