Gives the following message: If you believe that the power of God within you is equal to any of life’s difficulties, then a rewarding life will be yours. According to the author, we are what we think. We feel what we want. Whatever the mind expects, it finds. We can be positive or negative, enthusiastic or dull, active or passive. The key lies in making a start. A start with positive speaking. The start is like all beginnings: first a child, then an adult, first kindergarten, then ultimately the university, first a duffer, then an accomplished golfer. So the person who deeply desires to be rid of negative thought habits and become a positive thinker must humble himself to the staus of a beginner, as a music student starts with finger exercises. Speak in Positives. The first step is a simple one: stop speaking in negatives or in an indifferent, lukewarm way. Instead, begin to speak in positives. How we speak has a profound determination on how we think. Choose to be Happy. As you awaken, say aloud: ‘I have two choices for this day; to be happy or to be unhappy and I choose to be happy.’ Remember this important fact, that the mind will ultimately obey all your commands when spoken firmly and authoritatively. Affirm the Good. Look for every opportunity during the day to speak the good word; to say something hopeful and optimistic to everyone you contact. Insert a positive into all conversations. To sum up, speak always in positive terms, never talk negatively or in a half-hearted way, for in so doing you tend to develop negativism in your thoughts. By the process of positive speaking you will, in time, become a positive thinker.
This book had an amazing impact on my life. –The Daily Express
About the Author
Norman Vincent Peale’s books, most notably The Power of Positive Thinking, have sold millions of copies around the world. He founded The Positive Thinking Foundation, which promotes his theories on positive thinking.Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 December 24, 1993) was a minister and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of “positive thinking”. His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts.Peale was born in Bowersville, Ohio, the oldest of three sons of Charles and Anna (née Delaney) Peale. He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio. He earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University (where he became a brother of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston University School of Theology. Raised as a Methodist and ordained as a Methodist minister in 1922, Peale changed his religious affiliation to the Reformed Church in America in 1932 and began a 52-year tenure as pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. During that time the church’s membership grew from 600 to over 5,000, and he became one of New York City’s most famous preachers.