The best way to increase your self confidence is to do exactly what you fear and create a record of successful experiences.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make, it makes you. Choose wisely.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.
A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
Attitude will always define who we are in life.
You become what you think about.
We lost because we told ourselves we lost.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
Only you can control your future.
Pessimism never won any battle.
What others think of me is none of my business.
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
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.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
I love those who can smile in trouble.
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate, a time for war, and a time for peace.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.
You cannot all abandon your possessions, but at least you can change your attitude about them. All getting separates you from others; all giving unites to others.
It isn't what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it's what we say to ourselves about what happens.
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
To fly, we have to have resistance.
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
It is good people who make good places.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Responsibility is the great developer of men.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Your aspirations are your possibilities.
I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
Every wall is a door.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
When you're backed against the wall, break the goddamn thing down.
Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude.
I don't get lucky. I make my own luck.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Circumstances do not make you what you are, they reveal what you are.
Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
I will not take “but” for an answer.
The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self-confidence and good humour.
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
Better to be emotionally intelligent than intellectually intelligent.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
People of little understanding are most apt to be angry when their sense is called into question.
If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
Attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought.
Then, without realizing it, you try to improve yourself at the start of each new day; of course, you achieve quite a lot in the course of time. Anyone can do this, it costs nothing and is certainly very helpful. Whoever doesn't know it must learn and find by experience that a quiet conscience makes one strong.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
People only see what they are prepared to see.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
If you have a dream, don't just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.
No one will hit you harder than life itself. It doesn't matter how hard you hit back. It's about how much you can take, and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward. That's how you win.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Every day brings new choices.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
Never whine, never complain, never try to justify yourself.
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The most effective attitude to adopt is one of supreme acceptance.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
No, I am not bitter, I am not hateful, and I am not unforgiving. I just don't like you.
Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, "Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary".
If you own this story you get to write the ending.
The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.
Attitudes are more important than facts.
Attitude is everything, so pick a good one.
When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Don't spend your precious time asking “Why isn't the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.
Preparation + Attitude + Opportunity + Action = Luck.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude about it. Don't complain.
Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.
Attitude determines the altitude of life.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.
I am a part of all that I have met.
You can't always have a good day. But you can always face a bad day with a good attitude.
Your problem isn't the problem, it's your attitude about the problem.
Your attitude is everything, and it determines how you experience every aspect of your life.
It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
When you can't change the direction of the wind — adjust your sails.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
The worst thing that can happen to a man who gambles is to win.
Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.
Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can't be done.
You are not what happened to you, you are what you choose to become.
A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.
Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress.
The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you've come.
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry -- all forms of fear -- are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.
Become conscious of being conscious.
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