Do you ever find a quote that just seems to fit exactly where you are right now? It’s great. Different quotes work for different people for different reasons.
I notice quotes everywhere. I see them in people’s offices, people use them to inspire people on their social media and everyone has a few quotes that work for them.
We like motivational quotes because they state what we are striving for and already believe. It confirms our convictions and helps us as we move toward our goals.
It’s not unusual for people to frame quotes or post them on their walls at home or at work. That way we can look at them all the time and remember what they mean. Many people have several quotes that inspire them.
My favorite quote is by Brian Tracy. Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.
Tracy has written several powerful books about setting and reaching your goals, procrastination, and becoming the best and most successful person you can.
While he has a long list of inspirational quotes, my favorite is:
“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other”
Being optimistic in life will actually help you become more successful. It is a mindset that you have to work at if you tend to be pessimistic all the time. It’s not about being happy all of the time, because no one is and it’s not about having a chirpy, sunny disposition.
It is about setting your expectations on positive. It means expect good things will happen and believing you will succeed. There are plenty of benefits to being optimistic.
- It reduces stress
- Makes you happier
- Can extend your life expectancy
- Enhances your ability to cope with disappointments
- Helps you be more productive
- Encourages a healthier lifestyle
- Improves your mental health
- Encourages you to strive for your dreams
- Removes self-doubt
- Encourages laughter
When we fail at things in life, if we just start assuming we always are going to fail, then we do. After a while, we just stop trying. But all is not lost. You can change the way to view life.
You can change your way of thinking and become an optimist. It won’t happen over night but it will and can happen. You need to start changing the way you think and the way you look at things.
Try to find some inspirational quotes to use as motivation. Use them to keep you moving forward. No one likes to be around people who are always down and negative, except those who think the same way. Misery love company.
Life is very short, so why make it even harder on yourself if you don’t have to. Expect good things will come your way and they will. It takes so much energy to be miserable.
Avoid people who bring you down or doubt your ability. You will believe them when they tell you can’t do something and that will stop you from trying. You need to convince yourself you will succeed and surround yourself with people who think the same way.
People who believe in themselves are far more supportive of others who also believe in themselves and believe the best of each other. That belief is contagious and you should spread it around.
Optimism isn’t assuming that everything is good and okay. A simple look at the evening news will tell you differently. But allowing yourself to get depressed over the horrors in the world will only make you apathetic.
Even when plans don’t go the way you wanted them to or you expected them to, you tried. That’s the important thing. Your takeaway from that is to try again, a different way.
We only go around once, so take chances and believe that it will all work out. Be optimistic, try different things, and always assume the best in people, in jobs, and all situations that come along in your life.
Inspirational quotes have a long shelf life for a reason. Because they inspire. Find a few that work for you and let them motivate you to achieving your goals and realizing your dreams.