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Richard Branson’s 10 Favourite Quotes on Positivity

quoth heYou know that when one of the most optimistic people in the world references other people’s optimistic quotes, then they’re gonna be good.  And they are.

But before you click on the link, here’s a few from Sir Optimism himself:

“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.”
~ Richard Branson

“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
~ Richard Branson

“Personally, I see any glass half full as an opportunity to top it up, start a conversation and perhaps spark a great new idea.”
~ Richard Branson

“Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot, if not most of, the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.”
~Richard Branson

Brilliant!

And now…da da-da da!…the quotes that inspire Sir Richard Branson himself. (Which have in turn, inspired me, and I’m willing to bet will inspire you too.)

Oh, and btw, at the bottom of his post, don’t miss his top 10 quotes on other aspects of life too.

Richard Branson’s Top 10 Quotes on Positivity

Did you find these inspiring? What are some of your favourite inspirational quotes?  Share them below. 

Richard Branson quotes from BrainyQuote

Bright-Side of the Web: The Beauty of Pollination

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In keeping with this week’s posts on Simplification and Gratitude, I bring you:

The Beauty of Pollination

This video has been seen over 21 million times. Why?
Because we humans marvel at nature.

Nature can teach us so many things.

Stop  ~  Look  ~  Listen  ~  Absorb  ~  Relish  ~  Learn 

Always amazing, ever breathtaking, be it your first or twenty-first time
and definitely A Bright-Side of the Web:

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Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm…

Some things

have to be

believed

to be

 seen

Ralph Hodgson

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Sometimes Simple = Best

Life is hard, period. 

However, there are times when things are definitely easier than others.

What is hard for someone, may be easy for others, and vice versa.

Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves and make things more complicated than they need to be. And then there are times when we don’t try at all and wonder why it didn’t work out or go our way.

Sometimes the best solutions are the ones that are so simple they don’t even cross our minds.

How simple? Think:

Peanut butter and jam sandwiches.
Grilled cheese sandwiches.
Cheese and crackers.
Milk and cookies.

In other words: Comforting. Familiar. Easy.

Can this way of thinking be applied to problem solving? Often, yes.

Sometimes we struggle so hard and long to find a way to:

resolve a conflict;
repair bad feelings;
lift someone’s spirits,

when a simple, heart-felt hug will do.

When your child is upset, just sitting beside them holding their hand may be all they need to feel better – to know that they are not alone and they are loved.

Life is hard. Simplify it when you can.

What do you do to simplify your life?

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Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm…

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Quotes That Make You Go Hmmm…

What Is The Price Of Change?

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When you think of change, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Change of seasons?
Change of tactics?
Change of scenery?
Change of pace?
Change the channel?
Change your mind?
Change a tire?
Change a diaper?
Change your clothes?
Change your attitude?
The correct change?
Change for the better?
Change is as good as a holiday?
Change is what you need?
Change can kick-start a whole new outlook?

“People are always telling you that change is a good thing.  But all they’re really saying is that something you didn’t want to happen at all, has happened.”
Meg Ryan, You’ve Got Mail

True or False: Do you think change is for the better?

I have always said that I love spontaneity – but only if it’s my idea.
Do I feel the same way about change?

If you believe as I do, that everything happens for a reason, then I guess you could conclude that change is a good thing.  Or is it?

Perhaps change is simply inevitable.  

There are many inevitable things:

Life = good
Aging = good for a while
Death = not so good

So then is change something that is out of our control?

Some changes we purposely create, for better or worse (I’ll let you categorise them for yourself):

Moves – to new jobs, houses, cities, countries
Face-lifts, nose-jobs, tummy tucks, tattoos
New hair-styles or colour, clothes, shoes
Live together, split up, marriage, divorce

What is positive change for one person could be devastating for another depending on their life circumstances and how much control they had over the change.

Some changes we have collectively and inadvertently created:

Climate change
Ozone depletion
Extinction of species

As humans, we are not perfect and we make mistakes.

 What we haven’t learned yet is how to learn from our mistakes.

Some changes we refuse to make, or make quickly enough:

End to world hunger
End to wars and civil unrest
End to poisoning our air, soil and water

They seem simple enough to change when you see them in black and white, especially when you realise that all three boil down to one thing – greed.

Do we categorize good change as that which we can affect and bad change as that which is out of our control?

Whether on purpose or not, good or bad, some change is inevitable. Some might even call it fate.

But where we have control over change for the better, particularly where the health of ourselves and our planet is concerned, why wouldn’t we act to bring about change – now?

How about this for a change: let’s change our tune.

Let’s change our reaction – or non-action – into making a difference before inevitable becomes irreversible.

 Change your perspective.

 “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mother Theresa.