I use these ideas. I didn't come up with all of these, some of them, yes. I've listed the author whenever I've had that information. I like to go to the space these positive affirmations suggest.  They serve as a reminder of what I should be thinking and doing - like a mantra of sorts. I surprise myself how many times the same quotes pop into my head or how many times I find myself sharing them with others in conversation. Please enjoy and suggest your favs or others in the comments section below...


"We have to learn to be our own best friend because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemy." 


"I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult." ~ EB White  


"If you don't know where you're going, then any road will get you there." ~Lewis Carroll


"Never accept a NO from someone who isn't authorized to give you a YES."


Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” ~ John Maeda


"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." ~ Maureen Dowd


"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. Dream Big!"


"I am in charge of my life; I delegate my happiness to no one." 


"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been." ~ Robert Schuller


"Leaders lead through a life of service."


"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice."


"Programmers are machines that turn caffiene into code."


‎"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever, the same."


"The most mediocre thing you can do is be between choices."


"The high road is the only viable route."


"I haven't proven too good at predicting the future of other people. Conversely, I am very good at influencing my own, I will concentrate on that."


"Find the things that put chills in your body and goosebumps on your skin. Chase these experiences!"


"You get what you give, be generous!"


"Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to live." ~Adele Brookman


"Different windows of opportunity are opening and closing throughout our lives. If your "time to be athletic" window is currently open, then you best take advantage before ‘what if’ and ‘should have’ become the reality…"


"There is never anything wrong with me that can't be fixed by what's right with me."


"There is no such thing as a false opinion.


"You can't really appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can't really appreciate love until your heart has been broken."


I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." ~Muhammad Ali


"Go BIG! Because Small and Medium are already taken."


"Life isnt HAPPENING to you; it is RESPONDING to you.....think about it."


"Experience to extremes."  ~ Neil Peart


"What if I told you 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same?? Would you be happy? DO NOT BE AFRAID OF CHANGE!"


"In the story of your life; make sure you're the one holding the pen."


‎"The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become." - W.E.B DuBois


"You can't fake fitness."


 "The worst time to build an airplane is when you are flying in it."


"Your future is unwritten."


"There is no substitute for making great decisions and doing things the right way the first time." 


"How do children spell love? T-I-M-E"


"Make the next right decision." ~ derived from Al Anon teachings


"Gravity and karma will always put things right where they belong. It just doesn't happen on your timetable.


"Today is the day I build a better me.


"How I do anything is how I do everything."


My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. ” ~ Indira Ghandi


"Life begins only at the end of your comfort zone.


"80% of the things you worry about never happen."


"Stop the bullshit." ~ Roy Titus


"Version one is better than version none."