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20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Change is up to you.
Richard Branson
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Change is a hard concept to grasp -- and can be even harder to cope with it. Whether you’re switching careers, leaving a company or ending a relationship, change comes in all sizes -- big and small. And while some change can be exciting, other times it can be difficult.

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Having your own approach to change, whether it’s in how you view it or how you handle it, is important in moving forward and being successful.

To learn how others do it, here are 20 quotes about change from today’s most successful leaders and entrepreneurs.

20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Elon Musk

Elon Musk
"Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster." -- Elon Musk 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
"You don't have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be." -- Oprah Winfrey
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some time. We are the ones we've been waiting for." -- Barack Obama

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20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Larry Page

Larry Page
"If you're not doing some things that are crazy, then you're doing the wrong things." -- Larry Page 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future." -- Steve Jobs 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." -- Andy Warhol 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Steve Case

Steve Case

"Revolutions happen in evolutionary ways." -- Steve Case

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20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." -- Coco Chanel 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
"The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging." -- Warren Buffett 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
"All of us, every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives." -- Steven Spielberg
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg
"Entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just companies." -- Mark Zuckerberg 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Richard Branson

Richard Branson
"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over." -- Richard Branson 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

"Life is very tough. If you don't laugh, it's tough." -- Joan Rivers 

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20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga
"In order to build strength, you have to usually come from a lot of weakness." -- Lady Gaga
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
"Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching." -- Thomas Jefferson
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
"Good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation." -- Thomas Edison 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg

"I learned that, in the face of a void or in the face of any challenge, you can choose joy and meaning." -- Sheryl Sandberg

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20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins
"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." -- Tony Robbins 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart
"The more you adapt, the more interesting you are." -- Martha Stewart 
20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein 
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  • 20 Quotes on Coping With Change From Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders
  • 1. Elon Musk
  • 2. Oprah Winfrey
  • 3. Barack Obama
  • 4. Larry Page
  • 5. Steve Jobs
  • 6. Andy Warhol
  • 7. Steve Case
  • 8. Coco Chanel
  • 9. Warren Buffett
  • 10. Steven Spielberg
  • 11. Mark Zuckerberg
  • 12. Richard Branson
  • 13. Joan Rivers
  • 14. Lady Gaga
  • 15. Thomas Jefferson
  • 16. Thomas Edison
  • 17. Sheryl Sandberg
  • 18. Tony Robbins
  • 19. Martha Stewart
  • 20. Albert Einstein
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