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By Remez Sasson, SuccessConsciousness
People like to read quotes, because quotes are concise sentences, expressing wisdom, and awakening motivation, inspiration and happiness. Reading them resembles eating a piece of good chocolate or a slice of a delicious cake.
Why You Need to Read Motivational Quotes?
1. Motivational quotes motivate, inspire and encourage
Quotes have the power to motivate, inspire and encourage. Whenever you feel low, unhappy, or lacking motivation, read attentively a few quotes, and you will see how your mood and state of mind begin to improve.
2. Motivational quotes energize and prompt you to take action
When you need a little push and some fuel to help you take action, motivational quotes can be of great help. At such times, it would be most helpful to read the words of people who achieved something in their life. Read their motivating words, and let these words sink into your mind.
3. Motivational quotes give insight and wisdom
Many quotes contain insight and wisdom condensed into a few words. If you read the quote a few times, and focus on the words, often, you will discover wisdom and insight that will help you in your life.
4. Motivational quotes offer hope
Another benefit that you can gain by reading motivational quotes is hope. When in a difficult situation, when you do not know what to do, or when you feel down, quotes are like rays of light entering your life and driving away the darkness. I do not mean that every quote would give you hope, but quite a few are really a beacon of light.
5. They bring light and happiness into your day
A motivational quote has the power to awaken happiness and to brighten your day. It is a good idea to read a few in the morning, after waking up, and again, before your leave for work. Often, the words you read stay with you and affect how you think, act and react, for a long time after reading them.
6. Motivational quotes teach
If you pay attention to the words, while reading a quote, you will gain good advice from it, which you can then implement in your life.
7. They open the mind to see life in a wider perspective
Quotes often open the eyes and the mind to understand truths and acknowledge things you otherwise would have missed. They let you see life from another, wider perspective, and in this sense, they expand the mind and the awareness.
8. Motivational quotes are mood changers
Reading quotes can improve how you feel and change your mood for the better. It is like drinking something that uplifts your spirit. That is why it is a good idea to have some good quotes handy, so you can read them whenever you want to uplift your spirit.
9. They inspire to positive thinking and taking positive action
Good quotes make you feel positive, optimistic, energetic and optimistic, ready to set goals and take action. Their effect might continue for a little while or longer. To set this attitude as habit, you need to read quotes often and every day.
10. Reading motivational quotes does not require effort
It is actually fun and joy, does not require any effort, and hardly takes more than a few moments.
I suggest you read a few quotes in the morning, after waking up, or just before going to work. You may also read them at night, before going to sleep. These are not the only times suitable to read them. Any time of the day is suitable. You may carry with you a small notebook, where you can write the quotes you most like, and which have a strong positive effect on you. You may also store quotes on your cell phone, where they can be always available to you when you want to read them. Nowadays, there are so many website with quotes on the Internet, and with a little search, you can find many on every topic. You can easily find the words of famous and not so famous people, from ancient times until now.
By GWEN MORAN, Fast Company
When things get tough, many people turn to a motivational quote for a bit of inspiration. Some of these pithy sayings have become celebrated parts of society’s lexicon. Some include:
But out of all of the things that people—famous, influential, and otherwise—have to say, what makes some turns of phrase so powerful that they become mantras for generations?
Depending on whom you ask, the appeal appears to lie in a combination of good wordsmithing, motivational psychology, and a measure of self-selection. Obviously, people who tend to feel inspired by motivational quotes are going to find them more resonant than those who don’t find simple phrases and sayings to be particularly meaningful, says psychologist and motivation expert Jonathan Fader, PhD, founder of the Union Square Practice in New York City.
THE COACHING FACTOR
Fader says there’s a self-selection process that narrows the population of people who are drawn to motivational sayings. Beyond that, the message that someone else believes you can achieve what you want to achieve can be a powerful incentive to try harder, he says. If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you’re more likely to do it.
“There’s a little bit of implicit coaching that’s happening when you’re reading it. It’s building that self-efficacy in that kind of dialogue that you’re having with yourself,” Fader says.
THE POWER OF LANGUAGE
There’s also power in the words themselves, says Ward Farnsworth, dean of the University of Texas School of Law and author of Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric. Farnsworth says that people have an “appetite for well-expressed wisdom, motivational or otherwise.”
“Students of Latin see examples of aphorisms from 2,000 years ago, such as ubi concordia, ibi victoria, ‘where there is unity, there is victory.’ Usually, these sayings involve some keen insight put into memorable wording. They are little triumphs of rhetoric, in the old and positive sense of the word,” he says.
Phrasing contributes to effectiveness—for better or worse. Farnsworth points to a 2000 study by cognitive scientists at Lafayette College that found that when people were shown two statements of the same pithy saying, study participants were more likely to say the rhyming aphorism seemed true.
“As O.J. Simpson’s lawyer once said, ‘If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.’ The study shows that the way an idea is expressed can affect judgments about its merit,” he says. A more upbeat and motivational example is, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” by Napoleon Hill.