There is some truth in the belief that your attitude governs how great your life is. If you see everything in a negative light, then you will find many negative things to be unhappy about. A positive attitude has the opposite affect. Let us find some things to be happy about with some quotes for a positive attitude.
Ways to Find Things to Be Happy About
Quotes from other people is a great way to find things to be happy about. Quotes for being positive make our minds think about good things. I guess you could say it brings out the best in us.
I think what I am going to do in this post is quote myself a few times from some earlier post and then I will share some great quotes from some other people that have been great influences in my life. I will try to keep the list short even though there has been so many.
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My Own Positive Quotes
One of my experiences gave me a thought that has turned into a quote that I tell myself on many occasions. It is “Thank you for screwing up so much back then.”
I know… It doesn’t sound very positive, but if you understand the back story for the quote like I do, then you see how positive it is. See, I couldn’t have any of the great things in life is I or someone else dd not make mistakes some time in the past.
I wrote a post about a time in my life that I discovered hidden thoughts of gratitude. Hidden thoughts of gratitude occur during those times in life when it takes hindsight to see how great they were. (I know that sounded confusing…let’s try) It didn’t seem so great when you were living through the times, but now (looking back) you can appreciate the greatness that occurred because you lived through them.
Another saying I adopted at an early age is, “Enjoy life… it’s not permanent.” I find the mixed reactions I get to this quote s strange. Well… I did find it strange but now I understand a person’s reaction to this quote tells me a lot about the person.
What I mean by this quote is life is short, so live it up. Yet, some people take it to mean that life will soon be over, so don’t worry about it. I can always tell if I am talking to a positive minded person by the way they react to this quote.
“If I am to be a creature of habit, then let my habits be good habits.” I believe I read this somewhere during my quest of self-transformation, but when I Google it I don’t find it anywhere on the web. I guess this is one of my own quotes until I find out where I read this.
This quote is a very positive quote in my opinion. We develop habits throughout our lives that lead us to thinking positive or negative. When I discovered that I had the ability to choose how I think and the habits that I keep, I decided to change my thoughts and habits to great and healthy ones.
Positive Quotes from Around the World
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.” – W. Clement Stone
“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” – Marianne Williamson
“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” – Robert H. Schuller
“It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.” Zig Ziglar
“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs
“Adopting a really positive attitude can work wonders to adding years to your life, a spring to your step, a sparkle to your eye, and all of that.” – Christie Brinkley
“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” – Jim Kwik
“Let’s start with what we can be thankful for, and get our mind into that vibration, and then watch the good that starts to come, because one thought leads to another thought.” – Bob Proctor
“No one ever got rich by studying poverty and thinking about poverty.” – Wallace D. Wattles
“When you are convinced of the truth that everything that happens is the best thing that can happen, life begins to be much more fun.” – Chris Prentiss
Don’t you just love these positive quotes? You can find more positive quotes on Brainy Quote.
Chris Prentiss’ quote about everything that happens is the best thing that can happen is one quote that always comes to my mind when it seems like something not-so-good is happening in my life.
Real Life Example
Like earlier this week, the alternator on my work truck started making the most awful noise. I just replaced the alternator three months prior and it took three trips to the part store to get a cheap, refurbished alternator that worked.
At first I thought, “Great…(long pause)… I don’t want to deal with this again.” Then I remembered the words Chris Prentiss wrote in his book, “Zen and the Art of Happiness.” I realized this must be the best thing that can happen at this time and I thought, “I wonder what good is going to come of this?”
Went to the auto parts store and found out I had a warranty on the part. I returned the part and used the money to pay on a brand new (not refurbished) alternator. The guy working the counter then gave me a 15% discount on the remainder of money that I owed on the new part. I got a new part with a lifetime warranty… what great luck!!
Remembering quotes for being positive has changed my life and they can change yours as well. All you need to do is to develop the habit of remembering to think about them when you come to those times in life when you need encouragement.
So, adopt these quotes into your life or look up your own, memorize them, and take them to heart. Good odds lead to good thoughts, and good thoughts lead to good things.
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