These Quotes about Optimism Will Brighten Your Day

What Is Optimism?

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Do you need an inspirational quote about optimism to use at work? These quotes about optimism work well to inspire employees and create positive, progressive thinking.

The power of optimism cannot be over-rated as a factor in success and personal growth and development. Optimism allows you to see the positive aspects of any situation and enables you to capitalize on each possibility.

Optimism may be partly responsible for success in most aspects of life.

Some research exists that demonstrates that optimism results in higher achievement.

Part of the power of optimism is the result of changing the outlook of the little voice in your head. Constantly looking at the negative and seeing no options when situations go awry, negative self-talk limits your success.

Positive self-talk expands your ability to achieve, to learn, and to accomplish. An optimistic belief in yourself and your capabilities to positively impact situations, even ones that appear negative, fuels success.

When you feel less optimistic about your future, try gently moving your mind into positive, optimistic thoughts. Whenever you find yourself feeling negative, depressed, or wallowing in despair, look for your rainbow. The rainbow is there; you just need to see it.

Quotations about Optimism

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier." --Colin Powell

"I have a habit of comparing the phraseology of communiques .

. . noting a certain similarity of words, a certain similarity of optimism . . . and a certain similarity in the lack of practical results during the ensuing years." --Margaret Thatcher

”Optimism is the foundation of courage.” --Nicholas Murray Butler

"Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full.

Others spend a lifetime lamenting that it's half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it's up to you!" --Dr. James S. Vuocolo

"Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be." Harvey Mackay

”One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” --Lucille Ball

"We are a strong, robust, and prosperous nation. Optimism is the essence of our success. It drives our creativity and emboldens our entrepreneurial spirit. It is what makes us invest in the future and accomplish our highest aims." --Bill Frist

"For myself, I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else." --Winston Churchill

"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us." --Benjamin Franklin

”Cultivate optimism by committing yourself to a cause, a plan or a value system.

You'll feel that you are growing in a meaningful direction which will help you rise above day-to-day setbacks.” --Robert Conroy

"But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future." --Linda Lingle

"An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity." --Winston Churchill

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." --Henry Ford

"I would absolutely recommend against excessive positivity and optimism. Any positive emotion that you're infusing into a workplace needs to be grounded in reality. If it's not realistic, sincere, meaningful, and individualized, it won't do much good." --Tom Rath

”Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough.” --Richard M. DeVos

"The things you think are the disasters in your life are not the disasters really. Almost anything can be turned around: out of every ditch, a path, if you can only see it." --Hilary Mantel

"Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will." --Norman Vincent Peale

"What day is it?" asked Pooh
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favourite day," said Pooh." --AA Milne (Alan Alexander Milne)

”Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” --Helen Keller

"An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him." --Zig Ziglar

"Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress." --Nicholas M. Butler

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit." --Helen Keller

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." --Henry David Thoreau

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