SELF HELP ACTUALLY WORKS
Does self-help really work?
I have asked that question to myself thousands of time.
The self-help section in bookstores has hundreds of books, and motivational speeches are all over the internet. Self-help is a billion dollar business, but that does not answer the question, "Does self-help really work?"
After practicing medicine for forty years, I can state with one-hundred percent certainty that it works, and sometimes it even works miracles. I know this to be true because I have seen it work in my patients who spent years living without hope at rock bottom. People barely surviving turn their lives around and steadily rise above their circumstances to make their lives into what they want them to be. It doesn't matter whether they were addicted to alcohol, hard drugs, or mediocrity, they become new people with a new way of thinking and feeling.
But self-help does not work for everyone. It only works for those who have the following three characteristics:
1. They have reached the point where they actually want to change.
2. They develop positive expectations. They believe change is possible.
3. They are willing to do whatever it takes to make change happen.
When these three things are present, self-help works its magic. If these three things are absent, all the motivational speeches and self-help books in the world will not make a difference.
Self-help actually works when you want to change, when you develop positive expectations, and when you are willing to do whatever it takes. That is why the Positive Thinking Network exists, and that is why I am the Positive Thinking Doctor.
I am changing the world one person at a time, one belief at a time, one website at a time, one graphic at a time, one podcast at a time, and one ebook at a time.
If you are ready to change your world and get a new way of thinking, feeling, and living, then Self Help UNI is for you.
MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER TODAY WITH MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in eBook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. INVEST IN A NEW LIFE TODAY AND PUT MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING INTO YOUR MIND.
David J. Abbott M.D. is the Positive Thinking Doctor who spent his career working as an eye surgeon in developing countries. Although Dr. Dave was trained to preserve and restore vision using surgery, he wanted to fight inner blindness and restore inner vision teaching people how to look at the world through eyes of possibility and love. Dr. Dave established the Positive Thinking Network with hundreds of positive websites that send a message of hope and love around the world. Dr. Dave has written twelve eBooks on positive thinking, positive spirituality, positive self-talk, and depression that you can download from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.
Some people disparage self-help as if it's a sign of weakness. I take exactly the opposite position. I regard it as a sign of strength. I base this conclusion on what I observed during forty years of medical practice. Until self-help happens, nothing happens. You stay exactly the way you are. The instant you take charge of your life and assume responsibility for your choices, you enter the Promised Land of Self-Help where anything can happen. In fact, there is no limit to how good your life can become. Radio Self-Help is for people who want to help themselves to a new life.
Self help only works when you get your self talk right. When your self talk is wrong, your life is wrong. When your self talk is right, your life is right. If you are serious about getting your self talk right, then Self Help Self Talk is for you. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. The words you speak are extremely important because your mind is always listening, and what you talk about will expand into your life.
The moral universe has laws just like the physical universe. In the moral universe, quantum change is incremental. Even small changes are incremental. Change may appear to be gradual, but when you look closely, there is a shift in a person’s beliefs that permit them to jump to the next level. Nothing happens gradually in the moral universe. While your beliefs may change gradually, the instant you adopt a new belief and act on that belief, your life is never the same. You become a new person with a new life. You make a quantum leap to a new level.
When it comes to weekly newsletters, one size does not fit all. Some individuals want a newsletter with a Christian flavor, and others want one with a secular flavor. That is why we have two different newsletters. The Positive Newsletter is for people who want positive thinking straight up, and the Positive Christian Newsletter is for those who want to organize their lives around positive Christian principles. Some people subscribe to both.
At the end of each decade of your life, you should sit down and write a short essay entitled "What I Have Learned So Far." Each decade is different, and the lessons you learn are different as well. It's almost as if you get a new life during each decade. Your beliefs change about who you are and what you can do, and you actually become a different person.
Positive WWW contains a positive website for every country in the world. If you visit all 196 websites, you will make a photographic tour of the world and visit more than a hundred positive destinations. This is the only world tour you will ever take that is totally free. Don't pass up this opportunity to make your life better. It's time to develop a persistently positive focus in order to create a consistently positive mind.
Positive US contains positive websites for every state in the USA. You can visit 50 positive websites that push your life in a positive direction. Tour the USA with your tablet, smartphone, and computer from any place on planet earth. You don't need a passport or a visa to visit Positive US. A few clicks of the mouse and you are on your way to a positive adventure.
There is no need to wade through the muck and mire in Google and other search engines to find positive things to put into your mind. It's all here at Positive URL. You are only a few clicks away from a positive mind.
Rock your world with thousands of pictures and graphics that contain positive captions. The Positive Memes come from hundreds of Dr. Dave's websites. Give your mind a push in a positive drection with Positive Memes from the Positive Thinking Network.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LIFE AND HOW TO RUN YOUR MIND . Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams happen. Seize the day. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. USE THE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR YOUR MIND TO MAKE YOUR LIFE INTO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE TODAY.
Motivation doesn't grow on trees, but if it did, I would plant motivational trees all over my yard. I would harvest the motivation and give it out to all my friends. The perfect source of motivation should be instantly available and free. The motivation should reside on your smart phone and tablet so you can take it with you wherever you go. Motivate Mail is your source for positive motivation 24 hours a day 7 days a week virtually anywhere on planet earth.
Getting motivated and staying motivated are two different things. Getting motivated puts you on the starting line. Staying motivated makes it possible to finish the race. The Tour De France and the Boston Marathon are all about staying motivated for weeks, months, and years. Although it's important to get started, it's even more important to finish.
Gone are the days when you can't take it with you. With smartphones and tablets, you can take positive self-talk anywhere there is a wireless or wifi connection. You can listen to positive self-talk and review power graphics to push your mind in a positive direction. It has never been easier or more convenient to fill your mind with positive things.
Some people believe that they can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. The truth is just the opposite. If you ever live your dreams, it will be with the help of other people. And if the real truth be told, whatever you accomplish is a gift from God. You may be more intelligent than Einstein, but if you don't understand that everything you have comes from the hand of God, you are dumber than a log. Intelligence is an unearned gift, and it's not something that you brag about, it's some thing for which you are grateful.
You need to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with his help. It's not enough to just read the scriptures. You have to take them personally and apply them to your life. That's where Scripture Affirmations come in. They are the first step you take in applying God's word to your life.
Positive affirmations do more than change the way you think, they also change the way you feel. They put you on the fast track to to a positive mind. Positive affirmations rely on the power of positive repetition, and they are easy to do. Isn't about time that you had a positive heart and mind?
Every thought that I think is a seed that grows into my life as long as I water and nurture it after it springs to life. I can go anywhere I want as long as I am willing to think the thoughts that take me there.
Not all self-talk is created equal. Some of it is downright destructive. When self-talk is negative, it becomes a weapon of self-destruction. Self-talk derived from positive scriptures is just the opposite. It not only points you in the right direction, it also gives you the power to make the trip.
Dr. Dave created more than 200 Free Positive Podcasts that you can download directly from his websites or from iTunes. His Positive Podcasts are also available on Positive Self-Talk. Dr. Dave's podcasts will give you a new way of looking at yourself and your world. Say good-bye to your old way of thinking and feeling, and say hello to your new life. A few clicks of the mouse can make a big difference in your life. And to top it off, it's all free. Everyone could use some good news that pushes their mind in a positive direction, and that doesn't cost them anything.
You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Positive Thinking Radio tells you what you should be talking about. You can change who you are by changing what you put into your mind. When you change the way you think, you change the way you feel, and your life changes as well. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. When you put new things into your mind, you become a new person with a new life.
Welcome to Positive Christian Radio where you can hear the sound of God's love. The most powerful force in the universe is God's love, and the most positive force in the universe is God's love. The most important fact in the universe is that God loves and accepts you the way you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way. It's time to experience the power of God's love. Learn to think the way that God thinks, and get in agreement with God. God has unlimited power, but He needs people who believe just like you in order to manifest the power and make miracles happen in the world.
GET IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work its miracle in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. JUMP INTO GOD'S OCEAN OF LOVE AND HAVE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE WITH POSITIVE CHRISTIAN SELF-TALK TODAY.
Everyone should do a mind map of their own life. There is no better way of getting an overview of what makes you tick. By the time you complete the map, you discover the forces that have made you into who you are and that continue to motivate you as you move in the direction of your dreams.
God gave you a good mind and He expects you to fill it with good things. God gave you eyes, and He expects you to look at things of excellence. You have the power to transform your life by filling your vision with positive things. You can learn how to look at the world through eyes of possibility and love.
Everyone could use a little encouragement. Even if no one else tells you to go for your dreams, you can count on me to encourage you. I am the Encourager in Chief of the Positive Thinking Network, and I write powerful positive emails to anyone who would like to receive a major dose of positive reinforcement. This is your big chance to get free positive emails from the Encourager in Chief. Don't miss this opportunity to make your life better!
A positive mind isn't an accident; it's something you do on purpose. In order to have a positive mind, you need to get organized and develop a persistently positive focus. You need to know where you are and where you are going if you want to win the battle of the mind. That's why this seminar is here. It keeps you honest and gets you moving in the right direction.
When most people say the handwriting is on the wall, they are giving an ominous warning about a future filled with doom and gloom. When I say the handwriting is on the wall, it means exactly the opposite. It indicates that you finally understand what it takes to make your dreams come true. If you are waiting for a sign, this is it.
The Bible says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Your heart is your home. It’s where you live in a world of swirling emotions. Although your thoughts control your emotions, it’s your emotions that rule your world. If you want to take charge of your life, you must control the storm of thoughts blowing through your heart and mind.
Wounded warriors and individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have had their lives changed in an instant of time. Bad experiences have changed the way they think and feel impairing their ability to function in a positive manner. Down deep inside, things are not right. Many people give in to the voice of despair allowing anxiety, fear, and negative thinking to rule.
When I started my eleven year sailing voyage around the world, I had powerful positive expectations. Without positive expectations, I would never have survived storms at sea, I would not have sailed across the Indian Ocean through massive tsunami debris, and I would have never sailed up Pirate Alley between Yemen and Somalia. Without positive expectations, I would have spent my life in Nowhere Land.
The moral universe has laws just like the physical universe. In the moral universe, quantum change is incremental. Even small changes are incremental. Change may appear to be gradual, but when you look closely, there is a shift in a person’s beliefs that permit them to jump to the next level. Nothing happens gradually in the moral universe. While your beliefs may change gradually, the instant you adopt a new belief and act on that belief, your life is never the same. You become a new person with a new life. You make a quantum leap to a new level.
The quality and quantity of the affirmations that you make determine the outcome of your life. If you are ever going to live your dreams, you will have to take up residence in the Land of a Million Postive Affirmations. The quality of your life is directly determined by the quality of the affirmations that you say every day. Make sure your affirmations are positive and that they move you in the direction of your dreams.
The hardest thing for a wounded warrior to do is to stop focusing on his own wounds and to start helping other people heal their wounds. When you focus on your own inward pain, your life becomes a living hell full of despair, resentment, and limitations. The instant you focus on other people's pain and start helping them, your own healing begins.
Positive Thinking Psychology is simply thinking the way God thinks. It's the way God intends for us to think and feel. It's getting in agreement with God. Positive Thinking Psychology is based on the fact that not all thoughts and emotions are created equal when they enter the human heart and mind. Many thoughts and emotions are frankly destructive; they make us sick and tear us apart. When the positive power of God's love controls your heart and mind, you are thinking the way God intends for you to think. Your thoughts are positive, and your emotions are healthy.
The Great Positive Thinking Secret is that we must learn to think as God thinks. Jesus said that when we think like men we stumble. How we think and what we think is extremely important. Wrong thinking trips us up. We need a new way of thinking. We need to think as God thinks. When we think like God thinks, we get in agreement with God about who we are and what we can do with our lives.
During our eleven year sailing voyage around the world, I stayed inspired by listening to positive podcasts that kept me fired up and ready to go. There were plenty of times when I needed inspiration - like when David and I climbed the mast to fix the rigging on our sailboat in Turkey. Although your challenges may be different, you still need inspiration to make your dreams come true. Now you can get inspired with free Self Help Podcasts from Dr. Dave.
I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. When I change my mind, I change my life. This law of change never fails. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what I put into my mind. I fill my mind with positive thoughts so that my life moves in a positive direction.
The handwriting is on the wall. You need to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. You don't want to miss out!
Although most people believe they make their decisions on a rational basis, the truth is that emotions dominate their life. In the tug of war between reason and emotion, your emotions almost always win. It’s an unfair contest with the outcome rigged in favor of emotion.
Some people find it odd that Jesus went out in the desert and often spent the night in prayer. Most of us would quickly fall asleep in the same circumstances. For Jesus, the sacred sound of silence was holy ground where he stood in the presence of God. In those quiet times, distractions and attractions disappeared as he listened to God's voice of love.
You are responsible for the chemistry of your brain. You create it by the type of thoughts you think during the first twenty years and subsequent years of your life. You can create the chemistry of depression and dysfunction, or you can create a brain chemistry that predisposes you to joy, a positive attitude, and achievement. If you don't like your present chemistry, you can change it by changing what you put into your mind.
Positive Teenagers are not an accident. They are the product of putting positive things into young minds. Negative thoughts are weapons of mass destruction that destroy lives. What children put into their mind changes who they are. What parents put into their mind changes them as well. Chemicals are weapons of mass destruction. What children put into their body changes who they are. Every chemical they consume changes the chemistry of their brain. Chemicals change the way they think, feel, and act.
After the global tsunami that killed more than 100,000 people in Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, we had to sail though massive tsunami debris as we crossed the Indian Ocean. It was a ten day sail from Thailand to the Maldives, and we kept a constant look out because giant trees had washed offshore directly into our path. We kept someone on the bow constantly watching for trees and logs that could sink our yacht. We had to stop sailing at night for fear of hitting a tree or a floating mine. We were having problems. It would have been much better if we had Dr. Dave's Self Help ePubs to get us through this challenging time.
You need a library of positive thoughts and graphics that you can use to banish negativity from your mind. Every time a negative thought enters your mind, push it out with positive ones. Focus on each positive graphic for a full week until it becomes a permanent resident of your conscious mind. Whenever you need a mental boost, go into rewind and recall its positive message.
I have been making positive notes to myself for my entire adult life. My positive notes have taken me around the world on a sailboat, and God willing, they will take me around the world in my Land Rover. It's time for you to get out your file cards and create some Positive Notes to Self and go over them multiple times each day. It won't be long before those notes become a part of your life, and you will never be the same.
When Jesus said, "All things are possible to him who believes," he announced that your personal beliefs rule your world. If your beliefs are right, your life is right. If your beliefs are twisted and destructive, you will live a miserable life. If your beliefs are positive, and if you look at the world through eyes of possibility and love, there is no limit to how good your life can become.
When we sailed through the Bab al Mandeb into the Red Sea, we all had to face the rigors and rumors of Red Sea cruising. As yachts streamed cautiously north, we all wondered what the next six weeks would bring. The rumor mill constantly spewed forth piratical fantasies regarding fishing boats that seemed all too curious about passing yachts. Fortunately, the rumors turned out to only be rumors and nothing more. All of the pirates had moved ashore and now specialized in other things.
You only get one life, so you better get it right the first time. If you understand the CURVES OF LIFE, you have a better chance of getting it right the first time. There are actually three curves. The first is called the gusto curve, the second is the money curve, and the third is the time curve. Here's how they work. Your gusto curve and time curve start at the top and eventually go down to zero. Your money curve starts at zero and exponentially climbs throughout your life. When the curves of life cross, an alarm should go off in your mind, because from that point on, time becomes more valuable than money. You are sliding rapidly down the gusto curve, and you are running out of time.
Spiritual self help can be summed up in a single word - excellence. When you pursue excellence in every area of your life, amazing things happen. You don't need to read dozens of self help books. Instead, you need to discover the excellence that God placed within. Excellence is who you are, and it is the royal road to your dreams.
I am a hard core expatriate who lived outside the United States for twenty-eight years. During all of those years of travel, I became an expert at packing my bags to the hilt. I was allowed two eighty pound bags, and everytime I went overseas, I carried one-hundred and sixty pounds of luggage. Half of that weight was in books. Now things have changed. I carry nearly all my books on my tablets and smart phone. I easily carry ten tons of eBooks on my electronic devices without a problem.
If you are like me, you are always on the run, and it's not always easy to stay positive. UNTIL NOW! It just got a great deal easier because Dr. Dave created a series of positive websites that are smartphone friendly. The sites display just as well on the small screen as they do on the desktop. Now you can take your positive thinking with you wherever you go and have positive thinking on demand. If you are feeling down, simply turn on your smartphone and visit Mobile Positive Thinking.
People are always looking for miracles, but they overlook the obvious. They are a miracle of God's creation and love. Every breath they take and every beat of their heart resonates with the miraculous. From the top of their head to the tip of their toes, they are a miracle. Every time you think that you need a miracle, stand in front of a mirror and take a look at yourself. You are God's greatest miracle. For as long as you've been on planet earth, God has been working miracles in your life.
It doesn't matter whether you are getting your kicks driving on Route 66, or standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, you can still download positive scriptures on your smartphone and tablet. In fact, you can download positive scriptures anywhere on planet earth as long as you have a wireless connection simply by visiting Mobile Scripture. You instantly discover fifty scriptures that you need to have in your mind. Anytime is the right time to put powerful positive scriptures into your mind.
Self-help is not the creation of man. It's the creation of God, and it's built into the fabric of the moral universe. There is no mystery here. If you do your part, God will do his part, and amazing things will happen. But first you must do your part so that God has something to work with. When you work like everything depends on you and trust like everything depends on God, you have discovered the secret of self-help.
Mark Twain once remarked that life doesn’t consist so much of facts and events. Instead, it consists mainly of the storm of thoughts blowing endlessly through my mind. Most of the time, I can deal with the facts of life without too much difficulty. It’s the storm of thoughts that causes such a problem. I will die a thousand deaths before my final day of reckoning comes. Most of my problems never happen anywhere except in my mind.
People act as if what they talk about doesn't matter. They don't understand that what they say expands into their life. No reasonable person would take a handful of toxic waste and put it into their mind. Nevertheless, that's exactly what you do when you talk about negative things. Every time you tell other people what's wrong with your life, and how your problems are driving you crazy, you put toxic waste into your mind. You are sowing the seeds of your own destruction.
God has given you all the tools you need to have a positive mind. God gave you the power of positive self-talk to fill your mind with positive things. If you consistently and persistently repeat positive thoughts, it is inevitable that your mind will start repeating those same positive thoughts back to you.
Birds are the only animals that can talk without the words changing their lives. Birds can say anything they want, even four letter words, without the slightest damage to their mind. The reason is simple. Bird's don't know what they are saying. Millions of people talk like they are parrots. They swear like salors and lace their speech with profanity. These folks would be better off if they were parrots, because at least their destructive words would not get into their mind.
The power of positive self-talk is immense. Take a lesson from God, and use positive self-talk to create a positive world. Tell yourself, "I am who God says I am, and I am who I say that I am." Get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, and it won't be long before miracles start to happen. Christian positive self-talk will change your world.
Too many people die before their time. They place a period in the sentence of life where God only places a comma. Always remember that it's never over before God says it's over. There is no reason to quit until God says it's quitting time. Negative self-talkers tell themselves it's over years before God says it over. Their self-talk makes them die before their time. If these quitters had persisted for a few more nanoseconds, their dreams would have come true. Their mistake literally cost them their dreams.
Reprogramming your mind has never been easier. In the digital age you can take your programming tools with you wherever you go. Smart phones and tablets make it possible to reprogram your mind in planes, trains, cars, subways, at work, and at home. You can perform a mind transplant anywhere and anytime. A smart phone or tablet can contain a full library of positive resources without increasing the weight of the device by even an ounce.
Positive self-talk is not the invention of man. It's the invention of God, and it was given as a gift to mankind so that we could speak our new lives into existence. The Bible has lots of examples of positive self-talk being used to make good things happen in the hearts and minds of those who love and serve God. In the book of Joel in the Old Testament, the Bible encourages us to use positive self-talk. Joel 3:10 says, Let the weak say, "I am strong." It's very clear that self-talk is not about where you are at the present moment. It's about where you are going with God's help. Amazing things happen when people get in agreement with God about who they are and what they can do with their life.
There is inspiration in your inbox when you sign up for Self Help Mail. When the going gets tough, it's nice to have a resource like Self Help Mail to help you get through the hard times. Simply go to your inbox, and check your Self Help Mail. It has never been easier to put powerful positive ideas into your mind, and the email is totally free.
You don't have to let the voice of depression control your inner dialogue. You can use positive self-talk to change the conversation. What you say to yourself determines the focus of your mind and helps you reestablish command and control over your thoughts. If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.
Fear and limitations are traveling companions. When one is present, the other is not far away. When I think limiting thoughts, it's usually because I am afraid, and when I think fearful thoughts, limitations suddently rear their ugly head. On the other hand, when I send fear packing, my limitations disappear, and when I ignore my limiting thoughts, fear melts away as well.
Positive Christian self-talk is more than positive thinking. It is positive preparation that makes miracles possible. It gets you to a place where miracles can occur. It helps you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do in your life. It's not a mindless mantra that you endlessly repeat hoping that things will get better. Positive Christian self-talk puts both feet on the ground and takes you to a miraculous destination.
World renown psychiatrist Karl Menninger M.D. wrote a book entitled, "Whatever became of sin?" Dr. Menninger points out that mental health and moral health go hand in hand. It's impossible to have mental health without moral health. The moral universe is not neutral. It takes a position on the choices we make. The moral universe grinds slow, but it grinds sure. Sin is a real problem and must be dealt with to maintain optimum mental and spiritual health.
Affirmations are a special form of positive self-talk designed to change the way I feel. The Bible says, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Affirmations are not aimed at my mind. They are primarly aimed at my heart, and they give me the power to change what is in my heart. Affirmations do more than change the way I think; they also change the way I feel.
Self-talk is not optional. It's something you do every day all day long. The only question is whether your self-talk is positive or negative, whether it makes your life better or worse. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. You don't have to accept the self-talk programmed into your mind by other people . You can make your self-talk into anything you want.
I like self-talk that puts things in perspective without resorting to hype and hyperbole. Hype makes extravagant claims that have no basis in reality, and hyperbole uses exaggeration to overstate the case. Writers need to avoid hype and hyperbole, because most readers are not adrenaline junkies in search of a new high. They are not easily fooled, and they want honest writing that tells things like they really are. That is why I go to great length to avoid hyperbole and hype.
Positive self-talk is multidimensional. Lots of people use it to pump themselves up when preparing to face major challenges. Others use it to reaffirm their core beliefs. But self-talk also is an awesome way to remember our victories. Too often we remember our failures and forget our victories. When we remember our failures, and forget our victories, it's time to employ self-talk with a backward look. When I forget how awesome my life has been, that's when I use positive self-talk to remind myself that I am a lucky man.
Until you get your self-talk right, good things cannot happen in your life. Self-talk is a form of predestination, and if you can't put your destination into a self-talk format, then it's unlikely you will ever make the trip to your dreams. There are two major types of self-talk, and both of them are important. The first type gets you fired up and ready to go. The second type keeps you going once you are on your way.The first type decides whether you start on the path to your dreams.The second type determines whether you continue on the path.The first type lasts until you get started.The second type lasts until your dreams come true.
When I was ten years old, my parents gave me a tiny transistorized short wave radio that fit in the palms of my hands. At night I laid in bed and listened to broadcasts from around the world, and I imagined myself in hundreds of different destinations on planet earth. I didn't know how I would ever get there, but one day I would visit all of those places. Much later in life I discovered that I was addicted to freedom, and I became a citizen of the world. That is why I am Safari Daktari, and the world is my home.
Never underestimate the power of a single idea. On more than one occasion, a single idea has shaped my destiny. When I was in grade school, I read Dr. Paul White's book, Doctor of Tanganyika, and I instantly knew that I wanted to work as a doctor in developing countries. That single idea took root in my mind and still remains a compelling force in my life. Because of his influence, I worked overseas in Panama, Liberia, Kenya and Saudi Arabia in my carreer in international medicine.
A wise man once said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans," and I am inclined to agree. My plan is to get in agreement with God about who I am and what I can do with my life. It's not that I don't have any plans. Rather I have a general direction to my life and my bucket list is half a mile long, but my time is in God's hands, and his plan is better than anything I can imagine. That's my plan, and I'm sticking to it.
I am a Daktari without borders who is a citizen of the world. The first time I went to Africa, people told me that I would experience culture shock, and that it would be hard to adjust to the compromises required living in another culture halfway around the world. For the past forty-five years, I have been waiting for culture shock to strike, and so far it has not happened. The only culture shock I experienced happened when I returned to the USA after being away for nearly a quarter of a century.
I am a swimming instructor, and I give swimming lessons in God's ocean of love. When you love people, they instantly recognize it. No explanation required. Jesus said you could recognize his disciples by their love. It's the hallmark that identifies them as children of God. It's their way of life. I can think of no higher calling than being a swimming instructor in God's ocean of love.
Positive thinking is the natural software for your mind. God designed a positive software package that would permit your mind to function at full capacity and maximum efficiency. He created your mind to work best with a positive operating system. Negative thinking doesn't work well, because your mind was not designed to function with a negative operating system.
Our Land Rover is parked at a rocky outcrop on the edge of the the Dhana desert in Arabia. In a couple of hours, we'll be sitting around a campfire with the milky way galaxy extending overhead from horizon to horizon. A Land Rover, giant star dunes, friends sitting around a campfire, and the milky way overhead is as good as it gets. It's also a terrific time to focus on a few great thoughts.
Outward appearances are deceiving, so don't be too quick to judge. Take caterpillars, for instance. Some caterpillars are a thing of beauty, but most of them aren't much to look at. They crawl around like colored worms, they eat leaves for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they have the personality of a sea slug. When God passed out good looks, he apparently skipped the caterpillars.
God has given you all the tools you need to have a positive mind. People complain that it's difficult to live as a positive person in a negative world. They talk as if the odds are stacked against them. They should accept their miserable existence and learn to live with a negative mind.Nothing could be further from the truth. You can use the power of positive repetition to change your mind.
Since the beginning of time, astronomers have searched the sky for signs of life, and so far the only place where life is known to exist is on planet earth. Earth is unique because it’s chock-a-block with life; it’s everywhere, and it’s relentless. The reason earth is such an awesome place is because it’s a sanctuary for life in an otherwise hostile universe.
After living outside the United States for twenty-eight years, I am finally connected. I completed my sailing voyage around the world on my sailboat, I'm back in the USA, and I now have a cell phone. Don't feel sorry for me because I wasn't connected for all those years. I was connected to other things, and I didn't need a cell tower to feel my life was good.
If you start thinking new thoughts and taking new actions, you get a new life. It's just that easy. You can get a new one anytime you want and anywhere you are. You simply think new thoughts and take new actions. If you want to sail on a small sailboat around the world, you must think and act your circumnavigation into existence. It's not rocket science. Anyone can do it.
I don't know how many years I have left, but in the time that remains, I intend to finish well. I am going to make a difference in the lives of the people I meet. My life will be a part of something great. I am a purveyor of dreams and an encourager, and I will send a message of hope around the world with my websites and books. You have been warned. I will do my best to rock your world.
People who are psychologically blind don't control what they put into their mind. They don't understand that what they put inside will come back to haunt them. Everything they put in their mind is important because it changes who they are. When they change the things they look at, the way they look at things changes.
Captain Cook sailed the uncharted waters of the Pacific with vessels that did not sail to windward, and with infinite patience and unstoppable persistence, he explored and charted the waters and islands of the Pacific. He sailed where no European had sailed before on the Positive Blue Marble called earth.
I can't say that I have ever been depressed. There have been plenty of times that I have been down and discouraged, but I have never lost command and control or believed the negative thoughts that occasionally blow through my mind. But when I get down, I know the cure. All I have to do is climb into my Land Rover, and suddenly I feel great. Once I get behind the wheel of my Defender, I am instantly transported to a positive destination, and I know that life is good.
For most people, negative thinking is simply a sign of fatigue. Fatigue is normal; it isn't a pathological state, and it's a mistake to regard it as such. Fatigue makes cowards of everyone. When you are tired, your problems appear insurmountable. Although the horizon of life was clear only a few hours earlier, now mountains of difficulty suddenly loom into view. Your fears are now overwhelming. All of the hobgoblins of your subconscious mind dance merrily in front of your eyes.
Before the advent of smartphones, I carried my mobile affirmations on file cards. Some affirmations have been with me for more than twenty years, and the file cards are dogeared and worn out. Those card were good companions that helped me get through the hard times. Some day I will frame them and put them on the wall of my office. The cards are more than paper with written affirmations. They also contain memories of all the major victories in my life.
The universe reveals the mind of God, and the Bible reveals his heart of love.The entire universe is an expression of God's creative power. We serve an awesome God who thinks and speaks worlds into existence. Our planet is only a tiny speck in our solar system, which is a tiny speck in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is a tiny speck on the edge of an expanding universe. We ask ourselves, "Who is man that God would think of him?" We act as if we are an afterthought of God. But we have it backwards. We are not an afterthought of God. We are the reason the universe exists.
Your brain is a powerful affirming machine that affirms the negative just as easily as the positive, the bad just as easily as the good. Your brain is positive about many things that are factually untrue. And when you are positive about the wrong things, your positive thinking actually gets you into trouble. It turns out that positive thinking is not always positive when you are affirming dark, destructive thoughts.
God’s dream for your life is better than anything you can imagine. God’s plan for your life is full of open doors that only you can close. God not only has a plan, He has backup plans just in case you have problems along the way. Your mistakes are not a surprise to God, and He has more contingency plans than you have faults and failures.
Jesus created a world ruled by expectations. You don't get what you want. You get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you will still get what you expect. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you. No matter how hard you work and how much you hope, it's what you expect that counts. The Law of Expectations will make or break your life. When I know your expectations, I can predict your future.
I am the Positive Expectations Doctor. When I get up in the morning, I don't have to think about what I am going to do on that day. I have one job and one job only. My job is to change people's expectations about who they are and what they can do with their lives. The easiest thing to do on planet earth is to pass out pills to patients, and the hardest thing to do is change their expectations.
Fear is a liar, and if you listen to the voice of fear, you will never live your dreams. When I was sailing through the Bab Al Mandeb in the southern Red Sea, I had fifty knots of wind on the port quarter, and I was soaked to the skin by breaking seas crashing into the yacht. Although I was wet and cold, there was no fear in my heart. My options were to sail on into the night and get extremely tired and wet, or to find an anchorage in the storm and hold on. Fear was not an option.
The Fear Doctor is in, and it's time to listen up. Fear and negativity always travel together, and you need to banish them both from your mind. You don't want them sailing with you on the ocean of your dreams. More than once during our sailing voyage around the world, our situation was a bit tenuous, but I can't say that I was ever afraid. Instead of listening to the voice of fear, I focused on doing those things that kept us safe, and you should do the same.
Fear should be a warning rather than a way of life. Unfortunately some people adopt a fear-based existence, and fear becomes a major driving force in their lives. Most people fear the wrong thing. Advertising loves the gospel of fear because it sells. Fearing the unlikely and the absurd is largely a waste of time and energy and misdirects your focus. In most cases, the thing that you fear is not the enemy. It is fear itself that is the real problem.
Although the Self Talk Bookstore is open for business, there are a few places on planet earth where downloads are unavailable. When you are getting pummeled with fifty knots of wind in the southern Red Sea, you quickly discover that there are no wireless towers in the Bab al Mandeb. It probably has something to do with pirates. Wireless companies are afraid that someone might do more than steal their signal; the pirates might also steal the cell towers.
I have been on the move for more than forty years in two Land Cruisers, six Land Rovers, four monohull sailboats and one catamaran. During many of those years I received my mail every two months in mail drops around the world. Things are different now. The Positive Mobile Web makes it possible to connect with people anywhere in the world from my Land Rovers and catamaran.
My green Defender is bogged down to the axles in the sands of the Arabian Empty Quarter. You might think that being monumentally stuck three-hundred kilometers off-road would make me sad, but if you thought that, you would be wrong. Why? Because if I am stuck, that means I am living my sand dreams.
Too many people have their life on hold waiting for the perfect place and time to work on their dreams. Unfortunately, if you don't work on them every day, they will never happen. You simply run out of time.Wherever you are is exactly the right place to work on your dreams.
Of all the challenges I face each day, living in the moment is probably the most difficult. I know I should be savoring each evanescent nanosecond that races through my life, but the truth is that too much of the time I'm somewhere other than here. No matter where my body is, my mind is someplace else.
More change is happening in the twenty-first century than at any other time in history, and the pace of change is accelerating. People who rise to the top in our new world will be those who are masters of change. They have done the math, and they are riding the exponential curve of positive change all the way to their dreams.
I have always wanted to be an explorer. Perhaps that is why I spent so much time sailing around the world on my catamaran and driving outback and beyond in my Land Rovers. Every time I explore a new world, I am reminded to not take my own world so seriously. After all, my world is not the world. It's only my way of looking at the world.
I am a daktari without borders. I am not sure when and where borders disappeared from my mind, but sometime in the last quarter century, I became a citizen of the world. Wherever I am on planet earth, I feel at home in my borderless world. Sometimes I get the feeling that borders are fictional boundaries created by the rich and powerful to maintain their power and wealth.
The sea is the final frontier. It's the last place on the planet that hasn't been divided up, regulated, restricted and strangulated by over-reaching governments. You simply point the bow of your yacht offshore, and instantly you are free on the final frontier.
Every major adventure in my life has involved positive reframing. Life threatening challenges may have higher stakes, but the reframing is the same. You get to choose the meaning of every event of your life.
You have the privilege of deciding the meaning of every event in your life. You can choose a meaning that empowers you, or you can interpret it in a negative fashion so that it becomes a weapon of self-destruction. The frame you place around an event makes all the difference.
Jesus is the Great Physician, and He came to planet earth to change your expectations about who you are and what you can do with your life. He came to teach people how to think the way that God thinks so that positive expectations could rule their world.
You aren't going to have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps as you live God's dream for your life. God will be with you every step of the way. God is on your side and has your back. His plan for your life is good for you and is perfect for the type of person that you are. That is why you have positive expectations.
You already have enough faith to set sail on the ocean of your dreams. You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see far enough to take the next step. It doesn't matter what your dream is, today is the best day to work on your dreams. Conditions will never be more perfect than they are today. If you are still breathing, and if you have a dream, then now is the time to set sail.
Faith isn't something we do. It's something that God does to us when we suspend our disbelief , get out of the way, and stop limiting God. We don't have to have faith. Instead, faith has to have us.
We have a saying in our family, "Abbotts always come through." We have a solid conviction that no matter what happens, God can take our challenges and turn them into something good. We have no reason to fear.
Fear comes in many sizes and shapes. The list of things to fear is endless, and if you are not careful, fear can control your life. For most people, their greatest fear is the fear of death. Everyone needs to remember that it's never over until God says it's over.
Imagine you are a flower, and you wake up one morning with the feeling that other flowers are better than you. After seeing them on television last night, you noticed that their colors are brighter than yours. Your stamens definitely project out too far, and they have more petals than you. You languish in the desert attached to a cactus, while they have mountain and ocean views. Something is wrong. You simply don't measure up. For the first time in your short flower life, you have a self-image problem. Sounds absurd? That's exactly what you do when you start fighting your own self-image wars.
If you want to deal with PTSD, you need to understand positive thinking for what it is and what it is not. You need to understand what it can and cannot do. You need to understand how it can help you, and how it can get you into trouble. You need to learn how to use positive thinking to make your life better rather than make it worse.
The Life Long Disoriented don't know who they are or where they are going. They live by default rather than by design, and they are unwilling to do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true. When things don't work out, they always have an excuse, and it's never their fault. They are unable to maintain a sustained focus for the long haul. They are talkers rather than doers. They never commit themselves to anything with all their heart, mind, and strength.
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, you cannot win the battle for a positive mind. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
The Law of Positive Change states, "When you change the things you look at, the way you look at things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes."
Faith isn’t something that must be present before you move in the direction of your dreams. Rather it’s something that develops after you start moving. When you start out, you don’t see how your dreams are possible. Nevertheless, the moment you take the first step, faith instantly comes into your life. Never look at faith as the path to a life of leisure. God gave you faith so you could see things other people can’t see and do things other people can’t do.
Positive Christian Power is only about one thing - the power of God's love working in your life making you into a new and loving person. It has nothing to do with politics or world domination. It is the heart and soul of what it means to be Christian. Love is the hallmark of following Christ, and without love you are nothing.
Take a lesson from positive flowers that ignore the thorns of life, and they bloom where they are planted. Life is not about thorns. Life is about blooming. Your job is to take whatever happens and make it into something beautiful. Everything that God touches turns to beauty, and when God touches your life, it will become a beautiful thing.
Sometimes a simple yes or no is not good enough. You want to make sure the message is clearly understood. In times like that you say, "That's affirmative, or that's negative." Such was the case when we sailed our catamaran into Israel after sailing up the Red Sea and navigating the Suez Canal. We needed to be understood the first time.
Times have changed. I can now drive my Land Rover anywhere on planet earth and take all of my favorite books with me. In the bad old days, my mobile library consisted of four or five books because of weight and space limitations in our expeditionary vehicle. Now I can carry ten tons of books on my tablet and smartphone to the ends of the earth.
You are on a no limits expedition in which there is no limit to how good your life can become. Life is a test, and if you don't quit, you pass the test. Quitting is a terminal disease for which their is no cure, and doubting is nearly as bad. If you are going to doubt anything at all, you should doubt your limits.
Although I have lots of things that I would like to see and do, my bucklet list does not contain any of those items. My list consists of great ideas that I want to make a part of my life. When that happens, my life will truly be my message. Until then, I have work to do.
Welcome to the twenty-first century where you can place an entire library of positive books in your shirt pocket. Taking your positive thinking books with you has never been easier. Your entire positive library resides comfortably in your pocket on your smartphone. You literally have a Positive Pocket Library that contains your Positive Pocket Books. Your library even includes Power Graphics that you can view and Positive Podcasts that you play on demand.
In this great adventure called life, you have a choice. You can choose to live in your digital world with a 55-inch wide screen existence and cheer others on who are living their dreams, or you can have a real life. You can totally immerse yourself in the natural world and experience the truly miraculous. That natural world is free, and you can touch it, breathe it, embrace it, and love it. And if you do immerse yourself in it, you will discover that everything is a miracle.
Smartphones are exceptionally smart, but they have a problem. Smartphones are not positive. Engineers are not interested in positive. They are interested in performance. I want smartphones to be positive, and it's my goal is to put the positive into smart phones around the world. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, and your smartphone gives you the power to fill your mind with positive things and to turn your life in a positive direction. For the first time in history, you hold in the palm of your hand everything you need to have a positive mind.
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you," he did not add any qualifications to the statement. He didn't say, "As your genome is, so shall it be done unto you." Your beliefs trump your genome every time. You are not a prisoner of your genome. Instead, your genome is the launching pad for your life and nothing more. It's what you do with your genome that counts. Epigenetics gives you the power to take what you have been given and to make it into something great.
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. That is why positive eBooks and smartphones are so valuable. They help you maintain a persistently positive focus. You need to have a "pocket full of positive" with you at all times. Before the advent of smartphones and positive eBooks, I wrote positive quotes on file cards that I carried around with me. I ended up with a pocket full of file cards that I read through several times a day. Things are different now. I use smartphones and eBooks to push my mind in a positive direction.
The most powerful force in the universe is God's love, and when your heart is full of his love, it's full of God's presence and power. Positive Spiritual Power is not about you. It's about the power of love working through you to make a difference in the world. Spiritual power is not something that you possess; it's something you experience. If you want to have positive spiritual power, you simply become God's love in the world.
Don't believe everything you hear when your mind talks to you. Your mind is always in replay mode, and much of what it says is frankly wrong and out of touch with reality. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. When your mind starts telling you twisted and depressing thoughts, it time to switch to a different channel. When the inner ogre gets out of control, you don't have to take the abuse. Instead, beat him into submission with positive self-talk from the Positive Self-Talk Store. A few mintues of reading Dr. Dave's positive self-talk will send the inner ogre on his way.
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what to say when you talk to your mind, and what to say when your mind talks to you. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. You don't need to spend years searching for empowering ideas that make it possible to live your dreams. It's already right here in a self-talk format. The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind." If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. When you fill your mind with positive self-talk and more than one-hundred Power Graphics, your life improves by leaps and bounds. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in eBook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Make your life better today by putting Maximum Strength Positive Thinking into your mind.
The Programmer’s Manual for Your Mind contains the tools you need to reprogram your mind with a positive operating system. It’s your Personal Tool Kit that shows you how to change the way you think and feel. Your mind is actually being programmed all the time without you being aware that it’s happening. The problem is that someone else is doing the programming. Make no mistake about it. If you don’t program your mind, other people will. Whether you like it or not, you are engaged in mortal mental combat, and your mind is ground zero. If you let your culture, the media, the government, and politicians do the programming, you will be in real trouble. You will not be running your own mind. They will be running it. You will not be living your dreams. You will be living theirs.The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Start reprogramming your mind today using the tools found in the Programmer’s Manual for Your Mind. Remember, if you want to have a positive mind, nobody can stop you.
The Owner's Manual for Your Mind contains thirty-one Change Principles that empower you to make a life. You no longer worship at the altar of security, content to only make a living. The Change Principles show you how to make a life. Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams happen. Seize the day. Live as if you are a great person. Renew you mind with positive and empowering thoughts. Achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. Adopt zero tolerance to negative thinking. Don't accept any limitations. Never quit working on your dreams. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Don't just make a living. Instead make a life using the thirty-one Change Principles found in Owner's Manual for Your Mind. There are no limitations. There are only limiting beliefs.
Overcoming depression is hard, perhaps the hardest thing you will ever do. But if you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you. Your emotions are a reflection of your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, your emotions automatically follow. You don't have to battle the negative and twisted emotions echoing in your mind. Instead you need to learn how to change the way you think, and your emotions will naturally take care of themselves. The challenge you face in depression is to change the way you think. If you want to change the way you think and feel, you are going to have to change your inner dialogue. You are going to have to talk to your mind in a different manner. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The battle for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. In order to break the back of depression, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control your mental focus. Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
God is love and works by love. The power and presence of God in my life is love. Every time I see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I experience God's presence and power. When my mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, my thoughts are healthy, and my mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I open my heart and mind to the power of His love. God loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me to much to let me stay that way. He loves me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it does not get any better than that. For the rest of my life I will max out on God's love. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Positive Christian Self-Talk is as much about God as it is about you. The self-talk contained in this book is designed to change your life. You learn to think the way that God thinks and speak the way that God speaks so that your self-talk has real power. It's time to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. It's time to speak your new life into existence. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life changing experience. Positive Christian Self-Talk points your life in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Too many people have a false model for change. They try to change their life by trying to change their life, and that is the recipe for failure. They are skipping all the steps that make change possible. Big changes don’t involve tweaks. They involve jumps. This book contains quantum self-talk that you need to have in your mind so that you can make a quantum leap to the next level. One hundred Power Graphics make it easy to put positive self-talk into your mind. The power of positive repetition is immense, and when your mind starts repeating quantum self-talk back to you, hang on tight, because you are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level. You have thousands of quantum leaps to make in your life, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Happy quantum leaping. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with personal behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but human behavior can and does change. Personal change happens when people change the way they think. I have numerous patients formerly addicted to meth, cocaine, heroine, and alcohol, who escaped their addictions without ever going to rehab for treatment. They simply arrived at a point in their life where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They had experienced enough misery to last ten lifetimes, and they said no more. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do with their life, and they became a different person who was chemical free. I am grateful to those patients, because they proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that people in the worst circumstances can and do change. Because of them, I am committed to helping people change their lives one belief at a time using positve self-talk. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Mark Twain wrote, “Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing though one’s head.” Mark Twain was right. Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that blow through your mind. The events of life can be trivial, tragic, and even monumental in nature, but the events themselves have little power. It’s the storm of thoughts about those events that controls our lives. Surviving the storm of thoughts is how we spend most of our time. No matter what we do, the storm still blows, and to a significant degree shapes our lives. Surviving the storm is something we do every day all day long. An entourage of thoughts accompanies each event in our lives. Those thoughts can be positive, negative, or most likely, something in between. Those thoughts are the battleground where we come to our agreement with life. Those thoughts define who we are and what we can do. You need to learn how to control the storm of thoughts blowing through your mind. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind. Just be sure you are speaking a language your mind understands. Your brain speaks to you in its own language, and if you speak to it in the same way, it immediately responds in a powerful fashion. That’s why change proceeds most rapidly when you talk to yourself using the language of the mind. If you don’t speak the language of the mind, you may as well stop talking until you learn it. The three most powerful components of the language of the mind are images, sounds, and emotions. When my brain wants to get my attention, it does not send a text or an email. It blows me away with sights, sounds, and emotions. If you want to get your brain’s attention, you need to do the same thing. Send a message full of sights, sounds, and emotions. Start speaking the language that your mind understands. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Living small serves no great purpose. Living as if you are a great person is a powerful idea that changes lives, and those who take it seriously change their world. Living as if you are great means you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. You act as if you cannot fail. In order to live as if you are great, you have to think the way great people think, talk the way great people talk, and act the way great people act. Great people think, talk, and act their dreams into existence. If you ever become great, it will be because you think great thoughts, repeat great self-talk, have great expectations, and act as if you cannot fail. Some people wrongly believe that change is impossible. Leopards don't change their spots, and zebra stripes are forever. But people are different. People change their stars. They change their stripes, and their spots disappear in an instant of time. That instant happens the moment they develop positive expectations and believe they have the power to change. Positive self-talk and positive expectations can take you anywhere you want to go. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The same is true of your self-talk. It must be persistent, positive, and specific to have maximum impact. Lack of persistentce has laid more dreams to rest in the cemetery of failure than any other cause. There is zero chance that you will succeed on your first attempt. If your dreams are great, You will fail again and again on your way to the top. Before you can be great, you have to be good. Before you can be good, you have to be bad. Before you can be bad, you have to try. Millions of people stop at try. Thousands get stuck at bad. Hundreds quit at good. A few go all the way to great. If you don't have persistence, you willl never make the trip from try to bad to good to great. Positive Self-Talk Red Book helps you develop a persistently positive focus so that you can develop a consistently positive mind. More than one-hundred Power Graphics contain powerful thoughts that you need to have in your mind. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.