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Thinking Trilogy:
I Think I Can, Thinking Makes It So, Think Positive

Authors: Unknown; Anthony de Mello; Norman Vincent Peale

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An Inspirational and Motivational Story
I Think I Can
Author: Unknown

If you think you are beaten you are; If you think you dare not, you don't; If you want to win but think you can't; It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose you're lost; For out of the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will; It's all in a state of mind.

Life's battles don't always go To the stronger and faster man, But sooner or later the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can.

- Author Unknown

 

An Inspirational and Motivational Story
Thinking Makes It So
Author: Anthony de Mello

"Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so," the Master said.

When asked to explain he said, "A man cheerfully observed a religious fast seven days a week. His neighbor starved to death on the same diet."

- Author Anthony de Mello, "One Minute Wisdom", Image Books, 1985
© Anthony de Mello. All rights reserved.

 

An Inspirational and Motivational Quotes
Think Positive
Author: Norman Vincent Peale

“If you want to get somewhere, you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.”

“The secret of life isn't what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.”

“Help other people to cope with their problems and your own will be easier to cope with.”

“Never use the word impossible seriously again. Toss it into the verbal wastebasket.”

“Self-trust is the first secret of success. So believe in and trust yourself.”

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

“Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.”

“How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself - so always think positively.”

“Go at life with abandon; give it all you've got. And life will give all it has to you.”

- Author Norman Vincent Peale, "Positive Thinking Every Day", Simon & Schuster
© Norman Vincent Peale. All rights reserved.

 

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