Power of positive thinking

March 22nd, 2010

Many years ago I read Norman Vincent Peale’s book “The Power of Positive Thinking”. It was a book that dramatically changed my thinking and my life as a result.

While the book was written in the 1950’s it still has a lot of timeless truth in it and can still inspire us today. Because of this I decided to pick it up again a few weeks ago. I have slowly been working my way through its truths.

I have found that as I read I am finding my faith, belief and positivity levels are rising again. I am starting to believe, to trust and to visualise what might be. It is very uplifting.

If you have never read it, I would encourage you to grab a copy. I am pretty sure you would be able to find it at most older bookshops or your local library.

If you don’t have time to read it. Below are some quotes from the first chapter…

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture…Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Think enthusiastically about everything; but especially about your job. If you do, you’ll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you’ll shake it to pieces. You’ll love it into greatness.