10 Quotes for Positive Change

It can be hard to be positive sometimes, really, REALLY hard! Many religions teach of the suffering that must be endured on Earth, and we can all benefit from practicing positive psychology more often as a way to cope with the inevitable hard parts.

Making a change to do something different, even if it might help in the long run, can be REALLY hard too! I am constantly borrowing positivity from those who have been more eloquent with words than I am. Here are a few of my favorites today. I hope you can use them to boost your mood and start thinking about the ways your life could be different if you were brave enough to just….

1.) “A ship is safe in the harbor, but that is not what ships are for.”-William Greenough Thayer

2.) “He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

3.) “It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.”-James Mackintosh

4.) “If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it. for it is not to be reached by search or trail.”-Heraclitus

5.) “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”-Norman Vincent Peale

6.) “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker

7.) “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.”-Ayn Rand

8.) “If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

9.) “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” -Ruth Gordon

10.) “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” -Madonna

If you’re ready to make changes, either big or small, in your life, your family, or your career contact us, info@knoxvillecounselingservices to see how we can work together to make those changes a reality!