The Power of Positive Thinking Essay

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"There is nothing on earth that you cannot have-once you have mentally accepted the fact that you can have it." -Robert Collier

Perhaps the most important mental and spiritual principle ever discovered is that you become what you think about most of the time. Your outer world reflects your inner world. You can tell the inner condition of a person by looking at the outer conditions of his or her life. And it cannot be otherwise.

Your mind is extraordinarily powerful. Your thoughts control and determine almost everything that happens to you.

You are a complex bundle of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, desires, images, fears, hopes, doubts, opinions and ambitions, each of them
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They sow better seeds and as a result they reap better lives.

There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.

-William James

Perhaps the greatest breakthrough in the field of human potential in the twentieth century was the discovery of the self-concept. Each person beginning, at birth, develops a bundle of beliefs regarding one self. Your self-concept then becomes the master program of your subconscious computer, determining everything you think, say, feel and do. For this reason all change in your outer life begins with a change in your self-concept.

When you believe something to be true, it becomes true for you, whatever the fact may be. "You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are."

You are born unafraid, except from loud noises and falling. We learn 2 major fears in life:

(1) failure or Loss
(2) Rejection or Criticism

We learn the fear of failure when we are criticized upon trying something new or different. "No", "get away from there", "put that down", "stop that."
We soon begin to believe that we are incapable of doing anything new and different. We react as if we're afraid of getting a spanking; we keep saying "I can't."

Fear of failure is the main reason for failure in adult life. We sell ourselves short, we quit even before
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