|For as long as I can remember, I have loved attempting to dissect the meaning of the words that people speak. It is partly why I chose a career in a helping profession and became a counsellor; to exercise my ability to try to understand how others feel through their words and use the skills of paraphrasing, summarizing or through the use of metaphors to convey this understanding back to my clients.
So it makes sense that I find myself having a great appreciation for quotes and that I feel excited after discovering a profound sense of meaning from a statement that another individual has made. I am particularly drawn to quotes that deliver a positive or hopeful message, or that help to identify ways of thinking that can accelerate personal growth.
For this article, I have shared some of my personal favourite quotes from celebrities, entrepreneurs and philosophers. I have also enlisted the help of some fellow bloggers who share their own or favourite positive mindset quotes.
I hope the following 25 quotes help you to see just how powerful the human mind is and how capable we are of creating positive change and growth in our own lives and in the lives of others, just by paying attention to our thoughts. Enjoy!
25 Positive Mindset Quotes
1. Karen | notsalmon.com
"Strength grows in the moments you think you can't go on but you keep going on anyway". ~Karen Salmansohn
2. Brittney | divineindependence.com
"As you begin to love yourself, you will find that pain and suffering are only warning signs that you are living against your own truth." ~Zen Proverb
3. Zig | ziglar.com
“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” ~Zig Ziglar
4. Sara | mshealthesteem.com
"Self love is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. And when you make that a priority everything else falls into place around it. If you want to make positive thinking a bigger part of your everyday life, starting with how you talk to and think about yourself is the first step." ~Sara Flanagan
5. Tony | tonyrobbins.com
6. Lucy | succeednow.co.uk
“Your mindset is the key to a life of happiness and success.” ~Lucy Smith
7. Whitney | whitneyhansen.com
"Delaying pain doesn’t help you. When given the choice always do the tough stuff today." ~Whitney Hansen
8. Nadalie | itsallyouboo.com
"Achieving your goals is hard! And you will have days you feel like you can’t make it happen. Entrepreneurship almost requires failure, results after defeat, calls for those who shouldn’t, by all means couldn’t but do. And you can too! Dig deep, this journey needs you to push harder than you ever have before, to be persistent, insistent, and consistent! NEVER GIVE UP, the dream is still alive as long as you keep going and believe in yourself.”
9.Tanya | yummylilthings.com
“You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love – who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams”. ~Oprah Winfry
10. Debrah | agelessatsixty.com
"It seems to me, we think more of ourselves than we should, And less of ourselves than we should. The trick is to find the balance." ~Debrah McCabe
11. Steve | australiazoo.com.au
“Whatever you want to do in this world, it is achievable. The most important thing that I've found, that perhaps you could use, is be passionate and enthusiastic in the direction that you choose in life, and you'll be a winner.” ~Steve Irwin
12. Jonas | beingbecomingintegralcoaching.com
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman
13. Elise | houseofbrazen.com
"If you pay attention to small milestones you become more and more confident towards your end goal. You start believing that you can actually do it, and you eventually do it for real." ~Elise Mcdowell
14. Elizabeth | jihielephant.com
"Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, hold within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it." ~Buddha
15. Marie | marieforleo.com
16. Stephen | franklincovey.com
“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” ~Stephen Covey
17. Robin | robinsharma.com
“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.” ~Robin Sharma
18. Tina | mindfulmazing.com
“We often skip from thought to thought, worry to worry, past to present in a foggy haze. And the problem with this foggy haze is it can fill up most of our lives. Our life unfolds in moments, when we are not present, not living in the here and now, we miss these moments. When we miss these moments, when the foggy haze fills up most of our lives, then we miss our lives. And tuning into our lives, now that’s a happiness guarantee.” ~Tina Williams
19. C.S. Lewis | cslewis.com
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." ~C.S. Lewis
20. Brianna | madewell345.com
"No longer will my thoughts rule me. Today I choose to believe that who I AM, what I DO, and what I HAVE is more than enough." ~Brianna Wilkerson
21. Oprah Winfrey | oprah.com
22. Amanda | amandanazzal.com
“Your health is an investment, not an expense. So invest consciously.” ~Amanda Nazzal
23. Grant | grantcardone.com
“All the excuses in the world won’t change one simple fact: that fear is a sign to do whatever it is you fear – and do it quickly… I am scared most of the time. However, I refuse to feed my fear with time and allow it to get stronger. I opt instead to get things done quickly.” ~Grant Cardone
24. Josee | youchoosetheway.com
"Five seconds ago only exists as a memory and one minute from now could be a world apart from what we imagine it will be. Live in the present. It's the only real moment we have." ~Josee Perron
25. The Counsellors Café Online Magazine | thecounsellorscafe.co.uk
Thank you to all of the bloggers who shared their quotes in this article! I am grateful for your contribution. Be sure to check out their work by clicking on the link next to their name, or show your own appreciation by clicking on the Click to Tweet images above.
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