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25 Inspiring Quotes That Remind You To Look For The Positive In Each Day

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25 Stay Positive Quotes That Remind You To Look For The Good In Each Day
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There's a reason to smile every day.

By Megan Glosson

September 13, also known as “Positive Thinking Day,” provides us time each year to immerse ourselves into all things positive within our mind. American entrepreneur, psychologist, and life coach Dr. Kristen Harrell started this day in 2003.

Studies have shown that being happy and optimistic can prolong your life, help better manage stress, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and even help your body stay healthy throughout the year.

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So, in the spirit of building healthy minds, bodies, and souls, here is a list of 25 quotes to help you reflect on what a positive mindset may look like and what it could do for your life.

1. Use your mind for good.

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”—Buddha

2. A Helen Keller quote to remind you to keep looking towards the future.

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”Helen Keller

3. Walt Disney quotes are always relatable.

“All our dreams can come true… if we have the courage to pursue them.”Walt Disney

4. Fall down two times, stand up three.

“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”Vince Lombardi

5. Don't be afraid of the road less traveled by.

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”Zig Ziglar

6. Good vibes only.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

7. Always believe.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”Eleanor Roosevelt

8. Don't be afraid to stand out.

“Be bold or italic… never regular.”

9. Mistakes are good for you.

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”Albert Einstein

10. Look for the good in every day.

“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.”Alice Morse Earle

11. Choose optimism.

“Pessimism never won any battle.”Dwight D. Eisenhower

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12. You are your own best motivator.

“The biggest source of motivation [are] your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself to win.”

13. Take every day one step at a time.

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”Muhammad Ali

14. You're an artist!

“Make each day your masterpiece.”John Wooden

15. Change starts with you.

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”Mary Engelbreit​

16. Speak up for yourself.

“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.”Madonna

17. Stay positive, always.

“Think like a proton and stay positive.”

18. Don't give up on yourself.

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”Henry Ford

19. What are you thinking about?

“Every thought we think is creating our future.”Louise L. Hay

20. Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”Winston Churchill

21. Choose wisely.

“I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become.”Carl Jung

22. Keep on keepin' on.

“The body achieves what the mind believes.”

23. You have to start somewhere.

“Every expert was once a beginner.”Rutherford B. Hayes

24. Don't put yourself down.

“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”Melissa Etheridge

25. A powerful Barack Obama quote to put you on the right track.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”Barack Obama

If you found this beneficial but want more, look into Tanaaz Chubb’s “My Pocket Mantras,” Norman Vincent Peale’s “The Power Of Positive Thinking,” or any sort of daily affirmations.

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Megan Glosson is an avid writer & editor. She is an advocate for the mental health, LGBT, and disability communities.

This article was originally published at Unwritten. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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