Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
When you use positive thinking quotes to start your day, every day, you are becoming a leader to your own actions and feelings.
You have more access and control with your thinking than you do with your actions or feelings, so it makes sense to start there when you're trying to create greater happiness, health and success.
As you can see in this diagram, 1) your positive thinking accesses the positive feelings, and 2) these positive feelings energize your actions, which 3) enhances and empowers positive, successful performance in everything you do.
I know, it's not always easy to control your thinking, but it's a whole lot easier than changing your actions or feelings. You naturally want to be happy, that's why you're on this site. That desire to be happy will be your motivator to start taking charge of your thinking so you can reap these amazing benefits.
Positive thinking quotes are one of the best ways to practice managing and controlling your thought processes. This is because you are naturally a positive person, and when you focus your brilliant mind on good, uplifting thoughts, it helps you connect with who and how you truly are.
Ever have trouble staying positive? Get some coaching from an astronaut on why it makes so much sense to be optimistic, in the video below.
The best internal leadership is self coaching. Positive self coaching is a matter of putting your wisdom and life experience in the driver's seat, rather than letting the old default process run on automatic.
"If you're not coaching yourself, you're being unconsciously controlled by all you've heard from other people's opinions, ideas and attitudes."
Your thoughts are leading you, whether you realize it or not. You've probably heard the quote by British author James Allen: "You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
Until you begin taking charge of your subconscious thought processes, most of your internal dialogue comes from past programming and influences, which are far too often limiting and negative. So, let's figure out how you can make this automatic, ongoing internal conversation interesting and effective for you.
Here's how this self coaching process works:
I promise you that this works. It always has, and it always will. It's the way we're built as human beings. We're not really designed to be guided by our emotions, although that often happens.
So, it's clear that we all need a daily dose of positive thinking quotes to keep us inspired, uplifted and encouraged.
Try to take these positive statements to heart, and imagine that they are meant specifically for you. Savor the feelings that come up as you read them, and take those good feelings with you as you go on about your day.
"Never underestimate the power of your smile. Smiling is an act of kindness, and it sends a message of 'all is well' to all who see you, and even to the depths of your own sensitive heart."
"There is always more to appreciate than time to think of it. Slow down, breathe, and look around you with an appreciative eye. This brings you closer to your true loving nature."
"When you were a child, your life was in many ways somebody else's creation. As an adult, you are the artist, author and authority who decides what you create. The medium you use to paint the tapestry of your life comes from the rich diversity of your experience. You get to pick and choose which colors and textures to use."
"Think of those who love (or have loved) you unconditionally. Imagine what it is like to see yourself through their eyes. Take some time with this...it's not easy or automatic. Write down the words and phrases they would use to describe you. If they were to speak to your heart from theirs, what would they say?"
"You are so much more powerful than you know. One of the greatest aspects of your power is in your ability to choose. When you get up in the morning, you get to choose the kind of day you're going to have. Try a gentle beginning, with silence or soothing sounds, pleasing beverages, and natural light. Imagine yourself having exactly the kind of day you want."
You're the leader. You're in charge. Be a good, positive, uplifting leader to your heart and soul. You can do this. Take one step, then another, and you'll be amazed at how much progress you'll make!
Get more positive thinking quotes here. There are endless resources on the web, and you'll never run out of folks willing to help you feel good and think positively.
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