25 Positive Thinking Quotes to Catalyze your Positivity in Life

Is positive thinking an illusion, or is it the secret to living a successful and rewarding life? Can success be linked to a negative mind? I highly doubt that. 

To start with, some believe that positive thinking is an unrealistic way to live life. They argue it’s akin to building castles in the air. Or rather, it’s like whitewashing your problems. 

But we must agree that darkness and light cannot be in the same room. Take positive thinking to be the light and the negative mind to be darkness. All these can’t be in the same person. 

Of course, we will not ignore the fact that there are specific areas of your life where you could be struggling with negativity. 

If you are always a positive thinker, life will turn out to be positive for you.  On the flip side, a negative mind will undoubtedly attract things that border on the negative. 

Trailblazers, captains of industries, and great athletes always have this one thing in common: positivity. Not that they were born with a silver spoon, but over time, they decided that in the pursuit of their goals, no matter the hurdles, they embrace positive thinking and leverage it to achieve their goals. 

Suppose you are torn between positive and negative thinking and whether these two comparisons exist or work; In that case, you may want to look at our list of positive thinking quotes from different authors and maybe use them as a panacea to counter a negative life. 

Positive Thinking Quotes

  1. “A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it”.

Joan Lunden – American journalist and TV show host.

2. “It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts”.

Robert H. Schuller, American televangelist, author, pastor, and motivational speaker 

3. “I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life”.

Paula Deen, American TV personality, Cooking show host. 

4. “Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain”.

Robert A. Cook, Pastor, Christian author, and radio broadcaster

5. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will”.

Zig Ziglar -American author and motivational speaker. 

6. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and it may seem hard to get to it, but you can do it and just keep working towards it, and you’ll find the positive side of things”.

Demi Lovato, American actress, and singer

7. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation”.

Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player, businessman 

8. “When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective”.

Harvey Mackay, American businessman, and author 

9. “You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events”

Joel Osteen, American televangelist, pastor, author, and businessman

10. “That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy”.

George Foreman, former professional boxer, entrepreneur, minister, and author

11. “Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular”.

Roy. T Bennett, Author of The Light in the Heart 

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12. “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 makes you choose wisely”.

13. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate”.

14. “Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed paths. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being adventure.”

15. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart”.

16. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine”.

17. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create”.

18. “Good consistent habits are the hallmarks of a successful life”.

Job Kiniale, Life coach and author

19. “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind, for they are weeds that strangle confidence”

Bruce Lee, Martial Arts instructor, and Philosopher

20. “This is one of the most important themes I want you to take from me: Stay as positive and upbeat as you can possibly be. I’ll say it many times: if you can dream it, you can be it”.

John Calipari, American basketball coach, won the NCAA championship in 2012

21. “At some point, you just have to decide you’re going to be confident. Then, as you do, you’re going to have more success”.

Mike Leach, American Football coach 

22. “The originality of your ideas is an expression of the fertility of your mind”. 

Wale Akinyemi, Kenyan author and motivational speaker 

23. ” I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter”.

Walt Disney, an American entrepreneur

24. “You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinions. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.”

Carlos Ghosn, Brazilian born businessman

25.  There’s nothing more important than attitude, and it’s YOUR choice. 

Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball coach 

Well, at the end of the day, quotes are just quotes. The thing is, you should be your own source of positivity. Let’s say quotes just come in handy to catalyze or unleash the positivity that is already inside it. Some quotes are going to make sense, while some will make no sense at all. You be the judge.

And that is it. Just like positivity is a choice you make, so is negativity. You can see that most of these positive thinking quotes are coming from people who have some significant success in their lives, whether in business, sports, or a calling. Join the positive champions by subscribing to our blog for more positivity tips via our free ebook. 

Advice to your Teenager about God

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We live in the age of information. Gone are the days when you had to look for an encyclopedia or visit a public library to get knowledge about anything. It is said that information is power, and indeed, it is. Search engines such as Google have made accessing information on any subject easier. Despite the technological milestones we have made in terms of getting access to information, there is the danger of accessing information that has been contorted to serve other interests or simply misinform. Read on to know about the misconceptions that teenagers have about God.

Jesus your Boyfriend

God is the creator, king and therefore must be revered as such, however, teenagers equate God to many things. In one of the commonly held youth seminars, a young woman when asked about whether she was dating or engaged, she responded by saying she was married to Christ. Jesus Christ is given many attributes in the bible among them the prince of peace, the lion of the tribe of Judah, Messiah, beloved son of God, King. No place is Christ mentioned as a spouse or boyfriend to anyone. The furthest the bible goes is to depict Christ as a bridegroom who will come for his bride the true church in the last days. Therefore, it is inappropriate to bring down your savior and Lord to the level of your boyfriend or special other.

The Millionaire Jesus

This statement is mistakenly used to portray Jesus Christ as having it all. A preacher, with no ill intentions could innocently use these words to illustrate to teenagers how rich they are in Christ. After all, the bible mentions that the whole world and everything in it belongs to God. However, teenagers might interpret this statement differently and acknowledge Jesus Christ as a millionaire rich in gold, jewelry and worldly treasures and not Jesus as their saviour. In John 3:16, the bible mentions that whoever believes in Christ shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Christ sole mission on earth was to seek and save the lost and that is where it stops. The bible talks of Christ as a humble human being who had no means of financing his ministry. He carried out his ministry on earth with 12 numbered disciples and a host of many others including women who provided for them.

God the father, the son and Holy Spirit cannot be classified with human classifications of billionaire, millionaire or zillionaire. He is the alpha and omega, the maker of heaven and earth who out of love for humanity sent his only begotten son to redeem them from their sins.

The Cool Jesus

Teenagers use the word cool to mean they are enjoying life and living it to the fullest. It could also be used to mean they are trendy and classy in terms of fashion and the clothes they adorn. Unfortunately, the word cool is being used inappropriately with reference to Jesus Christ. Communication is no excuse. Words written in the bible should be mentioned as they are without any creativity to avoid deception and heresies.

Mere words presented before people without their original meaning and expression lead to more confusion and misinterpretation of the scriptures in the bible. It is true that slang words have really grown especially as a way of communication among the youth, however, for the gospel to make sense and change the lives of people, it must be presented as it was originally written in Hebrew and translated into English.

Jesus the Carpenter’s Son

The bible records that Jesus Christ had an earthly father by the name Joseph. Joseph was skilled in carpentry, a skill Christ might have tried too. The bible records that not everything done by Christ has records in the bible. There is no problem in knowing Jesus as a carpenter’s son. The problem is relating to him as the son of a carpenter other than your savior.

A hit song once filled the airwaves with the Swahili words umesamehewa na fundi wa mbao. Within no time, youths began dancing to the song in churches and concerts. We are products of what we listen to overtime. While the singer to the song might have wanted to be creative and appeal to the youth, he missed the point in presenting Christ as a carpenter who saves. Youths and more so teenagers are to be careful about songs presented by the contemporary gospel industry. A number of their lyrics are unbiblical and used out of context.

It is important that teenagers recognize God and the trinity as the bible presents him and not in misinformed ideologies. Every bible believing Christian should watch against heresies and defend the word of God for what it is.