The Power of Positive Thinking

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"There is nothing on earth that you cannot have-once you have mentally accepted the fact that you can have it." -Robert Collier

Perhaps the most important mental and spiritual principle ever discovered is that you become what you think about most of the time. Your outer world reflects your inner world. You can tell the inner condition of a person by looking at the outer conditions of his or her life. And it cannot be otherwise.

Your mind is extraordinarily powerful. Your thoughts control and determine almost everything that happens to you.

You are a complex bundle of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, desires, images, fears, hopes, doubts, opinions and ambitions, each of them
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The 2nd fear is the fear of rejection, in the form of criticism. For a child, the fear of being unloved and alone is so traumatic that they soon conform their behavior to whatever the parents approve of. Spontaneity and uniqueness is lost.

A child raised with conditional love becomes hypersensitive to the opinions of others.

Fear of failure and rejection, caused by destructive criticism in childhood, form the root causes of most of our unhappiness and anxiety in adult life. We feel "I can't" or "I have to". There is no worse feeling than when we feel "I can't, but I have to", or "I have to, but I can't."

We want to do something but we are afraid of failure or loss. Or we are afraid of disapproval. We want to do something to improve our life, work, or home, but we're afraid that we may fail, or that someone else may criticize us, or both.

Fears can be severe and govern your life. Everything you do will be organized around avoiding failure or criticism. People with a fear of criticism think about playing it safe rather than striving for goals. They seek security rather than opportunity. Thomas J. Watson, one of the giants of American business said: "If you want to be successful faster, you must double your rate of failure."

The more you have already failed, the more likely it is that you are on the verge of great success. Your failures


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