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Wordy Wednesday: 2016

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I love the New Year. Besides being an excuse to get drunk and kiss a stranger, it’s an artificial but impactful incentive to start fresh. While it’s easy to hope for a better year, the way my 2015 is ending reassures me that 2016 isn’t going to be just another year, and I can’t wait to see what it holds for me.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

– Barack Obama

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

– Frederick Douglass

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

– Lao Tzu

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

– Steve Jobs

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“I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.”

– Gillian Anderson

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

– Wayne Dyer

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

– Leo Tolstoy

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

– Winston Churchill

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”

– Keri Russell

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”

– Jim Rohn

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“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

– Andy Warhol

“Excuses change nothing, but make everyone feel better.”

– Mason Cooley

“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”

– C. S. Lewis

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”

– Stephen Hawking

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“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”

– Robert Anthony

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”

– A. C. Benson

“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 another.”

– Anatole France

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”

– Denis Waitley

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“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.”

– William Glasser

“The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.”

– Leo Tolstoy

“Change before you have to.”

– Jack Welch

“For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.”

– Tony Robbins

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