This article is contributed by Chris Richardson from EssayGeeks.
When you meet a bright person, you want to be around them. They spread good vibes and make you smile.
A negative person also affects your mood… they bring you down. You don’t want to be that person. You want to be the bright one.
You Can’t Wait for Others to Make You Happy. Drive Yourself to a Bright Life!
Staying positive in an environment that imposes constant stress on you can be a mission impossible.
Still, you have an inner power to make yourself happy. You just need to discover it.
Sometimes all we need is motivation. It is a trigger that helps us be happier and makes our dream come true.
Here are 35 quotes that will motivate your positive thinking patterns.
“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy
Do you want to live a bright life? Do something about it!
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
You have troubles discovering your true self? Then, create yourself! You have the right to do that.
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu
It’s okay to analyze other people. But, do you see inside yourself?
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
Life will hit you when you least expect it. You might feel hopeless, helpless, and lifeless.
That’s when you show your true strength.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin
When you shift your mindset, the world around you will change. It will become better.
“People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.” – Kent M. Keith
Your light won’t stop shining if you share it. Help people! That will only make you happier.
“We all either underestimate each other, or else exaggerate each other’s virtues. Very few people are capable of assessing others as they deserve. It is a particular gift. In fact, I would even say that only the great are capable of it.” – Andrei Tarkovsky
The way you see other people shows how you see yourself. See people as they are.
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda
Unconditional love – That’s the key to unconditional happiness.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
There’s nothing wrong with failure if you learn from it. Move on!
“Atticus, he was real nice.”
“Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.” – Harper Lee
See people! Find the good in them, and you’ll realize: nice still exists.
“If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” – Dalai Lama XIV
Can you find a point in worrying? Absolutely not!
Negative thoughts only prevent your happiness, so do your best: try not to worry.
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
Life can be a complete mess.
Still, there’s something beautiful in the universe and in everything that surrounds us. Look up into the stars!
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
What do you think; what’s the right way to live?
Wonder, ask, explore! Every moment is a miracle.
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King
You don’t wait to get inspired. You seek inspiration! You cause it!
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The society will try to mold you. That’s its job.
Your job is to be yourself, no matter how much you’re expected to be something you’re not.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Do something that makes you happy. Read, travel, socialize… live!
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love…” – Marcus Aurelius
Every day is a privilege. Be grateful for it.
“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” – Stephen Chbosky
Are you mindful enough to recognize the special moments?
In such powerful seconds, you feel greater. You feel infinite.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi
What would you do if this was your last day? Do that!
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell
Travelling won’t take your problems away.
But, it will make you a different person. It will bring you close to yourself.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Smile. Tell a joke. Hug people. It’s all they need.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R Tolkien
Where’s the base of true happiness?
It’s inside you. Wherever you go, you take your inner peace with you.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
You want good things to happen? Then, turn your wishes into plans!
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Be strong, and never let other people make you feel inferior.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
Whatever happens, life goes on. You go on.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Jalaluddin Rumi
Love is everywhere. You just need to be capable of giving it, so you can receive it in return.
“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” – George Carlin
Instead of looking for the answers in others, try finding them in your own mind and heart.
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like its heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
You’re living this moment just once. Use it well!
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
Don’t lose yourself by blending into the majority.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard M. Baruch
You’re an individual. That’s your superpower!
Don’t try to change who you are just to make people like you.
“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” – Charles Bukowski
Go crazy once in awhile. Be free to do whatever you feel like doing! You deserve it.
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
When you’re able to see the good things in your life, you’ll leave the bad stuff behind.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
It’s hard to lose the things and people you loved.
But, we should be happy about the experiences we lived through.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller
Stop looking at closed doors.
Opportunities are everywhere!
“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” – Galileo Galilei
Everyone has their virtues, flaws, and knowledge.
You can learn something new from everyone you meet.
Inspiring Thoughts Can Lead Us to Harmony
Do you need a spark of inspiration? Wise people have said wise things.
Sometimes a single quote is enough to change your life. The stimulating quotes above can inspire you to make your life brighter.
About The Author
Chris Richardson is a journalist and editor from London and a part of EssayGeeks team. He is fond of traveling, sports, and playing the guitar. Chris finds his inspiration in writing. Meet him on on Facebook and Google+.