Adversity can make or break you, but it always reveals your character. What you do when things spiral out of control reveals who you are and displays the stuff from which you are made. If you have real character, you persevere.
Sailing up the Red Sea is a fifteen-hundred mile exercise in positive perseverance.
Just getting to the Red Sea is a major exercise in perseverance.
You have a week long sail though Pirate Alley in the Gulf of Aden dodging pirates from Yemen and Somalia, and just when you survive that adventure, you are looking down the barrel of the Red Sea.
The entrance of the Red Sea is called the Bab Al Mandeb, which is translated as the Gate of Sorrows. Whoever came up with that name knew exactly what they were talking about.
Within a few hours of sailing through the Gate of Sorrows, we were pummeled by fifty knot winds and a massive sandstorm that lasted for three days.
In the picture, you can see me steering Exit Only clawing our way toward shelter behind a headland along the coast of Eritrea.
I was caked in salt and soaked to the skin as we battled our way northwest looking for a safe anchorage.
Imagine what it is like to hand steer a sailboat for eight hours while mother nature dumps buckets of salt water on you at the helm. It was definitely an exercise in positive perseverance.
Fortunately, sandstorms don't last forever, and after being hunkered down on the coast of Eritrea for two days, we finally raised our anchor and resumed our trip north.
Reefs, landmines, headwinds, and baksheesh are your constant companions as you overcome the rigors of a Red Sea adventure.
The Red Sea is relentless, and until you emerge into the Mediterranean fifteen-hundred miles later, you are not really sure that you will make it.
Survival is a real question, and transiting the Red Sea is not for the faint of heart.
During our eleven year sailing voyage around the world, the Red Sea was our most difficult test for both yacht and crew.
The Red Sea would reveal the chinks in our armour and discover all of our weaknesses. It would test whether we were willing to do whatever it takes to make our dreams come true.
Positive perseverance works wonders.
Dr. Dave is the Encourager In Chief of the Positive Thinking Network. He believes there are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs. Dr. Dave is committed to make a positive difference in your life. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, and Dr. Dave and the Positive Thinking Network have the resources to turn your life in a positive direction. It's time to develop a persistently positive focus so that you can have a consistently positive mind. It's time to change your world.
The best place to get your daily dose of positive thinking is The Positive Channel. Positive thoughts are just a click away. This is your opportunity to change the way you think and feel about who you are and what you can do with your life. If you want to change your life, you must first change the way you think. When you change the things you think about, the way you think about things changes. When you change the things you talk about, the way you talk about things changes. Your new life starts today when you start putting positive things into your mind.
MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER TODAY WITH MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in ebook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. INVEST IN A NEW LIFE TODAY AND PUT MAXIMUM STRENGTH POSITIVE THINKING INTO YOUR MIND.
Although I can't control all the events of my life, I can control what I put into my mind. I have sufficient control over my mind to shape the outcome of my life in a way that reflects my goals and aspirations. I have an infinite number of future lives I can live. The way I run my mind determines which of them it will be. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
When you choose your thoughts, you choose your brain chemistry. When you change your thoughts, you change your brain chemistry. You are not the victim of your brain chemistry. You are its creator. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I will live the rest of my life as if I am a great person. I will live as if my dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. I will act as if I cannot fail. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
Limiting thoughts 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. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
I can make a living or make a life. When I make a living, I focus on survival. When I make a life, I focus on my dreams. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking
LEARN HOW TO MAKE A LIFE AND HOW TO RUN YOUR MIND . Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams come true. Seize the day. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. MAKE YOUR LIFE INTO WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE TODAY.
There are no unchangeable or untouchable areas in your life. There are only areas in your mind where you accept the idea that change is impossible. It's possible to initiate positive change in any area. You do it by making small changes in the way that you think. New ways of thinking become new ways of living. Eventually the small changes accumulate into a mountain of change.Owner's Manual For Your Mind
Each new beginning creates a new ending. When you make a small change, you move in a new direction, and the outcome of your life changes as well. You have an infinite number of lives that you can live. Nothing is unchangeable. Each time you make a new start, you make a new life with a new ending. Owner's Manual For Your Mind
Achievers are not more talented or brilliant than those who don't reach their dreams. However, they possess one critical quality that the rest of the world lacks. They are endlessly persistent in the pursuit of their dreams.Owner's Manual For Your Mind
The probability of making a positive change is inversely proportional to its size. Major changes are tough, and the probability of success in a single massive attempt is low. Small changes are always possible, and there is a high probability of success on the first attempt. Break large changes down into a series of smaller ones so the probabilities are in your favor.Owner's Manual For Your Mind
At the moment of change, there is a shift in your beliefs about who you are and what you can do with your life.Owner's Manual For Your Mind
LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR MIND WITH A POSITIVE OPERATING SYSTEM. If you don’t program your mind, other people will. Whether you like it or not, you are engaged in mortal mental combat, and your mind is ground zero. If you let your culture, the media, the government, and politicians do the programming, you will be in real trouble. You will not be running your own mind. They will be running it. You will not be living your dreams. You will be living theirs.The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. START REPROGRAMMING YOUR MIND TODAY.
Positive thinking works because it's the natural software for your mind. God designed a positive software package that permits your mind to function at full capacity and maximum efficiency. He created your mind to work best with a positive operating system. Programmer's Manual For Your Mind
Positive thinking truly is the right type of thinking. It's more than a good idea. It's the way your mind was designed to work. Your mind functions best under the influence of positive beliefs.Programmer's Manual For Your Mind
Positive thinking does not make your life perfect. It does not make all your problems disappear or prevent serious illness and accidents. Nevertheless, positive thinking makes your life immeasurably better. No amount of positive thinking takes something bad and turns it into something good; however, positive thinking turns it into something better.Programmer's Manual For Your Mind
Your brain is an affirming machine that affirms the negative just as easily as the positive. It affirms the good, the bad, and ugly with equal facility.Programmer's Manual For Your Mind
Your brain is positive about many things that are factually untrue. And when you are positive about the wrong things, positive thinking gets you into trouble.Programmer's Manual For Your Mind
LEARN HOW TO STOP DOING DEPRESSION AND HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR A POSITIVE MIND. The challenge you face in depression is to change the way you think. If you want to change the way you think and feel, you are going to have to change your inner dialogue. You are going to have to talk to your mind in a different manner. The battle for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. In order to break the back of depression, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control your mental focus. Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. SEND DEPRESSION PACKING TODAY.
No matter how positive my life is, thinking negative makes it worse. No matter how negative my life is, thinking positive makes it better. No matter what happens, I choose to think positive.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking
Every problem has a silver lining, and when I solve the problem, I get to keep the silver lining. The more problems I solve, the richer I become.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking
When I focus on a thought, I force my mind to look in the direction of that thought. When I consistently focus on it day after day, my life moves in that direction. The focus of my mind expands into my life.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking
If I am having trouble getting permission to do the things I want to do, I need to take a look in the mirror. The person in the mirror is the only one who can give me permission to go for my dreams.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking
A positive mind is not an accident. It's the product of positive mental focus. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind.Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking
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.
God has already given you the ability to achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You already have all the tools you need to be the best you can be and do the best you can do. You just have to do it. Positive Christian Self-Talk
God never asks you to do something without giving you the resources to make it happen.Positive Christian Self-Talk
When you get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life, your self-talk develops real power and rises to a new level.Positive Christian Self-Talk
Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.Positive Christian Self-Talk
You need to get in agreement with God so that your self-talk points you in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.Positive Christian Self-Talk
LEARN HOW TO MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, your thoughts are healthy, and your mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When your heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, your emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. REAL POWER IS AVAILABLE TODAY WHEN YOU MAX OUT ON GOD'S LOVE.
The most important fact in the universe is that God loves and accepts you the way you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way. He loves you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes, and it does not get any better than that. Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love
Real power happens when you max out on God's love. It transforms your rational mind and heals your damaged emotions. Nothing is more powerful than God's love. When all else fails, when the hand of flesh falls limp, God's love remains unfettered and unstoppable. When his love comes in the front door, misery, despair, and depression head for the emergency exit.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love
God's love is real power. His love has enough power to heal your heart and transform your mind. Nothing can do what God's love can, and nothing can do it was well. The positive effects last for eternity. You have a new mind and healed emotions, and the cure lasts forever.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love
You must jump into God's love and have a life transforming experience. When you do that, your life is never the same. You are born spiritually and you become a new person. Old things pass away, and all things become new. You look at the world with new eyes and listen with new ears. You think new thoughts, take new actions, and have a new life.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love
God's love changes the way you think and feel. He gives you a clean mind and a pure heart. Your old way of thinking and feeling is gone. Your mistakes and failures are cast into his ocean of love. For the first time in your life, you dare to call God your Father and live as one of his children. God's love heals your damaged emotions and washes the toxic waste from your mind. Your negative feelings and guilt are washed away in a tidal wave of love.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love
Your mind is the door thought which the power of God's love flows into your life. Your mind is where God's love is brought to bear on the problems of life. When you fill your mind with the power of God's love, miraculous things happen. But it was not the mind that made them take place. It was God's love that made the miracle come to pass.Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love
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.
Life is a test, and if you don't quit, you pass the test. Quantum Self-Talk Black Book
Too many people have a false model for change. They try to change their life by trying to change their life, and that is the recipe for failure. They are skipping all the steps that make change possible. First you must change the way you think. You must have new quantum beliefs that take you to the next level.Quantum Self-Talk Black Book
Nothing gradual happens in the quantum life. You jump from one level to the next with each new quantum belief. That is exactly what Jesus meant when he said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." He was not tweaking your life. He was tranforming it to a new level.Quantum Self-Talk Black Book
All beliefs are not created equal. Lots of beliefs keep you exactly where you are and maintain you in a holding pattern.Quantum Self-Talk Black Book
Change takes a long time because people take such a long time getting ready.Quantum Self-Talk Black Book
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.
It really does matter what you say when you talk to your mind. The actual anatomy and physiology of the brain changes in response to what you put into your mind. Change is slow, but it is continuous, and what gets into your mind makes a massive difference in the direction and outcome of your life. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book
You need to change the way you think about everything. When you look at your past, you need to change the way you think. When you look at the present, you need to change the way you think. When you look at the future, you need to change the way you think.Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book
Your brain lives in a use it or lose it world.Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book
Change is always possible, and you are the one who makes it happen. You are the only one who can change your life, because you are the only one who can change the way you think.Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book
If you tell me your beliefs, I will instantly know whether change is possible in your life.Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book
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.
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. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book
When a storm of thoughts begins its assault, damage control should be your highest priority. Most storms are not survival storms unless you transform them into a survival situation by focusing relentlessly on them. When you focus on a mental storm, you increase its power.Positive Self-Talk Gold Book
Remember the Rule of Storms: Storms pass. They do not come to stay. If you do not fight against them, if you refuse to engage them, it won't be long before the storm moves on.Positive Self-Talk Gold Book
I have three cardinal rules for managing storms of the mind. First, avoid storms whenever possible. Don't go there. Second, don't engage whenever possible. Third, hold position quietly and fearlessly while waiting for the storm to pass.Positive Self-Talk Gold Book
You cannot avoid all of the storms of the mind, but you can avoid most of them by not going where storms happen.Positive Self-Talk Gold Book
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.
You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind. Just be sure you are speaking in a language that your mind understands. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book
The three most powerful components of the language of the mind are images, sounds, and emotions.Positive Self-Talk Silver Book
Most people try to communicate with their mind using words, which is extremely inefficient. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book
The language of the mind is not a mystery. It consists of visual and auditory inputs mixed with a variable amount of emotional glue. Strong auditory and visual inputs in combination wtih compelling emotion pass straight into your mind.Positive Self-Talk Silver Book
Emotion is the super glue of the brain. Great ideas pass through your mind at the speed of light, but none of them stick unless there is a strong dose of emotion attached to the idea.Positive Self-Talk Silver Book
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.
When you change your expectations, you change your life. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Positive self-talk does not work forever. It works a day at a time. If you don't repeat positive self-talk every day, it will not work, because every day you must build a new bridge to your dreams.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
If you are repeating the same self-talk today that you did a year ago, something is wrong. If you have the same expectations today that you had a year ago, it's time to make serious changes. If you want to live as if you are a great person, new self-talk and new expectations are in order.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Great people have great expectations, and they continually work on their dreams. They believe there is no limit to how good their life can become.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
Limiting thoughts 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.Positive Self-Talk Purple Book
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.
Your brain is an affirming machine, and it spends all its waking hours affirming things about who you are and what you can do with your life. You brain is positive about everything in your life. It may be wrong, but it is never in doubt.Positive Self Talk Red Booke
Your mind is positive about many things that are simply untrue. It affirms all of your limiting beliefs from the past.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Although your mind is an affirming machine, you don't have to believe everything it says. If you believe everything your mind tells you, it will not be long before you are in trouble. The brain excels in its ability to pump out affirmations, but it's a miserable failure at separating truth from error and the positive from the negative.Positive Self Talk Red Book
When your mind pumps out negative affirmations, it becomes a weapon of mass destruction that ruins your life.Positive Self Talk Red Book
The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus.Positive Self Talk Red Book
Although I like the feel of a paper book in my hand, I love trees even more. When people purchase an eBook, they actually save trees and save money as well. Ebooks are less expensive and have no negative impact on the environment. All of Dr. Dave's books are available at Save A Tree Bookstore. Visit the bookstore today and start putting good things into your mind. It's easy to fill your mind with positive things using eBooks. No matter where you are or what you are doing, you can pull out your smart phone or tablet and start reading. You can even use electronic highlighters and make annotations in your eBooks just like paper books.