ThePeopleAlchemist Edit: book review – The Power of Positive Thinking
An international bestseller with millions of copies in print, has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfilment in their lives through Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration.
With the practical techniques outlined in this book (there are exercises to be carried out), you can energise your life. And give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. Each chapter of the book tackles different issues, such as worrying, creating happiness, having energy, etc.
Know though that there is a definite religious tone throughout the book, which could bothersome. Peale was a preacher and he often cites Bible passages. The main points are:
- Believe in yourself and in everything you do.
- Build new power and determination
- Develop the power to reach your goals
- Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life
- Improve your personal and professional relationships
- Assume control over your circumstances
- Be kind to yourself
Positive thinking creates a positive life: what we accomplish each day starts out as a thought, and each day, all day long, thoughts 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. Such a simple and effective concept yet hard to do at times on its own is a good reason alone to read this book.
If you want to know if this actually works in practice, you will need to read my blog tomorrow when I will cover the story of US Contest Queen, Helene Hadsell who used the principles in this book to win everything she ever wanted.