David J. Abbott M.D. is the Positive Flying Doctor. He spent his career working as an eye surgeon in developing countries. After twenty-eight years of medical practice overseas, he became a Flying Doctor with the Indian Health Service working with more than twenty different tribes in the American southwest.
Dr. Dave flies out to Indian reservations treating the Whiteriver Apache, San Carlos Apache, Hopi, Hualapai, Havasupai, and Colorado River Tribes.
Dr. Dave is also the Encourager In Chief of the Positive Thinking Network. He is fully committed to make a positive difference in the world one person at a time. Dr. Dave created the Positive Thinking Network with hundreds of positive websites where you find the rescources you need to install a Positive Operating System.
Dr. Dave publishes two positive newsletters each week. Everyone could use a little encouragement. This is your big chance to get free positive emails from the Encourager in Chief. Don't miss this opportunity to make your life better!
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.
King Air 200 - Beechcraft King Air is an awesome way to commute to work. Imagine flying out to the reservation in a turboprop that flies at 4 miles per minute. The Royal Flying Doctors of Australia also use King Airs. The Not-So-Royal Flying Doctors of the Indian Health Service fly in King Airs when we need to move lots of medical personnel to the field for work in linked flights in the Phoenix Service Area (Hopi, San Carlos Apache, Whiteriver Apache).
Baron - The Beechcraft Baron is the workhorse that gets us out to the field when there are only a few medical personnel on the flight. This twin-engine piston aircraft is not a greyhound, but it gets you to the field eventually. You just have to leave a little bit earlier in the morning to get to your clinics on time.
Helicopter - Dr. Dave flies in a helicopter to the village of Supai in the Grand Canyon to treat the Havasupai. The helicopter flight is only ten minutes long. If you decide to ride a horse into the canyon, it takes a couple of hours. The hike to Supai is eight miles long, and doctors who want to get exercise can walk to work.
I'm sure I can land this plane. How hard can it really be? Dr. Dave is not a pilot, but he sits in the copilot seat watching everything that happens. There's lots of stuff happening in the cockpit, and after landing a bazillion times, I am pretty sure I can land these planes. After all, this job is supposed to be an adventure. Lower the flaps, deploy the land gear, go to full pitch on the propellers, and pull back on throttle. Everybody pray!
What's it like to be a flying doctor? Most of the time it's interesting and rarely terrifying. The runway at Whiteriver Apache reservation has a canyon at both ends which means you need to get your landing and takeoffs right the first time. Landing in a canyon is bad form. Thunderstorms in the monsoon get your attention, and snowstorms in the winter are a worry. Watching a plane ice up with ice going across the windshield and build up on the wings at 8000 feet is always a memorable experience.
The best place to go to get your daily dose of positive thinking is The Positive Channel. With more than 500 websites, there is something positive for everyone. The Positive Channel is your definitive source for positive thinking on the World Wide Web. It's where you come to learn everything you want to know about positive thinking. Hundreds of family safe websites are ready to fill your mind with positive things. Thousands of positive graphics and affirmations change the way you think and feel about who you are and what you can do with your life. Positive music lets you hear the sound of your dreams, and positive videos help you visualize your dreams.
The Positive Thinking Network has 600 websites with more than one million pages and podcasts downloaded each month. The Positive Thinking Network depends on donations and ebook sales to finance our operations. 100% of the proceeds of ebook sales go directly to support the mission of the Positive Thinking Network. When you download an ebook, you become part of the Positive Thinking Network, and your purchase makes a difference in the lives of people in 196 countries. Join Positive Crowdfund and become part of something great. You will be doing your part to make a difference in the world.
The Wheel Of Change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. Take a lesson from Dr. Dave as he drives in the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest. It's time to turn the Wheel of Change in a new direction in your own life. For more inspiration and real life adventures, check out PTN Tube. It just might change your life. Fill your mind with positive things with the Positive Thinking Network YouTube Channel.
MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER TODAY WITH MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. 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. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in ebook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. INVEST IN A NEW LIFE TODAY AND PUT MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING INTO YOUR MIND.
Join Team Maxing Out as they sail around the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran, Exit Only. Team Maxing Out chronicles their exploits during an eleven year circumnavigation. Experience their adventures as they sail through Pirate Alley and up the Red Sea. Find out what it's like to sail through a global tsunami in Thailand. Dodge floating debris with them as they carefully navigate through tsunami debris crossing the Indian Ocean. Sail up the Kumai River in Borneo and visit the endangered Orangutans of Kalimantan. Explore the crystal clear waters of southern Turkey and sail through the Corinth Canal of Greece. Ride out a storm at sea as Exit Only sails from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands. Discover what it's like to sail on the ocean of your dreams.
If you don't have a space shuttle, if you can't afford a yacht, if you don't like to fly, you can still make a trip around the world. You simply climb into your truck, start driving, and don't stop until you complete the trip. You'll need a couple of years and some Freedom Chips to finance the adventure, but you can make it happen. Travel with us around planet earth on Overland UNI, and before long you might decide to make your own trip. Our favorite vehicle for expeditionary travel is the Land Rover Defender. It truly is an Expeditionary Dream Machine.
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.
Positive WWW contains a positive website for every country in the world. If you visit all 196 websites, you will make a photographic tour of the world and visit more than a hundred positive destinations. This is the only world tour you will ever take that is totally free. Don't pass up this opportunity to make your life better. It's time to develop a persistently positive focus in order to create a consistently positive mind.
Positive US contains positive websites for every state in the USA. You can visit 50 positive websites that push your life in a positive direction. Tour the USA with your tablet, smartphone, and computer from any place on planet earth. You don't need a passport or a visa to visit Positive US. A few clicks of the mouse and you are on your way to a positive adventure.
There is no need to wade through the muck and mire in Google and other search engines to find positive things to put into your mind. It's all here at Positive URL. You are only a few clicks away from a positive mind.
Rock your world with thousands of pictures and graphics that contain positive captions. The Positive Memes come from hundreds of Dr. Dave's websites. Give your mind a push in a positive drection with Positive Memes from the Positive Thinking Network.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LIFE AND HOW TO RUN YOUR MIND . 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 come true. Seize the day. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. MAKE YOUR LIFE INTO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE TODAY.
When you live your dreams, and everyone acts like you are crazy, you must keep going forward. A prophet is without honor in his own country while people half way around the world think you are totally amazing. Sometimes, it makes you want to purchase a one way ticket to your antipodal point on planet earth so that you can assume your rightful place in world history. But in the meantime, while you are saving up for that airline ticket, you should keep going forward.
I am a hard core expatriate who lived outside the United States for twenty-eight years. During all of those years of travel, I became an expert at packing my bags to the hilt. I was allowed two eighty pound bags, and everytime I went overseas, I carried one-hundred and sixty pounds of luggage. Half of that weight was in books. Now things have changed. I carry nearly all my books on my tablets and smart phone. I easily carry ten tons of eBooks on my electronic devices without a problem.
Rene Descartes penned the words, “I think, therefore I am.” This simple premise states the fact that my ability to think proves I actually exist. Although I don’t have any doubts about my existence, the human mind could make a similar claim. “I affirm, therefore I am.” Part of what it means for the brain to exist is the power to affirm, and when you strip it of that power, you diminish it to a significant degree. It’s impossible to affirm anything positive when doubt, uncertainty, ambivalence, and fear cripple the mind.
Motivation doesn't grow on trees, but if it did, I would plant motivational trees all over my yard. I would harvest the motivation and give it out to all my friends. The perfect source of motivation should be instantly available and free. The motivation should reside on your smart phone and tablet so you can take it with you wherever you go. Motivate Mail is your source for positive motivation 24 hours a day 7 days a week virtually anywhere on planet earth.
In this great adventure called life, you have a choice. You can choose to live in your digital world with a 55-inch wide screen existence and cheer others on who are living their dreams, or you can have a real life. You can totally immerse yourself in the natural world and experience the truly miraculous. That natural world is free, and you can touch it, breathe it, embrace it, and love it. And if you do immerse yourself in it, you will discover that everything is a miracle.
People are always looking for miracles, but they overlook the obvious. They are a miracle of God's creation and love. Every breath they take and every beat of their heart resonates with the miraculous. From the top of their head to the tip of their toes, they are a miracle. Every time you think that you need a miracle, stand in front of a mirror and take a look at yourself. You are God's greatest miracle. For as long as you've been on planet earth, God has been working miracles in your life.
LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR MIND WITH A POSITIVE OPERATING SYSTEM. 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.
It doesn't matter whether you are getting your kicks driving on Route 66, or standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, you can still download positive scriptures on your smartphone and tablet. In fact, you can download positive scriptures anywhere on planet earth as long as you have a wireless connection simply by visiting Mobile Scripture. You instantly discover fifty scriptures that you need to have in your mind. Anytime is the right time to put powerful positive scriptures into your mind.
Some people find it odd that Jesus went out in the desert and often spent the night in prayer. Most of us would quickly fall asleep in the same circumstances. For Jesus, the sacred sound of silence was holy ground where he stood in the presence of God. In those quiet times, distractions and attractions disappeared as he listened to God's voice of love.
The quality and quantity of the affirmations that you make determine the outcome of your life. If you are ever going to live your dreams, you will have to take up residence in the Land of a Million Postive Affirmations. The quality of your life is directly determined by the quality of the affirmations that you say every day. Make sure your affirmations are positive and that they move you in the direction of your dreams.
Mark Twain once remarked that life doesn’t consist so much of facts and events. Instead, it consists mainly of the storm of thoughts blowing endlessly through my mind. Most of the time, I can deal with the facts of life without too much difficulty. It’s the storm of thoughts that causes such a problem. I will die a thousand deaths before my final day of reckoning comes. Most of my problems never happen anywhere except in my mind.
During our eleven year sailing voyage around the world, I stayed inspired by listening to positive podcasts that kept me fired up and ready to go. There were plenty of times when I needed inspiration - like when David and I climbed the mast to fix the rigging on our sailboat in Turkey. Although your challenges may be different, you still need inspiration to make your dreams come true. Now you can get inspired with free Self Help Podcasts from Dr. Dave.
People act as if what they talk about doesn't matter. They don't understand that what they say expands into their life. No reasonable person would take a handful of toxic waste and put it into their mind. Nevertheless, that's exactly what you do when you talk about negative things. Every time you tell other people what's wrong with your life, and how your problems are driving you crazy, you put toxic waste into your mind. You are sowing the seeds of your own destruction.
The handwriting is on the wall. You need to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. You don't want to miss out!
Birds are the only animals that can talk without the words changing their lives. Birds can say anything they want, even four letter words, without the slightest damage to their mind. The reason is simple. Bird's don't know what they are saying. Millions of people talk like they are parrots. They swear like salors and lace their speech with profanity. These folks would be better off if they were parrots, because at least their destructive words would not get into their mind.
GET IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE. 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 its miracle in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. JUMP INTO GOD'S OCEAN OF LOVE AND HAVE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE TODAY.
The power of positive self-talk is immense. Take a lesson from God, and use positive self-talk to create a positive world. Tell yourself, "I am who God says I am, and I am who I say that I am." Get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, and it won't be long before miracles start to happen. Christian positive self-talk will change your world.
When I started my eleven year sailing voyage around the world, I had powerful positive expectations. Without positive expectations, I would never have survived storms at sea, I would not have sailed across the Indian Ocean through massive tsunami debris, and I would have never sailed up Pirate Alley between Yemen and Somalia. Without positive expectations, I would have spent my life in Nowhere Land.
Too many people die before their time. They place a period in the sentence of life where God only places a comma. Always remember that it's never over before God says it's over. There is no reason to quit until God says it's quitting time. Negative self-talkers tell themselves it's over years before God says it over. Their self-talk makes them die before their time. If these quitters had persisted for a few more nanoseconds, their dreams would have come true. Their mistake literally cost them their dreams.
Everyone could use a little encouragement. Even if no one else tells you to go for your dreams, you can count on me to encourage you. I am the Encourager in Chief, and I write powerful positive emails to anyone who would like to receive a major dose of positive reinforcement. This is your big chance to get free positive emails from the Encourager in Chief. Don't miss this opportunity to make your life better!
Spiritual self help can be summed up in a single word - excellence. When you pursue excellence in every area of your life, amazing things happen. You don't need to read dozens of self help books. Instead, you need to discover the excellence that God placed within. Excellence is who you are, and it is the royal road to your dreams.
Positive self-talk is not the invention of man. It's the invention of God, and it was given as a gift to mankind so that we could speak our new lives into existence. The Bible has lots of examples of positive self-talk being used to make good things happen in the hearts and minds of those who love and serve God. In the book of Joel in the Old Testament, the Bible encourages us to use positive self-talk. Joel 3:10 says, Let the weak say, "I am strong." It's very clear that self-talk is not about where you are at the present moment. It's about where you are going with God's help. Amazing things happen when people get in agreement with God about who they are and what they can do with their life.
LEARN HOW TO MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, your thoughts are healthy, and your mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When your heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, your emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. REAL POWER IS AVAILABLE TODAY WHEN YOU MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE.
Until you get your self-talk right, good things cannot happen in your life. Self-talk is a form of predestination, and if you can't put your destination into a self-talk format, then it's unlikely you will ever make the trip to your dreams. There are two major types of self-talk, and both of them are important. The first type gets you fired up and ready to go. The second type keeps you going once you are on your way.The first type decides whether you start on the path to your dreams.The second type determines whether you continue on the path.The first type lasts until you get started.The second type lasts until your dreams come true.
When I was ten years old, my parents gave me a tiny transistorized short wave radio that fit in the palms of my hands. At night I laid in bed and listened to broadcasts from around the world, and I imagined myself in hundreds of different destinations on planet earth. I didn't know how I would ever get there, but one day I would visit all of those places. Much later in life I discovered that I was addicted to freedom, and I became a citizen of the world. That is why I am Safari Daktari, and the world is my home.
The moral universe has laws just like the physical universe. In the moral universe, quantum change is incremental. Even small changes are incremental. Change may appear to be gradual, but when you look closely, there is a shift in a person’s beliefs that permit them to jump to the next level. Nothing happens gradually in the moral universe. While your beliefs may change gradually, the instant you adopt a new belief and act on that belief, your life is never the same. You become a new person with a new life. You make a quantum leap to a new level.
Never underestimate the power of a single idea. On more than one occasion, a single idea has shaped my destiny. When I was in grade school, I read Dr. Paul White's book, Doctor of Tanganyika, and I instantly knew that I wanted to work as a doctor in developing countries. That single idea took root in my mind and still remains a compelling force in my life. Because of his influence, I worked overseas in Panama, Liberia, Kenya and Saudi Arabia in my carreer in international medicine.
LEARN HOW TO STOP DOING DEPRESSION AND HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR A POSITIVE MIND. 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. 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. SEND DEPRESSION PACKING TODAY.
A wise man once said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans," and I am inclined to agree. My plan is to get in agreement with God about who I am and what I can do with my life. It's not that I don't have any plans. Rather I have a general direction to my life and my bucket list is half a mile long, but my time is in God's hands, and his plan is better than anything I can imagine. That's my plan, and I'm sticking to it.
I am a Daktari without borders who is a citizen of the world. The first time I went to Africa, people told me that I would experience culture shock, and that it would be hard to adjust to the compromises required living in another culture halfway around the world. For the past forty-five years, I have been waiting for culture shock to strike, and so far it has not happened. The only culture shock I experienced happened when I returned to the USA after being away for nearly a quarter of a century.
I am a swimming instructor, and I give swimming lessons in God's ocean of love. When you love people, they instantly recognize it. No explanation required. Jesus said you could recognize his disciples by their love. It's the hallmark that identifies them as children of God. It's their way of life. I can think of no higher calling than being a swimming instructor in God's ocean of love.
IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Repeat quantum self-talk until your mind repeats it back to you. The power of 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, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR LIFE TO IMPROVE. MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO A NEW LEVEL TODAY.
Outward appearances are deceiving, so don't be too quick to judge. Take caterpillars, for instance. Some caterpillars are a thing of beauty, but most of them aren't much to look at. They crawl around like colored worms, they eat leaves for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they have the personality of a sea slug. When God passed out good looks, he apparently skipped the caterpillars.
After the global tsunami that killed more than 100,000 people in Indonesia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, we had to sail though massive tsunami debris as we crossed the Indian Ocean. It was a ten day sail from Thailand to the Maldives, and we kept a constant look out because giant trees had washed offshore directly into our path. We kept someone on the bow constantly watching for trees and logs that could sink our yacht. We had to stop sailing at night for fear of hitting a tree or a floating mine. We were having problems. It would have been much better if we had Dr. Dave's Self Help ePubs to get us through this challenging time.
Since the beginning of time, astronomers have searched the sky for signs of life, and so far the only place where life is known to exist is on planet earth. Earth is unique because it’s chock-a-block with life; it’s everywhere, and it’s relentless. The reason earth is such an awesome place is because it’s a sanctuary for life in an otherwise hostile universe.
After living outside the United States for twenty-eight years, I am finally connected. I completed my sailing voyage around the world on my sailboat, I'm back in the USA, and I now have a cell phone. Don't feel sorry for me because I wasn't connected for all those years. I was connected to other things, and I didn't need a cell tower to feel my life was good.
BANISH THE WORD IMPOSSIBLE FROM YOUR MIND. Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but 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. They simply arrived at a point where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do, and they became a different person who was chemical free. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK AND FEEL TODAY.
If you start thinking new thoughts and taking new actions, you get a new life. It's just that easy. You can get a new one anytime you want and anywhere you are. You simply think new thoughts and take new actions. If you want to sail on a small sailboat around the world, you must think and act your circumnavigation into existence. It's not rocket science. Anyone can do it.
I don't know how many years I have left, but in the time that remains, I intend to finish well. I am going to make a difference in the lives of the people I meet. My life will be a part of something great. I am a purveyor of dreams and an encourager, and I will send a message of hope around the world with my websites and books. You have been warned. I will do my best to rock your world.
World renown psychiatrist Karl Menninger M.D. wrote a book entitled, "Whatever became of sin?" Dr. Menninger points out that mental health and moral health go hand in hand. It's impossible to have mental health without moral health. The moral universe is not neutral. It takes a position on the choices we make. The moral universe grinds slow, but it grinds sure. Sin is a real problem and must be dealt with to maintain optimum mental and spiritual health.
Captain Cook sailed the uncharted waters of the Pacific with vessels that did not sail to windward, and with infinite patience and unstoppable persistence, he explored and charted the waters and islands of the Pacific. He sailed where no European had sailed before on the Positive Blue Marble called earth.
LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THE STORM OF THOUGHTS BLOWING THROUGH YOUR MIND. 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. Those thoughts are the battleground where you come to your agreement with life. Those thoughts define who you are and what you can do. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. IT'S TIME TO MAKE A POSITIVE WIND BLOW THROUGH YOUR MIND WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK FROM DR. DAVE.
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you," he did not add any qualifications to the statement. He didn't say, "As your genome is, so shall it be done unto you." Your beliefs trump your genome every time. You are not a prisoner of your genome. Instead, your genome is the launching pad for your life and nothing more. It's what you do with your genome that counts. Epigenetics gives you the power to take what you have been given and to make it into something great.
I can't say that I have ever been depressed. There have been plenty of times that I have been down and discouraged, but I have never lost command and control or believed the negative thoughts that occasionally blow through my mind. But when I get down, I know the cure. All I have to do is climb into my Land Rover, and suddenly I feel great. Once I get behind the wheel of my Defender, I am instantly transported to a positive destination, and I know that life is good.
For most people, negative thinking is simply a sign of fatigue. Fatigue is normal; it isn't a pathological state, and it's a mistake to regard it as such. Fatigue makes cowards of everyone. When you are tired, your problems appear insurmountable. Although the horizon of life was clear only a few hours earlier, now mountains of difficulty suddenly loom into view. Your fears are now overwhelming. All of the hobgoblins of your subconscious mind dance merrily in front of your eyes.
It's time to eradicate depression from your mind. It's not going to be easy, but it is possible. Every day you must decide to not be depressed and take actions that move your life in a positive direction. The first step in winning the battle against depression is believing there is hope. The second step is learning to control your mental focus. The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
The fog of depression and anxiety is like the fog of war. It's hard to see where you are going, and even if you could see, you might not know which way to head to escape. In those hard times, it's all to easy to get disoriented and to strap yourself into the electric chair of depression.
The journey out of the Land of Depression is like an uphill climb that never seems to end. You just keep moving forward and climbing upward hoping that soon you will come out at the top. Driving out of the Land of Depression can be like going up the Moqi Dugway. You have to remember that if you keep on keeping on and make good choices, you will eventually make it to the top. Just because it is a long upward climb does not mean it is impossible. You have to keep moving forward and not surrender to fear and despair, and eventually you will conquer your depression.
What you put into your mind is critical. You cannot fill your mind with toxic waste and expect that you will somehow magically become a positive person. Putting water in a gas tank will not turn the water into gasoline. Putting toxic waste into your mind will not turn the toxic waste into positive thoughts. If you put garbage in, you get garbage out. If you put good stuff in, you get good stuff out.
Do you choose depression or does depression choose you? I have never met a person who chose to be depressed. The general feeling out there is that depression just happens. I strongly disagree with that statement. Although people don't consciously choose to become depressed, they do make choices that pave the royal road to depression. The choices you make about what you put into your mind, the chemicals you use, the things you watch in the media, the conversations you have, and what you say to yourself all have a massive impact on whether you have a positive or negative mind.
There’s a lot of push and shove going on in your mind, and you’re the one who’s getting pushed around. Too often, your inner voice beats you up and forces you into a corner. And after it knocks you down, it doesn’t stop the assault. It just keeps pummeling you with more negative and depressing thoughts. If you are going to break the back of negative thinking, you must do some pushing and shoving of your own. You will have to pump some mental iron and deliver a knock out punch to all the negative thoughts that have been giving you such a hard time. You are going to have to strong arm your mind.
I am a never quit sort of a person. Never quit is my mantra and my modus operandi. But when it comes to depression, you need to be an excellent quitter. You need to become an expert at how to send depression packing. If I was passing out blue ribbons to people who have won the battle for a positive mind and who no longer suffer with depression, the ribbon would say, "I am a quitter". This badge of honor would be reserved for people who stop doing depression. Anyone quitting depression has accomplished something major, and they deserve our respect, recognition, and admiration.
Self-help is not the creation of man. It's the creation of God, and it's built into the fabric of the moral universe. There is no mystery here. If you do your part, God will do his part, and amazing things will happen. But first you must do your part so that God has something to work with. When you work like everything depends on you and trust like everything depends on God, you have discovered the secret of self-help.
There is inspiration in your inbox when you sign up for Self Help Mail. When the going gets tough, it's nice to have a resource like Self Help Mail to help you get through the hard times. Simply go to your inbox, and check your Self Help Mail. It has never been easier to put powerful positive ideas into your mind, and the email is totally free.
Before the advent of smartphones, I carried my mobile affirmations on file cards. Some affirmations have been with me for more than twenty years, and the file cards are dogeared and worn out. Those card were good companions that helped me get through the hard times. Some day I will frame them and put them on the wall of my office. The cards are more than paper with written affirmations. They also contain memories of all the major victories in my life.
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THE MIND. 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. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOUR MIND IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU, SO SEND IT A POSITIVE MESSAGE TODAY.
The universe reveals the mind of God, and the Bible reveals his heart of love.The entire universe is an expression of God's creative power. We serve an awesome God who thinks and speaks worlds into existence. Our planet is only a tiny speck in our solar system, which is a tiny speck in the Milky Way Galaxy, which is a tiny speck on the edge of an expanding universe. We ask ourselves, "Who is man that God would think of him?" We act as if we are an afterthought of God. But we have it backwards. We are not an afterthought of God. We are the reason the universe exists.
Your brain is a powerful affirming machine that affirms the negative just as easily as the positive, the bad just as easily as the good. Your brain is positive about many things that are factually untrue. And when you are positive about the wrong things, your positive thinking actually gets you into trouble. It turns out that positive thinking is not always positive when you are affirming dark, destructive thoughts.
God’s dream for your life is better than anything you can imagine. God’s plan for your life is full of open doors that only you can close. God not only has a plan, He has backup plans just in case you have problems along the way. Your mistakes are not a surprise to God, and He has more contingency plans than you have faults and failures.
IT'S TIME TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON. 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. 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. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON.
Jesus created a world ruled by 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 will still get what you expect. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you. No matter how hard you work and how much you hope, it's what you expect that counts. The Law of Expectations will make or break your life. When I know your expectations, I can predict your future.
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 on 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.
Fear is a liar, and if you listen to the voice of fear, you will never live your dreams. When I was sailing through the Bab Al Mandeb in the southern Red Sea, I had fifty knots of wind on the port quarter, and I was soaked to the skin by breaking seas crashing into the yacht. Although I was wet and cold, there was no fear in my heart. My options were to sail on into the night and get extremely tired and wet, or to find an anchorage in the storm and hold on. Fear was not an option.
IMAGINE HOW GOOD YOUR LIFE WOULD BECOME IF YOU HAD A CONSISTENTLY POSITIVE MIND. 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. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DEVELOP A PERSISTENTLY POSITIVE FOCUS TODAY WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK FROM DR. DAVE.
The Fear Doctor is in, and it's time to listen up. Fear and negativity always travel together, and you need to banish them both from your mind. You don't want them sailing with you on the ocean of your dreams. More than once during our sailing voyage around the world, our situation was a bit tenuous, but I can't say that I was ever afraid. Instead of listening to the voice of fear, I focused on doing those things that kept us safe, and you should do the same.
Fear should be a warning rather than a way of life. Unfortunately some people adopt a fear-based existence, and fear becomes a major driving force in their lives. Most people fear the wrong thing. Advertising loves the gospel of fear because it sells. Fearing the unlikely and the absurd is largely a waste of time and energy and misdirects your focus. In most cases, the thing that you fear is not the enemy. It is fear itself that is the real problem.
Although the Self Talk Bookstore is open for business, there are a few places on planet earth where downloads are unavailable. When you are getting pummeled with fifty knots of wind in the southern Red Sea, you quickly discover that there are no wireless towers in the Bab al Mandeb. It probably has something to do with pirates. Wireless companies are afraid that someone might do more than steal their signal; the pirates might also steal the cell towers.
I am a daktari without borders. I am not sure when and where borders disappeared from my mind, but sometime in the last quarter century, I became a citizen of the world. Wherever I am on planet earth, I feel at home in my borderless world. Sometimes I get the feeling that borders are fictional boundaries created by the rich and powerful to maintain their power and wealth.
You are on a no limits expedition in which there is no limit to how good your life can become. Life is a test, and if you don't quit, you pass the test. Quitting is a terminal disease for which their is no cure, and doubting is nearly as bad. If you are going to doubt anything at all, you should doubt your limits.
Every major adventure in my life has involved positive reframing. Life threatening challenges may have higher stakes, but the reframing is the same. You get to choose the meaning of every event of your life.
You have the privilege of deciding the meaning of every event in your life. You can choose a meaning that empowers you, or you can interpret it in a negative fashion so that it becomes a weapon of self-destruction. The frame you place around an event makes all the difference.
Imagine you are a flower, and you wake up one morning with the feeling that other flowers are better than you. After seeing them on television last night, you noticed that their colors are brighter than yours. Your stamens definitely project out too far, and they have more petals than you. You languish in the desert attached to a cactus, while they have mountain and ocean views. Something is wrong. You simply don't measure up. For the first time in your short flower life, you have a self-image problem. Sounds absurd? That's exactly what you do when you start fighting your own self-image wars.
Jesus is the Great Physician, and He came to planet earth to change your expectations about who you are and what you can do with your life. He came to teach people how to think the way that God thinks so that positive expectations could rule their world.
You aren't going to have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps as you live God's dream for your life. God will be with you every step of the way. God is on your side and has your back. His plan for your life is good for you and is perfect for the type of person that you are. That is why you have positive expectations.
You already have enough faith to set sail on the ocean of your dreams. You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see far enough to take the next step. It doesn't matter what your dream is, today is the best day to work on your dreams. Conditions will never be more perfect than they are today. If you are still breathing, and if you have a dream, then now is the time to set sail.
Faith isn't something we do. It's something that God does to us when we suspend our disbelief , get out of the way, and stop limiting God. We don't have to have faith. Instead, faith has to have us.
We have a saying in our family, "Abbotts always come through." We have a solid conviction that no matter what happens, God can take our challenges and turn them into something good. We have no reason to fear.
Fear comes in many sizes and shapes. The list of things to fear is endless, and if you are not careful, fear can control your life. For most people, their greatest fear is the fear of death. Everyone needs to remember that it's never over until God says it's over.
If you want to deal with PTSD, you need to understand positive thinking for what it is and what it is not. You need to understand what it can and cannot do. You need to understand how it can help you, and how it can get you into trouble. You need to learn how to use positive thinking to make your life better rather than make it worse.
The Life Long Disoriented don't know who they are or where they are going. They live by default rather than by design, and they are unwilling to do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true. When things don't work out, they always have an excuse, and it's never their fault. They are unable to maintain a sustained focus for the long haul. They are talkers rather than doers. They never commit themselves to anything with all their heart, mind, and strength.
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, you cannot win the battle for a positive mind. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
The Law of Positive Change states, "When you change the things you look at, the way you look at things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes."
Faith isn’t something that must be present before you move in the direction of your dreams. Rather it’s something that develops after you start moving. When you start out, you don’t see how your dreams are possible. Nevertheless, the moment you take the first step, faith instantly comes into your life. Never look at faith as the path to a life of leisure. God gave you faith so you could see things other people can’t see and do things other people can’t do.
Positive Christian Power is only about one thing - the power of God's love working in your life making you into a new and loving person. It has nothing to do with politics or world domination. It is the heart and soul of what it means to be Christian. Love is the hallmark of following Christ, and without love you are nothing.
Take a lesson from positive flowers that ignore the thorns of life, and they bloom where they are planted. Life is not about thorns. Life is about blooming. Your job is to take whatever happens and make it into something beautiful. Everything that God touches turns to beauty, and when God touches your life, it will become a beautiful thing.
Sometimes a simple yes or no is not good enough. You want to make sure the message is clearly understood. In times like that you say, "That's affirmative, or that's negative." Such was the case when we sailed our catamaran into Israel after sailing up the Red Sea and navigating the Suez Canal. We needed to be understood the first time.
Surviving sandstorms is easy. All you have to do is hunker down and hang on until the storm is over. Surviving the storms of the mind is an entirely different matter. The last time I checked the statistics, over eighteen thousand people used guns to commit suicide in the USA in a single year. When I listen to the news and talk with my patients, it's clear that there's an epidemic of depression sweeping over the land. Now is a good time to buy stock in drug companies that sell antidepressant drugs. So what went wrong? Lots of things went wrong, and nearly all of them are preventable. We have met the enemy, and he is us.
Although I have lots of things that I would like to see and do, my bucklet list does not contain any of those items. My list consists of great ideas that I want to make a part of my life. When that happens, my life will truly be my message. Until then, I have work to do.
The most powerful force in the universe is God's love, and when your heart is full of his love, it's full of God's presence and power. Positive Spiritual Power is not about you. It's about the power of love working through you to make a difference in the world. Spiritual power is not something that you possess; it's something you experience. If you want to have positive spiritual power, you simply become God's love in the world.
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.