Thursday, October 13, 2005

Power of Positive Thinking

I grew up reading Guideposts, a magazine that Norman Vincent Peale founded to promote inspiring people who faced adversity with a positive attitude. With these stories of perserverance and giving credit to my parents as well, I have been trying to get through the past few months with a positive attitude. Here are some quotes I have run across that I have found extremely helpful. I haven't found who wrote these so apologies all around until I do! Hope you find these inspiring as well.

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst...a spark that creates extraordinary results. -Wade Boggs, Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Speech, July 31, 2005

Your attitude, almost always determines your altitude in life. -Zig Ziglar

Learn to embrace change and you'll recognize that life is in constant motion and every change happens for a reason. When you see boundaries as opportunities, the world becomes a limitless place and your life becomes a journey of change that always finds its way.

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying

"I will try again tomorrow." -Mary Anne Radmacher


Yo Fren said...

I thought I'd help you out a bit with your sources. :)

"Our lives are not determined by what happens . . ." -Wade Boggs, Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Speech, July 31, 2005 (It seems like I've heard a quote very similiar to this one longer ago than this induction speech and therefore possibly not W. Boggs originally, but maybe that's just it--it was similar, not the same quote. The quote you posted was word for word from the induction speech transcript.)

"Your attitude almost always determines your altitude in life." - Zig Ziglar
(I also found it quoted more fully as "Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude."

"Courage does not always roar. . . ." -Mary Anne Radmacher (confirmed via e-mail from author *g*)


Dannyboy said...

Thanks Fren! Did you have a source for that other quote? Please let me know if you find any other mistakes or things to correct. I'm horrifed I keep finding typos!