Imagine you’re climbing a mountain at dawn.  You’re ascending the steep terrain in anticipation of seeing the sunrise overlooking the ocean.  You’re almost there when suddenly you trip and fall a few feet back.

Your life is filled with obstacles, both big and small.  When an obstacle pops up you might think “What if I think positively and nothing happens?”  It’s hard to think positive thoughts in the dark, uncertain terrain. But if you keep thinking positive thoughts it will be easier for you to get back up and climb all the way to the top.  But negative thoughts keep you stuck in the same place and can even cause you to slip or fall back further.

Negative thoughts can steal your energy and any hope you have of overcoming your obstacles.  And they can cause psychological and emotional problems too.

These quotes will encourage you to think positively.  And they will remind you that positive thoughts are the catalyst for positive change.

“Today I choose life.  Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain…  To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices- today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” Kevyn Aucoin

“People who focus on the negative all the time?  You don’t bounce back from nothin’, because your focus is on the bad stuff.  There’s no resilience in negativity; it’s just more pain. If I focus on positive thoughts and attitudes, then it’s least likely I’ll fail.” Tiffany Haddish- Found in WebMd Magazine.

“Always keep your eyes up to the sunshine for you do not know where your true destiny will lead you.” Luis Baray

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” Helen Keller

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” Colin Powell

“The greatest gift of all time is that you can make creation infectious because people spend less time being negative…  If you log all the time with negativity in the while world, I wonder how much better the world would be if people sat down and did something positive.  It spirals.” Skrillex

“Having the strength to tune out negativity and remain focused on what I want gives me the will and confidence to achieve my goals.” Gisele Bundchen

Stay away from negative people.  They have a problem for every solution.” Unknown

“Never wrestle with pigs.  You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” George Bernard Shaw

“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

“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this not accurate.  You make yourself unhappy.” Wayne Dyer

“Positive emotions enhance your life.  Negative emotions sabotage your life.” Dr. T. P. Chia

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” William James

“Optimism is a happiness magnet.  If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” Mary Lou Retton

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift.  Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” Wayne W. Dyer

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.  It is a catalyst, and it sparks extraordinary results.” Wade Boggs

Keep these quotes with you to remind you to be positive throughout your day. If you think positive thoughts anything is possible.  You can triumph over your struggles and accomplish any goals. If you need extra encouragement, there are positive affirmation apps like ThinkUp and Shine that send you positive messages every day