My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
As L. Thomas Holdcroft said, "The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post."
Often people are only willing to adapt because they feel the heat, not because they see the light.
It's never too late to change direction, especially when the path ahead is leading you nowhere you want to go.
Being adaptable to change may draw on strength and intelligence, but it demands an open mind above all. Mahatma Gandhi said, "Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation."
So there's this ‘other side of the coin’ to adaptability... Openness to ideas and to change does not mean conforming to others' expectations, making the safest choice, or compromising your values. Quite the opposite. It means integrity, knowing your inner truth.
He also said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
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