Pep Talk

Norman Vincent Peale is widely known as the “Father of Positive Thinking” and he shared his philosophy of life in a small raft of books that remain among the enduring classics in the self-help genre. Just to give us all a hearty dose of optimism today, here’s a gathering of his words of wisdom from one of his best-selling books, Positive Thinking Every Day:

“Self-trust is the first secret of success. So believe and trust in yourself.”

“If you want to get somewhere, you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.”

“Never use the word impossible seriously again. Toss it into the verbal wastebasket.”

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”

“How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself — so always think positively.”

“Help other people to cope with their problems and your own will be easier to cope with.”

“Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.”

“Go at life with abandon; give it all you’ve got. And life will give all it has to you.”

 

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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