Make Positive Thinking a Habit

I’m always looking for interesting information for my career mentoring clients.  I saw this quote from Henry David Thoreau on line yesterday and thought I would pass it on.

“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.”

Reading this reminded me of one of the points in The Optimist Creed: “Promise yourself to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.”

Your thoughts are powerful.  They can help you create the life and career success you want and deserve.  Tweet 39 in my career success book, Success Tweets says, “While other people and events have an impact on your life, they don’t shape it.  You get to choose how you react to people and events.”

In other words, if you want to become a positive successful person you need to think positive successful thoughts.  When things go wrong, you need to think about what you can learn from the problem, rejection or failure.  When you make it a habit of thinking this way you’ll be on the road to success.  Make it a habit to choose to respond positively to negative people and events.

Your career mentor,


PS: You can download a free copy of Success Tweets and its companion piece Success Tweets Explained by going to  When you download the books, I’ll begin sending you daily motivational quotes and give you a free basic membership in my career mentoring site

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