Positive Thinking

Written by Bob Osgoodby

The late Norman Vincent Peale was a controversial preacher who burst into public consciousness with his best-selling book, "The Power of Positive Thinking". He believed that ordinary people could become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things, and when they believe in themselves, they haverepparttar secret of success.

So many people trying to start a business, don't believe in themselves. They look for advice from self proclaimed "gurus" and try very little on their own. Any MLMer will tell you aboutrepparttar 124113 power of duplicatable systems. While much of this is true, and it is not always necessary to re-inventrepparttar 124114 wheel, many miss a very important point.

A duplicatable system does not demand that you memorize a script. It basically means that you know your product, and have seen what has worked for others, and follow their lead. If you add your own ingenuity and your sales efforts, you will do even better.

If you aren'trepparttar 124115 creative type, it really is best to follow a tried and true system. But if you are, you are selling yourself short if you don't branch out and develop some of your own techniques. If you believe in yourself as well as your product you have a winning combination.

If you look back in history, you will see many examples of ordinary people who have achieved extraordinary results. Many ofrepparttar 124116 best known people who have left their mark inrepparttar 124117 pages of history, failed a number of times on their climb uprepparttar 124118 ladder. This is not a "history lesson" so we won't go intorepparttar 124119 specifics, but there is no doubt this is true.

These people all had something in common. They had self confidence as well as tenacity in achieving their goals, and a sense of fulfillment. Most successful people have a "can do" attitude. While failure is always a possibility, they don't become fixated on avoiding failure and approach life with an upbeat attitude.


Written by Craig Lock

The Man In The Looking Glass

"When you get what you want in your struggle for self andrepparttar world makes you king for a day Then go to a mirror and look at yourself and see what your face has to say for it isn't your father, or mother or wife who judgement upon you must pass repparttar 124112 one who means most in your life everyday isrepparttar 124113 face looking back fromrepparttar 124114 glass you may followrepparttar 124115 whole world downrepparttar 124116 pathway of life and get pats on your back as you pass but your final reward will be heartache and tears if you've cheatedrepparttar 124117 man inrepparttar 124118 glass."

Every successful person knowsrepparttar 124119 vital role that their self- image, orrepparttar 124120 picture they hold of themselves, plays in their success. This snapshot is probablyrepparttar 124121 most important single factor, which will determine how successful you will be in life - it is your destiny. I firmly believe that holding a poor self-image short-circuits a person's chances of success.

Your self-image is what you feel about yourself atrepparttar 124122 deepest level. It is your truth - because you subconsciously believe it about yourself. One's self image (especially with sensitive people) is a very fragile thing. It can be severely damaged by repparttar 124123 loss of job, separation, divorce, mental breakdown or other trauma. Once broken it has to be slowly rebuilt, brick by brick, which sometimes can take a number of years beforerepparttar 124124 person becomes their old self once again.

The people closest to you have a significant impact on ones self-image. If they don't believe in you, it makes it very hard to move forward in your life.

How you see yourself personally and professionally also determinesrepparttar 124125 level of your own motivation. A positive self-image means that your sub-conscious mind can be controlled by eliminating negative thoughts and attitudes. Your subconscious mind determines your ATTITUDE to events and experiences. It is not what happens to you that is important - it is HOW you react to events: The "90% - 10% rule"!

"I am upset not by events, but rather byrepparttar 124126 way I view them."

Holding a good self image means seeing yourself as a unique and significant person - one who has a meaningful part to play inrepparttar 124127 world. You then add greater MEANING and PURPOSE to your life.

If you have a strong inner belief in yourself and your values, you can change your behaviour subjectively by changing your attitudes of mind or your inner beliefs. This is what is known as "self talk". For example: You can turn a negative attitude about your weaknesses to a positive one regarding your strengths. Don't get bogged down with circumstances. The 'loser' with a negative self image often blames others for their adverse circumstances in life and usually suffers from feelings of depression. This negative self image then becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, as failure follows failure in their life. So that a "cycle of despair" sets in. Very hard to break out!

Onrepparttar 124128 other hand,repparttar 124129 person with a good self image EXPECTS to live up to their expectations and achieve success, which is what usually happens. If you feel good about yourself,repparttar 124130 brain sends out positive messages to your body (as seen in one's body language); so that you can act confidently and give off positive "vibes". This in turn develops confidence, which makes you feel more positive about "having a go" at something you would not normally tackle.

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