The Power of Positive Thinking

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  • TO DEVELOP PEOPLES positive attitudes
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  • The Power of Positive Thinking

    1. 1. An abstraction of the first few chapters presented by Nadeeshani Hewage
    2. 2. - NORMAN VINCENT PEALE - American author - Professional speaker
    3. 3.  Develop self-confidence Eliminate the inferiority complex Develop creative faith -faith that is justified
    4. 4.  “Sir..I’m seeing a man tomorrow about a job….It’s something I want… ….BUT I have terrible disbelief in myself.. ..I’m absolutely sunk”  Lack of faith-takes you nowhere “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME”
    5. 5.  “A young man whom I wish to advance ….But cannot be trusted with important, confidential information…. He talks too much…” Reasons: › Reared in poverty › No college man or fraternity member INFERIORITY COMPLEX
    6. 6.  Compensatory mechanism: Revealing inside information to associates  Gain admiration & envy  Gain recognition  Gain esteem Real powers release after proper explanation.
    7. 7.  “I have lost everything…nothing left… besides I have lost my faith..” Reason: Inability to enter the college as promised by father Values she had not lost › Health › Comfortable housing & food › Love
    8. 8.  “It’s my mother..She can’t sleep. I’ve got to find some way to help her sleep..” Vincent recalls: Go-to-sleep plan “Bible verses..; After prayers I go up to my room & sleep like a top”
    9. 9. EMPTY YOUR MIND – DROP THE SORROWS Religious service onboard the S.S. Lurline in his voyage to Honolulu People with worries requested to › go to the stern of the vessel; › take out each anxious thought; › drop it over board; › watch it disappear…
    10. 10. FILL IT UP WITH SCENERIES OF TRANQUILITY Beautiful valley with the hush of eve as shadows lengthen & sun sinks to rest… Silvery light of moon falling upon rippling waters… Sea washing gently upon soft shores of sand…
    11. 11.  REPEAT PEACEFUL WORDS › Tranquility › Serenity › Picturise as presented in poetry or literal passages HAPPY, OPTIMISTIC, SATISFYING EXPRESSIONS
    12. 12.  ENJOY SILENCE › Before exams…practice the art of silence  Throw your mind to neutral  Hard but worth  Increases your efficiency  A clear, steady mind QUIT SUFFERING SELF PUNISHMENT › Discussion with young man at a resort hotel › Confess & release your stress
    13. 13.  Fill it up with sceneries of tranquility Repeat peaceful words Happy, optimistic, satisfying expressions
    14. 14. Thank You

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