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Life Balance: 10 Positive Quotes for a Positive Mental Attitude

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Persistence and positive thinking is what it takes to achieve goals. Goal setting should be a daily exercise and all goals should be written down. It helps you stay focused on the big picture and not worry about the little insignificant things in life and in business. As you write your goals down program your mind to work on your goals daily with a positive mental attitude and the persistence needed to help you achieve any dream you have.

A list of ten positive quotes to help you develop a positive mental attitude.

  1. “There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” -Phyllis Bottome
  2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Sally Berger
  3. “ Leadership is knowing what you want and making it happen.” -Miriam Colon
  4. “Sometimes I think creativity is magic, it’s not a matter of finding an idea but allowing the idea to find you.” -Maya Lin
  5. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” -Dennis Waitle
  6. “The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money or to find much fun in life.” -Charles Schwab
  7. “You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Muriel Strode
  9. “Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” -Marie Curie
  10. “Goals are as essential to success as air is to life.” -David Schwartz

These and many more can guide you to a more positive attitude which is necessary in these tough economic times. Are there other quotes that you can share that have helped you achieve your goals?

Julie BranderBusiness Mentor, SCORE New Haven
Julie has been a SCORE volunteer since 1997. She has 20 years of experience in business, starting a manufacturing, wholesale and retail jewelry company. After selling her business, she dedicated herself to helping other entrepreneurs start and expand their business. | @juliebrander | More from Julie

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  8. Excellent post! We do tend to let the insignificant things in life and in business worry us.

    There is a quote I would like to contribute:

    “Opportunities multiply as they are seized”
    - Sun Tzu

    Julie, thank you for this uplifting article.

    Coaching for career, business and personal success

  9. Lisa HromadaVisitor

    Dear Julie Brander,

    I just finished a program called Unlimited Prosperity. In this program, affirmations are said daily. Much like the quotes that you have provided, affirmations are used to inspire positive thinking. Since doing this practice daily, I have been presented some wonderful opportunities in my life.

    Positive thinking is powerful.

    Peace & Excellence to you,

    Lisa Hromada
    Personal Brand Strategist & Designer

  10. JaimeVisitor

    I really enjoyed reading this. The quote by Eleanor Roosevelt rings especially true for me. My husband is always telling me I can do the things I dream about, I just need to do them! I think it is important to build as many positive relationships especially among women in the workplace. These quotes are all truly something to share and perhaps address at staff and/or committee meetings.

  11. julieAuthor

    thank you for your comment
    can you translate “illegitmus non corborundum!
    Humor is essential

  12. DawnVisitor

    Yes, I firmly agree that goals, a positive mental attitude, and persistence are indeed important to achieving your dreams. Don’t forget to add a good sense of humor to the list.

    In fact, I’ve adopted a little saying that has so much meaning, adds a bit of humor, and has helped me get through some tough times over the years…. ILLEGITIMUS NON CARBORUNDUM!

    It’s to the point and works for me!

  13. patricia mahonVisitor

    this is wonderful advice, I need to begin my day with these important words, positive thinking as i start my busines.
    Thank you so much

  14. You are absolutely write! Persistence and positive thinking are the way to achieve success. Thanks for sharing this great post!

  15. julie branderAuthor

    I am so glad it was helpful and you enjoyed it

  16. You’re right!
    Always in my life, which persisted and kept the mind with positive thoughts, things were right.
    Positive thoughts, good deeds and persistence lead to success!
    great article!

  17. julie branderAuthor

    Whatever we can do to get through life with positive thoughts always….I am so glad that this article inspired you. Thank you for your feedback

  18. Christie AntonyVisitor

    Great, Keep charging this world with more & more positive vibrations. Very inspiring. Thanks a million

  19. Julie BranderAuthor

    THank you for your comments…I appreciate your kind words and wish you luck in your new business venture

  20. Julie CaseVisitor

    Great article! I am beginning a new career in financial strategies and this is powerful to read every day. Thanks for sharing with us.
    julie case

  21. julie branderAuthor

    Of course you can use this article
    thank you so much for your comment
    Julie Brander

  22. Dear Ms. Brander:

    We have two gentlemen from SCORE who help advise us, but I really enjoyed your perspective in this article. Would you allow me to reproduce it to share with the women in our community – through our chamber newsletter and, perhaps, on our blog as soon as we have it set up?

    Mellody Reaves
    V-P Member Services


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