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Positive Quotes for Work and Life

Positive Quotes for Work and Life

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When life throws you a nasty curve ball, or when the best laid plans of mice and men go awry, it can be tough to look on the bright side.   But that’s what leaders do.  Whether you are a leader or developing your own self-leadership, positive quotes can serve you well.   They fortify the mind.   And where there’s a will, there is often a way.

Positive thinking helps breed positive action.   A positive mindset can help you see opportunities you might otherwise miss.   A positive mindset can also help you break out of limiting loop and self-defeating patterns.   They can lift yourself and those around you.  Positivity is contagious and it’s worth spreading.

I’m not a positive thinker of the Pollyanna kind, but I’ve learned through habit and practice to look for the sliver lining in the cloud, before dwelling on the rain.  I’ve also learned that crying over spilled milk just leaves a slippery floor, and that the fastest way to change the situation, is to change yourself.   The most important lesson I’ve learned is that opportunity comes to those who seek it.

Don’t let possibilities pass you by.   If you need a new lease on life, then fill your mind with some of the best positive quotes that the world has to offer.   Draw from the giants of the past and present and use their skillful words to reshape your own reality.  With the right pithy prose on your side, you are unstoppable.

Here is my collection of positive quotes to put some of the world’s best wisdom at your fingertips:

Enjoy. 

Share freely with anyone who needs a lift in life.

  • "With the right pithy prose on your side, you are unstoppable."  Unless you call upon the horrifying human talent of expecting results from the pity quote alone, without action on your part.  A right pity quote is potential power.  If this pithy verbal abstraction is not brought to action, the force behind the quote is impotent.  I find too many folks memorizing great pithy quotes, believing that 'this is all they need to do (memorize and recite it).  They then expect The Law of Attraction' to do the rest.  The Law of Attraction cannot go into action until 'after' we take steps to actualize the abstraction (the mental idea behind the pithy quote) into our reality.

    Attraction does not go into action until after we do.   Thank you, J.D.

  • @ Rob -- Yes, we turn out potential power into positive impact when we actually take action.

    The beauty of the Microsoft dojo is it's action-oriented.   Great people make great things happen by taking action.  They amplify their impact when they give their best where they have their best to give.

    If there's any value to the Law of Attraction, the main things I could see are, it forces somebody to figure out what they want, and it can help them be congruent in their intent and action.  At Microsoft, we rely on good old fashioned mission, vision, values, and goals.  In Steven Pressfield terms, it works when you "do the work" ;)

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