Positive thinking quotes to inspire gratitude, promote personal growth, and foster positivity for a sunnier outlook.

The Power of Positive Thinking Quotes

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Reading inspiring quotes about positivity can be hugely influential in the best way. They can: 

  • Motivate,
  • Challenge negative thought patterns,
  • Create a change in perspective,
  • Encourage a shift in mindset.

…Or, at least, encourage us towards healthy behaviours and habits that could result in a more positive attitude.

So while simply reading an inspiring quote may not, by itself, change our outlook, it might be the catalyst for us applying for that job, or engaging in a mindful hobby that will have beneficial effects.

Why Are Positive Mindset Quotes So Powerful?

Shrewd and insightful phrases have been around for thousands of years. We know this because many examples found in Latin

But what makes them so enticing?

Fascinatingly, it’s largely to do with wordsmithing. 

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A 2000 study showed that when two slightly varying statements of the same aphorism were presented to participants, the rhyming version was judged as more accurate than its modified form.

Rhyme and repetition are not the only compelling qualities of a persuasive phrase though. We are also drawn to specific arrangements of words such as parallel construction, where two halves of a sentence are pleasingly balanced; chiasmus, where structure of a sentence s reversed, and metaphors.

Essentially, if you’re a logophile like me, a well-formed quote or proverb rooted in truth and  wisdom is simply irresistible.

The Psychology of Positive Attitude Quotes

According to psychology expert and communications consultant Scott Sobel, beyond the appealing use of language, biology also has a hand in making quotes so convincing:

Humans are aspirational. We want to look up to role models and leaders and follow what they ask. Leaders and their words – inspirational quotes – affect us on a primal level.

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The Power of Quotes About Positive Mindset

Plus, of course, we are primed to accept that people in prominent positions deserve to be there because they know what they’re talking about – their wisdom and/or credentials make them an authority. That assumption leads us to trust that they’re worth listening to.

For anybody who is receptive to this kind of messaging, a well-structured quote – especially from somebody influential – can feel significantly meaningful, and therefore prove profoundly powerful.   

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Healthy Mindset Quotes For Kids and Grown Ups

Growth mindset has become a bit of a buzzword (or phrase). But it’s in vogue for good reason: the concept is solid and really vital to how we approach challenges.

The opposite of having a growth mindset is having a fixed mindset – one that’s rigid – which can work to sabotage our potential.

The good news is that regardless of current mindset, we’re all adaptable in that sense and can learn to become more flexible in the way we perceive our abilities to overcome obstacles and succeed. 

Find out more in this inspiring list of growth mindset quotes for kids, and learn how to adopt this positive attitude.

Kindness Quotes

One of the most important lessons we can teach our children is the value of kindness. Over and above all else it’s the thing I most wish for them to develop as they grow: a natural inclination to be kind.

I love exploring different ways to be kind with my girls – and they often teach me a thing or two as well.

Read this list of beautiful kindness quotes for kids.
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Quote of the Day

I love the of having a quote to ponder on each day; a philosophical idea to inspire and broaden the mind. This is a concept that is often found in classrooms and as my girls get older I’ll definitely be introducing it at home.

As my husband never tires of saying, there’s always something we can learn from others, and this activity expands on that theory. It’s also a really positive talking point and can be turned into a lovely family ritual during dinner or some other time that works for your family.

Self Loving Quotes

Self-love gets a bad rep as selfish – but it’s actually critical to our wellbeing.

While the idea of self-love may make you cringe, the fundamental truth is that before you can be truly at peace, it’s essential to develop self-esteem, self-belief, and ultimately self-worth.

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With that in mind, here’s an inspiring list of quotes about self worth.

Slow Life Quotes

Living slowly is one of the best ways to attain the mindfulness we all aspire to. 

Whether the magnificence of nature, the richness of culture, or the small kindnesses we miss simply going about our busy lives, slowing down and savouring the beauty in the world around us hold enormous value.

Making time to live a slower pace is not always easy, but it’s worth it for the benefits to our mental health and wellbeing.

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Sunday Self Care

If embracing a slower pace of life seems an impossibility right now, you can still enjoy the positive influence of a slower lifestyle, simply by making time for self-care.

The value of blocking out time dedicated to your personal wellbeing cannot be overstated.

Here are 50 self care ideas, plus a list of self care Sunday quotes to inspire and motivate you to practice a regular self-care routine.

What’s your favourite quote about positive mindset, and how has it inspired or influenced you?

An award-nominated blogger and author, Kate is a huge advocate of personal growth, focusing on journaling to increase positivity and facilitate mindful motherhood. With a wealth of experience in breastfeeding and CMPA, Kate is also an expert baby sleep chaser. Her writing has appeared on Mothercare, Huff Post, and BritMums.

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