12 Great Quotes On Rejuvenation

13 Sep­tem­ber 2018 | Think­ing in New Ways

Whet­her you are in the north­ern or the south­ern hemi­sphere, Sep­tem­ber seems to be a month that fore­tells not only a change of sea­sons but also pos­si­bly big­ger changes as well. Per­son­al changes. For every New Year’s res­o­lu­tion that I have made, it is often the deci­sions made sev­er­al months ear­li­er than Jan­u­ary 1 that seem to have made the greater changes in my life. Maybe it’s about the start of a new sea­son of learn­ing. Amer­i­can jour­nal­ist, Matt Taib­bi, once not­ed “I think that if you’re a think­ing per­son you should always be try­ing to learn some­thing new.” [link] It’s often in Sep­tem­ber that we study new sub­jects and feel the thrill of new learn­ing all over again. How many wait till Sep­tem­ber to decide on a career change? to move to a new city or com­pa­ny? to start a new hob­by? to change per­son­al rela­tion­ships? What hits me is that Sep­tem­ber is a month of reju­ve­na­tion! So allow me to share a dozen quotes that I find insight­ful, but most of all, refreshing!

We must always change, renew, reju­ve­nate our­selves; oth­er­wise, we harden.

Johann Wolf­gang von Goethe [link]

Life is not mea­sured by the num­ber of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Maya Angelou [link]

Appre­ci­ate again and again, fresh­ly and naive­ly, the basic goods of life, with awe, plea­sure, won­der and even ecsta­sy, how­ev­er stale these expe­ri­ences may have become to others.

Abra­ham Maslow [link]

To improve is to change, so to be per­fect is to have changed often.

Win­ston Churchill [link]

Peo­ple, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; nev­er throw out anyone.

Audrey Hep­burn [link]

Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of peo­ple in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things with­out always know­ing how they’ll turn out.

Ran­dall Munroe [link]

I find it’s nice when I can be a lis­ten­er and absorb things com­ing at me. It’s impor­tant, espe­cial­ly for me, when so much of my job is about putting things out into the world. So those qui­et moments are rejuvenating.

Philli­pa Soo [link]

Spe­cial Note: If you like the sen­ti­ment of this quote, you might enjoy the relat­ed thoughts of Diana Ren­ner and Steven D’Souza, in this Nextsens­ing post.

Relax. Refresh. Renew. Play. Sing. Laugh. Enjoy. For­give. Dance. Love. Hug. Share. Kiss. Cre­ate. Explore. Hope. Lis­ten. Dare. Trust. Dream. Learn. TODAY!

Steve Maraboli [link]

We must be will­ing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is wait­ing for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

Joseph Camp­bell [link]

Every human has four endow­ments — self aware­ness, con­science, inde­pen­dent will and cre­ative imag­i­na­tion. These give us the ulti­mate human free­dom.… The pow­er to choose, to respond, to change.

Stephen Cov­ey [link]

At times you have to leave the city of your com­fort and go into the wilder­ness of your intu­ition. What you’ll dis­cov­er will be won­der­ful. What you’ll dis­cov­er is yourself.

Alan Alda [link]

Do not judge me by my suc­cess­es, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.

Nel­son Man­dela [link]

Spe­cial Note: I pub­lished my thoughts on the lega­cy of Nel­son Man­dela in this Nextsens­ing post. Jen­nifer Miller, who reviews a wide arc of sub­jects, sent me a note of appre­ci­a­tion for the thoughts in that post. You might find her page on South Africa a fas­ci­nat­ing back­ground to Man­de­la’s home coun­try. I did.

Joseph PistruiJoseph Pistrui (@nextsensing) is Pro­fes­sor of Entre­pre­neur­ial Man­age­ment at IE Busi­ness School in Madrid. He also leads the glob­al Nextsens­ing Project, which he found­ed in 2012.

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