7 Reasons You Should Always Think Positively

Norman Vincent Peale is the author of The Power of Positive Thinking and is most known for popularizing positive thinking. He served as a pastor from 1932 until his death in 1993. He was a personal friend of Richard Nixon and met or knew every US president of the 20th century. When speaking about him, Bill Clinton said, “Dr. Norman Vincent Peale will forever be associated with the wondrously American values of optimism and service.”

Use these seven Norman Vincent Peale quotes to learn how the power of positive thinking can change your life.


“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”

To accomplish anything in your life you must start with belief. You have to believe in yourself before you go after your goals. Know that you are capable of accomplishing anything with belief. 


“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”

Knowledge is power. The more great information you put in your mind the more creative and productive you will become.


“Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

Each morning focus on all that you are grateful for in your life. It could be your spouse, house, pet, children, or anything that matters to you. Make this your number one priority as soon as you wake up. Life changes when you live an attitude of gratitude.


“Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face.” Norman Vincent Peale

Focus your time, energy, and thoughts toward all that is right in your life. If you focus on the negative you will attract more negativity in your life. Use the power of happy, positive thoughts to change your mood and attract more happiness in your life. 


“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”

Anything is possible once you start believing in it. So many of us get down and stay down because we can’t see the light when it’s darkest. The light is always there, stay positive and create the belief that one idea or decision can positively change your life forever. 


“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” — Norman Vincent Peale

Use the Law of Attraction to receive everything you want back from the Universe. Your thoughts will become things. Make sure that you are sending out positive, happy, and joyful thoughts so you receive more in return.


“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”

Your attitude will shape your entire day. If you face a problem or adversity with the right attitude you can find solutions much sooner. Refuse to make your problems bigger than they are and know that you are powerful enough to overcome anything.

Use these Norman Vincent Peale quotes to keep thinking positive and create the future that you deserve.



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