You Don't Get What You Want. You Get What You Expect.


Positive Expectations Doctor - Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

Positive Expectations

Positive Expectations


I am the Positive Expectations Doctor. When I get up in the morning, I don't have to think about what I am going to do that day. I have one job and one job only. My job is to change people's expectations about who they are and what they can do with their lives. The easiest thing to do on planet earth is to pass out pills to patients, and the hardest thing to do is change their expectations. Pushing pills without pushing positive expectations is largely wasted effort. Until people change their expectations, all the pills in the world are of limited benefit.



Every time I treat a patient, I perform sugery on their Expecters.

Patients come into my office with Expecters that are broken, beaten down, and negative.

My job is to do an Expecter transplant so that they leave my office empowered with positive expectations. I am not always successful in transplanting positive expectations, but that doesn't discourage me or stop me from trying, because I know what positive expectations have done in my own life.

When people have positive expectations, they live as if their dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen.

But positive expectations are much more than a belief that dreams are possible. Positive expectations are a way of life.

Maybe it sounds like I am splitting hairs over the meaning of positive expectations, but I don't think so. Here's why. Here's what positive expectations mean to me.

When I have positive expectations, I live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I am totally engaged in making my dreams come true.

I spent thousands of hours working on my catamaran as we sailed around the world because I had positive expectations. I believed that if I kept her in good condition, we would have a safe and enjoyable trip.

I spent hundreds of hours getting my Extra Class ham radio license because I had positive expectations. I believed that if I had my amateur radio license, I would be able to maintain communications with family and friends while I sailed offshore.


I purchased a satellite telephone because I had positive expectations. I believed that in an emergency at sea, I could substantially push the odds of survival in my favor by having satellite communications ready for action.

I spent hundreds of hours practicing celestial navigation while living ashore in the Middle East because I had positive expectations. I believed that if I learned how to navigate in the desert, then navigation on the ocean would be a breeze.

I spent ten years writing five books on positive thinking and positive spirituality because I had positive expectations. I believed that my books would make a difference in people's lives.

I created more than two hundred podcasts and put them on my websites because I had positive expectations. I believed that what I had to say would help other people live their dreams. (Positive Thinking Podcasts, Positive Thinking Radio, Positive Christian Radio)

I created a Positive Thinking Network with hundreds of websites because I had positive expectations. I believed that I could create a global network of positive websites that would send a positive message around the world.


I outfitted two Land Rover Defenders for expeditionary travel , and I have them in storage in Australia and New Zealand because I have positive expectations. I believe that one day I will drive them in a convoy around the world.

I have my sailboat hauled out of the water and stored on dry land because I have positive expectations. I believe that before long, I will sail once again on the ocean of my dreams.

I am working as a flying doctor because I have positive expectations. I know that my growing stash of Freedom Chips will finance my next adventure.

This list has grown very long, but I made it long on purpose. I wanted to show you that when you have positive expectations, you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen.

Positive expectations aren't daydreaming or wishful thinking. They are all the things you do each day to make your dreams come true. They are a way of life.

People who have positive expectations are Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent, Doers of Dreams.

Dr. Dave



As You Believe, So Shall It Be Done Unto You

Positive Thinking Doctor

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 Positive Channel

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.

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You Will See It When You Believe It



Eight Books Of Positive Self-Talk


More Than 700 Power Graphics


Hundreds Of Positive Podcasts



Forty Excerpts From Dr. Dave's Books That You Need To Have In Your Mind

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.

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


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.

The most important fact in the universe is that God loves and accepts you the way you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way. He loves you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes, and it does not get any better than that. Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

Real power happens when you max out on God's love. It transforms your rational mind and heals your damaged emotions. Nothing is more powerful than God's love. When all else fails, when the hand of flesh falls limp, God's love remains unfettered and unstoppable. When his love comes in the front door, misery, despair, and depression head for the emergency exit.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

God's love is real power. His love has enough power to heal your heart and transform your mind. Nothing can do what God's love can, and nothing can do it was well. The positive effects last for eternity. You have a new mind and healed emotions, and the cure lasts forever.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

You must jump into God's love and have a life transforming experience. When you do that, your life is never the same. You are born spiritually and you become a new poerson. Old things pass away, and all things become new. You look at the world with new eyes and listen with new ears. You think new thoughts, take new actions, and have a new life.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

God's love changes the way you think and feel. He gives you a clean mind and a pure heart. Your old way of thinking and feeling is gone. Your mistakes and failures are cast into his ocean of love. For the first time in your life, you dare to call God your Father and live as one of his children. God's love heals your damaged emotions and washes the toxic waste from your mind. Your negative feelings and guilt are washed away in a tidal wave of love.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love


Your mind is the door thought which the power of God's love flows into your life. Your mind is where God's love is brought to bear on the problems of life. When you fill your mind with the power of God's love, miraculous things happen. But it was not the mind that made them take place. It was God's love that made the miracle come to pass.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

God's love is the definitive cure for damaged emotions. God is a specialist at renewing your emotional mind through the power of his love. He can heal your emotional wounds, remove your emotional scars, and wash away your guilt. Although his love will not change the bad things that happened to you in the past, it will erase their power. His love not only points you in the right direction, it also gives you the power to make the trip.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

Don't let anyone force you into their spiritual mold. You will not fit, and you will be miserable if you try to be like them and have a spiritual relationship that duplicates theirs. If God wanted all of us to be the same, He would have made us all the same. He did not do it, and you should not try to do it either.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

The best way to find out who you are and what you can do with your life is to listen to the voice of your Father. He will tell you everything you need to know. Just open your heart and let him teach you how to max out on his love.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love

Your mental focus determines God's presence in your life. You must focus on God's love to see God at work in your world. The power and presence of God in your life is love, and when you focus on his love, you experience his presence and power.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love


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.

There are no unchangeable or untouchable areas in your life. There are only areas in your mind where you accept the idea that change is impossible. It's possible to initiate positive change in any area. You do it my making small changes in the way that you think. New ways of thinking become new ways of living. Eventually the small changes accumulate into a mountain of change.Owner's Manual For Your Mind

Each new beginning creates a new ending. When you make a small change, you move in a new direction, and the outcome of your life changes as well. You have an infinite number of lives that you can live. Nothing is unchangeable. Each time you make a new start, you make a new life with a new ending. Owner's Manual For Your Mind

Achievers are not more talented or brilliant than those who don't reach their dreams. However, they possess one critical quality that the rest of the world lacks. They are endlessly persistent in the pursuit of their dreams.Owner's Manual For Your Mind

The probability of making a positive change is inversely proportional to its size. Major changes are tough, and the probability of success in a single massive attempt is low. Small changes are always possible, and there is a high probability of success on the first attempt. Break large changes down into a series of smaller ones so the probabilities are in your favor.Owner's Manual For Your Mind

At the moment of change, there is a shift in your beliefs about who you are and what you can do with your life.Owner's Manual For Your Mind


Change finally happens when you are ready to change. Change takes a long time because you take so much time getting ready. Although change occurs in an instant, getting ready for that instant make require years.Owner's Manual For Your Mind

Positive thinking works because it's the natural software for your mind. God designed a positive software package that permits your mind to function at full capacity and maximum efficiency. He created your mind to work best with a positive operating system.Owner's Manual For Your Mind

Positive change isn't a matter of the will. Rather, it's a matter of being willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. When you are willing to do whatever it takes, then change happens. When you are unwilling, no matter how much you say you want to change, it will not occur.Owner's Manual For Your Mind

You reprogram your mind thought by thought. Reprogramming requires a great deal of time and effort because you do it one thought at a time.Owner's Manual For Your Mind

Life happens one thought at a time, either by default or by design. If it happens by default, then your life is a haphazard collection of random thoughts. It has no plan, purpose, or direction. If it happens by design, then you build your future with thoughts that you choose.Owner's Manual For Your Mind


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.

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

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

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

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

Positive thinking will not make your life perfect. It will not make all your problems disappear or prevent serious illness and accidents. Nevertheless, positive thinking will make your 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 your 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 your mind. It's a sign that you have filled your mind with positive things. Trying to think positive thoughts without first putting positive things into your 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 you have put into your mind. Negative thinking is the summation of all the toxic waste that you have allowed into your mind.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

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

Insight points your life in the right direction, but it does not give you the power to make the trip.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking


Positive Power Graphics From Dr. Dave

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Save A Tree Bookstore

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.