The Power Of Positive Thinking Summary will give you an overview of the book which was written by a well-known author Norman Vincent Peale. He was one of the great authors whose writing has changed the lives of millions of people. In this book, he has explained the importance and power of positive thinking poses and has also given some techniques on how to use them. The teaching of the book is still relevant today and pretty famous among the readers of self-help books. So, without wasting much time let’s begin to know about the book.
CHAPTER 1: BELIEF IN YOURSELF
Authors tell us to have belief in ourselves and to have a faith in our abilities that whatever we will do, we will succeed. He asks us to put that belief in our actions and eventually build confidence. That is the way to attain happiness and success. Self-doubt appears when we over-exaggerate ourselves with hopes and doubts but, confidence and belief help us to overcome them and lead us towards success.
CHAPTER 2: A PEACEFUL MIND GENERATES POWER
The author says the reason for most of the problems is overthinking which arose doubts. So, in order to attain peace of mind, we must get rid of the habit of overthinking. The author asks us to befriend someone whom we trust and can discuss our worries, problems, and sorrows to. According to the author, pouring our feelings to someone helps to empty our mind with negative thoughts which later gives a sense of relief and peace of mind which helps to use the true power of the mind.
CHAPTER 3: HOW TO HAVE CONSTANT ENERGY
The author says, the thoughts we carry most of the time in our mind and the way we feel has a great impact on our body. Like while running, our mind tells that you have become tired, your legs have become heavy, and if you believe that, then the body shows the symptoms like you start breathing heavy and your could hardly lift your legs. But if you love something to do and enjoy it then never feel tired because your mind is already excited to do it motivates you to do more because the mind enjoys it. Hence, to get the most out of everything we do, we must provide positive thoughts and beliefs regularly to our mind which will increase its energy and will all of its power to do more. We must give thoughts to our minds regularly and be optimistic about everything.
CHAPTER 4: TRY PRAYER POWER
According to the author, experts of physical health and well-being adds meditations and prayers in therapies. Meditation and prayers put breaks on negative thoughts and soothe our minds. Meditation and prayers help to build harmony between the mind and body which keeps us healthy from the inside out.
CHAPTER 5: HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
The authors say we are solely responsible for our own happiness and only we can decide what we deserve and what we don’t. Nobody owes us anything and no one is responsible for our happiness. We can choose and decide what to have and what to avoid whether it’s things, relationships, or thoughts. According to the author, we should always choose happiness over worries in order to make our life full of happiness. Kids are always happy because they choose happiness. They always run behind happiness and find happiness in everything they can. Negative words like stress, worries, or negative thinking don’t exist in their world. The author asks us to carry an attitude and a spirit of the child to maintain happiness throughout our life.
CHAPTER 6: STOP FUMING AND FRETTING
The author says, most of the time people become anxious or show anger to the circumstances arouse in their life and it takes control of their minds get them off the path of success, and make their life difficult.
CHAPTER 7: EXPECT THE BEST AND GET IT
The author has shared a story of a young man who was failing at everything he does in spite of having a good family, good qualifications, good business opportunities. But, after a while things changed, his personality changed and he met with success like a miracle. When the author asks the reason behind his sudden success he came to know that the reason for his success is that he started believing in himself and believed that he deserves to be successful and he will be successful. According to that young man, he learned the magic of believing. He says, you get what you think of the most and expect the most. If you think about success, you will get success and if you think about failure, you will get failer.
CHAPTER 8: I DON’T BELIEVE IN DEFEAT
The author says, carry an attitude that does not believe in defeat. Who does not let the negative thoughts influence their thinking and their mind? Whatever you will think of the most, eventually will get it.
CHAPTER 9: HOW TO BREAK WORRY HABIT
The author says that we don’t have to be a victim of negative thoughts, stress, and worries because they are nothing but a negative habit like any other negative habit which we acquired because we attained them over and over again without observing them. And we can change this worry habit at any given moment we decide because we weren’t born with it. And we change this worry habit by simply putting direct and aggressive actions intentionally until the worry habit gets eliminate from our minds. The best time to cast off the worry habit would now. No other time can be better to start than now.
CHAPTER 10: THE POWER TO SOLVE PERSONAL PROBLEMS
In this last chapter, the author has given some simple yet effective ways to solve personal problems, which are as follows.
- We must believe that no matter what the problem is, it has a solution.
- No matter what circumstances you get in, keep your calm. That will help you to find the solution to your problems. Else worries will block your thought flow and won’t be able to focus on solutions.
- Do not try too hard to find the solution. Do not force your mind to do so. Just stay relax and calm, and the solution will be clear and it will be in front of us in no time.
- When problems arise, do not panic. Observe the problems, collect the facts related to them and work on finding the solution.
- Always pray to god about your problems.
- Trust your instincts, intuitions, and gut feelings.
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