Yesterday while waiting for my friend at a coffee shop, I overheard two people talking. “How do you do it, my friend?” She continued: “You’ve had some difficult times happen to you, but you’re still so cheerful and full of life. What gives?” Her friend said, “Simple. Thanks to the power of positive thinking.” The last part and how she said it amazed me. She was right. You really can’t question the power of optimism and positive thinking.
An article entitled “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Remez Sasson posted at www.successconsciousness.com shares her sentiment. Mine, too. It states: “Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conductive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds.”
Positive Thinking Your Key to Success
No one can argue that positive thinking brings inner peace, success, improved relationships, better health, happiness and satisfaction. Also, it helps the daily affairs of life move more smoothly, and makes life look bright and promising.
In addition, positive thinking is contagious. People around you pick your mental moods and are affected accordingly. Think about happiness, good health and success, and you will cause people to like you and desire to help you, because they enjoy the vibrations that a positive mind emits.
Now, in order to make positive thinking yield results, you have to develop a positive attitude toward life, expect a successful outcome of whatever you do, but also take any necessary actions to ensure your success.
Effective positive thinking that brings results is much more than just repeating a few positive words, or telling yourself that everything is going to be all right. It has to be your predominant mental attitude. It is not enough to think positively for a few moments, and then letting fears and lack of belief enter your mind. Some effort and inner work are necessary.
James Allen, a British philosophical writer known as a pioneer of the self-help movement said it best, "Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitable bring about right results."
Positive Thinking Quotes
For those times when it's harder to get into a positive frame of mind, we can use all the help we can get. Enjoy the positive thinking quotes and be motivated and inspired!
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will." –Zig Ziglar
"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." –Anonymous
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence." –Helen Keller
"A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." –Mahatma Gandhi
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." –Herm Albright
"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative." –W. Clement Stone
"Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other." –Brian Tracy
"You must not allow yourself to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought." –Emmet Fox
"The World is what we think it is. If we can change our thoughts, we can change the world." –H.M. Tomlinson
"Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day." –Anonymous
"Positive anything is better than negative nothing." –Elbert Hubbard
"If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience." –Swami Vivekananda
"When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you'll become known as a problem-solver rather than a complainer. People avoid complainers. They seek out problem-solvers." –Joseph Sommerville
"Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not remain so if you only perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. You cannot travel within and stand still without." –James Allen
"If you focus on the possible when you experience difficult situations, YOU CAN positively change your outlook, reduce your stress, and concentrate on achieving things that otherwise may not have been possible." –Catherine Pulsifer
"You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life." –A. L. Williams
"The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible." –Richard M. DeVos
"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." –Albert Einstein
"I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use being anything else." –Winston Churchill
"Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?" –Unknown
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." –Willie Nelson
"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success." –Dr. Joyce Brothers
"You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination." –Ralph Marston
"These then are my last words to you. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." –William James
“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” –William Allen White
"At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I’ve been in a generally good mood ever since." –Marilyn Vos Savant
"Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left." –Hubert Humphrey
"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." –Martha Washington
Jayson E. Paor