I have been reading the book “THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING”, by Norman Vincent Peale. This is a great book on developing positive thinking in our mind. And Positive thinking leads us to tremendous success or we can achieve whatever we want with the help of it.
Following are seven practical steps for changing your mental attitudes from negative to positive, for releasing creative new thoughts, and for shifting from error patterns to truth patterns. If you try them again and again, they will work. And these principles are directly depicted from the book.
1) For the next 24 hours, deliberately speak hopefully about everything, about your job, about your health, about your future. Go out of your way to talk optimistically about everything. This will be difficult, for possibly it is your habit to talk pessimistically. From this negative habit, you must restrain yourself even it requires an act of will.
2) After speaking hopefully for 24 hours, continue the practice for one week, then you can be permitted to be realistic for a day or two. You will discover that what you meant by realistic a week ago was actually pessimistic, but what you now mean by realistic is something entirely different; that is the dawning of a positive outlook. When most people say they are being realistic they delude themselves: they ate simply being negative.
3) You must feed your mind even as you feed your body, and to make your mind healthy you must feed it nourishing, wholesome thoughts. Therefore, today start to shift your mind from negative to positive thinking. Start at the beginning of the New Testament and underscore every sentence about faith. Continue doing this until you have marked every such passage in the four books, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Particularly note Mark xi. verses 22,23,24. They will serve as samples of the verses you are to underscore and fix deeply in your conscious.
…… to be continued…