Gratitude makes you happier and more optimistic, improving your health and relationships and boosting your overall well-being.
Brenda Nathan, Gratitude Journal
"Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation
of courage and true progress."
Nicholas M. Butler
"Optimism: A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea kettle to
sing though in hot water up to its nose."
"The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity;
the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem."
William Arthur Ward Fear
Jealousy has a secret side effect that most people do not associate with it:
it causes you to become a pessimist.
Eric Monroe, Stop Being So Jealous!
Whether your day was full of progress or crushing setbacks,
optimism is the choice to value experiences and continue believing
better will come.
Zander Tsadwa, 13 Months of Sunshine
. . . don't listen to the defeatists. Instead, accept the encouragement of the hopeful, the optimistic, and the people who dream.
Helen Mayhew, Assert Yourself
Words of Encouragement
. . . studies have shown that people who are the most optimistic
at the beginning of a project or goal are not necessarily the
most likely to be successful.
Janet Springer, Unbreakable Willpower
"Love, truth, and the courage to do what is right should be our own
guideposts on this lifelong journey.
Martin Luther King, Jr., showed us the way; he showed us the
Dream - and we responded with full hearts.
Martin was an optimist."
Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr.
"Hope isn't the same as optimism. It isn't the belief that something
bad will turn out well. It's the absolute confidence that every part
of your life ultimately makes sense regardless of how it turns
out this side of eternity."
Rick Warren Famous Quotes about Life
"Optimism can move big trains even when the engine pulling it is very small.
I hope as you pull some of the big trains in your life, you'll be like
the Little Engine and persevere. Eventually, you'll make it over the
mountain and laugh, and smile, and cheer on the way down."
Buffy Andrews, A Grandmother's Legacy
"Optimism can be more powerful than a battery of artillery or
squadron of tanks. It can be contagious and it's necessary to being a leader."
General Rick Hillier Leadership
"Be more optimistic. Pessimism is a kind of behavior that you learn.
Hoping for the best and believing that everything is going
to be fine in the end helps to reduce stress."
David Brown, Habit Stacking
"It is necessary to completely retrain our thought processes to reject
pessimistic or contrary thoughts."
Quirky Grandma, Love the Person You See in the Mirror!
"Would we choose our environment, and were desire in human undertakings
synonymous with endowment, all men would, I suppose, be optimists.
Certainly most of us regard happiness as the proper end of all earthly
Helen Keller, Optimism
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet
moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give
myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
Nelson Mandela Quotes
"The habit of looking on the bright side of every event is worth
more than a thousand pounds a year."
Positive Thinking Quotes
"Building a practice of gratitude is the best way I know to create an optimistic approach to life. Start each day by lying in bed for five minutes and mentally acknowledging what you are grateful for."
"When you're focused on finding a positive angle to challenges or looking
for the bright side to life,
you find yourself being more optimistic."
Alex Uwajeh, Taming the Tongue
"If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist,
I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does
not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears.
I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in
awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty
to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any
"Learning to think positively, to be an optimist, is like strengthening a muscle."
Krista "KK" Weatherspoon, 50 Things To Know
"And he (Walt Disney) was resourceful and optimistic enough to
persevere in the face of loss and failure - indeed, early on, he suffered a
bad breaks that seems a reverse mirror image of the dazzling successes
Timothy S. Susanin, Walt before Mickey
Walt Disney Quotes
"As a smile can literally relax and lighten a tight
face (it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown), so an inner
smile can help relax a tight mind. It is a small way in which to
make the optimist's choice."
Candy Paull, The Heart of Abundance
"Positive thinking, simply put, can be defined as the process of
taking on an optimistic lens in order to manage stress in a better manner."
Jessica Minty, Codependency
"Recent studies have found that people tend to behave more nicely
and feel more generous if they are in a clean smelling room.
This means you will feel more positive and optimistic about the
world in general if you just keep your home clean."
Linda Westwood, Healthy Habits Vol 3
". . .it is important that you stick with people who are positive and
cheerful. Even if you were once a negative thinker, spending more
time with them will transform you into an optimistic person."
Stephens Hyang, Positive Thinking
Optimists choose to look at life from a positive perspective
with hope and the belief that they are capable of achieving
whatever they desire.
They understand that what is and what can be are not necessarily the same.
Deirdre A.McClarin, Optional Optimism
"A positive attitude adopts an optimistic view of life in which every
situation, circumstance or challenge is seen as a means of creating
positive results, no matter how bad it is, while a negative attitude
possesses a pessimistic view of life, no matter how good it is."
Stephen Obasun, Unleash Your Energy
"Can you imagine what a pessimist who lived only 200 years ago would
think about the world we live in? Airplanes, electricity, automobiles, television,
remote controls, the Internet,
fax machines, telephones, cellular phones, and so on - and all available to us
because of that spark of open-mindedness that allowed progress,
growth, and creativity to flourish.
Wayne Dyer 21 Days to Master Success and Inner Peace
"Make sure that your mind only entertains the constructive, positive
and optimistic thoughts. Dispel negative thoughts and caution yourself
with the utmost awareness on the fact that positive and negative cannot
and will never ever coexist at the same time in the same place."
Paul Odafe Akpomukai, Life without Stress and Pain
"If you give it a little thought, it is optimism, as well as hope,
that's kept all of us going - all throughout the ages."
Shana Jahsinta Walters, Fall In Love With Yourself In 60 Minutes Or Less
Poems of Hope
"A great workplace clear-out can have many advantages for you
and your colleagues. A clear workplace creates a optimistic working
atmosphere and means that you can higher focus."
Geoffrey Lucas, Habits of Highly Effective People
"People who begin a task or go through it with an optimistic perspective
tend to find themselves being more successful than those who doubt
or believe in failure before even starting."
Ronald Valentino, Habits
"Researchers have found that optimistic people live longer, live healthier,
have more energy, have more successful careers,
make better decisions, are more productive, are less stressed,
have healthier relationships, and (not surprisingly) are much happier
Darrin Donnelly, Relentless Optimism
"Be appreciative, optimistic and positive about life."
Maggie Thompson, Codepency
Optimism is not just a philosophical viewpoint. It's not irrational cheerfulness,
and it's not blind positivity. Optimism is a powerful and pragmatic strategy
for accomplishing goals and living a fulfilling life.
Bert Jacobs, Life is Good
There is another kind of optimism that has built civilization. It could well be called deep optimism. Deep optimism has strong roots in the goodness of God. It is anchored in love, hope,
courage and faith. The deep optimist responds heroically to every test. He realize that he cannot control everything that happens to him but that he can control his response to
what happens to him.
Wilfred Peterson Quotes about God
"People don't want to be around those who are in the dumps. Be friendly
and cheerful. Learn to develop an optimistic spirit."
Carl Sommer, Teen Success in Career and Life Skills
"I think to be successful on both a personal and professional level
you need to be a REALISTIC OPTIMIST: a person who takes in
full account the reality of any situation and then using the
THE POWER OF OPTIMISM, creates the energy and commitment
necessary to achieve higher levels of performance or strives to find
an effective solution."
Robert Stevenson, Raise Your Line
"If you truly want to exit the comfort zone and live a life that makes
you truly happy, you can start by changing your attitude and adopting
an optimistic outlook on life."
Zak Khan, Break Out
"Being a pessimist closes the door to a learning opportunity while being
an optimist opens wide the door for a better future, one of personal and
Jeff Ribman, Fail Better the Next Time
"You see, I am an optimist still, rejoicing in the good that comes out of evil."
Helen Keller Joy
"Optimists and pessimists, both are thinkers. But they are two different types of thinkers. Optimists hope for the best whereas
pessimists always think the negative aspect of everything."
Commander VK Jaitly, We Can! We Can!
Optimalists... derive great emotional benefit, and are able to lead rich
and fulfilling lives, by accepting reality.
Because they accept failure as natural - even if they do not enjoy failing -
they experience less performance anxiety and derive more enjoyment
from their activities.
Tal Ben-Shahar, Being Happy Experience
"The optimist sees a glass that is half-full, and the pessimist sees
a glass that is half-empty. If we really want to understand a
situation or problem, then we need to see both sides."
Rudi Zimmerer, Enjoy Your Life Now!
"Deep down, despite their chuckles, people like to see other people
lead hopeful, optimistic, authentic lives that they hope to someday
emulate if only they had the strength of character."
Justin Todd, How to Create Anything Despite Limitations
Be optimistic: Everyone around you in the office will be always tensed
due to the work pressure. Exude positivity and make your optimism infectious.
Prachi Prabhu, Manage Your Image Like A Pro
Motivational Quotes for Work
You need to keep your emotions in balance, treading that fine
line between commitment to your goals and disappointment
when they do not come to fruition, whilst still being optimistic and
positive about the future.
Tom Laurie, Goal Setting
"Also, with positivity and optimism, it is much easier to turn your problems
into opportunities for growth."
Ilya Alexi, Mind Over Money
Personal Development Quotes
Above all, it's important to be optimistic and enthusiastic
when developing ourselves and those around us.
Richard Hill, PhD: The Academic Coach
The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe bad
events will last a long time, will undermine everything they do, and are
their own fault.
The optimists, who are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world,
think about misfortune in the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat
is just a temporary
setback, that its causes are confined to this one case.
Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism
It's important to be optimistic and proud of who you are.
Show yourself the respect you deserve.
People enjoy being around others who are positive and confident.
Zane Rozzi, Always Know What to Say Next
The way you look at life can determine your success.
As they say, look on the bright side. Have
an optimistic attitude.
Happy and positive people have a stable sense of optimism,
and they choose to maintain this no matter what situation lies ahead.
Because of their choice to remain positive and optimistic,
they interpret failures only as opportunities to grow and learn.
Carla Loving, Recovering From Control Issues