Believe You Can--The Power of a Positive Attitude

Believe You Can--The Power of a Positive Attitude

by John Mason

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Overview

Bestselling author John Mason shows readers that believing in yourself is the first step to success. This accessible book is both inspirational and practical, encouraging readers to approach life with optimism and the assurance that they are meant for great things.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441213358
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 868,906
File size: 326 KB

About the Author

John Mason is a bestselling author, minister, and speaker. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group, organizations dedicated to helping people reach their God-given dreams and fulfill their destiny. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
John Mason is a bestselling author, minister, and speaker. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group, organizations dedicated to helping people reach their God-given dreams. He lives in Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

If You're Not You, Then Who Are You Going to Be? 11

Alibis Lie 14

Don't Build a Case Against Yourself 17

Enthusiasm Takes You Where Talent Alone Can't 20

Thomas Edison Was Afraid of the Dark 23

Honesty Is Still the Best Policy 26

Persistence Prevails When All Else Fails 29

Destiny Draws 32

You Can Only Live Today 34

Be a Little Kinder Than You Have to Be 37

A Parking Meter Reminds Us That We Lose Money Standing Still 40

Do Something 43

Don't Stop Faster Than You Start 46

You Can't Stop a Pig from Wallowing in the Mud 50

People Don't Fail So Much As Give Up Easily 54

You Have the Potential and Opportunity for Success 57

You Grow to the Extent That You Give Out 60

Change Is Here to Stay 64

Your Words Reflect What You Believe about Your Future 66

The Person Who Expects Nothing Will Never Be Disappointed 69

When You Stretch the Truth, It Always Snaps Back to Hurt You 71

Don't Let Regrets Replace Your Dreams 74

Become an Authority on Something 77

Spend Your Time and Energy Creating, Not Criticizing 80

Momentum Doesn't Just Happen 83

Begin Somewhere 86

Dare to Reach Beyond Yourself 88

Strong Convictions Precede Great Actions 91

The Reward for Conformity Was That Everyone Liked You Except Yourself 94

"I Used to Be Indecisive, but Now I'm Not Sure" 97

When You Fall, Pick Something Up 100

Be the First to Forgive 103

People Who Take Risks Are the People You'll Lose Against 106

It Is More Blessed to Give ... Than Anything 108

Comparison Doesn't Prove a Thing 112

Invest in Others 114

Time Flies, So Grab It 120

If You Wait, It Will Probably Be Too Late 122

Excellence Is Never a Surprise 126

Opportunities Hide Behind Obstacles 130

Invent or Improve 134

Criticism Is a Compliment When You're Doing the Right Thing 136

Envy Grabs at Others and Steals from Itself 139

Real Winners Keep on Winning 142

Enthusiasm Is an Inside Job 144

Fear Is Faith in Reverse 147

Go Out on a Limb-That's Where the Fruit Is 149

Passion Is Powerful 152

There Is Simply More to Life Than Increasing Its Speed 156

Opportunities Are Everywhere You Are 159

Forgive Them-It's the Last Thing Your Enemies Want You to Do 162

Are You Trying to Go Somewhere in Neutral? 164

I Dare You to Live by Faith 167

To Compare Is Never Fair 169

Knowledge Doesn't Speak Loudly 173

What Force Is More Potent Than Love? 176

Be Like a Teflon Pan: Don't Let Things Stick to You 178

When God Is Number One, Everything Else Adds Up 180

Sometimes the More You Do, the Less You Get Done 185

You Can Succeed Best and Quickest by Helping Others Succeed 187

Position Yourself to Receive, Not Resist 190

God Rejoices Over You 193

Every Successful Person Is Being Helped by Someone Else 196

Faith Is Like a Toothbrush: Use It Daily, but Don't Use Someone Else's 199

At the End of Life, No One Says He Wishes He'd Spent More Time at the Office 201

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