Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year

Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year

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by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
     
 

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Compiling the wisdom of nine books—including international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking—this timeless classic provides readers with a daily message of inspiration and affirmation from Norman Vincent Peale.

Norman Vincent Peale’s philosophy of positive thinking has had an unprecedented influence on millions of people

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Compiling the wisdom of nine books—including international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking—this timeless classic provides readers with a daily message of inspiration and affirmation from Norman Vincent Peale.

Norman Vincent Peale’s philosophy of positive thinking has had an unprecedented influence on millions of people throughout the world. Now, the wisdom of nine books—including The Power of Positive Thinking—can be found within these pages. Timeless in their message, invaluable in the course of daily life, Dr. Peale’s classic books provide inspiration when you most need it and lead the way to a fuller, happier, more satisfying life. With a new introduction by Dr. Peale, Positive Thinking Every Day will help make your every day the best it can possibly be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671868918
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
177,292
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Chapter 1

JANUARY 1

When you wholeheartedly adopt a "with all your heart" attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

JANUARY 2

You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

JANUARY 3

Every day remind yourself of your own ability, of your good mind and affirm that you can make something really good out of your life.

JANUARY 4

Stress the thought of plenty. Thoughts of plenty help create plenty.

JANUARY 5

The great secret of getting what you want from life is to know what you want and believe you can have it. Always do something for others, then ask God to help you and get at it.

JANUARY 6

Have absolutely no sense of guilt about being happy and successful if you operate honestly and with a sense of social responsibility.

JANUARY 7

Live your life and forget your age.

JANUARY 8

Cultivate will power, that massive creative force that God the creator built into you. Do not let it remain flabby but strengthen it by use and exercise.

JANUARY 9

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

JANUARY 10

Make a list of your friends and determine who is the most positive thinker among them and deliberately cultivate his society.

JANUARY 11

Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

JANUARY 12

Our happiness depends upon the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

JANUARY 13

Thoughts of a kind have a natural affinity. While the negative thinker tends to draw back to himself negative results, the positive thinker activates the world around him positively.

JANUARY 14

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.

JANUARY 15

Let go and let God. Let Him take over your life and run it. He knows how.

JANUARY 16

It's always too soon to quit!

JANUARY 17

If you think lack you tend to create a condition of lack. Shift your thought pattern to one of abundance and believe that God is now in the process of giving you the abundance you need.

JANUARY 18

People who are really efficient seem to do things easily, with a minimum of effort. In so doing they release maximum power.

JANUARY 19

Help other people to cope with their problems and your own will be easier to cope with.

JANUARY 20

Believe that all the resources you need are in your mind. That is a formula that really works!

JANUARY 21

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.

JANUARY 22

Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself.

JANUARY 23

Miracles are of all sizes. And if you start believing in little miracles, you can work up to the bigger ones.

JANUARY 24

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

JANUARY 25

One of the few greatest satisfactions of this life is to handle problems efficiently and well.

JANUARY 26

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe," three times.

JANUARY 27

If you feel afraid, you can make yourself courageous by acting courageous. If you are feeling unhappy, by deliberately acting happy you can induce happy feelings. If you are lacking in enthusiasm, by simply acting enthusiastic you can make yourself enthusiastic.

JANUARY 28

Do not ask a person to be what he, or she, is not. Do not ask or expect from a person what he cannot give.

JANUARY 29

Practice word therapy — serenity, urbanity, imperturbability, equanimity. Say those powerful, mind-healing words over to yourself every day. Let them recondition your stressful attitudes.

JANUARY 30

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all that you do. It tones up your physical vitality and gives warmth to all your personal relationships. When you associate with enthusiasm long enough it grabs you and takes over within you.

JANUARY 31

Never use the word "impossible" seriously again. Toss it into the verbal wastebucket.

Copyright © 1993 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

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Meet the Author

Norman Vincent Peale, one of the most influential clergymen of his time, is the author of forty-six books, including the international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking. Dr. Peale's legacy continues today through the Peale Center for Christian Living, the Outreach Division of Guideposts, www.dailyguide posts.com/positivethinking.

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