For the past six decades, I have been an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent, Doer of Dreams. Everything that I do, I do on purpose, and when things don't work out, I keep on keeping on. I don't know if I will ever be rich and famous, but I know that I will live my dreams. And given the choice between riches, fame, and dreams, I will take my dreams without hesitation. I wear many different hats and have many different names. Some people call me Dr. Dave. Others call me Land Rover Man, Positive Thinking Sailor, or the Positive Thinking Doctor. I call myself an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent Doer of Dreams.
I served in the navy with a friend who was an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent, Doer of Dreams. This particular individual became hooked on offshore sailing while he was in high school. He raced on an SORC yacht as a member of the crew, and he had the right stuff to be a go fast offshore racer. He was extremely competitive, highly motivated, knew what you had to do to make a sailboat fly over the waves. He was also probably the most positive person that I have known.
By the time he graduated from college, he made a plan to sail around the world on his own sailboat. The question was how he could buy a sailboat and finance the trip. He looked at his options and decided that the best way to make it happen was by becoming a naval aviator. He joined the navy, went to flight school, and became a flight instructor in Pensacola Naval Air Station. He lived a frugal life style as an aviator, and within a few years, he paid cash for a Tartan 30 sailboat that he would sail around the world. Purchasing the yacht depleted his cash, and he needed to work longer to outfit the yacht and save up his Freedom Chips for the voyage. He sailed the Tartan 30 to Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Puerto Rico where he proceeded to outfit the yacht. In the day time he flew P2 Orion and S2 aircraft, and during his off duty hours and on weekends, he worked on his small yacht. Not only did he work on it, he also lived on his sailboat rather than spend money on housing. Living on the Tartan 30 meant that he could save money quicker for the trip.
Saying that he had a singleminded purpose was an understatement. He was absolutely fixated on getting his Tartan 30 ready for the voyage. He was Unstoppable. I helped him mount his self-steering RVG wind vane on the stern of his yacht, and I also helped mount the life raft on the foredeck. He remained undaunted by a "To Do" list that was a mile long, and every day he checked a few more items off the list until the job was done and he was ready to drop his dock lines and set sail. It was exciting to work with someone who was unstoppable.
He was also consistently positive. He was the first person I ever met who was never down. When life gave him lemons, he made lemonade. Every challenge made him stronger and became an opportunity for growth. He was an expert at turning bad things into better things. And even when the weather was miserable with tropical storms dumping gallons of rain on deck, he always was positive. Stroms presented an excellent opportunity to check for water leaks in his decks, hatches, and portholes. I cannot remember ever hearing him say a negative thing. He was the living personnification of what it means to be consistently positive.
He was also endlessly persistent. Getting a boat ready for sailing around the world involves infinite attention to detail. You must get things exactly right the first time. Close is not good enough. He knew what needed to be done to prepare his sailboat for the trip, and he was endlessly persistent in getting the job done.
Finally, he was a Doer of Dreams. He had a compelling dream that would carry him through all sorts of adversity. Within two days of setting sail from Puerto Rico, the sailboat was struck by lighting south of the Dominican republic vaporizing the hardware at the top of the mast. When he sailed between Galapagos and French Polynesia, his sailboat collided with a whale. And when he sailed in the Agulhas Current in the Mozambique Channel off the coast of South Africa, his sailboat capsized. During the capsize he lost his life raft overboard, and he bent the mainsail boom. In spite of all these challenges, he sailed on with a single-minded purpose, because he was a Doer of Dreams.
After a four year circumnavigation, and after returning to the USA, he took a job as a pilot in the airlines, which was also one of his dreams. He always told me that I should get a job that I enjoyed so much that I would be willing to pay someone to allow me to do it. He told me that he was the luckiest man in the world, because he got to live his dreams.
He was an awesome role model, and he made me a better person because he taught me that it was possible to become an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent, Doer of Dreams.
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.
The best place to get your daily dose of positive thinking is The Positive Channel. Positive thoughts are just a click away. This is your opportunity to change the way you think and feel about who you are and what you can do with your life. If you want to change your life, you must first change the way you think. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. Your new life starts today when you start putting positive things into your mind.
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.
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.