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.
God wants you to lead an image-oriented lifestyle fashioned after his image. That saves you the trouble of having to create, modify, and prop up an image that you manufacture for yourself.
You don't need to create elaborate fairy tales about who you are, and you don't need to bother to sell that image to the world. You are created in the image of God, and the self-image question is forever settled.
No matter how hard you work to create your own self-image, you are destined to fail because you are making up a fairy tale that you attempt to project to the world. It's a show, a sham, a ploy, a game, and you know it.
When you give up your quest to create your own image, and accept the fact that you are made in the image of God, your focus shifts from you to him. There is a family likeness because you are created in his image.
Once you understand that you are created in the image of God, your self-image wars cease.
You know who you are, and you are comfortable it.
You spend the rest of your life discovering what it means to be created in the image of God.
Image-oriented socities make billions of dollars telling people to fight the self-image wars. Their gospel is simple. Image is everything, and if you want to change who you are, you first need to change your image.
Their recipe for change says you need to change your wardrobe, toothpaste, hairstyle, hair color, and wear contact lenses. And while you are at it, you should make Botox and a blepharoplasty a permanent part of your life. A trip to the tanning salon would also be a big plus.
And if you are a female, then some augmentation here and a little tucking there would definitely be in order. And don't forget a face lift that would put a permanent smile on your face. The menu of possible changes is as big as your checkbook.
The problem with the self-image wars is that you are fighting a battle you can never win.
You can't solve an internal problem with an external solution. Your self-image is about who you are on the inside and not how you look on the outside.
I am not saying that image is nothing. What I am saying is that your self-image must come from within.
Image is everything when you understand that you are created in the image of God.
Until you understand who you are, the self-image wars are simply a side show, a distraction that takes you nowhere and ends in frustration. It wastes your resources fighting a battle you can never win.
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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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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.
Too many people have a false model for change. They try to change their life by trying to change their life, and that is the recipe for failure. They are skipping all the steps that make change possible. Big changes don’t involve tweaks. They involve jumps. This book contains quantum self-talk that you need to have in your mind so that you can make a quantum leap to the next level. One hundred Power Graphics make it easy to put positive self-talk into your mind. The power of positive repetition is immense, and when your mind starts repeating quantum self-talk back to you, hang on tight, because you are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level. You have thousands of quantum leaps to make in your life, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Happy quantum leaping. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind. Just be sure you are speaking a language your mind understands. Your brain speaks to you in its own language, and if you speak to it in the same way, it immediately responds in a powerful fashion. That’s why change proceeds most rapidly when you talk to yourself using the language of the mind. If you don’t speak the language of the mind, you may as well stop talking until you learn it. The three most powerful components of the language of the mind are images, sounds, and emotions. When my brain wants to get my attention, it does not send a text or an email. It blows me away with sights, sounds, and emotions. If you want to get your brain’s attention, you need to do the same thing. Send a message full of sights, sounds, and emotions. Start speaking the language that your mind understands. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with personal behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but human behavior can and does change. Personal change happens when people change the way they think. I have numerous patients formerly addicted to meth, cocaine, heroine, and alcohol, who escaped their addictions without ever going to rehab for treatment. They simply arrived at a point in their life where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They had experienced enough misery to last ten lifetimes, and they said no more. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do with their life, and they became a different person who was chemical free. I am grateful to those patients, because they proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that people in the worst circumstances can and do change. Because of them, I am committed to helping people change their lives one belief at a time using positve self-talk. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Mark Twain wrote, “Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing though one’s head.” Mark Twain was right. Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that blow through your mind. The events of life can be trivial, tragic, and even monumental in nature, but the events themselves have little power. It’s the storm of thoughts about those events that controls our lives. Surviving the storm of thoughts is how we spend most of our time. No matter what we do, the storm still blows, and to a significant degree shapes our lives. Surviving the storm is something we do every day all day long. An entourage of thoughts accompanies each event in our lives. Those thoughts can be positive, negative, or most likely, something in between. Those thoughts are the battleground where we come to our agreement with life. Those thoughts define who we are and what we can do. You need to learn how to control the storm of thoughts blowing through your mind. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what to say when you talk to your mind, and what to say when your mind talks to you. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. You don't need to spend years searching for empowering ideas that make it possible to live your dreams. It's already right here in a self-talk format. The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind." If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. When you fill your mind with positive self-talk and more than one-hundred Power Graphics, your life improves by leaps and bounds. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in eBook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Make your life better today by putting Maximum Strength Positive Thinking into your mind.
Although I can't control all the events of my life, I can control what I put into my mind. I have sufficient control over my mind to shape the otucome of my life in a way that reflects my goals and aspirations. I have an infinite number of future lives I can live. The way I run my mind determines which of them it will be. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
When you choose your thoughts, you choose your brain chemistry. When you change your thoughts, you change your brain chemistry. You are not the victim of your brain chemistry. You are its creator. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I will act as if I cannot fail. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what I want to be and to do what I want to do. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I can make a living or make a life. When I make a living, I focus on survival. When I make a life, I focus on my dreams. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Change first happens in my mind. Whatever I am or ever will be is first found in my mind. In order to have a new life, I need a new way of thinking. That is where everything starts. I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
If I am having trouble geting permission to do the things I want to do, I need to take a look in the mirror. The person in the mirror is the only one who can give me permission to go for my dreams. All other permission rituals are irrelevant. My life is mine alone, and that is sufficient authority to grant whatever permission is required. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
The way I use my mind defines what it means to be me. At the most basic level, I am what I think about all day long. My mind is the only part of me that can change or that would ever be worth changing. If I want to change who I am, I must change the collection of thoughts that defines what it means to be me. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life. I have only one life, and I may as well make it a great one. I have little to lose and much to gain by living as if I am great. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
A positive mind is not an accident. It's the product of positive mental focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Positive Christian Self-Talk is as much about God as it is about you. The self-talk contained in this book is designed to change your life. You learn to think the way that God thinks and speak the way that God speaks so that your self-talk has real power. It's time to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. It's time to speak your new life into existence. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life changing experience. Positive Christian Self-Talk points your life in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
You don't need to see far into the distance. You only need to see where to take the next step, and positive self-talk helps you take that next step.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God has already given you the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You already have all the tools you need to be the best you can be and do the best you can do. You just have to do it. Positive Christian Self-Talk
God never asks you to do something without giving you the resources to make it happen.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, your self-talk develops real power and rises to a new level.Positive Christian Self-Talk
Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need to get in agreement with God so that your self-talk points you in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need a new way of thinking. More than anything else, you need to learn how to think as God thinks. Until you get your thinking straightened out, your self-talk will make you stumble. Bad thinking creates bad self-talk.Positive Christian Self-Talk
God is the God of the possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and it should not be found in yours. Everything is possible when you think the way God thinks.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You don't get what you want. You get what you expect.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done to you," he meant exactly what he said. He created a universe in which positive expectations rule. It doesn't matter than much what you want. It's what you expect that counts.Positive Christian Self-Talk
Living small serves no great purpose. Living as if you are a great person is a powerful idea that changes lives, and those who take it seriously change their world. Living as if you are great means you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. You act as if you cannot fail. In order to live as if you are great, you have to think the way great people think, talk the way great people talk, and act the way great people act. Great people think, talk, and act their dreams into existence. If you ever become great, it will be because you think great thoughts, repeat great self-talk, have great expectations, and act as if you cannot fail. Some people wrongly believe that change is impossible. Leopards don't change their spots, and zebra stripes are forever. But people are different. People change their stars. They change their stripes, and their spots disappear in an instant of time. That instant happens the moment they develop positive expectations and believe they have the power to change. Positive self-talk and positive expectations can take you anywhere you want to go. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
When you change your expectations, you change your life. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Positive self-talk does not work forever. It works a day at a time. If you don't repeat positive self-talk every day, it will not work, because every day you must build a new bridge to your dreams.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
If you are repeating the same self-talk today that you did a year ago, something is wrong. If you have the same expectations today that you had a year ago, it's time to make serious changes. If you want to live as if you are a great person, new self-talk and new expectations are in order.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Great people have great expectations, and they continually work on their dreams. They believe there is no limit to how good their life can become.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that I say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to me.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Limitations are a subtle form of negativity that is socially acceptable. They don't have a bad sound or smell. It even has the appearance of maturity to not struggle with reality and to accept the limitations that appear to be present in the world.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
There is no reason to place limits on any worthwhile objective until I try to make it happen. Limiting beliefs are a choice, and I choose to not have any.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
If I don't like what I hear when my mind talks to me, I have the power to change the message.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Positive self-talk gives me the power to control the focus of my mind.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Positive self-talk is not about where I have been. It's about where I am going.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The same is true of your self-talk. It must be persistent, positive, and specific to have maximum impact. Lack of persistentce has laid more dreams to rest in the cemetery of failure than any other cause. There is zero chance that you will succeed on your first attempt. If your dreams are great, You will fail again and again on your way to the top. Before you can be great, you have to be good. Before you can be good, you have to be bad. Before you can be bad, you have to try. Millions of people stop at try. Thousands get stuck at bad. Hundreds quit at good. A few go all the way to great. If you don't have persistence, you willl never make the trip from try to bad to good to great. Positive Self-Talk Red Book helps you develop a persistently positive focus so that you can develop a consistently positive mind. More than one-hundred Power Graphics contain powerful thoughts that you need to have in your mind. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. Positive Self Talk Red Book
Your brain is an affirming machine, and it spends all its waking hours affirming things about who you are and what you can do with your life. You brain is positive about everything in your life. It may be wrong, but it is never in doubt.Positive Self Talk Red Booke
Your mind is positive about many things that are simply untrue. It affirms all of your limiting beliefs from the past.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Although your mind is an affirming machine, you don't have to believe everything it says. If you believe everything your mind tells you, it will not be long before you are in trouble. The brain excels in its ability to pump out affirmations, but it's a miserable failure at separating truth from error and the positive from the negative.Positive Self Talk Red Book
When your mind pumps out negative affirmations, it becomes a weapon of mass destruction that ruins your life.Positive Self Talk Red Book
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus.Positive Self Talk Red Book
If you are not living your dreams, you probably are getting hammered and nailed on the battlefield of focus. You simply must get your focus right to win the battle for a positive mind.Positive Self Talk Red Book
It doesn't matter how fast you run, if it's in the wrong direction, you will never reach your dreams. It doesn't matter how much self-talk you repeat, if it's the wrong self-talk, you will stay right where you are or make your problems even worse.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Focus give me the leverage I need to move my mind and my world. A persistently positive focus really does create a consistently positive mind.Positive Self Talk Red Book
The easiest way to push my mind in a positive direction is to persistently focus on positive things.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.