All I have is this old Land Rover Defender. The top speed is eighty miles per hour down hill. There is no automatic transmission, no automatic air lift suspension, no automatic anything. It doesn't have an engine computer. In fact, there are no electronics. There are no wheel lockers and no body lift. Only a crazy person would drive a twenty-five year old vehicle around the world. How will I ever suvive? If I am not back in ten years, call 911.
Not all Land Rover Defenders are created equal.
Some Defenders carry the designation RTW which means Rest of The World, which also means the majority of the developing world. It turns out that large portions of the world don't necessarily want or need all the bells and whistles found on vehicles rolling off assembly lines. A basic vehicle built like a tank is better by far because there are no expensive electronics that can fail and leave you stranded when you are five hundred miles from a technical center that can fix your electronics.
For me RTW also means Round The World, because I want to drive my Defenders around the world.
People who know Land Rover Defenders generally purchase older vehicles if they are going to undertake serious expeditionary travel. The reasons is simple. Electronics. They don't want a vehicle with an engine control module that might fail in a remote location. Engine computers and expeditions don't go well together. They want a turbo diesel engine with no electronics that can fail. For most round the world travellers, that means a 300tdi engine in a Land Rover Defender. And that is exactly what I have in all three of my Defenders.
People engaging in expeditionary travel have different requirements than people who live in big cities. Explorers need extremely tough vehicles that stand up to the rigors of expeditionary travel, and when something does break, you must be able to fix it yourself with simple tools from a small tool box.
Car manufacturers are experts at making vehicles that appear to be tough, but when they are put to the test of expeditonary travel, a demolition derby begins. It's all about engineering. Car manufacturing is more about marketing than it is about engineering. Cars are engineered to survive excursions to the mall with an occasional trip on a gravel road, but the vehicle components are not built for expeditionary travel. If you are going to use the vehicle for challenging terrain, you need lots of upgrades in the suspension and powertrain if you want the vehicle to survive.
Land Rover Defenders are built tough right off the assembly line. You don't need any modifications or upgrades to the vehicle for it to survive an expedition. A totally stock vehicle does the job just fine straight off the showroom floor. The vehicle is so basic that you can actually get the truck shipped to you in a bunch of boxes, and you assemble it yourself. Sometimes people have contests to see who can assemble a vehicle most quickly right out of the box. A good set of wrenches, sockets, and rivets is all you need to get the job done.
I have taken unmodified Defenders straight into the Arabian desert, and they perform perfectly without any special vehicle preparation.
Land Rover Defenders are special for one other reason. The can carry a mind boggling amount of gear without breaking down. I have loaded my Defenders with long range fuel tanks, thirteen jerry cans of fuel, a couple of hundred liters of water, enough food or a week, four passengers with all their gear, and the Land Rover carries the load without complaint. The fuel mileage decreases with the heavy loading, but the vehicle does not complain.
A Defender kitted out as an expeditionary vehicle is a wonder to behold. You have to see it to believe it. And when you ride in a fully loaded Defender Offroad, you witness engineering that matches the load to the terrain. No demolition derby happens. The Defender just keeps on keeping on.
A Defender is better because there are no bells and whistles. It is simply great engineering that takes you anywhere you want to go. When you drive around the world in a Defender, you know that you will survive, and that your truck will survive as well. And best of all, you will not have to call 911.
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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My favorite sand box in the entire world is the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia. Over a million square kilometers of sandy adventures await those who are willing to outfit an expeditionary vehicle so that it is ready for deep desert exploration. I had three Land Rover Defenders while I worked in Arabia, and each weekend we climbed into our Defenders and headed off into a sea of sand.
We camped between 60 to 90 nights a year in the Arabian sands. On a scale of one to ten, I rate the Arabian sands as an eleven, and I wish that I was still gliding over those dunes in one of my Defenders.
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It turns out that the impossible is not always impossible.
Impossible dares you to live your dreams. It's a test of whether you are willing to do whatever it takes to make your dreams come true.
Everything in your life fits into two columns. One column is labeled possible, and the other is labeled impossible. Your job is to move everything over to the possible column.
With God, all things are possible. Impossible doesn't exist in God's universe, and it shouldn't exist in yours. Impossible is not in God's vocabulary, and it shouldn't be in yours.
The day you came into this world, a star was born. Unfortunately, you may have forgotten about that star. You may not remember that it even exists.
You may feel like you need to change your stars, but the truth is it's impossible to change them. Your stars are what they are, and no matter how hard you try, they will not change. This is actually good news, because you don't need to change those stars. You need to remember them.
Inner blindness hides your stars from your eyes. You need to see them once again. You need to remember what your life was like before the world told you everything you could not do and compressed you into its mold.
When God created you, He gave you everything you need to live a happy and abundant life.
God is on your side, and when you get in agreement with Him, the scales fall off your eyes, and you see once again. The fog lifts from your mind, and you remember your true identity. You become the person that God created you to be
Your shackles fall off, and God takes you to places far beyond your early limited dreams. You become an unstoppable, consistently positive, endlessly persistent doer of dreams. You become a sharp instrument in the hands of a loving God.
The God who created the infinite universe also created you in his image. He did not shackle you with limitations, but instead gave you the capacity to have quantum beliefs. He gave you the ability to think and act your life into existence. He gave you the power of quantum beliefs, quantum expectations, and quantum change.
You have the ability to make your life into what you want it to be. You can get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. There is no limit to how good your life can become when you get your quantum beliefs right.
It required sixteen days to sail across the Atlantic on Exit Only, my 39 foot catamaran. From my perch on the mainsail, I had plenty of time to contemplate during the journey. My time at sea offered lots of opportunities to think about what I have learned so far, and to reflect on the positive guideposts that have allowed me to sail on the ocean of my dreams.
So here you have, free of charge, some of the biggest lessons I have learned about positive thinking.
These are my guideposts on the journey to a positive mind.
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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 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.
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.