Traumatic Stress Disorder Recovery
- The war for a positive mind is
fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to
control your mental focus, you cannot win the battle for a positive
mind. Victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are in the
trenches every day fighting the battle for a positive mind. You
can have a positive mind and a positive life once again. But to
make that happen, you have to change the way you think. You have
to develop a persistently positive focus. A persistently
positive focus creates a consistently positive mind
Power of Positive Thinking 101
- Positive thinking is the natural software for your
mind. Positive thinking is more than a good idea. It's how
God designed your mind to work. Would you like to have a positive
mind? Do you want to become a positive thinker and learn to use
the power of positive thinking? The Power of Positive Thinking 101 was
created for people like you
Positive Thinking Psychology- Positive Thinking Psychology is based on the most
positive force in the universe, God's love. When your mind is
full of thoughts consistent with God's love, your mind is exactly the
way God means for it to be. When your heart is full of emotions
consistent with God's love, your emotions are healthy, and they are
exactly the way God means for them to be. The heart and soul of
positive thinking psychology is learning to think and feel as God
thinks - thoughts of love. God's love is real power. It points you in the
right direction and gives you the power to make the trip.
Immerse yourself in God's ocean of love and have a life transforming
Everything Possible Nothing Impossible
- With God, all things are possible. Impossible
doesn't exist in God's universe, and it shouldn't exist in yours.
Impossible isn't in God's vocabulary, and it shouldn't be in yours.
Everything in your life fits into two columns. One column is
labeled possible, and the other is labeled impossible. Your job
is to think as God thinks and to move everything over to the possible
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Change first happens in
your mind. Change who you are
by changing what you put into your mind.
Positive Operating System.
Positive Thinking is the right type of thinking.
It's the natural software for my mind.
always possible in at least one area of my life. I
can work around physical limitations using the power of the mind.
My mind is the only
part of me that can change or that would ever be worth changing.
I become what I think about all day
Practice being great
each day of your life.
Live as if you are a great person.
What I Think About
When I choose my thoughts, I choose
my brain chemistry.
Think on these things.
I will not walk the path of self-destruction by loading my mind with
When will I get better?
is only a thought away.
Positive Expectations. You
don't get what you want; you get what you expect.
Positive thinking turns
bad things into better things.
Find out how.
I am Potential
I develop my potential with
Say yes to life.
Saying yes opens the door of opportunity. Saying no closes it.
No matter how many times I
failed in the past, I can still make my dreams come true.
My failures are my
launching pad for my future.
The meaning of life. There
is never a good reason to interpret events in a negative manner.
starts as a thought.
I think and act my dreams into existence.
Every new beginning
creates a new ending.
When I change the way I think, I get a new life.
I change my mind
in an instant of time.
At the instant of change, there is
a shift in my beliefs about who I am and what I can do.
The power of positive
When I focus on a thought, it forces my mind to look in the direction
of that thought.
Ready for change. Change
takes a long time because I take so much time getting ready.
I am willing to do
whatever it takes.
Positive change isn't a matter of the will. Rather, it's a matter of
being willing to do whatever it takes.
Change my life.
I am the only one who can change my life because I am the only one who
can change the way I think.
How change happens.
I think and act my new life into existence.
The battle is not to the best and the brightest; it's the most
persistent who prevails.
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Dr. Dave speaks
from a lifetime of experience working with people around the world. He
lived outside the USA for twenty-eight years, and has a global
perspective in his writing. He has a commitment to write and
talk about things that have worked for him.
He won't tell you
what should work, or what theoretically might work. He limits
his message to only things that work in his own life. He will
not speak beyond his experience. If it works for him, there
is a high probability it can work for you as well.
Negativity has a powerful and narrow focus. Being negative is
simple; all you have to do is say no. You don't have to work
hard to say no. You don't even have to think about it.
Just say no, and that's the end of it. Negativity is a powerful tool for
destroying a life. Negation is absolute; it's a period in the sentence
of life. Nothing happens after negation. Discussion is over.
Thinking is over. Affirmation action is over. Nothing else
can be said or done.
Every time you say the word no, your life gets
smaller. Your opportunities recede further into the distance.
You must extinguish negativity when it first appears. Sniff it
out when it is small, and snuff it out while it is weak.
Mental rewind is the cactus of the mind. When you
go into rewind, an endless supply of negative prickly thoughts
overwhelms your brain. You experience too many cactus spines and
not enough flowers.
Mental rewind beats you into submission with repetitive thoughts.
The mind replays the same thoughts over and over, and the more
irritating and troublesome the thoughts are, the more the mind goes
into rewind and plays the again and again. Rewind acts like a
masochistic machine intent on driving you crazy.
If you don't like what you hear when you go into rewind. you have the
power to change the message.
Positive self-help is doing your part so that God can do his part and make
you into a new person.
Trying to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps is doing things the hard
way and is the recipe for failure and frustration.
Positive self-help is more than pulling yourself up by your own
bootstraps. It's you doing your part so that God can do His. It's
getting an entirely new way of thinking which results in a new life.
The foundation for
positive self-help is a positive self that is in agreement with God about
who you are and what you can do with your life. You are a work in
progress, and when you do your part, you can be sure that God will do
His. But first you must step up to the plate and do those things that
only you can do. Doing your part is the essence of self-help. When you
do your part, you give God something to work with. Until you do your
part, God is limited in what he can accomplish on your behalf.
Not all self-help
is created equal, and there is plenty of psychobabel in the bookstores
designed to sell books irrespective of whether you have any benefit from
reading them. Some self-help literature makes you feel better even when
you are not making any real progress. Psychobabel points you in the right
direction, but does not give you the power to make the trip.
No matter how fast
you run, if it is in the wrong direction, you will never reach your
dreams. If the main reason you are using self-help is to create and
project a new image, you are heading in the wrong direction.
You don't need a new image. You need a new way of thinking and feeling.
You need a new you.
The only way to
get a new you is to change the way you think. You must change the way you
think about who you are and what you can do with your life. Positive
self-help is about becoming a new person by changing the way you think.
You need to change the way you think about many things. When you look at
your failures, you need to change the way you think. When you look at
your limitations, you need to change the way you think. When you look at
the past, you need to change the way you think. When you look at the
present, you need to change the way you think. When you look at the
future, you need to change the way you think. You can change anything you
want in your life by changing the way you think.
The Bible says you are made in the image of
God. You are a reflection of God's creative love, and his image forms the
foundation for your own self-image.
God wants you to
lead an image-oriented lifestyle fashioned after his image. That saves
you the trouble of having to create, modify, and prop up an image you
manufacture for yourself. You don't need to create elaborate fairy tales
about who you are, and you don't need to bother to sell that image to the
No matter how hard
you work to create your own self-image, you are destined to fail because
you are making up a fairy tale that you attempt to project to the world.
It's a show, a sham, a ploy, a game, and you know it. When you give up
your quest to create your own image, and accept the fact that you are made
in the image of God, your focus shifts from you to him. There is a family
likeness because you are made in his image.
When you look at a newborn baby, you don't see any signs of
depression or anxiety. God gave that baby a clean mind and a
pure heart, and it takes years of thinking toxic distorted
thoughts to arrive at the place where anxiety and depression
compose a significant portion of its thought life. It requires
years of training to become a miserable unhappy human being.
When you have been thinking
negative and limiting thoughts for twenty years, you should
expect to experience some anxiety and depression.
On the other
hand, when you start thinking positive thoughts, the chemistry
of your brain shifts in a positive direction, and you start
are responsible for the chemistry of your brain. You create it
by the type of thoughts you think during the first twenty years
and subsequent years of your life.
You can create the chemistry
of depression and dysfunction, or you can create a brain
chemistry that predisposes you to joy, a positive attitude, and
If you don't like your present chemistry, you can
change it by changing what you put into your mind.
need to get back to the basics of healthy thinking. You must
stop polluting your mind with toxic waste and start filling it
with good things.
Altering your brain chemistry
with pills isn't enough. You need to change what you are
putting into your mind. You need to change what you say when
you talk to your mind.
Now is the time to
accept responsibility for your mood and state of mind.
Your life will not miraculously improve on its own.
Talk to your
physician to find out if you need medication. But don't
rely only on medication. Go the whole distance and take
control of what you put into your mind.
A positive mind isn't an
accident. It's something you do on purpose. Start living with
intention and make your life better by putting good things into
your mind. Spend time each day reviewing power graphics and
repeating positive self-talk.
You can make your life as
positive as you want. All you need to do is focus on positive
things, talk about positive things, look at positive things, and
listen to positive things. Turn on your good finder and
rediscover all the good things in your life.
THE CHALLENGE YOU FACE IN DEPRESSION IS TO
CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK
Overcoming depression is
hard, perhaps the hardest thing you will ever do.
Fighting against depression isn't a stroll in the park; it's
a dogfight. But if you decide to join the fray, you
can win the battle and drive depression from your mind.
If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can
Your emotions are a
reflection of your thoughts. When you change your
thoughts, your emotions automatically change. You
don't have to battle the negative and twisted emotions
echoing in your mind. Instead, you need to learn how
to change the way you think, and emotions will naturally
take care of themselves. Like night follows day, when
your thoughts are healthy and positive, your emotions become
healthy and positive as well.
Everyone has problems, but depression is optional.
If you want to learn how to win the battle against depression, then
this seminar is for you. You have the ability to reestablish
command and control over depressing thoughts that are blowing through
your mind If you really want to win the battle against
depression, nobody can stop you.
The only way to have a positive mind is to
develop a positive focus. The war for a positive mind is fought on the
battlefield of focus.
When you focus on positive things, you push your mind in a positive
direction, and your life starts to improve. When you focus on your
dreams, the direction of your life changes, and your dreams start to come
It's impossible to predict how long it will take for a positive focus to
do its work. But that doesn't matter. What's important is that if you
maintain a positive focus, it's inevitable that you will become a more
Four Laws of Focus give me the leverage I need to have a
consistently positive mind.
First Law of Focus:
What I think about expands. When I focus on positive things, I push my
mind in a positive direction, my inner voice turns positive, and my life
Second Law of
Focus: My mind can think only
one thought at a time. When I focus on a thought, it displaces all the
others from my mind. When I focus on positive thoughts, negative ones
Third Law of
Focus: Focus is a switch that
turns on pictures in my mind. Focus enables me to see my dreams on the
motion picture screen of my mind, even before they happen
Fourth Law of
Focus selects the software that I run in my mind. Positive focus turns on
positive programs, and my mind switches over to a positive operating
The Law of Positive Focus
states, "A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive
The battle against negativity is fought on the battlefield of focus. In
order to break the back of negative thinking, you will have to learn how
to persistently and consistently control the focus of your mind
The Law of
Positive Direction says,"The wheel of change always turns in the
direction of what you put into your mind." You actually push your
mind in a positive direction by putting positive and healthy thoughts into
your mind. If you put enough positive thoughts into your mind, you can
actually create a positive brain.
You are not helpless, and your life is not hopeless. Your life instantly
improves the moment you start putting good things into your mind. The
simple act of reading these positive words turns the wheel of change in a
positive direction, and every paragraph you read makes you into a more
The Life Long Disoriented are a diverse group of
individuals from every nation and race who share many characteristics in
common. At the most basic level, they don't know who they are or where
they are going. They live by default rather than by design, and they are
unwilling to do whatever it takes to make their dreams come true. When
things don't work out, they always have an excuse, and it's never their
fault. They are unable to maintain a sustained focus for the long haul.
They are talkers rather than doers. They never commit themselves to
anything with all their heart, mind, and strength.
It's easy to
become a member of the Life Long Disoriented. All you have to do surrender
your dreams and let other people tell you what to do and how to think for
the rest of your life. They will give you a small plot in Nowhere Land in
which you can bury your dreams forever.
Positive Thinking Doctor
- David J. Abbott M.D. is the Positive Thinking Doctor. He spent his
career working as an eye surgeon in developing countries. After
twenty-eight years of medical practice overseas, he became a flying
doctor with the Indian Health Service working with more than twenty
different tribes in the American southwest. Although Dr. Dave was
trained to preserve and restore vision using surgery, he wanted to
fight inner blindness and restore inner vision teaching people how to
look at the world through eyes of possibility and love. Dr. Dave
created a Positive Thinking Network with more than 200 websites.
People from 180 countries around the world visit his websites and tell
their friends about his positive message.
Dr. Dave is also known as Captain Dave of
Team Maxing Out.
He spent eleven years sailing around the world with his family on
their sailboat, Exit Only. They sailed more than 33,000 miles around
the world on their Privilege 39 catamaran including a trip through
Pirate Alley and up the Red Sea. Dr. Dave drives Land Rover Defenders
when land cruising. His Defenders took
Team Maxing Out
to Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras,
Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, New Zealand, and
Australia. Soon the adventures will continue with a driving trip
around the world and a sailing voyage back to Australia.
Dr. Dave's podcasts will give you a new way of looking at yourself and
your world. Say good-bye to your old way of thinking and feeling, and
say hello to your new life. A few clicks of the mouse can make a big
difference in your life. And to top it off, it's all free. Everyone
could use some good news that pushes their mind in a positive
direction, and that doesn't cost them anything.
Thinking Radio - You have a lot of things to discuss with your
mind, and Positive Thinking Radio tells you what you should be talking
about. You can change who you are by changing what you put into your
mind. When you change the way you think, you change the way you feel,
and your life changes as well.
Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the
direction of what you put into your mind. When you put new things
into your mind, you become a new person with a new life.
Positive Thinking University - Positive thinking is the
natural software for the mind. It's more than a good idea. It's how
God designed your mind to work.
The Positive Thinking University offers free courses to anyone who
wants to become a more positive person. There are three types of
courses that you can take. Short courses can change the way you think
and feel in just a few minutes. Intensive longer courses may require
days or weeks to complete. Audio courses can be downloaded to your
iPod or MP3 player for listening whenever you want to put postiive
things into your mind. If you want to be a positive person, nobody
can stop you.
Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what to say when
you talk to your mind, and what to say when your mind talks to you.
You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum
Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking
about. You don't need to spend years searching for empowering ideas
that make it possible to live your dreams. It's already right here in
a self-talk format. The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You can
change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your
mind." If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you,
you have the power to change the message.
Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking - Overcoming depression is
hard, perhaps the hardest thing you will ever do. Fighting against
depression isn't a stroll in the park, but if you decide to join the
fray, you can with the battle and drive depression from your mind. If
you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.
Your emotions are a reflection of your thoughts. When you change your
thoughts, your emotions automatically change. You don't have to
battle the negative and twisted emotions echoing in your mind.
Instead you need to learn how to change the way you think, and your
emotions will naturally take care of themselves. The challenge you
face in depression is to change the way you think.
Power: Maxing Out On God's Love - God is love and works by
love. The power and presence of God in my life is love. Every time I
see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I
experience God's presence and power. When my mind is full of thoughts
consistent with God's love, my mind is exactly the way God means for
it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's
love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means
for them to be. There is no limit to how good my life can become when
I open my heart and mind to the power of His love.
AFFIRMATIONS FOR POSITIVE WORLD WIDE WEB
I have opened my heart and mind to the power of God's love, and I dare
to call God my Father. I love God with
all my mind, all my heart, and all my strength. There is no
ambivalence in my relationship with God.
When I jump into God's ocean of love, my life is never the same. I am
born spiritually and become a new person. Old things pass away and all
tings become new. I look at the world through new eyes and listen with
new ears. I think new thoughts, take new actions, and have a new life.
God's love changes the way I think and feel. His love washes the toxic
waste out of my mind and gives me a clean mind and a pure heart. My old
way of thinking and feeling is gone. My mistakes and failures are cast
into God's ocean of love. For the first time in my life, I dare to
call God my Father and live as one of his children. God's love heals my
damaged emotions, and my negative feelings and guilt are washed away in
a tidal wave of love.
Each day I jump into God's ocean of love and have a life transforming
experience. Dabbling in it will never do. This isn't something that I
do just once and the positive effects last for a lifetime. I do it
every day for the rest of my life. For as long as I live, I will max
out on God's love.
I live in a world created and sustained
by love. The Creator of the universe surrounds me and fills my heart
with love. The presence and power of God in my life is love.
Godís love is unconditional; there is nothing I can do or must do to
earn it. Itís an eternal fact that sustains the world. It forms the
foundation for my self-esteem, and his love makes me worthy. When my
heart is full of Godís love, itís full of his presence and power. Itís
impossible to have unconditional love in my heart without God putting it
there. Unconditional love isnít in my chromosomes. Only God can
breathe it into my life.
God is the God of the
possible. Impossible is not found in his vocabulary, and
impossibility doesn't exist in his universe. Everything is
possible when I think the way that God thinks.
Romans 8:37-39 states: ďIn all these things we are more than conquerors
through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor
life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor
any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation
will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our
Lord.Ē This scripture states the facts of love in an unequivocal way.
There is nothing in the entire universe that can separate me from Godís
love. God is my Father, and his love floods my heart and mind and makes
me whole. There is no limit to how good my life can become when my
heart is full of Godís love.
God's plan for my life is
simple. He will take all my choices, mistakes, and failures, and
turn them into something good. My mistakes and failures are the
launching pad for God's master plan.
God loves me and accepts me the way I
am, but He loves me too much to let me stay that way. That is my
ultimate reason for hope. God is on my side. He wants to fill my heart
with his love, banish my limitations, and wash away the plague of
negative thoughts from my mind. Godís love carries away my burden of
guilt. His love not only wipes the slate clean, it also throws the
slate away. God has a plan for my life that is better than anything I
can imagine. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I
max out on the power of his love.
must see myself through Godís eyes and learn the facts of love.
Godís love never falters or fails. It will never stop pursuing me until
the day I die. No matter what I do, I cannot escape it. I can ignore
it or reject it, but it will not go away. Godís love surrounds and
envelops me. It continually reminds me that I can be one of his
children. I will either sink or swim in his ocean of love.
I need to think the way
that God thinks. I need to get in agreement with God. I need
to think abundance. I need to think possibility. I need to
think forgiveness for myself and others. I need to think freedom
from my past. I need to think release from my addictions. I
need to think recovery from my sicknesses. I need to think about
God's favor and love. I need to think the way God thinks.
My mistakes and failures
are no surprise to God. They are the launching pad for God's
master plan. God takes all of my mistakes and failures and turns
them into something good.
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