September 13, also known as “Positive Thinking Day,” provides us time each year to immerse ourselves into all things positive within our mind. American entrepreneur, psychologist, and life coach Dr. Kristen Harrell started this day in 2003.
Studies have shown that being happy and optimistic can prolong your life, help better manage stress, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and even help your body stay healthy throughout the year.
So, in the spirit of building healthy minds, bodies, and souls, here is a list of 25 quotes to help you reflect on what a positive mindset may look like and what it could do for your life.
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” -Buddha
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” -Helen Keller
“All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” -Vince Lombardi
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” -Zig Ziglar
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Be bold or italic… never regular.”
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein
“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” -Alice Morse Earle
“Pessimism never won any battle.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower
“The biggest source of motivation [are] your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself to win.”
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” -Muhammad Ali
“Make each day your masterpiece.” -John Wooden
“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” -Mary Engelbreit
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” -Madonna
“Think like a proton and stay positive.”
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford
“Every thought we think is creating our future.” -Louise L. Hay
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill
“I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become.” -Carl Jung
“The body achieves what the mind believes.”
“Every expert was once a beginner.” -Rutherford B. Hayes
“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” -Melissa Etheridge
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -Barack Obama
If you found this beneficial but want more, look into Tanaaz Chubb’s “My Pocket Mantras,” Norman Vincent Peale’s “The Power Of Positive Thinking,” or any sort of daily affirmations. Have any quotes to share that generate positive thinking? Let us know!