35 Positive Quotes

35 Positive QuotesHello, everyone. How do you guys and girls stay positive and motivated? Do you think more positive or negative thoughts? I hope that the answer is more positive thoughts. Over the years I have read several motivational books. It is not easy trying to remember all the positive or motivational statements that I have read. A couple of years ago I typed up some of my favorite positive statements and quotes and put them on my bedroom wall. Reading them several days a week has helped me stay positive. Below are 35 positive quotes that I want to share with you.

“Have faith, persistence, motivation and belief in God.”

“Dream things as they could be.”

“Have no limits and use creative vision.”

“Develop the right mental attitude.”

“Aspire to be something greater than yourself.”

“Develop a magnificent obsession.”

“Possess a futuristic outlook and release the past.”

“Be someone you can admire.”

“Remain in complete control at all times.”

“Do not be manipulated by people or events.”

“Be grateful.” 

“Develop a gratitude attitude.”

“Select your friends with care.”

“If you dominate your associates there is no way for you to expand or grow.”

“Look for mentors.” 

“Mentors in different fields broaden us and deceased mentors inspire us.”

“Your goals must be believable.”

“Put your goals into actions each day.”

“Wealth takes on contrasting forms: vision, discipline, work & faith, initiative, desire resilience, ideas, and thoughts.”

“You have to make the first move.”

“So-called failure is usually nothing more than a signal to re-arm yourself with a new plan or purpose.”

“Sooner or later the man who persists will succeed.”

“If you are living in the past you are preventing yourself from participating actively and fully in life.”

“Don’t wait for opportunity, create it!”

“Vision paralyzes fear.”

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”

“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

“Good things come to those who wait, but greater things come to those who get off their asses and do anything to make it happen.”

“In order for success, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

“The best revenge is massive success.”

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered is opportunity for growth.”

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build yours.”

“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy or stupid. Those things happen when you don’t have a plan.”

“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.”

“The biggest failure you can have in this life is the mistake of never trying at all.”

There are some gems in this list. So many of these statements have helped me stay focused over the last couple of years.

Do you have a favorite positive statement or quote to help keep you going? Which one the positive quotes do you relate to the most?

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  1. My favorite of all these is the one about walking away from anyone or anything that doesn’t bring you joy. If only I’d learned that when I was younger. You tend to put up with a lot less as you mature. 🙂
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  2. Wow this is quite the list! To be honest I’m a big pessimist and I worry much more than I should. I NEED to be more intentional about being positive, and sometimes just reading/thinking of a quote or bible verse can change my day.
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  3. These are great! I like the ones about gratitude, and the last one about taking risks. I think you always have choices in life, even when the only thing you can choose is how you feel about a situation. These are good reminders of that idea.
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  4. I totally agree with “The biggest failure you can have in this life is the mistake of never trying at all.”
    I often wonder, when children start learning to walk, and they fall on the face over an over again, the adults never tell them to stop trying, because “it’s not going to work anyway”. Yet they tell each other that all the time… Where’s the logic in that.
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  5. One of my favourite quotes is “Live in the moment” I try not to worry about tomorrow because we have no control over it. Thanks for sharing
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  6. Hi Jason – these are all great but a couple stand out for me:

    “Have faith, persistence, motivation and belief in God.”
    “Develop a magnificent obsession.”
    “Possess a futuristic outlook and release the past.”
    “Be someone you can admire.”

    Wonderful.
    Lenie
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  7. Jason-That is quite a list. I have always been a positive person even through adversity and somehow I always land on my feet. For me it is my attitude and I own my own thoughts and the way I react. Don’t blame anyone else for your actions.
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  8. These are very good. It is important to look at positive and encouraging things everyday and putting them on your wall is a great idea.
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  9. The importance of staying positive cannot be understated. Having reminders in your home about the best life can offer is a great way to move ahead in your day with a great attitude.
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  10. Hi Jason, i came across your blog on Bloggers Helping Bloggers’ interesting post. one of our favorites is: you’ll always miss 100% of the chances you don’t take. Noelle

  11. I stay motivated by reminding myself daily why I’m doing what I’m doing in the first place and my motto is a simple one “How Bad Do You Want It?” That’s the name of a Tim McGraw song and I first used it 5 years ago when I participated in a national incentive. I put the words everywhere, played the song constantly and it was a great motivator. I earned the top spot in that incentive – an all expense paid luxury cruise for two – so now it’s become my “lucky” motto. 🙂
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  12. I like the quote about being something greater than yourself. It is a reminder to not stop here you can go forward and make life better.
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  13. Nice collection of quotes Jason! I guess I’m motivated to be positive because I don’t like the way I feel when I think negative thoughts. If you want to be happy you have to think positively.
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  14. This list is amazing I like many from it but I love the first , faith in God is something that can not only change your time or trouble but whole life. If we have a problem God has solution for that , all we need to do , with our negativity , we must need to make a positive move and turn to Him, our negativity will be washed away, all troubles , pains just go and we have a strength and energy to stand and fight against all odds….
    I hope I make some sense.
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