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76 Life-Changing Quotes about Positive Thinking

Positive thinking leads to better physical and mental well-being, as well as less pain and suffering when you are going through a stressful situation. So, no matter how depressing your current situation is, try as much as possible to stay positive.

However, maintaining a positive mindset in the midst of a painful experience isn’t easy. That’s why you need these 76 life-changing quotes about positive thinking to inspire you to always have a positive attitude.

76 Life-Changing Quotes about Positive Thinking


1. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
2. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr
3. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ― Roy T. Bennett
4. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” ― Roy T. Bennett
5. “Things have a way of working themselves out if we just remain positive.” – Lou Holtz
6. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ― Roy T. Bennett
7. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” ― Roy T. Bennett
8. “I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.” – Mike Ditka
9. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” ― Roy T. Bennett
10. “Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” ― Roy T. Bennett
11. “I believe one of my strengths is my ability to keep negative thoughts out. I am an optimist.” – John Wooden
12. “Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” ― Roy T. Bennett
13. “Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours.” ― Roy T. Bennett
14. “Be positive. Your mind is more powerful than you think. What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things.” – Tony Dungy
15. “There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being. Adventure.” ― Roy T. Bennett
16. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan
17. “It’s only after you step outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett
18. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
19. “Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.” ― Roy T. Bennett
20. “You cannot control the behavior of others, but you can always choose how you respond to it.” ― Roy T. Bennett
21. “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” – Vince Lombardi
22. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett
23. “Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.” ― Roy T. Bennett
24. “This is one of the most important themes I want you to take from me: Stay as positive and upbeat as you can possibly be. I’ll say it many times: if you can dream it, you can be it.” – John Calipari
25. “Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.” ― Roy T. Bennett
26. “Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.” ― Roy T. Bennett
27. “I’m loud… but I’m positive. You don’t get anywhere by beating people down with negativity.” – Frank Martin
28. “Keep Going. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.” ― Roy T. Bennett
29. “Make improvements, not excuses. Seek respect, not attention.” ― Roy T. Bennett
30. “Your attitude is critical to success. If you expect things to be difficult, it will always be easier to solve problems, overcome adversity, and have an enthusiastic energy about how you go about and enjoy your work.” – Nick Saban
31. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
32. “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” ― Roy T. Bennett
33. “Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible.” – John Wooden
34. “Believe in Your Heart. Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.” ― Roy T. Bennett
35. “Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, and stop caring about what others think.” ― Roy T. Bennett
36. “There’s nothing more important than attitude, and it’s YOUR choice.” – Mike Krzyzewski
37. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.” ― Roy T. Bennett
38. “Acts of Kindness: A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.” ― Roy T. Bennett
39. “Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” – Vince Lombardi
40. “Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” ― Roy T. Bennett
41. “Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.” ― Roy T. Bennett
42. “The attitude a person develops is the most important ingredient in determining the level of success… People who are negatively conditioned accept defeat. People who are positive don’t.” – Pat Riley
43. “Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” ― Roy T. Bennett
44. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” ― Stephen King
45. “Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.” ― Roy T. Bennett
46. “Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
47. “At some point, you just have to decide you’re going to be confident. Then, as you do, you’re going to have more success.” – Mike Leach
48. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ― Roy T. Bennett
49. “Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” ― Roy T. Bennett
50. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are weeds that strangle confidence.” – Bruce Lee
51. “Sometimes you have to lose all you have to find out who you truly are.” ― Roy T. Bennett
52. “Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.” ― Roy T. Bennett
53. “To be an overachiever you have to be an over-believer.” – Dabo Swinney
54. “Stop comparing yourself to other people, just choose to be happy and live your own life.” ― Roy T. Bennett
55. “You are not rich until you have a rich heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
56. “Being what most people think is realistic is only a way of justifying negative thinking. Go for something great.” – Dr. Bob Rotella
57. “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.” ― Roy T. Bennett
58. “Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.” ― Roy T. Bennett
59. “If you put negative thoughts into your mind, you’re going to get negative results. It’s just as true that if you put positive thoughts in your mind, you will be a recipient of positive results.” – Lou Holtz
60. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.” ― Roy T. Bennett
61. “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” ― Roy T. Bennett
62. “It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett
63. “The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” ― Roy T. Bennett
64. “Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.” ― Roy T. Bennett
65. “Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.” ― Roy T. Bennett
66. “Do Not Lie to Yourself. We have to be honest about what we want and take risks rather than lie to ourselves and make excuses to stay in our comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennett
67. “Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” ― Roy T. Bennett
68. “Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it.” ― Roy T. Bennett
69. “When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.” ― Roy T. Bennett
70. “Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.” ― Roy T. Bennett
71. “If you believe very strongly in something, stand up and fight for it.” ― Roy T. Bennett
72. “Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.” ― Roy T. Bennett
73. “The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.” ― Roy T. Bennett
74. “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” ― Roy T. Bennett
75. “What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.” ― Roy T. Bennett
76. “Never stop dreaming, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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