Norman Vincent Peale
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"Dr. Norman Vincent Peale" was a minister and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of "Optimism/positive thinking". His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts.

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Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.

Live your life and forget your age.

Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

Think enthusiastically about everything; but especially about your job. If you do, you'll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you'll shake it to pieces. You'll love it into greatness.

Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.

The 'how' thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile 'ifs'.

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

We tend to get what we expect.

Four things for success: Work and pray, think and believe.