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The Power Of Positive Thinking

We all get bogged down at times in negative
thinking, wasting time and energy in worry
and fear. Why not make the most of your
life no matter what your circumstances?
You can do that by replacing the pessimistic
thinking that’s holding you back with
motivating thoughts that can help you
live the life you deserve.

These stories show the power of
positive thinking; they will inspire you to
develop an optimistic attitude so you can
live a happier and more meaningful life.

 

Recent The Power Of Positive Thinking Stories

Norman Vincent Peale discovered the power of positive thinking when he teamed up with a psychologist and man of faith to help his parishoners deal with anxiety and stress.


Sportscaster Mike Emrick shares an inspiring story about one of his best on-air moments.

by Mike Emrick
, St. Clair, Michigan

Positive thinking even in the darkest of times can help lift the spirit and break you out of the funk.

by Brigitte Weeks
, New York, New York

Ruth Stafford Peale

After 50 years, the power of positive thinking can still help you change your life.

by Ruth Stafford Peale
, Pawling, New York

Runner Wilma Rudolph credits faith and positive thinking for her history-making gold medals at the 1960 Olympics.

by Norman Vincent Peale


Wendy's founder Dave Thomas went from poor orphan to business leader, using the power of positive thinking to help him achieve his goals.

by Norman Vincent Peale


A guide to psychologist Abraham Maslow's pyramid of human needs.

by Edward Hoffman, Ph.D.
, New York, New York

Maslow's hierarchy of positive thinking

The story of positive psychologist Abraham Maslow, and how he used the power of positive thinking.

by Edward Hoffman, Ph.D.
, New York, New York

Positive thinking helped this dad restore Superbird car

It took years to get his dream car. Then years to fix it up. Was it all worth it? My son's positive thinking said it was.

by Rick Garmon
, Monroe, Georgia

This senior citizen is a lifelong learner

Her motto: it's never too late. A septuagenarian decides to broaden her horizons and graduate from college.

by Alina Larson


Positive thinking tips to have a stress-free holiday

Have a truly happy holiday with these family, money and health tips.

by Alina Larson


A little bit of positive thinking helped Susan stick to her weight-loss goals

A positive thinking approach to working out helps shed the pounds faster.

by Susan Karas
, Yaphank, New York

Give thanks for positive thinking!

A little bit of gratitude goes a long way toward helping people live more positive lives.

by Jon Gordon
, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Positive thinking expert Kevin Carroll and mentor Miz Lane

He's an expert in positive thinking—and in this inspiring story, he honors the woman who helped him achieve his dreams.

by Kevin Carroll
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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