It’s all about attitude. Is this what a squeaky happy life is supposed to be about? Yes, good temperaments and positive outlooks really are a big part of a happy life. Attitudes Make a Big Difference! Have you ever thought about how many different attitudes, both good and bad we humans with our diverse dispositions have come up with? Just to jog your memory, here are some positive ones: A carefree attitude, a happy-go-lucky attitude, a laid-back attitude, a rock-and-roll attitude, or a winning attitude—these are the happy frames of mind, some to the point of being charming. And perhaps there are some stylishly elegant ones that exist that are not named here.
Then there are the negative ones! (Is it just me, or are there more of these?) You decide—here they are: a bad attitude, a bad-boy (or girl) attitude, a ballsy attitude, a defeatist attitude, a catty attitude, a belligerent attitude, a devil-may-care attitude, a holier-than-thou attitude, or a rude attitude. If you have any of the latter, perhaps an attitude adjustment is in order. Or how about the common things we speak to others: “you have an attitude” or “drop the attitude”.
Or Maybe we should just: “Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.” Nicholas Chamfort
P.S. Don’t give me any attitude.
Now on with the attitude quotes: 89 Attitude Quotes
“Say “Yes” to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky.
Say “Yes” to the universe and the planets become your neighbors.
Say “Yes” to dreams of love and freedom.
It is the password to utopia.”
Brooks Atkinson, ‘Once Around the Sun’
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.Unknown
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright Read the rest of this entry
Thoughts contrast like everything else in life…you can use these contrasts to develop and grow. The best thing to do is to make an effort to become aware of your negative thinking as it happens. You may not beable to do this all the time, but just taking small steps will lead to changing habitual thinking and soon you will be thinking positive over half of the time! You will be amazed at how much your life will change for the better in a few months, or even a few weeks if you are determined and consistent!
Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives. Unknown
Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar
So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way. John Newcombe
Why are we Masters of our Fate, the captains of our souls?
Because we have the power to control our thoughts, our attitudes.
That is why many people live in the withering negative world.
That is why many people live in the Positive Faith world.
Alfred A. Montapert
I have walked away from friendships when I’ve realized that someone smiles to someone’s face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore. Sophia Bush
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. Dale Carnegie
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. Caskie Stinnett
All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there. Unknown
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles M. Schwab
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay Ash
Celebrate what you want to see more of. Thomas J. Peters
Enthusiasm…the sustaining power of all great action. Samuel Smiles
Enthusiasm is contagious – and so is the lack of it. Unknown
Enthusiasm is contagious. Be a carrier. Susan Rabin
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. Bo Bennett
Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. Christian Nestell Bovee
Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life. Tennessee Williams
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. Henry Ford
Enthusiasm moves the world. Arthur Balfour
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do. Norman Vincent Peale
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Dale Carnegie
Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm. Unknown
Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire — you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley
Go into something because you really like it, and then do it with a drive and enthusiasm so that it isn’t work. John Kluge
I don’t think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy. Patricia Ireland
If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be – enthusiasm. Bruce Barton
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. Norman Vincent Peale
I never look back, I look forward. Steffi Graf
It has been said that we need just three things in life: Something to do, Something to look forward to, and someone to love. Unknown
Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch. Steve Droke
Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm. Norman Vincent Peale
Life must be understood backwards; but… it must be lived forward. Soren Kierkegaard
May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future. Paul Dickson
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. Edward B. Butler
People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something ahead of you to look forward to, to work for and hope for. Maxwell Maltz
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. Arnold H. Glasow
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see. Winston Churchill
The key that unlocks energy is desire. It’s also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited. Earl Nightingale
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment…. It gives warmth and good feeling to all your personal relationships. Norman Vincent Peale
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. August Hare
To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully. Tryon Edwards
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
We can only see forwards and never look back and when we turn around we can miss what’s to come so don’t dwell on what’s behind you when everything you need to see Is in front of you. Matthew Wayne Gaulin
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. W. Clement Stone
Your definite main goal is a set of thoughts…thoughts you control. Desire is an emotion which you create and control. Enthusiasm is a state of mind also subject to your control. Desire plus enthusiasm is the pulsating force to create things from thought. Thomas D. Willhite