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The Power of Positive Thinking

Norman Vincent Peale

5 mins

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The Power Of Positive Thinking shows you that the roots of success lie in the mind and teach you how to believe in yourself, break the habit of worrying, and take control of your life by taking control of your thoughts.


The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

by Norman Vincent Peale


Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author and one of the world's most widely recognized motivational speakers in the 20th century. His most popular book, The Power Of Positive Thinking, has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and takes a Christian perspective and real-world approach to positive psychology.

Since Peale wasn't a scientist, many mental experts disregarded the ideas from his book, and it received a lot of both favorable and highly critical feedback. However, it's hard to deny the real-world impact his ideas have had, he himself being living proof that they work – after a long and by any measures successful life, he died at age 95 on Christmas Eve in 1993.

It's not every day that you get to learn from someone who's received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, so let's not waste time, shall we?

Favorite quote

The way to happiness: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

- Norman Vincent Peale

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