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Today’s tip is dedicated to putting it all out there – good vibes, that is.

Sure, everyone from Tony Robbins to the Church of Scientology have made a mint preaching about the power of positive thinking and visualizing what you want to make it happen. But there is something to it – in fact, HMA just finished an exercise in this very thing and was delighted by the result!

So, let’s look back to one of the pioneers of the power of positive thinking – the man who literally wrote the book on it – Norman Vincent Peale. Some of his thoughts on, well, positive thoughts:

  • When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
  • Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
  • Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
  • Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
  • Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.
  • The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
  • A positive mental attitude is a belief that things are going to turn out well, and that you can overcome any kind of trouble or difficulty.
  • Empty pockets never held anyone back, only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

How do you inject the power of positive thinking into your industry, job and/or life?

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

1 Comment

  1. Jo Pullen says:

    I try to make 3at least 3 people smile each day….bringing joy to others is one of the best ways to shake up your perspective and it makes you feel grrrreat too! =)

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