Positive Thinking

A positive attitude effects everything you do, from how you greet the bagger at the grocery store to how you interact with work colleagues, romantic partners, and family members. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's book, The Power of Positive Thinking, introduced the importance of positive thinking in creating positive change. Share positive thinking stories reminds us that a positive attitude can change our lives.

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How to Turn Impatience into Something Positive

It’s often uncomfortable to wait. But there’s something to be learned from it.

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How to Pray for Your Job Search

Get God involved as you network, send out resumes and go on interviews.

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25 Inspiring Quotes from Influential Women in History

Musicians, writers, dancers and leaders—all women. Each inspirational in their own right; together, forming a motivational stew, encouraging you to seize life and sprint toward success. Here are 25 of our favorite quotes from these historical figures.

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Cindy Abel

How ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ Shaped One Family’s Future

Cindy Abel shares the impact Dr. Norman Vincent Peale had on her father—and their entire family.

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How the 'Power of Positive Thinking' App Can Help

Listen to Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's most popular sermons on hope and prayer.

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Three Steps to Turn Grumbles into Gratitude

Best-selling Author Tricia Goyer shares what she learned when she challenged her family to stop complaining.

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Can Positive Thinking Help You Sleep Better?

New research suggests that optimism leads to better sleep, which carries a whole host of health benefits.

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10 Inspirational Quotes to Start Your Day

Waking up in the morning can feel exhausting. Some of us are still half-asleep and leaving your bed can be a difficult task. Here are ten of our favorite quotes to help start your day feeling refreshed and inspired.

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7 Positive Quotes to Read Before Bedtime

Finding it hard to sleep? Here are seven of our favorite words of wisdom to help you settle in for sweeter dreams and reinforce a calm mindset. Try printing this page or jotting a few of your favorites down on sticky notes and keep them bedside for your nightly reading.

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How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Physical Health

Long-term studies are revealing the physical and psychological benefits of an optimistic outlook.

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How Norman Vincent Peale Inspired the New Book from Bobby Schuller

Pastor Bobby Schuller’s Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World was influenced by Norman Vincent Peale’s legacy of positive thinking.  

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The Power of Turning Negative Stories into Positive Ones

You can turn your life around once you decide to stop telling yourself that you can’t.

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3 Ways to Have a Positive Milestone Birthday

Big birthdays can mean a lot of different things—here’s how to choose to celebrate yourself.

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4 Ways to Create a Positive ‘House of Words’

The poetic idea that our words are where we dwell inspires us to create an uplifting space in which to live our best lives.

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