Dave's Positive Handbook - As You Believe, So Shall It Be
Done Unto You
LIFE IS A TEST, AND IF YOU DON'T
QUIT, YOU PASS THE TEST
In this picture, I just passed a test. I survived a storm
in the Atlantic Ocean while sailing from Gibraltar to the Canary
Islands. We had winds up to fifty knots, and seas to eighteen
feet. I did fine during the storm with a lot of help from my
catamaran, Exit Only. We are still trailing rope warps behind
the boat to keep our speed under control as we surf down the breaking
waves. For three days, we had been testing our limitations, and
we came out with flying colors.
The only way for dreams to come true is for us to test our
limitations. God doesn't have any limitations. All of them
belong to us. To the extent that we cling to our limitations, to
that degree we limit the ability of God to work a miracle in our life.
It's incumbent on us to step up to the front and test every limitation
found in our mind. We must relentlessly look past our
limitations and act as if we cannot fail. That's the only way we
can break through to the awesome future that God has in store for us.
We have a choice. If we cling to our limitations, we miss out on
God's best. If we test our limitations and break through them,
God works a miracle in our life.
Everything in life fits into two columns. One column is labeled
possible, and the other is labeled impossible.
Your job is to move everything over to the possible column. With
God's help, all things are possible. Impossible doesn't exist in
God's universe, and it shouldn't exist in yours. Impossible is
not in God's vocabulary, and it shouldn't be in yours.
It's time to leave the Land of Impossibility,
the Land of Addictions, and the Land of Limitations behind and come
over to the Land of Possibility .
TEST YOUR LIMITS
There are two ways to live.
One is to look for your limits, and the other is to test them.
Some people look for their limits. They travel through life reading
all the signs. Stop, Go, Speed Limit 60 mph, Detour, Exit Only, No
left Turn. They go wherever the signs take them. They let the signs
define their life. They are always looking for limits and asking for
Other people test their limits. When they travel through life, they
don't look for signs. They don't need anyone to tell them what they
can and cannot do. When they reach what appears to be a limit, they
test it to see if it's real, and they blow through their limits again
and again. These are the people who run the four minute mile,
who are blind and still climb mount Everest, who win the tour de
France seven times even though they had cancer.
That's your choice; you look for your limits, or you test them. The
way you handle limits makes all the difference.
Life is a test, and if you don't quit, you pass the test.
AS YOU BELIEVE, SO SHALL IT BE DONE UNTO YOU
God created a world ruled by positive expectations. You don't
get what you want. You get what you expect. It doesn't
matter whether your expectations are positive or negative, you will
still get what you expect.
Jesus understood the laws of the moral universe, and that is why
he said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." God
created a universe in which expectations rule. It doesn't matter
that much what you want. It's what you expect that counts.
Expectations are woven into the fabric of the moral universe.
God still makes miracles happen when positive expectations rule your
heart and mind. Jesus said, "Ask, and you shall receive.
Seek, and you shall find. Knock, and the door shall be opened."
When we ask expectantly, seek expectantly, and knock expectantly, we
receive what we expect.
It's time to come to the Land of Possibility. It's time to test
our limits. It's time to start believing again. It's time
to expect good things.
Dr. Dave's Positive Thinking Handbook is all about developing positive
expectations. As you believe, so shall it be done unto you.
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Dr. Dave's Positive Handbook starts out with a
powerful selection of Positive Self-Talk, and then moves on to a
collection of positive podcasts from Maximum Strength Positive
Links take you to hundreds of websites on Dr. Dave's Positive
Thinking Network. The Positive Handbook is your passport to the
Land of Possibility.
Positive expectations bring good things
into my life. They are like a giant magnet that attracts a positive
future. They help me live longer and better. Medical research has
shown that optimists with positive expectations live longer than pessimists. They have less
illness, and when they get sick, they recover faster.
Positive expectations are a self-fulfilling prophecy. When I have
positive expectations, I anticipate that good things will happen. I
start to think positive thoughts and take positive actions that lead to
a positive life.
Negative expectations are also a self-fulfilling prophecy. They are the
script for a negative future. When I have negative expectations, I
anticipate that bad things will happen. I start thinking negative
thoughts and taking negative actions that result in a negative life.
I don't get what I want in life; I get what I expect. Jesus said,
"Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door
will be opened." I am to ask expectantly, seek expectantly,
and knock expectantly. When Jesus healed people he said, "As you have
believed, so it shall be done unto you." Jesus came to change our
expectations. He taught that positive
expectations are the foundation for a positive life.
I use the power of repetition to install a Positive Operating System. I
repeat positive thoughts until they become engrained in my mind. I
overwhelm my mind with positive inputs until positive programs start
If I think enough positive thoughts, my mind gradually shifts over to a
Positive Operating System. Two thousand years ago, the Apostle Paul
said, ďWhatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever
is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, whatever is
excellent, or worthy of praise, think on these things.Ē This was Paulís
method of installing POS Version 1.0. What worked for Paul will also
work for me. I can install a Positive Operating System by putting
positive things into my mind.
I am an expert at snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, and I know
how to get the best out of life no matter what happens. Although itís
impossible to always get exactly what I want, I can take bad situations
and make them into something better.
Going for the better isnít a fantasy or fairy tale. Itís an essential
skill that I must use if I want to reach my dreams. I will have many
opportunities to take bad experiences and make them better. Whenever I
canít get what I want, I have a choice. I can accept the bad experience
and learn to live with it, or I can make it into something better.
When life doesnít work out as planned, I will not surrender or assume
that all is lost. I will take bad things and convert them into better
things. No matter what happens, I will never stop working on my dreams.
I am potential unlimited. I am still
writing the story of my life and can make it into anything I want.
Potential isnít something I was given at birth; rather, itís something I
Today is the only day my potential has meaning. When I say yes to life
and work on my dreams, I have unlimited potential. When I say no to
life and am overwhelmed by inaction, I have zero potential.
Low potential never traps me, and I donít worry whether I have enough to
make my dreams come true. Potential isnít something that must be
present before the fact of change. Itís something that happens after
the fact. Positive change is what makes potential possible. If I want
to have more potential, I only need to make positive changes, and my
potential will skyrocket.
I was not born with a lump of potential that determines the limits and
outcome of my life. I can make it into anything I want. My commitment
to positive action causes my potential to expand exponentially year
after year. When I ignore any worries about my potential and
concentrate on making positive changes happen, my potential does just
Saying no annihilates my future in a unique way. When I say no, I shut
the door to opportunity. I also shut and lock hundreds of other doors
that lie behind the door not opened. Negation and loss of opportunity
expand into my life at an exponential rate. Life is too short and
opportunities too few to shut any door to the future.
When I say yes to life, I open the door to opportunity. Each door has
others behind it, and those doors also open for as long as I continue to
say yes. The first time I say yes, a small positive change happens.
The next time, the positive change is slightly larger. Saying yes has a
positive effect that is more than cumulative. Each yes pushes me
further up the exponential curve of positive change. Each yes has a
greater impact than the last.
Itís always right to say yes to life, and I say it many times each day.
Saying yes allows me to ride the exponential curve of positive change
all the way to my dreams.
No matter how many false starts I made in the past, I can still make my
dreams come true. Each start is the beginning of a new life. The false
starts of the past donít erase my future. I would rather have a
thousand false starts than do nothing at all.
No matter how many opportunities I missed in the past, I can still make
my dreams come true. As soon as I say yes to life, the door of
opportunity still swings open.
No matter how many times I failed in the past, I can still make my
dreams come true. Past failures are not my prison. Instead, they are
the launching pad for my future. Each failure eliminates a strategy
that didnít work. I focus on my dreams and forget my failures. My
future can be anything I want as long as I am willing to do whatever it
takes. No matter what happened in the past, I can still make my dreams
I am not a prisoner of my past, and the past is not a predictor of my
future. I will not carry the burden of past failures and limitations
with me into the future.
I can change any area of my life, because I can change the way I think.
Change may occur slowly and imperceptibly at first, nevertheless, I know
itís happening. Whenever I change the way I think, change is bound to
happen. I am not trapped or helpless.
Every new beginning creates a new ending. When I make a small change, I
move in a new direction, and the outcome of my life changes as well.
Each new beginning sows the seeds of a new life. I have an infinite
number of lives that I can live, and nothing is unchangeable. Each
time that I make a new start, I make a new life with a new ending.
I donít accept the lie that change is impossible. I can be what I want
to be and do what I want to do. I will achieve excellence in my life.
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Power Of Positive Focus
Dr. David J. Abbott M.D. is an eye surgeon who
treats inner blindness showing people how to look at the world through
eyes of possibility and love.
Dr. Dave created the Positive
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make their lives into what they want them to be.
Dr. Dave speaks from a lifetime of experience
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twenty-eight years, and has a global perspective in his writing and
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You don't get what you want in life. You get what you expect.
It doesn't matter what other people think. It's your expectations
As you believe, so shall it be done unto you.
Control Your Emotions Although your thoughts control your
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way you think. Emotions are dyed the color of your thoughts.
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Positive Thinking Psychology is simply thinking the way God thinks.
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Dr. Dave's book,
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking, tells you what to say when your
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Dr. Dave's book,
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Real Power: Maxingout On God's Love -
Dr. Dave's book,
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