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My Favorite Martin Luther King Jr Quote

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“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid….

You refuse to do it because you want to live longer…. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house; so you refuse to take the stand.

Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.” 

Martin Luther King Jr.

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12 Insights From “Power Of Positive Thinking”

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The book, Power of positive thinking was written by Norman Vincent Peale as far back as 1952. What the book demonstrated was that “a change in person’s attitude will change his/her life.

The book also talked about how one can harness the power of positive thinking to strengthens his/her belief, crawl out of worrying, stay energetic and connect with higher power by citing examples of how some people were able to change their lives via positive thinking and affirmation.

Who Is Norman Vincent Peale?

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author and a progenitor of the theory of positive thinking. He was born on May 31, 1898, in Bowersville, Ohio. He earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University(where he became a brother of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston School of Theology. Read more about him here.

The insights from the book are as follows;

• Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed.

• Attitudes are more important than facts, Dr. karl menninger added, “any fact facing us, even the most hopeless, is not as important as our attitude toward the fact.”

• Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God. God alone is sufficient.

• To live with constant energy, it is also important to get your emotional faults corrected, said Knute Rockne (Football coach). He added, I have to get most energy out of a man, and have discovered that it cannot be done if he hates another man.”

• To solve your problem via prayer, vincent Peale advised to use this formular. Prayerize, Picturize and Actualize. Pray, print a picture of it on your mind as happening, holding the picture firmly in consciousness. And act as if your prayer has been answered.

• People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln. You can be happy, so also you can unhappy if you want to be.

• To make the best use of your day, start it by saying to yourself, “I believe I can successfully handle all problems that arise today. I feel good physically, mentally and emotionally.”

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by.

• “Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that ensures the successful outcome of your venture.” William James

• Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow.” First believe it can done and then go ahead with the task. Fire the heart with where you want to go and what you want to be. Get it deeply fixed in your subconscious that you will take no for an answer, then your entire personality will follow where your heart leads.

• What we do with obstacles is directly determined by our mental attitude. The rough is only mental. It is rough because you think it is.

• But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3: 13-14).

Norman Vincent Peale’s Formula for breaking worry habit

1. Say to yourself, “Worry is just a very bad mental habit. And I can change any habit with God’s help.”

2. First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, “I believe,” three times.

3. Pray, using this formula: “I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord’s hands. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord’s hands, it is the Lord’s will and it is good.”

4. Practice saying something positive concerning everything about which you have been talking negatively. Don’t say, “I’ll never be able to do that.” Instead, affirm, “With God’s help I will do that.”

5. Never participate in a worry conversation.

6. Mark every passage in the Bible that speaks of faith, hope, happiness, glory, radiance. Commit each to memory. Say them over and over again until these creative thoughts saturate your subconscious mind. Then the subconscious will return to you what you have given it, namely, optimism, not worry.

7. Cultivate friendships with hopeful people. Surround yourself with friends who think positive, faith-producing thoughts and who contribute to a creative atmosphere. This will keep you re-stimulated with faith attitudes.

8. See how many people you can help to cure their own worry habit. In helping another to overcome worry you get greater power over it within yourself.

9. Every day of your life conceive of yourself as living in partnership and companionship with Jesus Christ. If He actually walked by your side, would you be worried or afraid? Well, then, say to yourself, “He is with me.” Affirm aloud His promise, “I am with you always.” Then change it to say, “He is with me now.” Repeat the affirmation three times every day.

If you have not read the book, make it one of your reading list. If you have, feel free to share what you learnt from it and show the love by sharing to others.

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