A Positive Quotation changed my life

Positive Quotation

I remember clearly the first time someone shared a Positive Quotation with me.

I was at the Polygon Hotel, Southampton, England and it was January 1982.

It was a quote attributed to Henry Ford:

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you‘re right.

If you think you can do something, you will succeed or somehow find a way to succeed.

It is no exaggeration to say this positive quotation changed my life and I will be for ever grateful to Mike Roberts, the man who shared this wisdom with me.

Mike was my first sales manager. He also introduced me to Positive Mental Attitude – PMA.

I doubt Mike ever recognized the significance of him sharing this quote.

For him it was a casual statement, something he said in passing, not knowing the impact it would have on me.

I was 21 years old and I was searching for direction.

This one quotation, along with another shared a little later changed my attitude to life completely.

That second quotation was by Napoleon Hill…

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

These two positive quotations ended up being my foundations for creating a successful life.

You got to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or else you’ll lose yourself every time.

You could train your mind to be stronger than your emotions.

Prior to meeting Mike, I had assumed life was something that happened to me.

I did not know I could determine my success or failure.

Since that time I have made it a habit to collect and share not just positive quotations, but also quotes about mindset and inspirational.

You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try, you don’t take the risk.

~ Rosalynn Carter

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It is easy to become blasé about positive quotations. When you have heard so many and shared so many, it is easy to think everyone else has heard them.

But that is not always the case.

There is a first time for everyone.

As was the case for me, when I met Mike Roberts in January 1982.

Fast Forward To Today

Positive thinking has been part of my life philosophy for almost 40 years.

At various times, the teachings of different philosophers and teachers have appealed to me, but the one consistent is that my mindset and my choices are my responsibility.

No matter what occurs, I always have a choice in how I respond to it, both positively and negatively.

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.

~ Arianna Huffington

Sometimes gaining some perspective on your life is just one positive quotation away

In the remainder of this article I share some of my favorite sayings and quotations.

Some of them, like the first one below, are not positive quotations in the normal sense.

Several of them are more motivational than positive in their structure!

All of them are thought provoking and dedicated to achieving a positive outcome!

21 Positive Quotes To Live By

#1 Clear the clutter

Toss 5 items from your office, your garage, your junk food cupboard, and your never-ending to-do list. Keep only what matters and do only what matters. Make sure you know what matters.

clear the clutter

#2 What matters in life is not what happens to you

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

Gabriel García Márquez

#3 Release yourself through the liberating act of forgiveness.

Instead of getting even or teaching someone a lesson when they do you wrong, consider teaching yourself a lesson instead. Revenge keeps you psychically connected to another in a negative way. Release yourself through the liberating act of forgiveness, and learn a truly valuable spiritual lesson.
~ Sri Gawn Tu Fahr

 consider teaching yourself a lesson instead

#4 Train your mind to be stronger than your emotions

You got to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions or else you’ll lose yourself every time.

You got to train your mind to be stronger than your emotions

#5 Freethinkers use their minds without prejudice

Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking…”
~ Leo Tolstoy

Freethinkers use their minds without prejudice

 

#6 Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams

Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams. We call upon it to become a fact, or we cancel our previous instructions.
~ Stuart Wilde

#7 Most people talk too much.

Most people talk too much, and what they do say is often just noise or irrelevant gibberish designed to keep themselves entertained
~ Stuart Wilde

#8 Enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
~ Seneca

#9 In your conversations, don’t confuse.

In your actions, don’t procrastinate. In your conversations, don’t confuse. In your thoughts, don’t wander. In your soul, don’t be passive or aggressive. In your life, don’t be all about business.

~ Marcus Aurelius

In your conversations, don’t confuse

#10 The SEAL Code

I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.

~ excerpt from credo of the Navy SEALs

positive quotation If knocked down, I will get back up, every time.

#11 The power to choose our response

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

~Viktor E. Frankl

#12 Make it happen

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

~Leonardo da Vinci

#13 Love is everything

There is no opposite of love because love is everything. There is only an absence of love, which is fear.

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#14 Choose your thoughts

Choose your thoughts how you choose your clothes. Make sure they are the best fit for the time, place and location.

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#15 Have passion, Have a dream, Have a purpose in life.

To have passion, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life. And there are three components to that purpose, one is to find out who you really are, to discover God, the second is to serve other human beings, because we are here to do that and the third is to express your unique talents and when you are expressing your unique talents you lose track of time.
~ Deepak Chopra

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#16 Almost no one reaches their limits

We all have limits.

Almost no one reaches theirs.

You definitely haven’t!

#17 The pain of discipline and the pain of regret

Originally quoted by Jim Rohn…

There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons.

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#18 You are solely responsible for your success and your failure

At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.

~ Erin Cummings

you are solely responsible for your success and your failure

#19 Life is about laughing & living in good & bad times.

Life is about laughing & living in good & bad times. Getting through whatever comes our way & looking back with a smile.

Positive Thinking Life is about laughing & living in good & bad times.

#20 Blessed are the weird people

Blessed are the weird people – poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters & troubadours – for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.

~ Jacob Nordby

#21 I’ll tell you what, generic people are the weird people.

There are people who are generic. They make generic responses and they expect generic answers. They live inside a box and they think people who don’t fit into their box are weird. But I’ll tell you what, generic people are the weird people. They are like genetically-manipulated plants growing inside a laboratory, like indistinguishable faces, like droids. Like ignorance.

~ C. JoyBell C

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Author Bio:
“BarryBarry Dunlop is a lifelong Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Speaker, Sales Trainer and business coach for entrepreneurs. Follow Barry on Instagram

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