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The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
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Apr 09, 2012

it was amazing

Every time I read this book, I tell myself I should read it every year. And then I forget for seven or eight years before stumbling across it again. But it always seems to appear in my life when I need it, so I guess that's okay.

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 point of view, Peale talks about improving self-image (repeat ten times a day, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."), finding peace, stopping the worry cycle, defusing anger, using prayer to solve problems, having constant energy, etc.

Much more helpful to me than the modern Secret-type self-help books.
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