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45 Positivity Quotes to Brighten Your Day

There’s a rainbow after the storm.

Let’s be real: life can be hard. We get bogged down day-to-day. We’re not sure what to do with our lives. We’re not sure where to find happiness.

Sometimes, we forget that we have the power to make a difference in this world. We forget that we have the power to make our own happiness and it’s not easy to be positive all the time. In fact, some days can feel like the universe is conspiring against you, and that everything is going wrong. 

If you’re feeling down and out, try to remember one thing: positivity is a choice. And if you want to be happy, then you have to choose happiness for yourself. You don’t need someone else’s permission or validation, you are enough right now, exactly as you are.

So what does that even mean? It means that when something happens that makes you feel bad (like when your boss yells at you, or you face rejection), instead of dwelling on it or thinking about how unfair it is (which only makes you feel worse), take a moment instead to think about how much better off we all are than most people in the world, even if only for a moment — focus on the good things in your life.

It might sound like it isn’t working because you’re still focusing on the negative stuff happening around you. But believe me when I say that it really does make a difference! Even if we can’t control what happens around us, we can always change how we react to it. And it’s amazing how much more content you’ll feel when you take a positive approach to life.

It’s been said that happiness is a choice. Here are 45 quotes to help you make that choice:

  1. “Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy.” – Milton Erickson
  2. “You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” Joyce Meyer
  3. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Zig Ziglar
  4. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
  5. “The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking.” Robert H Shuller
  6. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
  7. “Don’t focus on negative things; focus on the positive, and you will flourish. – Alek Wek
  8. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr
  9. “We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them.” Albert Einstein
  10. “Turn every life situation into a positive one.” – Rhonda Byrne
  11. “Always remember that you always take only one side, either you can get busy living or you can get yourself busy dying, and ultimately, it’s your choice.” – Stephen King 

  1. “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch onto the affirmative.” – Bing Crosby
  2. “Always know that the charm that you are looking for is actually equal to that tenderness of your heart.” – Jane Austen
  3. “Always keep in mind that it is never our abilities that showcase what we are, but it is our choice that we make that shows others what we are.” J. K. Rowling
  4. “You must know that it is all in your hands and that if you want to be happy, then you can definitely be, but all ultimately lies in you.” – Leo Tolstoy 
  5. “Always remember that the ones who actually have the courage in them to face the failures are the ones who actually achieve greatly in their lives.” – John F. Kennedy
  6. “A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.” – Richard M. DeVos
  7. “Remember that success is the very war of attrition.” – Dax Shepard
  8. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James
  9. “Be the one who always lives in the sunshine, be the one who swims in to the sea and always be the one who actually drinks the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.” – Dalai Lama
  11. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey

  1. “Always keep yourself positive and remember that life is never about finding one’s own self; rather, it is only about creating one’s own self.” – George Bernard Shaw
  2. “Always remember that if you really wish to write about life, then you should first actually start or begin to live it well.” – Ernest Hemingway 
  3. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra
  4. “One should always keep in mind that the biggest, as well as the greatest, is always to live contently with the little that you may have with you.” – Plato
  5. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” – Jonathan Safran Foer
  6. “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” – Carl Jung
  7. “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift 
  8. “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera
  9. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boese
  10. Think of what you have rather than what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them.” – Marcus Aurelius
  11. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow. It only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia
  12. “A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.” – Thomas Jefferson
  13. “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” – Dale Carnegie
  14. “Perfect is boring. Humans are beautiful.” – Tyra Banks

  1. “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.” – Bernard de Fontenelle
  2. “Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.” – Henry Van Dyke
  3. “There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” – Epictetus
  4. “One should always remember to be happy in every moment of his life because h that very moment is actually his very life.” – Omar Khayyam
  5. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” Bertrand Russell
  6. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton
  7. “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  8. “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” – Jennifer Aniston
  9. “Who says a dream must be something grand? Just become anybody. We deserve a life whatever, big or small, you are you after all.” – BTS

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Empowering Self: Unveiling Three Essential Strategies to Overcome Self-Doubt

Empowerment Through Confidence

Self-doubt is a common struggle that many people face. It can hold us back from reaching our full potential and achieving our goals. But what exactly is self-doubt, and how can we overcome it? We will explore the concept of self-doubt and unveil three essential strategies to help you overcome it and empower yourself.

Understanding Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is the lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities. It is the inner voice that tells us we are not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to achieve our goals. It can manifest in different ways, such as fear of failure, imposter syndrome, or constantly seeking validation from others.

Self-doubt can be triggered by past experiences, societal pressures, or our own inner critic. It can hold us back from taking risks, trying new things, or pursuing our passions. However, it is important to remember that self-doubt is a normal part of the human experience and can be overcome with the right strategies.

The Power of Inner Strength

Inner strength is the ability to trust in oneself and one’s abilities. It is the foundation of self-confidence and resilience. When we have inner strength, we are better equipped to face challenges and overcome self-doubt.

Cultivating a Positive Mindset

Our mindset plays a crucial role in how we perceive ourselves and our abilities. A positive mindset involves having a growth mindset, which means believing that our abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort and learning. It also involves reframing negative thoughts into positive ones and focusing on our strengths rather than our weaknesses. Cultivating a positive mindset takes practice, but it can greatly impact how we view ourselves and our potential.

The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is often overlooked, but it is essential for building inner strength and maintaining a positive mindset. Self-care involves taking care of our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It can include activities such as exercise, meditation, spending time in nature, or engaging in hobbies. When we prioritise self-care, we are better equipped to handle self-doubt and build our inner strength.


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Strategies to Overcome Self-Doubt

Now that we have a better understanding of self-doubt and its impact, let’s explore three essential strategies to help you overcome self-doubt and empower yourself.

Practice Self-Awareness

Building inner strength takes time and effort, but it is a crucial step in overcoming self-doubt. Here are three strategies to help you cultivate inner strength and empower yourself.

Self-awareness is the ability to recognize and understand our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is a crucial first step in overcoming self-doubt because it allows us to identify when self-doubt is present and how it affects us. To practice self-awareness, try journaling or mindfulness exercises. This can help you become more aware of your thoughts and emotions and how they contribute to self-doubt. Once you are aware of your self-doubt triggers, you can work on reframing negative thoughts and building your inner strength.

Set Realistic Goals

Setting realistic goals is important for building confidence and overcoming self-doubt. When we set unrealistic goals, we set ourselves up for failure, which can reinforce self-doubt. Instead, set achievable goals that align with your strengths and values. This will help you build momentum and confidence, which can help you overcome self-doubt in the long run.

Surround Yourself with Positive Influences

The people we surround ourselves with can greatly impact our self-doubt. If you are constantly surrounded by negative influences, it can be challenging to build inner strength and maintain a positive mindset. Instead, surround yourself with positive influences, such as supportive friends and family, mentors, or positive role models. These individuals can provide encouragement and help you stay motivated on your journey to overcoming self-doubt.

Self-doubt is a common feeling that can hold us back from reaching our full potential. However, with the right strategies, we can overcome self-doubt and empower ourselves to achieve our goals. By cultivating inner strength, maintaining a positive mindset, and practising, we can build the confidence and resilience needed to overcome self-doubt. Remember, self-doubt is a normal part of the human experience, and with determination and perseverance, we can overcome it and reach our full potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I expect to see results when applying these strategies to overcome self-doubt?

Results in overcoming self-doubt vary, but with consistent application of strategies, individuals often experience positive shifts in mindset and confidence within a few weeks. Patience and commitment are key to cultivating lasting self-empowerment.

Can these strategies be applied to different aspects of life, such as work or personal relationships?

The self-empowerment strategies provided are versatile and can be seamlessly applied to various life aspects, fostering confidence, resilience, and positive transformations in both professional and personal realms.

Are there additional resources or practices that complement these essential strategies for a more comprehensive self-empowerment journey?

Supplement your self-empowerment journey with additional resources like self-help books, workshops, and mindfulness practices. Incorporating holistic approaches enhances the effectiveness of the essential strategies, providing a well-rounded path to sustained self-empowerment.


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