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The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

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Norman Vincent Peale was born on May 31, 1898, in Ohio and he was an influential and inspirational, religious leader in the United States.

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About The Author – Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale was born on May 31, 1898, in Ohio and he was an influential and inspirational, religious leader in the United States.

After World War II, he tried to instil spiritual restoration in his country, through his famous sermons, public-speaking events, broadcasts, newspaper columns, and books. It can be confidently said that he encouraged millions of people with his 1952 best seller book, The Power of Positive Thinking.

Other Books By Norman Vincent Peale Are:

  • Stay Alive All Your Life published in 1957,
  • Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results, in 1987,
  • Six Attitudes for Winners, in 1990
  • You Can If You Think You Can, in 1987,
  • This Incredible Century, in 1991 and more.

Now, let’s consider The Power of Positive Thinking and how we can profit from it.

How To Have Constant Energy

The first thing to point out about this book is a key message that “how we think has a definite effect on how we actually feel physically”.

That is, if your mind tells you that you are tired then your body mechanism, your muscles will accept that as a fact, hence if your mind is intensely interested in something, then you will do that work with your 100 per cent focused.

By understanding that, you come to know that you can increase your energy by supplying an attitude of faith to your mind. Therefore, always say positive things in your mind, be optimistic and focus on what you want, say good things for instance and your body will automatically pick up the frequency.

That is so interesting if you really think about it.

You Problems Are Real But You Can Control How You Feel About Them

Of course, being positive doesn’t mean you have to be naive or not to pay attention to the realities around you.

Losing a loved one, having a serious health issue and all the problems in your life are real, and some of them might take a few years to fix. But how you react to those problems is entirely up to you.

Just because you cannot solve the problems at the push of a button, doesn’t mean you cannot change your attitude towards the problems. And if I must add anything here, your attitude is everything.

What kind of attitude do you have towards yourself, the people around you and life in general?

Cultivate Self-Control And Positive Attitude

Say, for instance, you are in a bar, having a coffee and the bar attendant treated you badly through no fault of your own, or maybe you were walking along the road and a car splash water on you.

All these are real situations and can naturally make you feel bad. No question about that. But you know what? You cannot control the actions of other people, but you can control how you react to them, through self-control and positive attitude. And guess what, it serves you more than you can ever imagine.

Learn to see the good in everything. In fact, I have a class on this particular argument: “How To Find The Good In Everything”. You might consider checking it out on Aclasses.org.

Develop Self-Confidence

You cannot underestimate the power of self-confidence and this is one of the key ideas in this book. The author’s ideas on positive thinking is that along with the willingness to face your fears and act, and the conscious decision to surround yourself with positive people, your optimism will grow and help you to develop self-confidence. And you definitely need self-confidence to succeed in your career and life purpose in general.

Start today and continue to build on your mental image of succeeding in whatever you are doing. Remove all negative feelings. Better still, replace them with positive thoughts and a good image of where you are going, and this will serve as a guide as you journey through the uncertainties of life.

What You Can Take Away From This Book

Life is not easy and I don’t need to remind you that, but with a positive attitude, self-confidence and determination to succeed in whatever you are doing, you will overcome the many obstacles on your way.

This is the message you can take away from “The Power Of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale, that the root to your success lies in your mind. So be encouraged, believe in yourself, and take control of your life by taking control of your thoughts.

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Obehi Ewanfoh

Obehi Ewanfoh

He is an author and instructor on self-improvement strategy. He is the founder of A-classes eLearning platform and he is extremely passionate about helping people to improve themselves so they can get more out of their lives. He lives with his family in Verona, Italy.

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