#210: The Power of Positive Thinking
Monday, January 25, 2010
In "The Power of Positive Thinking" author Norman Vincent Peale relates a story of meeting a newspaper editor.
"How did you get to be the editor of this important paper?" Peale asked him.
"I wanted to be," the editor replied.
"Is that all there is to it? You wanted to be and so there you are?"
"Well, that may not be all of it, but that was a large part of the process. I believe that if you want to get somewhere, you must decide definitely where you want to be or what you want to accomplish."
Have you decided definitely what you want? To lose weight? How much? By when? Make it definite.
The editor continued, "Be sure it is a right objective, then photograph this objective on your mind and hold it there. Work hard, believe in it, and the thought will become so powerful that it will tend to assure success."
Do you have your goal in mind? Do you picture your success throughout the day?
"There is a deep tendency," the editor said, "to become what your mind pictures, provided you hold the mental picture strongly enough and if the objective is sound."
Don't expect to lose 50 pounds overnight. But, 2-4 pounds a week? Imminently achievable if you work hard and plant the picture of the new you solidly in your mind.
Positive thinking works if you believe it does and if you allow positive thoughts to permeate your thinking. Become one with the new you and work daily toward your goal.
Take it one meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time, believe you can succeed and you will. Of that I'm positive.