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"I am certain there is a definite relationship between positive thinking and achieving powerful results."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale, the man who taught America how to think positive thoughts, now takes you one step beyond the remarkable principles outlined in his previous books. He offers a straight-talking, step-by-step, scientifically sound system for turning self-doubt into self-esteem, obstacles into opportunities, and thought into action. You will learn
-- Ten rules for setting and achieving goals
-- Four creative factors that lead to successful outcomes
-- A four-part daily prescription for peace of mind
-- Ten "of course you can" principles
-- A three-point formula for getting rid of depression
-- Six positive thoughts to eliminate destructive habits
-- A three-part blueprint for spiritual and physical health
-- The single most important step toward becoming a positive person

Let Norman Vincent Peale show you how to meet bigger challenges, realize your fondest dreams, and achieve success in every aspect of your life!
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (September 29, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0449912132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0449912133
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Norman Vincent Peale, one of the most influential clergymen of his time, is the author of forty-six books, including the international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking. Dr. Peale's legacy continues today through the Peale Center for Christian Living, the Outreach Division of Guideposts.

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Reread chapters in this book regularly.
BL
The great Norman Vincent Peale the father of positive thinking and who all other today's preachers base their preaching on and from.
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This is an excellent and well-written book that is inspiring and practical.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Nadia A. Senyk on August 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
Norman Vincent Peale is well known for his famous book, The Power of Positive Thinking which has sold in the millions. This is one of his lesser known but extremely useful, helpful books because it gives hundreds of examples of how people changed their thinking and attitudes to get positive results in their lives. Some of the suggestions seem simple or corny but guess what? THEY WORK! I can vouch for that because I have tried many of them, including writing out goals on a card and carrying the the cards in my purse to reinforce my goals. More importantly, these reminders keep me on track daily. He calls this suggestion by the corny title of "the shirt pocket technique" meaning he carried his goals around on cards in his shirt pocket.
The other very helpful part of this book is that it contains checklists in most chapters, which are like "to do" lists. They are really summaries of the points he has made in that chapter and a reminder of what you can actually do to further your goals.
I keep a copy of this book around and read a page or 2 or 3 now and again to remind me how to stay positive and get to where I want to go. I highly recommend this book. For cynics, please consider his general theme, which might be summed up as "you get what you think".
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr. on October 29, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
On the last page there's a quote from Thomas A. Edison that sums up the whole message of this book, "If we were to do all we are capable of doing we would literally astonish ourselves." It is with that spirit that Dr. Peale presents more evidence that one's thoughts determine one's destiny. A master at teaching people to apply Christian faith in everyday life, Dr. Peale has made another strong case for faith-based living.
In the preface he writes, "think positively, act positively, image positively, pray positively, and believe positively, and powerful results will be yours."
The first chapter describes the excitement of the process of adventurous, positive achievement. The fact that it is an ongoing process means the excitement need never end. Success feeds success.
He lists four factors which make up the process of success: 1)goal setting 2) positive thinking 3) visualizing and 4)believing.
He continues to emphasize that God is the essence of one's success, that one cannot achieve without Him.
Dr. Peale has a gift for putting powerful truths in memorable phrases, such as, "Belief power gets powerful results."
In the third chapter he talks about problem solving and reminds us that "every problem contains the seeds of its own solution."
Guidance from God, like other gifts from Him, is received by faith. He says believe that and act accordingly.
Like attracts like. He advocates applying that principle to one's thoughts. Positive thoughts attract similar thoughts.
Read this powerful book to enhance the quality of your life. You can't go wrong by doing so.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Singer Jr. on April 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
Again, Dr. Peale outdoes himself in this incredibly motivating and inspiring book. Everything you need to manifest success in your life is contained within this book along with real life examples of the miracles of positive thinking and belief in ones self and creator.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BL on August 23, 2013
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One of my favorite positive authors to inspire me daily.
Reread chapters in this book regularly.
Classic positive thinking classic.
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I chose 5 stars because I am delighted with the content of this book and its excellent condition, also that it arrived right on time! Thank you!! I will be ordering more copies of this book very soon!

Dr. Peale has been a wonderful author, he has always given very practical, useful advice.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V. Peck on February 4, 2013
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I am an advid reader and a friend of mine started laughing when I told him I was reading this book by this author. But when I began sharing with him some of the things said, he changed his laugh into a serious interest. After I finished the book, he read the book and enjoyed it too!
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