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In life, sometimes we need just a little push to help us get through the hour, afternoon or entire day or week. We’re human. Things happen. Unfortunately, sometimes those things are negative and we feel like we’re in a rut and can’t get out. Believe me, I’ve been there. Hopefully these little positive quotes will help you. Whenever you’re feeling down or in a rut, check back to this page and read a quote, or two, or three. However many you need. Just taking the time to read a quote, takes your mind off what is bothering you at that time. That’s always positive!


“Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.”

I don’t think we realize that each and every one of us has a great power. The power of Positive and Negative affect on people. You can interact with people with your awesomeness and positive energy or you can be negative. Make them fell positive about themselves or negative. You interact with hundreds of people a day and you don’t even know it. How are you using your power? Positively I hope.


“Just Be Yourself”

This may be the best quote ever. We try so hard for the people around us and society to like us! Especially in this social media world we live in. We gotta get those likes. Stop! Do yourself a favor, Be yourself. You’re great just the way you are. If someone has something to say about it. Oh well! You don’t need them in your life! There are people ready to love for who you are. Just let them!


“Push yourself, no one else is going to do it for you”

Ain’t that the truth. You’ll have people support you and give you encouragement but no one is going to push you like you will. When you’re running, you’re the only one that makes you run harder and further and faster. Same in day to day life! So, push yourself, no on else is going to do it for you!


Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

This is one of my favorite all time quotes! Read it again. We go through life not believing in ourselves and that’s the main thing that holds you back. Believe! Come up with the Idea, believe it will happen and you will achieve it! It’s not easy I know but try some daily positive affirmations! This quote is a good one. Just change it a bit, “whatever my mind can conceive and believe I will achieve”!


“The race is long, in the end, it’s only with yourself”

Everyone goes through life trying to please other people. Some more than others. Whether its your boss, parents, friends, customers etc. Sometimes you just need to stop and focus on your self. put the effort in to please yourself and make yourself happy. How do you do that? well that’s up to you. What relaxes you? what do you enjoy to do? find it out and do it!!


“Believe you can and you’re half way there” – Theodore Roosevelt

So many people look at they’re dreams and the things they want in life and think, nope not me. That’ll happen. I’m sure you have tons of reasons why right? STOP!! All your reasons are wrong. Put all those doubts behind you. You just need believe you can and everything else will begin to fall into place. Start believing today and you’ve already begun the process to achieve your goals!


“Dress for the job you want, not the one you have”

I learned this about 15 years ago. I started to think, how can I be more successful. I notice the person in the position above me was dressing a bit nicer than I was. So I thought, well if I want to progress I need to start looking I already have the job. It’s worked for me ever since. Just another way to change things up and keep moving forward!


E+R=O The Event + Response will create the Outcome – Jack Canfield

Things happen in our lives good and bad. When we get a bad outcome we want to blame the event. Next time, try and change your response and I guarantee you’ll a better outcome. Maybe one you weren’t even expecting.


“We can’t change the past. What we can do, is choose what we want our future to be”

FOR REAL!! Stop dwelling on the past and start focusing on the future. Doesn’t matter if you’re 10, 17, 25, 40 or whatever. It’s on you and you alone to change the path you’re on towards the future. Best part about it, you can start right now! Make a clear cut decision to do so and GO! And guess what? it can be anything you want it to be. Only you can set the limits on your success.


“it is illogical to expect smiles from others if one does not smile oneself” – His Holiness The Dalai Lama

So SMILE!!! Smile at strangers, friends, family, acquaintances, everyone! You’ll notice that the majority of the people will smile back. Smiling passes on positivity and attracts people to you. Makes them feel good. So SMILE!! Just don’t be creepy about it!


“You are the most important person in your life as far as you are concerned” – Jake Canfield

This is so true! Some people with kids may say “No, my kids are”. But without you what are they? If you’re life isn’t good and you’re upset a lot or depressed, that affects them too. You have to put some if not all your focus on you being happy. Especially if you don’t have kids. You’re happiness will help those around be happy and even attract happy people in your life! Take care of you first!


“To be great, you must do great things”

You don’t need to big great things to be great. You can do small things and be great too. Greatness probably looks different to you than me or anyone else but greatness only comes when you do great things! Get out there and do great things in life. Go be great!!


“Your affirmations of Grandeur mean nothing without self improvement” – Dustin Kross

So true! We all want to dream big but we only want to change what’s around us and not ourselves. We don’t want take the chances we need to achieve those dreams. Take that risk, learn the skill you need, work harder, and believe you can have those things. Because you can! But doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, is the definition of insanity! I would be here right now if I didn’t improve and take the risks necessary.


“A Problem is a chance for you to do your best” – Duke Ellington

Some say there are no problems, only solutions. Try not get overwhelmed by the problem. break it down and attack it one step at a time. Also, remember there may be multiple solutions for the problem. Keep yours eye out for that.


“The good life is built with good relationships”

So many of us want Money and fame and we think that will make us happy. While Money does help it’s not the end all be all. According to the a study done for over 75 years, it’s relationships that make us happy! Good positive relationships help us be more happy, live longer and healthier. If you’re in a bad relationship, do yourself a favor and get rid of it or change it. You’re happiness depends on it.

Here is a great TED about this….


“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandi

I love this quote so much I’ve contemplated getting it tattooed on me. So many people focus on changing whats around them, when it’s them they need to change. Be the shining example of what you think the world should be and encourage others to do the same. Maybe if more people did this, the world would be a bit of a better, kinder, more loving place!


“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

I love this quote. I’m a teacher at heart and I love being able to inspire people to be great and watching them do it knowing I help is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Who will you inspire in your life?


When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. – Samuel Goldwyn

I particularly like this quote because it involves more than yourself. Positive reinforcement is great for you and the individual you are reinforcing. This weekend, make a conscious decision to applaud someone for doing something good. It will lift their spirits and in return lift yours as well!


“Change the way you think and you’ll change your life”

I LOVE this quote. It’s so true. So many people go through life with a “Negative Mental Attitude”. If you express negativity you’ll get negativity. People blame things on other people and we don’t look at ourselves and think “Am I causing this somehow?” Try PMA instead. Positive Mental Attitude. Express positivity and get positivity back. New Year’s resolution. Be more positive to have a more positive life! Seriously, you’ll see a huge difference in your life.


“There are Plenty Of Fish In The Sea”

I like this one because sometimes we get affected by one person. That one person can make you feel great or break your heart. If you’re hurting, remember that there 7.6 BILLION people on this planet. If one broke your heart, forget them and find another. There’s reason this is all happening. The one you’re supposed to be with is out there. I promise. Head up and go them!


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

We all find ourselves going through hard times. It’s life! Just remember that you will overcome whatever is happening to you now. In some cases you’ll come out of it better than you are now. Keep your head up and keep moving forward.


“Our only limitations are the ones we set up in our own minds” – Napoleon Hill

In life, we all see things or people and think, “that could never be me”. I’m here to tell you it can be. Stop limiting yourself. Push a little further and get out of your comfort zone. It will never be you if you say “it’ll never be me”!


“Just Keep Moving Forward” – Dustin Kross

Whenever you feel stuck, think of what a small step would be. Sometimes it’s the smallest step that can help you out. An object in motions wants to stay in motion. So, as long as you’re moving forward step by step you will accomplish your task or goal! You got this!

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