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15 More Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

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  1. “Positive thinking” unaccompanied by action and effort is another term for “escapism”.
  2. “Don’t get upset with people or situations. Both are powerless without your reaction” – Unknown
  3. “The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time” – Thomas Edison. (All great people have said this.)
  4. By all means use visualization to positively achieve goals – but be aware that fantasies can also “dull the will to succeed”.
  5. Those who truly know the meaning of positive thinking embrace failures as learning opportunities or challenges.
  6. Positive thinkers don’t criticize or look down on others. Nor do they waste time blaming others for their disappointments.
  7. Don’t just change your own way of thinking: Encourage others in your family to think positive thoughts and talk success too.
  8. Life doesn’t always allow us to be positive. But true positive thinkers return to that choice and practice as soon as they can.
  9. Insisting you practice positive thinking 100% of the time is to deny your feelings – and often deny the feelings of others.
  10. If you want to practice positive thinking, learn to embrace and think change.
  11. When you need to raise your energy to positive, meditate on a moment, image, song or person who fills you with joy.
  12. Keep a “Smile File” – photos of family, friends and even strangers whose smiles lift your spirits. Use it to stay positive.
  13. Pin positive affirmations, quotes and reminders in your work station – but do choose ones that really resonate with you.
  14. If you want to develop a positive attitude, stop complaining whenever you catch yourself doing so.
  15. If you truly want to embrace positive thinking, practice praising yourself for even small things you do right.

How To Develop A Motivated Mindset

From time to time, each of us will find ourselves in a rut of boredom and disinterest. We seem to lose our zest for life and feel tired, irritable and unmotivated. We want to hide under the covers rather than face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, or sad about the pain and suffering in the world, or just bored with the routine of your daily life.  

You are not alone. We all go through periods like this at some point. The good news is that we can do something about it. Here are some tips to help break out of the rut and feel excited about life again:  

1) Take a “Time Out” – Prolonged stress can wear us down and zap any enthusiasm we once had. Before doing anything else, take a few minutes to breathe and just BE. Empty your mind of all stress and worry. This takes practice, but don’t give up! As thoughts come into your mind, gently push them back out and continue to keep your mind empty and calm. Take slow, deep breaths and let all of your muscles relax. Sit quietly and recharge your batteries. Try to do this daily, or even twice daily (morning and night). We need quiet time as much as we need anything else in life. Give yourself the gift of inner peace 

2) Get Inspired – Read something motivational, inspirational or uplifting. Look at some beautiful nature photos, or read something humorous. Consciously move your thoughts to a more positive place. Focusing on nothing but work and our daily tasks in life can leave us feeling pretty uninspired. It’s easy to turn it around if we want to. We just have to seek out things that will lift our spirits and our moods. Make it a point to laugh, be happy, joyful and lighthearted each day. Don’t wait for inspiration to come knocking on your door, go out and find it, or create it. Conjure up some funny or touching memories. Write them in a journal so you can go back and read them when you’re feeling down.  

3) Get Excited – Think about the things you have planned for the day, and rekindle the enthusiasm you once felt for them. When we first begin a new project, or start a new job, we are excited about the possibilities and eager to get moving! Over time, we can lose that enthusiasm for a variety of reasons. Travel back in time for a Happymoment, and think about what got you so excited at the beginning. What made your heart beat a little faster? Recapture that feeling and hang onto it! Even if your tasks aren’t anything to be really excited about, at least think of some positive benefits to doing them. For example, list the ways they will benefit your children, your spouse, yourself, your job or your home. Identify the payoff, and focus on that. Even mundane tasks have some benefits. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of switching our mindset to see the positive side 

4) Baby Steps – Sometimes the hardest part is actually getting started. A project seems so monstrous that we cringe at the thought of all that time and energy we’ll have to expend. Instead of overwhelming yourself, start small. Set a timer for 15 minutes and just start working on it. Allow yourself to stop after 15 minutes if you really want to. But most often, once we actually start working on something, we won’t want to stop. Don’t focus on the big picture, look at the smaller details and take them on one at a time. Any large task seems manageable once we break it down into smaller steps.  

5) Care of the Body – Sometimes our feelings of fatigue are caused by physical deficiencies, not mental. Be sure you are getting enough rest, eating food that nourishes your body, drinking enough water, getting enough exercise, etc. Especially when we’re very busy, we tend to grab the quickest, easiest meals, which aren’t always the best choice for our bodies. Eating a lot of highly processed foods and sugar is like putting watered-down gasoline into our cars. In order for our cars to run smoothly, we need to maintain them properly, and so it is with our bodies also. Remember, the body is the vehicle for the mind and soul!   

Finally, remember to reward yourself from time to time, and be gentle with yourself! There will always be things that “need” to be done. But some of us take on way more than we can handle, and our lives turn into a pit of drudgery because of it. Try to eliminate the things that truly don’t bring you joy, or at least minimize the time you spend on them. Do what you can, and let the rest go. Or ask for help. Don’t feel you have to do everything yourself.

 Remember that motivation, just like happiness, is something we CHOOSE. We may need to give ourselves a little push at the beginning, but once we get into the right mindset, it’s simple to stay there if we choose to.

 

 

25 Days of Power – Day 3 Empowerment Fun Day

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25 Days of Power – Day 3 “Empowerment Fun Today”
 
It’s the weekend! At times, I know we take life waaaay too seriously. Some people take it to the point of not being able to enjoy their life’s journey. They don’t laugh, do fun things, or even just relax. I encourage you today (Saturday) to empower yourself and others around you with fun and laughter.
 
Proverbs 17:22 (KJV) – “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.”
 
Today’s Power Challenge:
Do Something Empowering Today That is Filled With Laughter, Fun and Lots of Love.

 

 

 

 

 

Shift From Point A to Point B Year End Challenge Day 3 – Setting Goals

November 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Day 3 Six Reasons For Goals

6 key reasons why setting goals is so important (part 1)

 Goals are important in life for many reasons. Here are the first three (3):

Helps you envision your future. It gives you an opportunity to start working toward something that is going to make YOU happy.

Gives you motivation. Whenever there’s a need in your life, there will be motivation to fill that need. Setting a  goal        toward something will help you see what  life would be like if you got that goal.

Keeps your focus on what’s important. Wherever your focus is will be where you exert your time and energy.

Assignment for Day 3:

Where would you like to be one year from now?

What motivates you in life?

What things do you focus the most on in your life? Is it family, finances, or simply getting through the day?

SHIFT – From Point A to Point B Year End Challange Day 1

November 8, 2015 Leave a comment

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Good Evening Everyone!

I pray that you had a great weekend and a spirit-filled Sunday. It’s time to get started with the “SHIFT” – From Point A to Point B 15 Days Challenge.

If you are like me, you want to finish this year and move into the new year on point. I want to be positioned to prosper in so many ways. I know you want the same thing.

Positioning yourself to prosper means taking the necessary steps to get into the right position. It starts with knowing what you want and setting goals to get it.

Have you set important goals for yourself only to let them slowly slip away?

How many New Year’s resolutions did you make earlier this year? How many have you actually kept?

If you’re like most people, when you think about it, you won’t like the answers to these questions.

A Life Without Goals – No way! You can’t prosper without goal.

Life without goals is kind of like a ball on a Pin Ball machine. You give it a push and it bounces all over the place.

It has highs and lows and big scores and low ones.
It doesn’t do what it wants.
It just bounces back from hitting other things.
The other things seem to be in more control than the ball.
When the ball does finally go through the bottom it doesn’t return.

You don’t want to finish this year or go into the new year this way.

You don’t want to just wander around letting other things push you around and into the wrong direction.

You need to take command of your life and make a decision to SHIFT into the right position.

HERE IS YOUR GETTING READY ASSIGNMENT:

1. Make a list (or go back over) of your goals for this year.

2. Use a colored highlighter to identify the ones you completely ignored or didn’t get a chance to do.

3. Using a separate sheet of paper write down the ones you can take some action steps to begin before this year is out. Give yourself the dates to complete each step.

I Make Friends Easily Positive Affirmation

July 29, 2015 3 comments

I make friends easily wherever I go.

I have many friends. It seems that I make a new friend every time I step out of the house.

I find it easy to talk to everyone and people always seem to like me. My friends think I have a magnetic personality and I think they are correct.

I have a genuine interest in others and I find that making friends is easy when I care about them.

I make it a point to smile at everyone I see. I naturally have a smile on my face and can feel my smile spreading throughout my body. I am a walking, talking smile.

Whenever I am speaking with someone, I make sure to use their name in conversation. I like to make other people feel special and using their name is a great way to accomplish that. Everyone likes to hear his own name.

I always ask for the contact information of any new, potential friend. I follow-up and make an effort to keep in touch.

I realize that there are countless new friends out there I have yet to meet. Every new person is a potential new friend. I give everyone a chance to become a friend.

Today, I am keeping my eyes open for any new friends I can make. I am kind to everyone I meet and treat them like a long-lost friend. I make friends easily wherever I go.

How Your Friendships Affect Your Life

July 28, 2015 2 comments
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Just about every individual is aware that his friends can affect his life in one way or another. However, most people are just not aware that such effect can be more influential than they could ever imagine. Your friends do not only influence you when making your decisions, they can also change how you view the world, alter your insight and change you into the different person.

The Impact

Your friends can really influence you. Friends can indeed alter your beliefs about things. Beliefs and values can be a changed when they are constantly challenged and when new beliefs are constantly repeated.  For instance, if you have a circle of friends who have a negative view of the employment market even before they had the opportunity to work with it, it can also affect you. Such pessimistic view probably came from the constant idea they obtained from friends in the form of suggestions which are repeated again and again, such as “it is very hard to search for a job nowadays”.

Your friends can affect your self-confidence. Friends have the ability to change the perception of one another. When the majority of your group is thinking that a certain person is snobbish and arrogant, this belief may be transferred to the entire group.

While believing that a person is treating you in an unfavorable way, you might interpret it as being a sign showing that you’re not really worthy. Such belief can badly affect the level of your self-confidence.

Your friends can also affect the way you behave. Being very attached to your friends can also affect your behavior. For instance, if you see that your friend is polite to someone, particularly old, even when you are not, you can think that doing such thing is indeed a delightful thing.  You will in turn do the same thing.

In addition to affecting your beliefs, your friends can also affect how you react of things. For instance, you are initially not afraid of snakes, yet after you know how it affects your friend beaten by one, your point of view and behavior, should you see one, will also change. This is how influential friendships can be.

Your friends could stir you with good and bad emotions. Depending on the type of friends you are connecting with, your emotions can be greatly affected by them. If you have friends who are happy at most times, you can observe yourself to be happy around them as well. Of course, if you care about your friends you will feel sad whenever they are sad.

How are your friendships impacting your life?

 

Character and Integrity

July 24, 2015 1 comment

Without character, the puzzle of achieving success falls apartIt is most important of all pieces to life’s puzzle.  Without character, you can make money.  But it will be worthless to you and to those around you.  Look out in the world today:  drug dealers and con artists have money—but they lack character.

If you go to all the work of achieving success, you don’t want to mar it with a lack of character that will make people pity you as you age and become less than you were intended to be.

Character equals integrity.  Integrity is doing the right thing all the time, even when no one else is watching.  You don’t have anything to fear when your integrity is in tact, because you have nothing to hide.  You experience no guilt and no fear.  And without those two traveling companions, it’s much easier to climb higher and farther, faster!

What does this mean in a practical sense?  It means that you will put the right philosophy (the golden rule) in to practice in all that you do.  You will not step on someone else to climb the corporate or success ladder; you will not stack bodies in order to reach the CEO position that you desire.  You will treat people with respect, honesty, and trust.  You will behave towards others how you want (and expect) them to behave towards you.

You will be the model of “doing the right thing” in your office, even if it isn’t appreciated or understood.  Chances are very good that if you’re the only one doing the right thing, you won’t last where you are, but you will find something better where your integrity is appreciated and applauded.

What Making Your Attitude Your Friend Can Do For You

July 22, 2015 4 comments

Once you start to live the idea of making your attitude your friend you will start to see changes, especially if you have been living with a negative attitude and have decided to change it to a positive attitude.

Adapting a positive attitude and making it the friend you travel through will impact your life in many ways. You are going to start to see the positive influence right away. People are going to start treating you in a more positive manner. People respond positive to someone who greets them with a positive attitude. I am sure you have experienced this before. Think of a time when you gave a stranger a smile. They most likely smiled back, didn’t they? That is a positive attitude at work.

It will not be that subtle either. You will be using your attitude to influence people in other ways, too. As you start to adapt your positive attitude to your life, you will begin to be able to see the positive in everything.

No matter what happens to you, your positive attitude will help you through it. You will find a way to overcome almost anything without getting mad, upset, or depressed about it. Basically, you will learn how to look at life differently.

You will be able to approach problems and difficult situations better. You will be able to handle adversity better. You will be able to overcome things that before would have dragged you down.

Making your attitude your friend will transform your life. You are going to be projecting a positive feeling and it will come back to you. You will start to see how positive things happen in your life. You will begin to draw positive influences to you. You will become a magnet for positive things. It will almost seem strange how much your new positive attitude affects your life.

You can look at making your attitude your friend in many different ways. It really depends upon your personal ideas and thoughts. No matter what your opinion is on how a positive attitude works in your life, the bottom line is that making your attitude your friend is a winning idea. You cannot deny the power of making your attitude your friend once you start implementing it in your life.

Make Your Attitude Your Friend

In every aspect of your life, you attitude plays a big role. If you want to get ahead and be content in your life, then you have to make your attitude your friend.

Your attitude reflects in everything you do and everything that happens to you. In order to make your attitude your friend, you have to learn what that means. You have to learn how to make your attitude positive and how to implement the idea of making your attitude your friend in your life.

It is going to take some work in order to be able to make your attitude your friend, but it is well worth it. As you will learn your attitude can paint your whole life and you can change everything about your current situation just by letting your attitude lead you.

When you figuratively look at the idea of making your attitude your friend, what you will see is this, a basic friend, which means the attitude you display is going to reflect in the path you take in life. In other words, your attitude will affect your life and it will help in determining what happens to you.

Let us break it down and look at what “make your attitude your friend” means in simple terms.

First, you have to define what a friend is. A friend in this case is a path you travel down. Your attitude is the way you act, think, and treat those around you. Your attitude affects everything in your life. It greatly affects the way you think and how others treat you.

Now to make your attitude your friend would mean to let your attitude guide you. Your attitude is going to shape everything in your life. You are going to be traveling down the path which your attitude leads you.

So, the best thing to do is to adapt a positive attitude so your friend is a positive path. You have to choose to adopt a positive attitude in order to make it your friend.

Making your attitude your friend is about choosing what that friend is going to be. Is it going to be negative or positive? Is it going to be about hard work or laziness? The attitude you choose to have in life is going to influence everything that happens during life, so choose that friend wisely.

It is a common understanding that your attitude shapes many aspects of your life. Many people believe that a positive attitude brings about positive things, while a negative attitude brings negativity.

A positive attitude has a way of powerfully influencing your environment, but it may not be in the way you think. Just because you have this positive attitude does not mean that everything will automatically go your way.

When you think positively you will be less likely to see the negative in things and therefore, your environment will appear to change. You will probably start to notice the little things more than ever before and that will have a pleasant effect on you.

You will be able to start believing in yourself. It will allow you to believe that you can accomplish something if you put your mind to it. You will be able to set goals and reach them because you will believe that you can do it. You will not have that negative energy to hold you back.

A positive attitude is very influential. It will start to shape everyone and everything around you. You are going to see the great power it has almost immediately. The power of a positive attitude is anything but subtle.

With this in mind, you have to decide what it is you want from life. Do you want positive things or negative things? That is really a silly question because most people are going to quickly say they want positive things, of course.

People can deal better with positive things than with negative things. People want to have a happy life without problems. They want that life that seems to just flow without road blocks and challenges around every corner. Of course, most people are going to choose a positive path for their life rather than a negative one.

In order to have good things happen you need to be very conscious to make your positive attitude your friend. You have to conduct yourself in positive ways, think about positive things, and live in a positive manner – you have to make your attitude your friend.

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