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1. Live as if you are a great person.
Act as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen.
If you are going to live, you may as well live as if you are a great person. That means, you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. You travel far, travel light, and make your life into what you want it to be.
As you face problems each day, ask yourself, "How would I handle this challenge if I was a great person?" After you answer that question, go ahead and do what a great person would do. Don't tiptoe through life trying to just get by. Instead, make your life into something memorable, something great. You only get one life, and you may as well make it into a great one. You have little to lose and much to gain, so go ahead and live as if you are great.
2. Think and act your new life into existence.
Think new thoughts and take new actions that result in a new life.
Your old way of thinking will not create a new life. Only new thoughts and actions result in a new life.
Your thoughts are the building blocks for adventure. Anyone who can think has everything they need to make their life into an unforgettable adventure. You build your future thought by thought.
That means, if you want to have an adventure, you think it into your life. If you really want to move in the direction of your dreams, then you focus on the thoughts that take you there.
God gave you an excellent mind, and He expects you to use it to make your life into what you want to be. Think an adventure into your life.
3. Achieve excellence in at least one area of your life.
Select an area of excellence which you develop and give to the world.
Whether you realize it or not, God embedded excellence into the core of your being. From the top of your head to the tip of your miraculous big toe, you are excellent through and through. God has a plan for your life custom designed for just you, and that plan has excellence stamped all over it.
If you have been beaten down into mediocrity, and if you feel there's no reason for hope, it's time for you to listen up. You have the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life, and that's just the beginning. There is no limit to how good your life can become when you align yourself with God's master plan.
4. Have zero tolerance to negative thinking.
Do not tolerate negative thinking in any form or to any degree.
Don't say it, think it, write it, infer it, or agree with it.
It's always wrong and never right.
It always makes your life worse and never makes it better.
5. Do not accept limitations.
Don't place limits on worthwhile objectives until you do your utmost to make them happen.
Limiting thoughts are a disguised form of negation. They are a way that you say no to life while pretending that life is saying no to you. Limitations are plausible self-deceptions. They are prefabricated excuses for every failure to be what you want to be and do what you want to do.
No one blames you for being held back by all the limitations that you have adopted. 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.
When you face a challenge, you write a script of limitations and possibilities based upon your beliefs about yourself. Inside your mind is a personalized collection of limiting beliefs that tell you everything you cannot do. Your limiting beliefs create confusion, and it's easy to attribute your limitations to your world rather than to yourself.
There is no reason to place limits on any worthwhile object before you try to make it happen. Limiting beliefs are a choice, and you should choose to not have any.
6. Never quit working on your dreams.
For as long as you are alive, you must work on your dreams.
The day you quit working is the day you start to die. You will be dead for a long time, and there is no need to hasten the process by dying before your time. Life is short, and death is long, and you should never quit until you die.
There is only time time when you should quit. When what you are doing obviously isn't working, it's time to try a new strategy.
Managing failure is tricky. You may be doing the right thing, but your timing is off. You may be doing the wrong thing, but your timing is right. If you are doing the wrong thing, or if your timing is off, you should stop what you are doing and try something new. Failure is not a signal to quit. Failure is a signal to modify your timing or strategy. Eventually, you will make the proper adjustments, and your dreams will come true. You must never quit working on your dreams.
7. Control what goes into your mind.
Your mind is not a dumpster for all of the toxic waste of the twenty-first century.
Everything that goes into your mind changes who you are. The only way to be in control of your destiny is to control what goes into your mind. If you let your mind become a dumpster for mental toxic waste, you can say good-bye to your dreams. If you don't control what goes into your mind, you will lose control over your life. Whatever gets into your mind expands into your life. You simply must control what goes into your mind if you want to live your dreams.
8. Run your own mind.
Don't let anyone else run it for you. Nobody tells you how to think or what to do.
Either you run your mind, or someone else will run it for you. Those are the only two choices available. If someone else runs your mind, they run you life. More important, if they run your mind, they ruin your life.
No one is qualified to run your mind. It is your privilege to run it the way you want. Your mind is a gift from God, and He expects you to assume control over and run it in a way that permits you to live your dreams.
If you run your mind, you have the privilege of living your dreams. If someone else runs it, your life becomes a nightmare.
9. Install a Positive Operating System in your mind.
Program your mind with a Positive Operating System rather than accept negative programming from other people.
Positive thinking works because it is the natural software for your mind. God designed a positive software package that would permit your mind to function at full capacity and maximum efficiency. He created your mind to work best with a positive operating system.
Negative thinking doesn't work well, because your mind was not designed to function with a negative operating system. Although your mind is an awesome biocomputer, it will not function well using the wrong software. Severely depressed people run a negative operating system most of the time, and they illustrate how bad things can get when negative thinking takes control of your thoughts.
Positive thinking truly is the right type of thinking. Positive thinking is more than a good idea. It's the way your mind was designed to work. God designed your mind to function best when it’s under the influence of positive beliefs.
Positive thinking will not make your life perfect. It will not make all your problems disappear or prevent serious illness and accidents. Nevertheless, positive thinking will make your life immeasurably better. No amount of positive thinking will take something bad and turn it into something good; however, positive thinking will turn it into something better. No matter how negative your life is, thinking positive makes it better.
10. Change your life by changing the way you think.
Trying to change your life by changing your image is a waste of time and is doing things backwards. It will not work. You change your life by changing the way you think.
At the moment of change there is a shift in your beliefs about who you are and what you can do.
Whatever changes you make always happen in an instant, and they happen first in your mind. If you are having a hard time bringing about positive change, you need to examine your beliefs. A key belief is preventing you from change. If you alter that belief, you arrive at the instant where change is possible.
Do not talk yourself into believing that change is impossible. Positive change is something that you already know how to do. The size of the change is irrelevant. Whether changes are large or small, they still happen in an instant, and they happen first in your mind.
11. Live a purpose oriented life.
You can't go to a destination that you don't have or hit a target that you can't see. Your statement of purpose tells you where you are going and why you are going there. It focuses your mind on your target and keeps you from wasting time and energy on unimportant issues that don't matter.
Your statement of purpose is your roadmap. It keeps you on the right path and helps you regain your bearings if you lose the way.
Your statement of purpose protects you from outcome-oriented thinking. You keep moving in the direction of your dreams regardless of the outcomes that happen along the way. Your statement of purpose liberates you from the tyranny of outcome oriented thoughts. As long as you remain true to your purpose, you know that you will reach your dreams.
12. Change who you are by changing what you put into your mind.
The mind is the door through which you enter the world of positive change. That's why the Bible says, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind." In order to have a new life, you need a new way of thinking.
You can change who you are by changing what you put into your mind. When you change your mind, you change your life. This law of change never fails. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. You must fill your mind with positive thoughts so that your life moves in a positive direction.
Everything you put into your mind is important because it changes who you are. When you put in good things, your life improves. When you put in bad things, your life becomes worse. There are no exceptions to this law.
Positive transformation is not an accident; it's something you do on purpose. You become a positive person by putting positive things into your mind.
13. Live congruently with your heart, mind and will all heading in the same direction.
Ambivalence is the mortal enemy of your dreams. Unless you are committed to them with all your mind, heart, and strength, you will not be willing to do whatever it takes to make them happen.
The only way to make dreams come true is to live congruently with your intellect, emotions, and will all heading in the same direction. When all three work together, ambivalence isn't a problem. When they head in different directions, ambivalence takes control.
14. Respect the laws of the moral universe.
The moral universe grinds slow, but it grinds sure.
When you are in agreement with the laws of the moral universe, you prosper. When you violate the laws of the moral universe, your life becomes harder than it needs to be.
The moral universe is relentless, and it takes sides on the choices you make. It gives you either rewards or consequences. Rewards are positive and empowering. Consequences are negative and destructive.
You have a free will, and have the right to break every law in the moral universe. Nevertheless, breaking those laws is an exercise in self-destruction. Every law that you break will eventually break you. That's 100% guaranteed. It will happen.
Learn the laws of the moral universe, and use them in a positive manner. You will prosper, and there will be no limit to how good your life will become.
15. Dare to call God your Father, and build your life on the foundation of his love.
Have a personal relationship with God based on love.
Open your heart and mind to the power of His love. Fill your mind with thoughts that are consistent with God's love. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with His love, your mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When your heart is full of emotions consistent with His love, your emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be.
Positive thinkers who learn these lessons and live by them have the privilege of living their dreams. They become unstoppable, consistently positive, endlessly persistent, doers of dreams.
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I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person.
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Positive thinking is the right type of thinking. It's the natural software for my mind.
My life is mine alone, and that is sufficient authority to grant me permission to live my dreams.
I have the power to achieve excellence in at least one area of my life.
I have never seen any handicap that made excellence impossible.
Whatever I accomplish, I accomplish it first in my mind. Whatever I become, I become it first in my mind.
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The only way for my dreams to come true is for them to expand from my thoughts.
Ambivalence is the mortal enemy of my dreams.
I will live as if I am a great person. I will practice being great each day of my life.
Negative and limiting thoughts create a chemical imbalance in my brain and make me feel bad. Positive and unlimited thoughts restore the normal chemical balance, and I feel good once again.
The formula for a positive mind, and the method for installing a Positive Operating System.
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A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.
When will I get better? Improvement is only a thought away. The instant I think positive thoughts is when it happens.
I don't get what I want in life. I get what I expect. That's why Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you."
When God created my mind, He designed it to run most efficiently using a Positive Operating System. Positive thinking is the natural software for my mind.
No amount to positive thinking will take something bad and turn it into something good. Nevertheless, positive thinking will turn it into something better.
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Opportunity hides in plain sight, and until I have a dream, I can't see the opportunities that are right in front of my eyes.
I am still writing the story of my life and can make it into anything I want.
There is no limit to how good my life can become when I put positive things into my mind.
When I say yes to life, opportunities come so fast from so many different direction, it's impossible to take advantage of them all.
No matter what my age, I can still make my dreams come true. No matter how many times I have failed in the past, I can still make my dreams come true.
GET IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR LIFE. 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 its miracle in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. JUMP INTO GOD'S OCEAN OF LOVE AND HAVE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE TODAY.
When my beliefs are right, my world is right. My beliefs are the single most liberating or limiting factor in my life.
God placed dreams in my heart as a beacon that guides me through life. Those dreams get me up in the morning and carry me through the day. They keep me going when the going gets tough.
My beliefs create my personal world and give my life its meaning. They create the world as I believe it to be. It's my unique reality and is the only world I will ever know. I created it and must live in it.
My thoughts are important, because they determine where I go. My dreams don't happen by themselves. I must think and act them into existence.
A new beginning creates a new ending. I can change any area of my life. I am not a finished product. I am a work in progress.
IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Repeat quantum self-talk until your mind repeats it back to you. The power of 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, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR LIFE TO IMPROVE. MAKE A QUANTUM LEAP TO A NEW LEVEL TODAY.
I change my mind in an instant of time. At the moment of change there is a shift in my beliefs about who I am, and what I can do.
Focus gives me powerful leverage over my mind. When I focus on a thought, it forces my mind to look in the direction of that thought.
Change finally happens when I am ready to change. Change takes a long time, because I take so much time getting ready.
Positive change isn't a matter of the will. Rather, it's a matter of being willing to do whatever it takes.
Change first happens in my mind, and then it happens in my life. It's impossible to make a positive change without fist changing the way I think.
BANISH THE WORD IMPOSSIBLE FROM YOUR MIND. Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but 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. They simply arrived at a point where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do, and they became a different person who was chemical free. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK AND FEEL TODAY.
Change happens when I think differently that I have always thought and act different than I have always acted. New thoughts and actions are necessary.
No matter how long it takes, or how many times I fail, I will make my dreams come true. I am an Unstoppable, Consistently Positive, Endlessly Persistent Doer of Dreams.
When should I start living as if my dreams are possible? Do it now.
The small challenges of life are the training ground for the great ones. If I remain faithful in small things, I experience a tidal wave of success that carries me to destinations far beyond my early limited dreams.
Today my life will count for something good.
IT'S TIME TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON. 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. 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. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO START LIVING AS IF YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON.
Every time a negative thought enters my mind I take positive action to eliminate that thought.
When a negative thought pops into my mind, I repeat positive self-talk and push my inner voice in a positive direction and restore my positive perspective.
Failure is never final unless I quit. Failure is a test, and if I keep moving in the direction of my dreams, I pass the test
Positive thoughts are hard to capture and keep in my mind. They flash by at the speed of light and then they are gone.
Great lives are guilt on great thoughts. I build my future thought by thought.
IMAGINE HOW GOOD YOUR LIFE WOULD BECOME IF YOU HAD A CONSISTENTLY POSITIVE MIND. 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. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. DEVELOP A PERSISTENTLY POSITIVE FOCUS TODAY WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK FROM DR. DAVE.
I can change who I am by changing what I put into my mind. What I put into my mind is important because it changes who I am.
Excellence is the normal state of affairs in the human heart. God programmed excellence into my heart so that I would feel good when I live an excellent life.
Limitations do not come on tablets of stone from the hand of God. They are a choice, and I choose to not have any.
Limiting beliefs 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.
Life is a laboratory for testing the limitations found in my mind. Although limitations appear real, appearances are deceiving. The only way to find out if they are real is to test them.
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF THE MIND. 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. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. YOUR MIND IS WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU, SO SEND IT A POSITIVE MESSAGE TODAY.
In the world of forgiveness, what goes around comes around. The forgiveness that I send to others comes multiplied back to me.
Resentment is a form of mental toxic waste, and the most effective method of removing it is the opposite from what I would expect. Instead of fighting against it, I must let it go.
Each negative thought weighs a psychological ton and carrying around a load of negativity is an unbearable burden.
Four laws of focus give me the leverage I need to have a consistently positive mind.
I repeat my positive thoughts until my mind repeats them back to me. I hijack my own mind and fly it to my own positive destination.
LEARN HOW TO CONTROL THE STORM OF THOUGHTS BLOWING THROUGH YOUR MIND. 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. Those thoughts are the battleground where you come to your agreement with life. Those thoughts define who you are and what you can do. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. IT'S TIME TO MAKE A POSITIVE WIND BLOW THROUGH YOUR MIND WITH POSITIVE SELF-TALK FROM DR. DAVE.
The Positive Newsletter is straight up positive thinking. Each newsletter contains at least one powerful idea that you need to put into your mind and make a part of your life. The newsletter is short and sweet so you won't have to waste valuable time trying to find the good stuff. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of your mind, and it's time to turn your life in a new direction. Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.
When it comes to newsletters, one size does not fit all. Some individuals want a newsletter with a Christian flavor, while others want one with a secular flavor. The Positive Christian Newsletter is for those who want to organize their lives around positive Christian principles. If you want to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with God's help, this newsletter is for you. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life transforming experience. For your entire life, you will sink or swim in God's ocean of love.
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