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Enthusiasm Makes the Difference

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  183 ratings  ·  9 reviews
"I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably activated by enthusiasm." -- Norman Vincent Peale

If you have a tough time coping with life's disturbances, disappointments, and challenges, this book is for you. Dr. Peale offers a simple, sure-fire solution for stress: a healthy dose of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the magic ingredie
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 12th 2003 by Touchstone (first published 1967)
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Oct 21, 2012 Robert rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Robert by: Bruce Cooper
A couple weeks ago a fellow Toastmaster mentioned this book in a speech he delivered. Always seeking something new (and not being unaware of my lack of enthusiasm) I purchased this Kindle version of the book.

It was okay. Peale's enthusiasm is evident. For that, it is a good enough read. Alas, I am what Peale would describe as a sophisticate, thus struggled with the message. If Peale were alive today, I have no doubt there would have been a pitch to join his "team", ala John Maxwell, for $5,000.
Marlin Wenger
What I needed
Judy Bell
This book made me delve a little deeper into myself and live with passion, with enthusiasm again. It helped me to focus on getting over the barriers in life and taught me the importance of self motivators!
Michael  Baggetta
I read this book as a Stock Broker two years into my new position. I loved this book as I have the others written by this great man. This is a must read self improvement book! Written in 1967.
It makes you more aware of all the good in life. Enjoy the moment. That's where you will find happiness. A feel good book.
Leslie North
excellent. a lot of ideas for business
James Tessin
Mixed feelings but has some value.
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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898–1993) was a minister and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking".

Peale was born in Bowersville, Ohio. He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio. He has earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University (where he became a brother of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston Unive
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