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Friday, June 3, 2011

Is Optimism Truly Key?

There are all sorts of books, articles, and theories that suggest we have more control over our circumstance than we realize.

I, for one, agree. I've seen it in action in my own life. Even with small, day-to-day tasks, a positive attitude goes a long way.

I'll be unable to blog next week, so I knew today's post would stick around for a while. And since I'm feeling exceptionally optimistic today, I thought I'd leave you some well-written quotes that go along with the theme. I hope that as you read them, the words will inspire you to feverishly pursue the goals you've set out to accomplish.

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”     
~ Jimmy Dean

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
 ~ Maria Robinson

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
~ Peace Pilgrim (AKA Mildred Lisette Norman)

Do you have any thoughts on the subject? How about a favorite quote? One that inspires you to chase the dream? Share it here and we'll love you forever. 


  1. Luke: I can't believe it.
    Yoda: That is why you fail.
    (...because I had to.) ;-)

    The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves. If you can conceive it in your mind, then it can be brought to the physical world. - Bob Proctor

  2. Thanks for that little gift of happiness!
    I have a zillion quotes I love - here's one of them:
    "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." ~ Edward Abbey
    Says so much, doesn't it?! :) Have a fantastic vacation!

  3. Thanks, Brenda. I"m going to girl's camp with the YW. Should be fun!

  4. Hey Kimberly, I wanted to let you know that I awarded you the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. You can find out about it here:
    Congrats! :D

  5. Jenna - thank you! Swwweeeet! :)

  6. I blogged about this very thing! Great minds think alike. :)

    This week I liked the quote, "Success is full of can, not can't," by Hines Ward. It just struck me for some reason. But I love all the ones you posted as well. :)

    For some reason Blogger won't let me sign into embedded comment boxes. Sad! So I am signing my name.

    Julie Bellon

  7. I always like, "It is what it is." So true.

  8. Well, I'll tell you, I am so optimistic about writing, and even in life I always know things will get better at some point.

    I like this one: "All my successes have been built on my failures." - Benjamin Disraeli

    I think we get so discouraged by rejections and other setbacks in our lives, we forget that success is just around the corner.

  9. I read this great quote on the back of a basketball card, but I can't remember it exactly. Something about if you never lost, you wouldn't know how sweet the victories can be. And of course, one of my very favorites is "Keep Calm and Carry On!"

  10. Hi Kimberly, hope you are well. I have an award for you at my blog. Please stop by when you get a chance. ;-)

  11. Great quotes! And you're very right, a positive outlook helps us walk over whatever fallss in our path.

  12. My own personal favourite Kimberly - from Ralph W Emerson;

    “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”