The Power of Positive Thinking
-- Norman Vincent Peale
The precursor to The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped millions of men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives. In this phenomenal bestseller, Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the prac...more
I've used techniques put forth in "The Secret" and in this book and they do work. Put bluntly, it has to be believed to work in order to work.
If nothing else, there is practical advice for the aid of sleeping, clearing your mind and reducing your level of anger in tense situations. Additional ...more
Anyway, put me to sleep too. :(
I don't know when cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) was introduced, but this books has lots of techniques from that as well, and CBT has been proven to help eliminate anxiety and depression.
In summary, one has to renew our thoughts and speech and this will in turn change our thinking process, whic ...more
About this book, I can write for pages together since there is so much the author has generous ...more
Norman Vincent Peale, one of America’s most distinguished speakers was not born with that gift. As a child Norman was shy and retiring and had a terrible inferiority complex. Then to add to those feelings of inferiority, he was a preacher’s son and believed that he was expected to be perfect. Well, he didn’t want to be perfect he wanted to be hard-boiled and something else, he vowed never to become a preacher. He grew up in a religious family and as part of the church community from time to time ...more
One of Peale's friends is quoted as saying "Every day when I wake up I realise I have a choice. I can be happy or unhappy. So what do I do? I'm not dumb. I just CHOOSE to be happy." What nonsense. I am reminded of a particularly callous sermon I had the misfortune of listening to in Japan back in 2010, where a pampered pastor described ...more
Listening to this audio book, read by the author, was a lot like having your great-grandfather read the passage above. But I don't mean to diminish the power of reading the bible or the power of thinking p ...more
Norman Vincent Peale gives chapter after chapter of tangible ways to feel happier. Some of the examples are a little dated now (those darned Communists better not take over the country!) but most of it is still practicable today. Coming from an unapologetically Christian ...more
1. Follow the laws of God.
2. Remember the three formula: Prayerize, Picturize, Actualize.
3. Practice the attitude of putting everything in God’s hands. Pray a great deal and always let your prayer take the form of thanksgiving on the assumption that God is giving you great and wonderful things, because He surely is. But do ask too for the ability to do your best and leave the results confidently to God.
The book utilizes many quotes in the Bible as the author is a pastor, which may cause some kind of discomfort for layman. But emphasizes many principles of life that one cannot neglect on his way to progress: the power of prayer, expecting the best, having faith, believe in the Higher Power (God), relax to get work done, being a comfortable person and interested in people to get p ...more
B/B = BORROW
This is a book which has sold millions of copies and is considered a self-help classic. It has ‘positive” aspects.
I was wondering which came first: this book or the positive psychology trend, approach. Because what I found in this book is very similar to the facts, suggestions written in Learned Optimism and other psychology books.
In The Power of Positive Thinking the approach is different: God is the source of “positive”, good things in your ...more
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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 ...more