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The Power of Positive Thinking

Updated on June 5, 2016
Believe it and it will be.
Believe it and it will be. | Source

Positive Thinking Sayings and Quotes

  • A jouney of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained. - Anonymous
  • Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. - Buddha
  • The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more enery you will have. - Norman Vincent Peale
  • A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. - Herm Albright
  • What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. - Buddha

  • Where there's a will there's a way. - Old English Proverb
  • Thinking will not overcome fears but action will. - W. Clement Stone

  • I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party! - Betsy Canas Garmon
  • Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. - William James
  • Attitude is everything. - Anonymous
  • What we think, we become.
    All that we are arises with our thoughts.
    With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Buddha
  • Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. - -Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller
  • There are only two ways to live your life.
    One is as though nothing is a miracle.
    The other is as though everything is a miracle.
    - Albert Einstein
  • Attitude is everything. - Anonymous
  • Life is what you make of it. - Anonymous
  • Fear less, hope more; eat loess, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; Love more and all good things will be yours. - Swedish Proverb
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained. - Anonymous
  • You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substancial enery of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. - Ralph Marston
  • No one know what he can do until he tries. - Publilus Syrus
  • The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. - Author Unknown

  • To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. - Ken S. Keyes. Jr
  • Our lives begin to end the day we beome silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. - Author Unknown


Believe in yourself
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A positive mind anticipates....

  • happiness

  • joy

  • health

  • a successful outcome¬†

Tips For Positive Thinking

  • Believe in yourself
  • Recognize negative thoughts and stop them before they take over your mood.
  • Remind yourself of your blessings.
  • Take responsibility for your actions.
  • If told something is impossible take it as a challenge to prove them wrong.
  • Positive thinking is contagious - seek out positive people.
  • Negavtive thinging is also contagious - avoid negative people.
  • Get away from it all - de-stress. Take time for a little 'me' time.
  • Take care of yourself - eat right and exercise.
  • Read, learn a new hobby or take a class.
  • Never lose sight of your goals.
  • Surround yourself with things that you love and make you feel good.
  • Make it a habit to think positively.

 

Your success is in your hands.
Your success is in your hands. | Source

Health Benefits to Positive Thinking

  • lower rate of depression
  • greater resistance to the common cold
  • strengthened immunity
  • increased life span
  • better coping skills during hardships
  • better physical wellbeing
  • lower levels of distress
  • better physical wellbeing
  • better coping skills during times of stress
  • reduced risk of death by cardiovascular disease
  • better able to achieve your weight loss goal


Dreams really do come true.
Dreams really do come true. | Source

Implementing Positive Thinking

  • Use positive language.
  • Say thank you many times a day.
  • Listen to inspirational talks and music.
  • Use a positive statement every day. Example: I am having a wonderful day.
  • Read an inspirational article or book section every day.
  • Surround yourself with positive quotes, sayings and inspiriring pictures.
  • Create a vision board - cut out pictures of a house you would like to own, places you would like to visit, or body you would like to have after weight loss.


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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      ahorseback, I just love doing this type of hub. I'm glad you like it.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      I just hit all of these buttons ! You are so thorough ! And Awesome !

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      DON BALDERAS, it's not always easy but we do try to live positivey.

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      DON BALDERAS 5 years ago

      It is nice that we are introduced to these guideposts. What's important is that we translate them into actual practice.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thank you Serena77. I find that quotes of this type tend to lift my spirit. I'm glad you enjoyed them. You quote is a particulary lifting one.

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      Serena77 5 years ago

      Wonderful hub!

      Thank you and kudos!

      Saw this quote yesterday and really like it...

      "Don't hide from the storm.

      Learn to dance in the rain."

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      How true Peter. The sky is the limit.

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      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear KoffeKlatch Gals

      Thank you you are quite right - or you could hang onto it if you don't want it moved !!!

      Kind regards Peter

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Peter Geekie, I agree. With postive thinking you can move a mountain.

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      Peter Geekie 5 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear koffeeklach gals

      Positive thinking and visualisation can be one of the most powerful tools we have against disease and the troubles of the world.

      Thank you

      Kind regards Peter

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      bingskee, I agree. Positive is the only way to go.

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      bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      it always pays to be positive no matter what!

      nice one.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Olde Cashmere, thanks for the ratings. Buddha is the best.

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Great advice, I loved the Buddha quotes especially. I enjoyed this hub, voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting :)

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      mts1098, I absolutely agree. You can never accomplish anything if you think you can't do it.

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      mts1098 5 years ago from InsideTheManCave

      Yes the emphasis on why "Attitude is everything" is the trick and very clever...If you think you can you will, if you think you cannot you will not...cheers

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      sunbun, I believe a positive attitude is one of the most important parts of a persons makeup. I like the idea of leaving positive notes for someone to find. I will be looking at the website. Thanks foe the link.

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      sunbun143 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great round-up of positivity! I'm going to add a link to this on my blog "From Dazed to Dazzling: My Steps to Living a More Positive, Bold, Worthwhile, and Beautiful Life"....Also...have you heard of OperationBeautiful.com...they are all about leaving positive notes in public places so that whoever finds it can have a little positive moment and smile. Great hub and of course...thank you! You've made me smile.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      jeyaramd, there's something to be said for being positive. It is said that positive people get further in life than negative. Thanks for reading.

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Thank you KoffeeKlatch Gals. We can all gain form a positive lifestyle. I enjoyed the quotes and practical tips on how to be positive. I will definitely have to read something positive everyday. Great hub. Voted up.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks daniella. I'm glad you liked them.

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      daniella laurel 5 years ago

      i'm inspired of your quotes ! :")i'm speechless ! :D

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Sophie Grace, I am glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again.

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      Sophie Grace 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks:)) Enjoyed reading your hub :)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Kosmo. I have to agree being positive is important. Negativity only brings you and all you come in contact down. It makes it had to achieve anything.

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      Kelley 6 years ago from California

      I try to follow many of these mottos, maxims or whatever they are. My favorite is the one by Albert Einstein - "miracles" yeah! It's definitely a miracle that we're all here, but I'm not saying that because I believe in God. Anyway, all negative folks should read this hub. Later!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks ugina, I'll sure try. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      ugina 6 years ago from Bhutan

      Great hubs. keep up the good work.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks amybradley, it really is important to think positively and remind ourselve of all our blessings.

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      amybradley77 6 years ago

      Voted up, useful and bookmark this page! So, many of us these days more than ever need to remember this when facing a bad day or week. Stop, take a deep breath and be thankful in thought more for all the very many gifts given in this life. Thanks so much for sharing with us here! A.B.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      midnightbliss, I feel the same way. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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      Haydee Anderson 6 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      very inspiring lens. every time i feel down, i just read things like this and it never fails to make me feel better.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks bugslady8949, I appreciated the comment.

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      bugslady8949 6 years ago from The Bahamas

      You did a great job on this hub, keep up the good work.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thank you lknoxbrown. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      mazzastick, what a wonderful idea. I agree, listing what you are grateful for is an important part of being positive.

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      Lisa Knox-Brown 6 years ago from Trinidad

      I positively enjoyed your hub! Great stuff:-)

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      mazzastick 6 years ago

      Positive thinking is a valuable resource for achieving your goals. Most people overlook this easy and practical resource. I tell myself 5 things that I am grateful for everyday.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You are welcome Diana Lee. Positive thinking is one of the more important qualities that we need. Afterall, "You're never fully dressed without a smile".

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      topseoservices, I couldn't agree more. Positive gives you the strength to overcome almost anything.

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you for writing this hub. We all need to think positive.

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      topseoservices 6 years ago from Mumbai, India

      Positive thinking is must!!! Even if you are feeling too low in your life.... By thinking positive at least you can have a strength to overcome the problem which you were facing it earlier.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ginn, it's done the same for me. Just think, without it we might both still be sitting on the ground and dirty. Thanks for the comment.

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Enjoyed this---positive thinking has picked me up & dusted me off several times in my life. Thanks

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Rhelena. I appreciate your comment.

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      Rhelena 6 years ago

      Another great inspirational collection of quotes. TFS :)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Ingenira. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Prometheus, thanks for reading and for commenting.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Good collection of Positive Quotes, KoffeeKlatch Gals. :)

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      PrometheusKid 6 years ago from Heaven

      Individual talent is too sporadic and unpredictable to be allowed any important part in the organization of society. Social systems which endure are built on the average person who can be trained to occupy any position adequately if not brilliantly."

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks dallas93444. We all nwwd that positive thinking to get us through a day.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great tools for life's opportunjities and challenges. Thanks for sharing. Flag up...

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Perfect, thanks for the visit and the comment.

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      perfectperception 6 years ago from USA

      Very inspirational! Thanks

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Seeker7, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Great Hub! Very inspiring.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Vitamins-and-Vegetable-Facts, it makes perfect sense. It goes along with 'Use a positive statement every day'. When you say "I wil not" or Or am not going to" your brain seems to inturrupt it as a more negative statement. Thanks for the comment.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      carrie, I hope my positive thinging type hubs have helped keep you up during your stressful times. Keep the faith.

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      Vitamins-and-Health-Facts.com 6 years ago

      I was in a workshop and I just learned something about this...particularly the power of positive thinking and weight loss.

      The instructor mentioned that the brain does not recognize words like "will not" but does recognize the action. Saying that "I will not eat sweets" is not effective because the brain recognizes the "eat sweets part" but not the "I will not" part. So in essence we turn our brain and will power against each other. Instead we should put things in a more positive perspective such as "I will eat fruits and vegetables" or "I love to eat fruits and vegetables." This way the brain recognizes the "eat fruits and vegetables" part.

      It makes sense once you hear someone explain it that way.

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      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      These are wonderful inspiring quotes KoffeeKlatch Gals, some of which I haven't heard. Thank you.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      mecheshier, with positive thinking we can move mountains.

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      mecheshier 6 years ago

      Great inspiring and uplifting article. The power of positive thinking is quite amazing, isn't it! Thank you for sharing!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      danieliuhasz, I'm glad you enjoyed the tips. Positive thinking certainly can't hurt. Thanks for the comment.

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      danieliuhasz 6 years ago from Romania

      Yes, good collection of tips. And yes, positive thinking can indeed make everything better ;)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks dahoglund, I try.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Good advice in all of these.