11 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Develop Powerful Habits Of Thinking

by | Apr 2, 2019 | Mindset, Personal Growth

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Learning How To Think

I didn’t think about the quality of my thoughts until I read John C. Maxwell’s book, Thinking For A Change, a number of years ago. It’s really changed the way I think.

I learned that I have a choice about how I think and what I think truly matters. It affects everything.

So here are 11 inspiring quotes about the habit of thought. I hope they will encourage you today to be more intentional about developing a positive and powerful mindset.

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11 Inspirational Quotes About The Power Of Thinking

#1. “Thoughts are real, physical things that occupy mental real estate. Moment by moment, every day, you are changing the structure of your brain through your thinking. When we hope, it is an activity of the mind that changes the structure of our brain in a positive and normal direction.”

― Dr. Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain

#2. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

#3. “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”

― Peace Pilgrim

#4. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”

― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

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#5. “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”

― Jack Canfield, Author of Chicken Soup For The Soul

#6. “Don’t let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead, give to yourself that which empowers you.”

― Les Brown

#7. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”

― Henry Ford

#8. “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

― Wilferd Arlan Peterson, Author of “The Art Of Marriage”

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#9. “Much more surprising things can happen to anyone who, when a disagreeable or discouraged thought comes into his mind, just has the sense to remember in time and push it out by putting in an agreeable, determinedly courageous one. Two things cannot be in one place.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

#10. “Don’t wait until you feel positive to move forward. Act your way into feeling good.”

John C. Maxwell, Failing Forward

#11. “When you take time, often, to reflect on the miracle of life – the miracle that you are even able to read this book – the gift of sight, of love, and all the rest, it can help to remind you that many of the things that you think of as ‘big stuff’ are really just ‘small stuff’ that you are turning into big stuff.”

― Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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