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The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, it will be extremely difficult to win the battle for a positive mind. Controlling your mental focus isn't that difficult. The hard part is controlling it persistently and consistently. If you are going to win the battle against depression, you will have to discover the power of positive focus and use every tool at your disposal to develop and maintain a positive mental focus.

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Affirmations For The Inner Skeptic


Affirmations Change The Way I Feel

Affirmations give you the power to change what is in your heart. They do more than change the way you think; they also change the way you feel.

People frequently talk about changing their mind, but rarely talk about changing their heart. Changing their mind is relatively easy, but changing their heart is hard, and few do it.

Changing the way you think is an exercise in logic. Your rational mind is always open to the power of reason, and it easily swallows watermelon size chunks of truth as long as it's logical. You usually need to say an affirmation only once for your rational mind to buy into it. If the affirmation is logical, your mind accepts it and files it away without argument.

Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking

Your emotional mind isn't so easily convinced. It's hard to change the way you feel. You may need to repeat an affirmation fifty times before your emotional mind accepts it. It's an eternal skeptic and must be shown the truth many times before it will believe. That is why affirmations are so valuable. You can repeat them until you overwhelm the inner skeptic and change the way you feel.

If you want to influence your emotional mind, don't argue with it. Instead overwhelm it with positive affirmations. The inner skeptic is massively susceptible to the power of positive affirmations.

When reason tells you one thing and emotions tell you another, your emotions hold sway in the short term. It's not that the power of reason is weak. Rather, it's that the power of emotion is so strong. When the two are in conflict, emotion emerges the winner because it overpowers the rational mind.

The inner emotional skeptic isn't interested in logic. It's more susceptible to the power of repetition than it is to the power of reason. If you repeat anything enough times, the inner skeptic slowly has a change of heart, and it changes the way you feel. You never need to argue with your emotions. You simply overwhelm them with positive affirmations.

People suffering from depression have an inner emotional skeptic that shouts at them all day long. And if they can't sleep at night, they have to listen to the same negative palaver hour after hour.

Perpetually listening to the negative chatter from a depressed mind is the recipe for misery. If you let depression control the conversation, your life will become extremely difficult. It will be harder than it needs to be, and the negative inner voice will relentlessly pummel you with depressing thoughts.

If you are going to win the battle for a positive mind, you are going to have to talk back to the voice of depression.

Talking back isn't about getting in an argument with the depression that is controlling your mind. Instead, talking back is demanding equal time to put good things into your mind to change the conversation.

If you don't spend at least an equal amount of time pushing back against the negative internal skeptic, then you will lose the battle for a positive mind.

You will never win an argument with a depressed mind.

When you use positive affirmations, you aren't getting in an argument with the depressed mind. It's more about changing and controlling the conversation.

The first sign that you winning the battle against depression occurs when you take command of your mind, and you start to control the thoughts that you find there. Depression has been running the command and control operations far too long. It's now time for you to assume command and control. Positive affirmations are a good place to start.

While you repeat positive affirmations, you are taking command of your mind and controlling the thoughts that you find there. Repeating positive affirmations is a blow for freedom, and it demonstrates that you have the power to silence the inner skeptic and to push your mind in a positive direction.

The following ten positive affirmations condensed from Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking are a great place to start. If you find that the affirmations are helpful, you may want to download the entire book.


What I put into my mind affects the chemistry of my brain. When I put in positive things, I push the chemistry in a positive direction. When I put in negative things, I push it in a negative direction. Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

Positive self-talk pushes the chemistry of my brain in a positive direction. When I use positive self-talk on a regular basis, I do more than create a positive mind, I actually create a positive brain.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

The type of thoughts that I think determine the chemical environment inside my brain. If I choose to think depressing thoughts, I create the chemistry of depression. If I choose to think anxious thoughts, I produce the chemistry of anxiety. If I choose to think angry thoughts, I produce the chemistry of anger.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

If I want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop me.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

Positive thinking will not make my life perfect. It will not make all my problems disappear or prevent serious illness and accidents. Nevertheless, positive thinking will make my life immeasurably better. No amount of positive thinking will take something bad and turn it into something good. However, positive thinking will turn it into something better. No matter how negative my life is, thinking positive makes it better.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

The opposite of positive thinking is not negative thinking. The opposite is doubt, uncertainty, ambivalence, and fear. The battle for a positive mind is even more challenging when doubt and fear assume control.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

Positive thinking is the result of putting positive things into my mind. It's a sign that I have filled my mind with positive things. Trying to think positive thoughts without first putting positive things into my mind is a waste of time. It won't work and cannot work. It's impossible to get positive thoughts to come out of a negative mind. If there aren't any positive thoughts inside, then there is nothing positive that can come out.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

Positive thinking is the summation of all the positive things that I have put into my mind. Negative thinking is the summation of all the toxic waste that I have allowed into my mind.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

There is a big difference between thinking positive and putting positive things into my mind. I can't think positive unless I already have positive things inside. Filling my mind with positive things must come first. That's why it is imperative that I control what gets inside.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

God's love points my life in the right direction and gives me the power to make the trip.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

Additional Positive Resources

Positive Buzz

Positive Buzz is where you go to get a concentrated dose of all things positive. If you want to explore the world of positive thinking, Positive Buzz is a great place to begin, and you will keep coming back for more. Today is a good day to get a positive buzz going in your mind. Visit Positive Buzz and get a new way of think and feeling.


Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

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.

Maximum Strength Positive Thinking - David J. Abbott M.D.

Programmer's Manual For 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.


Owner's Manual For Your Mind

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.

Owner's Manual for Your Mind - David J. Abbott M.D.

Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

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.

Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking - David J. Abbott M.D.

Real Power: Maxingout On God's Love

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.

Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love - David J. Abbott M.D.

Positive Christian Self-Talk

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.

Positive Christian Self-Talk Blue Book

Quantum Self-Talk

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.


Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book

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.


Positive Self-Talk Gold Book

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.


Positive Self-Talk Silver Book

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.


Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

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.

Positive Self-Talk Purple Book - David J. Abbott M.D.

Positive Self-Talk Red Book

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.

Positive Self-Talk Red Book - David J. Abbott M.D.


Positive Newsletter

The Positive Newsletter is straight up positive thinking. Each newsletter contains at least one powerful idea that you need to put into your mind and make a part of your life. The newsletter is short and sweet so you won't have to waste valuable time trying to find the good stuff. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of your mind, and it's time to turn your life in a new direction. Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.


Positive Christian Newsletter

When it comes to newsletters, one size does not fit all. Some individuals want a newsletter with a Christian flavor, while others want one with a secular flavor. The Positive Christian Newsletter is for those who want to organize their lives around positive Christian principles. If you want to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with God's help, this newsletter is for you. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life transforming experience. For your entire life, you will sink or swim in God's ocean of love.


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