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Top 21 Behavior Change Quotes

Behavior Change Quotes

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Behavior Change Quotes

1. “For anything to change, someone has to start acting differently.”— Chip Heath & Dan Heath

2. “You have to choose to do what needs to be done regardless of the inconvenience! That means: to forgive instead of holding a grudge, to go the extra mile instead of saying it can’t be done; to take 100% of the responsibility for your behavior instead of blaming others.”—Marc Reklau

3. “Your thoughts are energy and the energy follows the thought. Thoughts create emotions, which create behavior, which create actions, and those actions have consequences in your daily life.”—Marc Reklau

4. “Ultimately, all change efforts boil down to the same mission: Can you get people to start behaving in a new way?”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

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5. “Practice a thought often enough so that it becomes a belief, and your behavior and actions will follow its lead.”—Marc Reklau

6. “You can change the way people treat you by changing the way you treat yourself.”  – Unknown

7. “In our lives, we embrace lots of big changes-not only babies, but marriages and new homes and new technologies and new job duties. Meanwhile, other behaviors are maddeningly intractable. Smokers keep smoking and kids grow fatter and your husband can’t ever seem to get his dirty shirts into a hamper.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

8. “There are hard changes and easy changes.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

9. “You have to accept the bad moments by changing your way of looking at them. Everything that happens to you is a challenge and an opportunity at the same time.”—Marc Reklau

10. “To change someone’s behavior, you’ve got to change that person’s situation.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

11. “For individuals’ behavior to change, you’ve got to influence not only their environment but their heartS and minds.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

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12. “When people exhaust their self-control, what they’re exhausting are the mental muscles needed to think creatively, to focus, to inhibit their impulses, and to persist in the face of frustration or failure. In other words, they’re exhausting precisely the mental muscles needed to make a big change.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

13. “Start changing small things which don’t require a big effort and those small changes will eventually lead to bigger changes.”—Marc Reklau

14. “Change is hard because people wear themselves out.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

15. “Once you break through to feeling, though, things change.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

16. “You don’t need to change drinking behavior. You need to change purchasing behavior”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

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17. “I want you to realize that life doesn’t just happen to you! It’s a reflection of your beliefs, thoughts, and expectations. If you want to change your life you have to first change your patterns of thinking.”— Marc Reklau

18. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

19. “If you want people to change, you must provide crystal-clear direction.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

20. “Change brings new choices that create uncertainty.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

21. “Ambiguity is the enemy. Any successful change requires a translation of ambiguous goals into concrete behaviors. In short, to make a switch, you need to script the critical moves.”—Chip Heath & Dan Heath

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