Confucius: The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones

Here is another quote by Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher who founded Confucianism. We have come across similar quotes before, but it is important to reemphasize the message that great things come from tiny steps all gathered.

Whenever you’re feeling down or stressed or anxious remember that it is not permanent and is bound to go away sooner or later. The storm will abate but it is up to you how much damage the storm does. Start with small steps and progress towards your solution.

If you are struggling, worried or just need a small push. Here is a practice to help you cultivate a quality of being:

  1. Positive
  2. Believing in self
  3. Be ready for Action!

REFLECT: Find time to sit in silence. Relax and start with first focusing on breathing. Next once you are settled, notice what thoughts come to mind. Does your mind then wander and can you spot any negative thoughts or patterns?

RESPOND: See if you can Note your feelings, sensations without getting hooked into the experience. If & when any thoughts arise and you feel being carried away, return back to the breath.

INTEGRATE:  Remember this “Positive Thinking” exercise and it will help you practice being Positive, believing in yourself and going for it.

Affirmations on being Positive:

Now Repeat one or more of following Affirmations as you breathe in. Let Go of anything negative or not needed as you breathe out. Continue this for 2-5 minutes or more.


Affirmations on being Positive:

  1. I am always Positive
  2. I choose to stay Positive
  3. I stay Positive
  4. I find the Positive, even in the Negative 
  5. I am Tough
  6. I am Strong
  7. I am present in this moment
  8. It will be a great day
  9. I can change my thoughts
  10. I am confident, dignified and walk away from anything Negative

Affirmations for work, career, jobs and success:

  1. I know I am worthy of a great career
  2. I work hard and am Successful
  3. I am open to trying new and different way
  4. I am determined to go further
  5. I do what’s needed, Now
  6. I step out of my comfort zone
  7. I am not giving up
  8. I commit to my goal and take risk to achieve my dreams
  9. I am ready to rise and bloom

*Read More Powerful Affirmations: what are they and why you need them in your life!

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones”


About the Author of Quote:  Confucius was a Chinese Philosopher and politician of the Spring and Autumn period! The philosophy of Confucius, which is also known as Confucianism, similar to his name, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity. The 4 main principles of Confucianism are the concepts of respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice.

Confucius The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones

Combine with an Affirmation: 

“I am taking steps towards my GOALS”


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