If you clicked on this post, I’m guessing that a positive quote, a few words of inspiration are one of the things in life that gives you a boost.
I love a great quote to –
- make sense of confusing situations
- support a more optimistic point of view
- spark motivation when it’s low
- reminder to be patient
- practice compassion and gratitude
There are so many ways that quotes nourish the mind and inspire living your life with optimism and intention.
Quotes are one type of affirmation.
I like to think of them as a holder of your values. When you include quotes in your daily life that speaks to where you’ve been, where you are or where you’re going, they help you focus on how you want to live your life.
Most quotes take just a minute to read and yet they hold a lot of power.
Here are some examples of how you easily use them throughout your day:
-> Help you maintain a positive attitude – save it as your smartphone screen.
-> Help your motivation at work – in a paper planner write your quote in your planner at the start of the week or in an electronic calendar put it in the header, with either option you’ll see it every time you check your schedule.
-> You can also display positive quotes—on a post-it, on your cell phone case, on your fridge. Putting positive quotes where you can easily read them are great reminders to shift your mindset and help you achieve your goals.
Remember – we can get used to seeing them and ‘edit’ them and stop paying attention to them – just like the pile a paper on the counter, so you’ll want to move them around from time to time.
Positive thinking & growth mindset
Positive quotes and daily affirmations rely on the power of positive thinking and a growth mindset. Although positive quotes and daily affirmations are different, the idea behind them is similar: they help shift your mindset toward a more positive and optimistic point of view that can improve your life.
There is also research that shows the benefits to positive affirmations and positive thinking.
In one study about the psychological impact of the September 11th terrorist attacks, researchers found that positive thoughts and positive emotions buffer against depression and sustain thriving in resilient people (Fredrickson et al., 2003). Also, positive thinking can be beneficial for your overall well-being, which includes less depression, a reduced risk of cardiovascular-related death, and even an increase in life expectancy (Buigues et al., 2021).
I hope you find this list helpful!
They are short so, easy to keep in mind and powerful so, they make an impact.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.
The most effective way to do it is to do it.
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
Say goodbye to your inner critic and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.
I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.
Today is a good day to try.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
We know what we are but know not what we may be.
No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.
Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
Madam C.J Walker
Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
You define beauty yourself. Society doesn’t define your beauty.
People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.
I’m excited about the aging process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling.
You have power over your mind–not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
If you do not change direction, you might end up where you are heading.
There is nothing permanent except change.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
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