Life is a double exposure, and you must not mistake the shadow for the real thing. God sees things as they really are, while I see only the shadows. God sees possibilities when I only see problems. God has a plan for my life that is better than anything I can imagine, while my own plans are truncated by doubt and fear. God sees my life from start to finish, while I have trouble seeing the next step. God sees things that can be, while I see things through the lens of my past. I would be downright discouraged were it not for the fact that no matter what happens, God can use it for something good.
After being run over by the Mac Truck of Life on more than one occasion, I have learned to trust God in the hard times. When I look at the picture of my life, I know that this side of eternity, I don't yet see the true picture. I look at my shadows with the full knowledge that God sees the real picture, and He is going to take my choices, mistakes, failures, and apparent disasters, and turn them into something good.
Trusting God is especially important when bad things happen. When a tornado of fear rips through your life, God can use that for something good. When the tsunami of discouragement and depression sweep over you, God can use that for something good. When a hurricane of doubt assails your dreams, God can use that for something good. When the tremors of your past shake your present and future, God can use that for something good.
Bad things happen to good people all of the time. Sometimes they bring bad on themselves by poor choices that they make. At other times, bad things strike like a bolt out of the blue without rhyme or reason. Bad things just happen to the good and bad alike.
When you try to make sense of the human situation, it's easy to wonder if anyone is out there, and if anyone cares. Surely God could keep bad things from happening to the innocent.
After living for six decades, it's abundantly clear that life is a rite of passage in which we suffer and succeed, but suffering and success are not the end game. The real cosmic drama unfolds when suffering and success reveal who we are. It reveals whether we trust in the arm of flesh or in the love of God. It reveals whether we are grounded in time or eternity. It reveals whether we crumble and flee in the face of adversity, or whether we stand our ground and fight the good fight.
We have a hammer and anvil existence. Edwin Markham said it better than anyone:
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike.
When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike. Edwin Markham
That is exactly where we live each day of our lives - between the hammer and anvil.
We go through periods where we have an anvil-like existence as adversity pummels us month after relentless month. The list of adversities is unlimited. Financial problems, depression, cancer, accidents, poor choices, bad decisions, and sometimes we suffer collateral damage from the destructive choices made by other people.
Nobody wants to be an anvil and everyone wants to be a hammer. A few months of being the anvil can suck all the joy out of your life, and you hunker down hoping that things will improve.
When things get really bad, you face a monumental choice. Are you going to become bitter, shake your fist at life, curse God, and die. Or are you going to do like Job who said, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust him."
Job lost everything including his health. There were times when it seemed like God was trying to kill him. It would have been easy to wonder if there was anyone out there, and if anybody cared. And if Job did that, he would have taken the easy way out.
But Job knew that there was no dark side to God. Bad things happen to good people all the time, and when they happen, they still trust God. That is why Job could say, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust him." Nothing could dissuade him of the goodness of God. Job knew how to be the anvil, and no matter how hard he got hammered by life, he still trusted God.
Job knew two important things that carried him through his anvil experience.
1. He knew that God has no dark side.
2. He knew that the hammer of God is love.
If you believe that God has a dark side, you have no way of making sense out of life when bad things happen.
It could be that you are experiencing God's dark side, and He is striking you with one-hundred thousand punishing volts to teach you a lesson. On the other hand, you could be just having a bad day, bad month, or very bad year.
Lots of people believe that when bad things happen, they are being punished by God for the wrong things they have done. They believe that God spends his time micromanaging their lives with a rod of iron. Everytime something bad happens, they climb into the electric chair of life, and they believe that God turns on the current.
I have news for people who believe that God has a dark side. They are simply wrong. God doesn't make bad things happen to good people.
Everyone needs to understand that THE HAMMER OF GOD IS LOVE.
God is shaping you and making you into all that you can be using his hammer of love. God is good, and He is good all the time. When He strikes with his hammer of love, good things always happen.
If bad things are happening in your life, it is not God who is making those things happen. God's hammer of love takes all the bad things that happen and turns them into something good.
God can use every experience and make something good come out of it.
If divorce comes into your life, God can use that.
If cancer comes into your life, God can use that.
If financial disaster comes into your life, God can use that.
If depression comes into your life, God can use that.
Every disaster you experience qualifes you to help other people experiencing the same challenge. The more disasters you experience, the greater your qualifications to help other people going through the same thing.
I have known thousands of people who feel like they have messed up their lives in a major way, and they are tempted to surrender to despair. They feel as if their failures have disqualified them from being loved and used by God. The truth is exactly the reverse.
Those who have failed and fallen short need to know that the mess they made of their lives will become their message when the hammer of God's love makes them into a new person. The fact that they have been living at the bottom of the barrel gives them unique qualifications that will be used by God to change the lives of millions of people who also feel down and out.
You may feel down, but you are never out, because the hammer of God's love is going to make your life into something beautiful.
Life is a double exposure, and your job is to ignore your shadows and to leave the big picture to God. No matter what happens or how bad it gets, your job is to trust God to turn it into something good.
Life is a rite of passage designed to discover the stuff from which you are made.
Don't allow yourself to be a pitiful soul making bun prints in the sands of time perpetually whining and complaining that life isn't fair. It's simply too hard, and it's not worth the effort.
Instead, look forward to the challenges and battles that you must face, because they are your road to greatness. And if your soul is to ever become great, it will be because you never surrendered to fear and failure, and you kept on keeping on.
No one is ever born great. Greatness comes to those who move forward in the face of adversity, and no matter what happens, they trust in God.
Great people trust in God because they know that He will take their lives and turn them into something good. They will become a sharp instrument in the hand of a loving God.
Dr. Dave is the Encourager In Chief of the Positive Thinking Network. He believes there are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs. Dr. Dave is committed to make a positive difference in your life. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, and Dr. Dave and the Positive Thinking Network have the resources to turn your life in a positive direction. It's time to develop a persistently positive focus so that you can have a consistently positive mind. It's time to change your world.
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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.
FIFTY POSITIVE SCRIPTURES GOD CAN USE IN YOUR LIFE.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty had of God, that he may exalt you in due time. I Peter 5:6
The Lord is my light and salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18-19
The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Peace I leave with you , my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never allow the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:14-15
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. Isaiah 43:2
The Lord upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down. Psalm 145:14
Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear. Psalm 46
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord. Psalm 31:24
And He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 15:38
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37
Whatever you do, do it heartily, as unto the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack in any good thing. Psalm 34:10
The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting. Psalm 100:5
For I will restore health unto you and heal you of your wounds. Jeremiah 30:17
For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those who fear him. Psalm 103:11
O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You have healed me. Psalm 30:2
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. I John 4:12
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. I John 3:1
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. Exodus 14:13
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him. Psalm 34:8
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what the Lord requires of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
If you then, imperfect as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:11
Mark 11:23-24 Whoever says to this mountain, "Be taken up and cast into the sea," and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. Mark 11:23-24
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain you: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:22
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit", says the Lord God Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
If God be for us, who can be against us. Romans 8:31
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Let the weak say, "I am strong." Joel 3:10
Let us lay aside every weight and encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:31
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8
ADDITIONAL POSITIVE RESOURCES
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.
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.
The Self-Talk University is the home of positive self-talk on the internet. Dr. Dave is the Positive Thinking Doctor, and he has made his self-talk available in one hundred and ninety-six countries around the world. The self-talk comes in different formats so you can read self-talk on your mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops. You can listen to Dr. Dave's self-talk on Positive Thinking Radio, and you can download his Positive Thinking Podcasts on iTunes.
The battle against depression is fought on the battlefield of focus. As long as you let depression do all the talking and control your mental focus, the battle is lost. It's impossible to win the battle until you go on the offensive and control the focus of your mind. If you are going to win the battle, you are going to have to discover the power of positive focus and use every tool at your disposal to develop and maintain a positive mental focus.
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.
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 yo 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although I can't control all the events of my life, I can control what I put into my mind. I have sufficient control over my mind to shape the otucome of my life in a way that reflects my goals and aspirations. I have an infinite number of future lives I can live. The way I run my mind determines which of them it will be. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
When you choose your thoughts, you choose your brain chemistry. When you change your thoughts, you change your brain chemistry. You are not the victim of your brain chemistry. You are its creator. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I will act as if I cannot fail. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I can make a living or make a life. When I make a living, I focus on survival. When I make a life, I focus on my dreams. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Change first happens in my mind. Whatever I am or ever will be is first found in my mind. In order to have a new life, I need a new way of thinking. That is where everything starts. I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
If I am having trouble geting permission to do the things I want to do, I need to take a look in the mirror. The person in the mirror is the only one who can give me permission to go for my dreams. All other permission rituals are irrelevant. My life is mine alone, and that is sufficient authority to grant whatever permission is required. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
The way I use my mind defines what it means to be me. At the most basic level, I am what I think about all day long. My mind is the only part of me that can change or that would ever be worth changing. If I want to change who I am, I must change the collection of thoughts that defines what it means to be me. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life. I have only one life, and I may as well make it a great one. I have little to lose and much to gain by living as if I am great. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
A positive mind is not an accident. It's the product of positive mental focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
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.
You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see where to take the next step, and positive self-talk helps you take that next step.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God has already given you the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You already have all the tools you need to be the best you can be and do the best you can do. You just have to do it. Positive Christian Self-Talk
God never asks you to do something without giving you the resources to make it happen.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, your self-talk develops real power and rises to a new level.Positive Christian Self-Talk
Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need to get in agreement with God so that your self-talk points you in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need a new way of thinking. More than anything else, you need to learn how to think as God thinks. Until you get your thinking straightened out, your self-talk will make you stumble. Bad thinking creates bad self-talk.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God is the God of the possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and it should not be found in yours. Everything is possible when you think the way God thinks.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You don't get what you want. You get what you expect.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done to you," he meant exactly what he said. He created a universe in which positive expectations rule. It doesn't matter than much what you want. It's what you expect that counts.Positive Christian Self-Talk
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.
When you change your expectations, you change your life. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Positive self-talk does not work forever. It works a day at a time. If you don't repeat positive self-talk every day, it will not work, because every day you must build a new bridge to your dreams.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
If you are repeating the same self-talk today that you did a year ago, something is wrong. If you have the same expectations today that you had a year ago, it's time to make serious changes. If you want to live as if you are a great person, new self-talk and new expectations are in order.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Great people have great expectations, and they continually work on their dreams. They believe there is no limit to how good their life can become.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Limitations are a subtle form of negativity that is socially acceptable. They don't have a bad sound or smell. It even has the appearance of maturity to not struggle with reality and to accept the limitations that appear to be present in the world.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
There is no reason to place limits on any worthwhile objective until I try to make it happen. Limiting beliefs are a choice, and I choose to not have any.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
If I don't like what I hear when my mind talks to me, I have the power to change the message.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Positive self-talk gives me the power to control the focus of my mind.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Positive self-talk is not about where I have been. It's about where I am going.Positive Self-Talk Purple 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.
A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Positive Self Talk Red Book
Your brain is an affirming machine, and it spends all its waking hours affirming things about who you are and what you can do with your life. You brain is positive about everything in your life. It may be wrong, but it is never in doubt.Positive Self Talk Red Booke
Your mind is positive about many things that are simply untrue. It affirms all of your limiting beliefs from the past.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Although your mind is an affirming machine, you don't have to believe everything it says. If you believe everything your mind tells you, it will not be long before you are in trouble. The brain excels in its ability to pump out affirmations, but it's a miserable failure at separating truth from error and the positive from the negative.Positive Self Talk Red Book
When your mind pumps out negative affirmations, it becomes a weapon of mass destruction that ruins your life.Positive Self Talk Red Book
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus.Positive Self Talk Red Book
If you are not living your dreams, you probably are getting hammered and nailed on the battlefield of focus. You simply must get your focus right to win the battle for a positive mind.Positive Self Talk Red Book
It doesn't matter how fast you run, if it's in the wrong direction, you will never reach your dreams. It doesn't matter how much self-talk you repeat, if it's the wrong self-talk, you will stay right where you are or make your problems even worse.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Focus give me the leverage I need to move my mind and my world. A persistently positive focus really does create a consistently positive mind.Positive Self Talk Red Book
The easiest way to push my mind in a positive direction is to persistently focus on positive things.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.