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 Look Forward to a Positive Future in Any Circumstance

Even in these uncertain times, there are ways to make choices today that will lead to a better tomorrow.

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9 Bible Verses and Quotes for Difficult Times

We asked our readers for the Bible verses, quotes and prayers they turn to when they need comfort and hope. Here are some of our favorites.

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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 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 to Pray for Your Job Search

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

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34 Positive Thinking Quotes from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Here are 34 favorite sayings from Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking and founder of Guideposts.

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25 Inspiring Quotes from Influential Women in History

Here are 25 of our favorite quotes from musicians, writers, dancers and leaders—all women.

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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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5 Ways to Keep Hopes and Dreams Alive

Dealing with an uncertain future can be overwhelming, but we can plan for a post-crisis life.

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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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