The Power of Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking Isn’t Enough

Optimism is a mighty tool. But in THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, Normal Vincent Peale makes a common-sense observation: sometimes a good attitude and affirming mantras aren’t enough to get the job done.

According to Peale, the key to a truly effective session of positive thinking is to incorporate visualization.Thinking happy thoughts about your big Monday meeting is all well and good, but a positivity pro takes the idea a step further by fully imagining the event, much like watching a video. Perhaps you see yourself asking a clever question, or delivering a razor-sharp presentation about your most recent project. Maybe you hope to woo a new client at a meeting, or score a sale. Whatever the case may be, a full-blown mental rehearsal will help make it happen.

For good measure, you may want to visualize what happens after the successful meeting—a celebratory dinner, perhaps, or even the way in which you’ll spend your future bonus. Think of it as productive daydreaming.For more about THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING, visualize our extensive self-help library in the Instaread app.

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