Our attitude determines many of the ways our life pans out. And being positive tends to draw good things towards you (as being negative attracts negativity in the same manner).
The following are 8 great quotes about having a positive attitude. Feel free to read whenever you need a little ‘kick up the ass’ to chivvy up your ‘can do’ attitude…
1. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” ― Walt Whitman
D’you know? We’re all guilty of creating the perfect environment for bad things to happen in our lives. And we all only have ourselves to blame for doing so.
What this quote means is that if you try and find the positive in every situation, then even when the negative happens, you can take it in your stride and learn to move forward – even perhaps taking some valuable life lessons from whatever has occurred.
2. “If you can quit, quit. If you can’t quit, stop complaining – this is what you chose.” ― J.A. Konrath
If something’s happening in your life that you don’t like, or that’s dragging you down, you’re faced with a couple of choices. 1) Remove yourself from the situation (in other words, quit!), or 2) change your attitude, quit complaining, and work out the best way to deal with it.
This might sound a little harsh, but in all reality – what does complaining ever accomplish? All it does is make the issue seem a thousand times worse.
So instead of complaining, look at whatever it is that’s affecting you, and work out a solution – rather than viewing it as a problem.
3. “Life is like a sandwich!
Birth as one slice,
and death as the other.
What you put in-between
the slices is up to you.
Is your sandwich tasty or sour? ― Allan Rufus
Allan Rufus, author of The Master’s Sacred Knowledge, certainly sums up our existence on the planet nicely.
So, what are you gonna put inside your sandwich of life? A whole bunch of negativity, regret, and the resulting sadness? Well, that’s your choice. But wouldn’t it be far more fun (and satisfying), to fill the sandwich with things that are a whole lot nicer?
Cultivating a positive attitude is just one way to do this. So what on earth are you waiting for? After all, we all want a happy life, don’t we? So why the heck would you sabotage it by wallowing in negativity…?
4. “Life is full of surprises, so you may as well get used to it.” ― Susan Meddaugh
Oh yeah! Never a truer word said. Just when you think you’ve got your s*!@ sorted, along comes a completely unexpected event to knock you off your stride.
Well get used to it sunshine. ‘Cos that’s how life rolls…
5. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ― Germany Kent
You know, when the bad stuff happens, there’s only one person who can change it. And that’s you. Yes, YOU! You are the one who holds the phenomenal ability to change the direction of your life.
So, are you going to just let life take you along for the ride? Or are you gonna grab hold of the tiller and begin to steer in the direction you want to go? We have to say, it’s a bit of a no-brainer, in our humble opinion…
6. “Everything happens for a reason, we just don’t get the reason with the thing” ― Linda Carvelli
Sometimes it doesn’t matter if you don’t get why something’s just happened. Perhaps, right at that moment, you’re not meant to. But it’s highly likely that at some point in the future – maybe way in the future – everything will become crystal clear.
The upshot of this quote is that you don’t get the reason something’s happened right at the time, don’t sweat it. Just rest assured that somewhere, at sometime, you will understand.
7. “Don’t be afraid to bite on a giant, learn from the mosquito”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana
Because hey, there really is nothing you can’t achieve – no matter how monumentous – if you want it bad enough and are prepared to work hard enough.
A ‘can do’ attitude will see you scale mountains. Even when others have failed or might have little faith in your abilities. It’s your life – and your positive attitude – that will see you reaching your goals…
8. “Have courage to let go of the matter which doesn’t matter!”
― Riya Pallavi Biren
It can take a huge amount of courage to make changes in your life. We all lean towards the familiar – even when, in our heart of hearts, we know it’s not making us happy.
Looking forward, thinking positively, and ultimately taking that leap of faith into the unknown when leaving something behind, is a massive step towards ultimate happiness. You can do it – you just need to take a deep breath…