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The Power of Positive Thinking (LARGE PRINT 1956 Prentice-Hall)

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An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Sent The Wrong Book...

I Disliked That I Was Sent The Wrong Book. I Was Sent, "The Secrets We Kept" By Lara Prescott Instead Of This Book Called "The Power Of Positive Thinking" .... Very Dissapointed...

Learning to be Positive

Power of positive things is an awesome book.I would recommend to anyone to read it.I’ve have learned and understand to overcome some issues and have a good out looking positive side.

Positive Thinking = Positive Life

It's such a simple and effective concept, that positive thinking creates a positive life, yet hard to do at times- which is a good reason alone to read this book. Most everything we accomplish each day starts out as a thought. Thoughts flash across our minds each day, all day long, and directly influence how we feel and what we do. So, if you spend your day thinking about negative things, expect to feel bad. On the other hand, if you spend your day concentrating on positive things, good things will happen. And that's basically the purposeand premise of this book- to change your thinking for the better, which in turn will influences your life. The book will "reset your sights" so to speak. Each chapter of the book tackles important life issues, such as worrying, creating happiness, having energy, etc. Examples of the principles abound, and each chapter ends with a nice summary. An inspiring and entertaining read, I recommend this book to anyone who needs a little nudge in the direction of positive thinking. Know though, that there is a definite religious tone throughout the book, which could bother some. Those looking for something a little more in the physical rather than cognitive realm to pick you up, might be better off with a book like Exercise Beats Depression.

Advice that remains timeless!

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING by Norman Vincent Peale is one of my favorite books . . . so imagine my delight when I had the opportunity to revisit it recently as a result of listening to the taped version. Best of all: Peale did most of the narration . . . while some could argue that his speaking voice wasn't the greatest (or at least at the age when he read this particular version), I enjoyed it even more so because he was the one doing the reading. His advice from the book remains timeless; i.e., provided you can get through some of the parts that might be a little too religious-based for your particular taste . . . I was able to do so and so was thus able to enjoy such insights as the following: * As you think, so shall you be. * I don't believe people are born negative thinkers. All babies, unless they're ill, are positive. Positive thinking is extremely natural. Unfortunately, some babies are born into negative households. Since they're very susceptible to their environment, they absorb the negative impulses and attitudes around them. * Create a mental picture of yourself as a success. Hold on to this picture tenaciously. Since your mind tries to complete what it pictures, always picture SUCCESS no matter how badly things seem to be going at the moment. Whenever a negative thought about your personal power comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out. * Anger, fear and worry are among the most subtle and destructive of all emotions. To counteract their power, fill your mind with good will, forgiveness, faith, and love. * Each time you feel a surge of anger, ask yourself, "Is this really worth what it is doing to me emotionally? Do I really want to make a fool of myself in front of friends or family? * Practice happy thinking. Make a mental list of pleasant thoughts and pass them through your mind several times each day. If an unpleasant thought should enter your mind, immediately stop, reject it and substitute a pleasant thought. And, lastly, there was this idea that I do try to practice every day: * Every morning before rising, lie relaxed in bed for a few minutes. Let pictures of each happy experience you expect to have that say, pass across your mind. Savor their joy. such thoughts will cause events to turn out that way. There's an excellent Listener's Guide that accompanies THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING.

**-----> Mysterious Transition (part 2)!!! <--------**

3 years ago, I wrote a review describing my "mysterious transition" after reading this book. I was your typical teen who liked "hanging out" with friends, going to parties, and enjoy youth as it is. I had never intended to read this book until I accidentally came across a copy on top of my dad's desk and had hoped to "kill time" with it. Fortunately, I was grasped by such profounding ideas in the first few pages that I kept reading on until I applied Peale's suggestions towards daily activities and my attitude towards life had changed completely! My relationship with others improved, my grades in school became very outstanding, my appreciation for the academia went beyond I could've ever imagined, and most importantly my admiration for Christianity and life itself had developed into something truly indispensable. Keep in mind, I was the exact opposite of everything I had just stated here, in other words, a negative person. Of course, it has been 3 years since I wrote about this and I still refer to Peale's book for specific guidance! Currently, I am attending a fine university and I am STILL inspired to conquer life's challenges and reach towards great goals with humble faith and optimism. Its principles and applications towards daily situations has brought me many victories (externally AND internally!). Whoever you are (worker, parent, student, etc.) and wherever you are, living life to the fullest is yours; it can begin with this book and boy, is it a grand experience when its principles are applied. I absolutely RECOMMEND this book. Hey, how often do you hear about a reviewer coming back TWICE to advocate this book? Like I said 3 years ago, I wouldn't just waste time to write an entry analysis on The Power of Positive Thinking, and neither would the other reviewers. "An inflow of new thoughts can remake you regardless of every difficulty you may now face...'Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.' " (N.V.P.)
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