Positive thinking is widely known to reduce stress, increase health and promote a more productive workplace culture. In fact, there is psychological research that confirms each of these points. We’ve compiled a list of some tips and tricks to help you combat negativity so you can reap the benefits! All it takes is a little repetition and the will to shift your thinking habits. Everyone can’t be a beam of positive energy all the time, but these tricks should help you get on the right path to positive success!
Lao Tzu (also known as Laozi “old master”) was a Chinese philosopher with an extraordinary mind. Tzu was a distinguished writer and author of the Tao Te Ching, the basis for many Chinese philosophers. Our 20 quotes from this legendary figure will no doubt give you a different outlook on life. Take a moment from your busy day and use these wise words to put a positive spin on your vision.
Quotes To Inspire Your Business From A Tech Expert
Who doesn’t know Bill Gates? You know, the co-creator of Microsoft and the richest man on earth! As a business man he was criticized for being distant and sometimes downright rude to his colleagues. However, his knowledge in tech and forward vision skyrocketed him to success early in life. Since January 2000, Gates has stepped down as CEO of Microsoft and now devotes most of his time to his charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Here are 13 quotes from the now author, investor and philanthropist to inspire your life and business:
George Washington, known as the “father of his country,” was the first elected president of the United States Of America. Washington was of strong character and deeply respected by others for his leadership skills. For more than 200 years his legacy lives on and here are some of our favourite quotes to inspire success by George himself:
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Often known as ‘Seneca the Younger’, Lucius was a Roman philosopher and statesman. During his lifetime he was a spirited essayist and an advisor to Roman emperor Nero. Although his life was controversial and his death a popular subject for historians and artists alike, he left us with some great knowledge. Here are 15 inspirational quotes from Lucius Annaeus Seneca:
A founding father of America, you’d be hard-pressed to find something amazing that Benjamin Franklin didn’t do in his lifetime. Here’s 15 of his extraordinary quotes to live by:
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to product happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
“With continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
“Well done is better than well said.”
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”
“The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
A small peek into Franklins mind, here are 13 virtues of character he followed, listed from his autobiography:
- Temperance Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
- Silence Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
- Order Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
- Resolution Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
- Frugality Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
- Industry Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
- Sincerity Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
- Justice Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
- Moderation Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
- Cleanliness Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
- Tranquility Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
- Chastity Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
- Humility Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
Albert Einstein was a physicist and philosopher best known for his famous formula E = mc2. He was a genius by any standard and he definitely helped shape the way we look at things in the world. Here are some of our favourite inspirational quotes from the genius himself to fire you up for the week:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Set Goals Constantly:
If your mind is in a million places all the time goal setting is key. Making notes of key items and goals to achieve whether it’s today or in 6 months gives you a clear path to your vision. Practice writing a few goals for each day, it’s good practice and feels awesome to cross the items off.