7 Quotes About Being Positive

Living a more positive life automatically leads to a much healthier, happier and fulfilling life. If you want to live a full, rewarding life, you must learn to be more positive. Here are some quotes that can help you with that.

1. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

You will encounter numerous moments throughout your day in which you can change the world for the better. Changing the world does not mean you always have to make a big impact on a large group of people. It could be that you have some kind of positive influence on one person, and because of that you manage to turn their whole day around. You can either approach situations negatively or positively. Choose to handle everything in a positive manner, and you will likely find that the outcome will always work out not just in your favor, but in the favor of others as well.

2. “You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot–it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” – Maya Angelou

If you go through life experiencing everything in a negative light, you are going to spend your days miserable and dissatisfied – and deep down, no one wants to live that way no matter what has caused them to be in so much pain in their lives. Learn to live a more positive life by looking at everything with a more positive lens. Appreciate what you have. Take the time to thank others for their kindness and support. Do what you can to counter your own negative thoughts with much more positive ones, so that in every moment of your life, you feel good and are able to walk away from every situation with a positive outlook on the past, present as well as the future.

3. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

Spreading positive energy is often about being there for other people when they need someone else near them. Have compassion for other people, and you will be able to change not only their perspective, but yours as well. Empathy is not feeling sorry for someone; it is about understanding how a person is feeling and using that understanding to walk alongside them and be with them in any way that they might need it. It is much easier to be positive about life when you have someone next to you who is going to promise to help you and stick with you no matter what happens.

4. “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” – Paulo Coelho

The more positive you can manage to be about things in your life, such as your job and your family, the more enthusiastic you will be in everything. Pursue your passions and love what you do. Be positive about things that have not necessarily gone your way. Let your positive thinking influence the way you look at various situations and use that enthusiasm to help influence other people around you as well, especially when it comes to work and your career. If you remain positive, you will end up having a very hard time seeing the negative in the situations you find yourself in and the people you enter into those things alongside.

5. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.” – Michael J. Fox

If you do everything for the right reasons, then technically, you will never be able to manage to do something wrong. You just have to do what you can to make sure that there is a positive intention behind everything you do. Do not expect to be given a reward for helping someone less fortunate than you; just help them out of the goodness of your heart. People cannot rightfully accuse you of doing wrong if you are always doing good, for the sake of doing good. Be positive not only in your attitude toward others, but also be positive in the way you behave every day.

6. “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results.” – Wade Boggs

Have a positive attitude in life every step you take. What you may not realize is that a short string of happy, positive thoughts can lead to days, weeks, even years of positive thinking and behavior. The more you vow to remain positive, the easier it actually becomes to remain positive no matter what might happen to you. Positivity, if you allow it, will spread across your life and help you see the good in everything that happens and in everyone you encounter. Do not hesitate to let positive thoughts and actions consume your life. You will not regret a single moment of carrying out a positive attitude.

7. “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz

If you think that there are things on this earth that you cannot accomplish, you need to take some time alone and think about changing your attitude for the better. A positive attitude is much more powerful than you might think it can be. You might be the kind of person who does not handle failure well, thinking that as soon as you cannot do something well, you should just give up. However, you will continue on to excel in life – but only if you think positively about less favorable situations, and remind yourself that yes, you can do it – you just might have to try a few dozen times before you can finally do it well.