The Power of Positive Thinking

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Specific purpose: To persuade my audience that when people fully embrace the ideal of positive thinking they are more able to cope with difficult situations and health concerns that can normally be quite debilitating or even fatal.

Central Idea/Thesis statement: To demonstrate that positive thinking has the ability to help a person heal and cope with adversity.


How would you feel if I told you I was going to take away 7.5 years of your life today? Something tells me that I wouldn't be making any new friends by this comment. By thinking negative thoughts you are in fact doing this very thing to yourselves according to recent studies conducted by researchers at Yale University. It's a proven fact that those people
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"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Recent studies in psychology have proven this quote to be true because the mind can affect the way that we perceive the world and hence our biology as well. Knowing what we now know about the true power of positive thought it would be foolish to continue blindly along filled with our gloomy thoughts when these very thoughts are slowly but surely reducing our remaining time in this word with each negative thought and comment that passes through our mind. That why I would like to end by making you a challenge. Whenever you start to think negatively you should try to come up with at least three positive thoughts about the thing that is causing you to think negatively. Who knows, this practice might be saving you a countless number of precious years that are irreplaceable.


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