The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

by Norman Vincent Peale

If you’re looking to achieve fulfillment in your life, The Power of Positive Thinking is the book for you. This book will teach you how to believe in yourself so you can achieve all that you desire, as well as guide you towards discovering how you can develop the power to tackle any obstacles that come your way. No longer will you have to live with stress and dissatisfaction!

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Believe In Yourself

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

A lack of self-confidence is one of the biggest problems besetting people today. This can lead to the development of an inferiority complex, which often causes people to become discouraged and depressed. However, once you eliminate this inferiority complex, you will develop a more positive outlook and gain confidence in your abilities.

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A Peaceful Mind Generates Power

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.

When we look at a beautiful painting of lush scenery, don’t we feel calm and peaceful? That feeling of peace can actually be achieved at all times, simply by emptying your mind. Once you access your inner peace, you will be able to exist harmoniously and without stress.

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How to Have Constant Energy

You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind.

In our consciousness, we can access a reservoir of boundless power and no longer suffer from a depletion of energy. Neither age nor circumstance will deplete your energy once you access this power, and the best way to access it is to lose yourself in something bigger than yourself.

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How to Create Your Own Happiness

We manufacture our unhappiness by thinking unhappy thoughts, by the attitudes we habitually take, such as the negative feeling that everything is going to turn out badly, or that other people are getting what they do not deserve and we are failing to get what we do deserve.

You are the only person who gets to decide whether you will be happy or unhappy. Remember, being happy is a conscious decision that you have to make; one that you can make no matter the situation you are in. If you make the decision to be happy every morning, when you wake up, you will be guaranteed to feel happiness all day long.

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Stop Fuming and Fretting

Many people make life unnecessarily difficult for them by dissipating power and energy through fuming and fretting.

In our consciousness, we can access a reservoir of boundless power and no longer suffer from a depletion of energy. Neither age nor circumstance will deplete your energy once you access this power, and the best way to access it is to lose yourself in something bigger than yourself.

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Expect the Best and Get It

Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that insures the successful outcome of your venture.

When you free yourself from self-doubt, you can put your whole self into any endeavour you undertake. Remember, any difficulties you face are simply a manifestation of disunity between your physical, emotional, and spiritual forces. Once you unite all these forces and eliminate self-doubt, you will expect the best and get it.

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I Don’t Believe in Defeat

Most of our obstacles are mental in nature.

When you adopt the “I don’t believe in defeat” attitude, you will realize you can work twice as hard at any task set before you - and you will achieve whatever you desire. This is because this is a positive attitude; it will give you the strength to stand up to any obstacle in your path. After all, most obstacles only become impossible to overcome when we believe they are impossible to overcome.

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How to Break the Worry Habit

Many people fail to overcome such troubles as worry because they allow the problem to seem complicated and do not attack it with some simple technique.

Worry is often a common factor in the development of physical illnesses such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, and ulcers. So, not only does it affect your mental state, it can affect your physical body too! Therefore, it is imperative that you break the destructive habit of worrying.

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Power to Solve Personal Problems

They followed a simple but highly practical plan and in each case the outcome was a happy and successful one.

Many people rely on a hit-and-miss method when trying to solve their problems. However, this method is rather ineffective as you will encounter several failures before you manage to solve your problem. A more effective way to solve your problems is to come up with a plan of action that clearly details the steps you must take.

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When Vitality Sags, Try This Health Formula

Resentment, hate, grudge, ill will, jealous, and vindictiveness, are attitudes which produce ill-health.

Chemical reactions in your body are set up by emotional outbursts that result in the feeling of ill-health - the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you have a fit of anger is a good example of this. Over the long-term, your ill-health could become a serious problem. When you direct your energy towards feeling these negative emotions, you do not have enough energy to overcome your physical illnesses and they will begin to affect you.

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Inflow of New Thoughts Can Remake You

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

If you want to live a better and more successful life, you must cast out your old, negative views and replace them with positive ones. Any difficulty you face can be overcome by allowing new thoughts to enter your mind.

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Relax For Easy Power

The secret is to keep the mind quiet, avoiding all hectic reactions of haste, and to practice peaceful thinking.

More than six million sleeping tablets are required every day to put the American people to sleep. There are approximately fifty headaches per American every year. Multiple illnesses have been linked to unhealthy mental states. The only way to combat these problems is to maintain a relaxed state of mind.

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How to Get People to Like You

The feeling of not being wanted or needed is one of the most devastating of all human reactions.

Nearly everyone wants to be liked by others. In fact, being liked by others is essential to your success in life. However, many people find it difficult to get others to like them. If this is the case for you, you may need to change your personality slightly to gain the esteem of others.

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Prescription for Heartache

Sorrow comes to everyone.

Everyone experiences heartache, however, many people find themselves unequipped to deal with it, which can lead to feelings of disability and suffering. While there is no physical medicine to cure heartache, there are other steps you can take to fix it.

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