Positive Thinking

Priest Norman Vincent Peel was an eminent psychologist of America who is known across the globe for his scholarly works. He had begun his career by selling aluminum utensils. He was confident that he has the talents of a good salesman but that his efforts are not being recognized because of the adverse circumstances. Initially he even had to face people’s scornful and confronting attitudes. He remained unperturbed and reached his goals with optimistic temperament. He became an honorable priest in the later part of his life.
 
Despite facing the ups and downs of life, Norman Peel had meticulously written several thought-provoking books that inspire and guide the readers to successfully struggle with the impediments in life. In the book entitled ‘Enthusiasm Makes the Difference’ he proposes an eleven word formula – “every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution”. The seeds of success lie in our inner mind. It’s our responsibility to make them sprout and grow with the help of our determined endeavors. Peel has also suggested following practical tips, which are very effective in improvement of talents for a progressive life:
 
(i) One should throw away the negative thoughts of pessimism and lack of confidence in the success of the work in hand....
(ii) One should cultivate the habit of self-analysis to know his qualities and potentials and also practice autosuggestion to strengthen the positive aspects.....
(iii) Thinking should not remain confined to selfish affairs; one should also plan for others welfare and attempt materialization of the same....
(iv) God-gifted willpower and inner strength should be used creatively and cautiously to avoid the wastage and misuse of the mental and physical potentials and talents.
(v) Daily routine should be well planned - keeping in mind that every step in life should lead towards higher goals....
(vi) The energy and activities of mind should be oriented in a positive direction by creative thinking and adept learning.
(vii) One should practice linking the self with divinity every day and night - by way of prayers, meditation etc, as an integral part of life. This cultivates inner strength and virtues to enable one to overcome all difficulties and adversities and even do what would appear impossible to many others in general.
 
Sincere adoption of above mentioned habits and suggestions protects waning and decay of inherited talents and transmutes one's mental potentials to reach high realms of progressive life.

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