Dr. Dave's Eclectic Blog



God’s dream for your life is better than anything you can imagine. God’s plan for your life is full of open doors that only you can close. God not only has a plan, He has backup plans just in case you have problems along the way.

Your mistakes are not a surprise to God, and He has more contingency plans than you have faults and failures.

God is in it with you for the long haul, and when you get in agreement with him, awesome things start to happen.

Prosperity is a two part proposition. It's all about you doing your part so that God can do his part.

If you make bun prints in the sands of time, God isn't going to magically make your life better.

Doing your part starts the ball rolling and gives God something with which to work.

You will always be the weak link in the chain of prosperity. Great things cannot happen without you doing your part.

God does not want you to be rich, and neither does He want you to be poor. What He wants is for you to be prosperous. 

He wants you discover what you can accomplish when you get in agreement with him about who you are and what you can do with your life.

The windows of heaven are always open, and blessings are always coming down. But until you do your part, prosperity will not establish a beachhead in your life.

It's time for you to develop a prosperity attitude and discover how good your life can become when you live and work in partnership with God.

Trust like everything depends on God.
Work like everything depends on You.
In God you trust,
But work you must!

Pray like everything depends on God, but work like everything depends on you. 

Your part is to trust God no matter what happens. God’s part is to take what happens and to turn it into something good.

Your part is to open your mind to God’s love. God’s part is to fill your mind with thoughts that are consistent with his love.

Your part is to open your heart to God’s love. God’s part is to fill your heart with emotions that are consistent with his love.

God is always faithful to do his part if you do yours. But doing your part must come first.

When you live a life of excellence with a heart full of love, God does the rest.

You are in partnership with God. When you do your part, God opens the windows of heaven and his blessings fall all around.

Jesus said, "Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened unto you." He also said, "I have come that you might have life, and have it more abundantly." 

God is a God of abundance, and there are no shortages in his Kingdom of Love

God is more willing to supply your needs than you are willing to receive. But first you need to get in agreement with him so that He can work miracles in your life. You need to say yes to God.

Heroes of faith know that it’s not all about them. They work in partnership with God, and it's God who makes the really big things happen.

God looks for ordinary people who have a willing heart who put their trust in him. With God’s help, ordinary people do extraordinary things.

Little is much when God is in it. When God takes your little and mixes it with his much, prosperity happens.

There is no limit to how good your life can become.

Dr. Dave




Pushing back the limits in your life

Pushing Back The Limits In Your Life

Many times I felt like I had taken things to the limit, but on further examination, it was clear I simply had enough. I was done and was unwilling to do whatever it takes to continue. Hitting the wall of absolute limits has never been a problem. The envelope of possibility is infintely large, and the likelihood of encountering absolute limits is infinitesimally small. There are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs.

Grand Schemes and Other Important Things

Grand Schemes And Other Important Things

In the grand scheme of things, my grand schemes seem fairly insignificant. In a global sense it's easy to feel as if my life counts for nothing, or at most, counts for little. When someone tells me that I shouldn't be doing things that are important to me, and that I'm wasting my life, they are really saying that my dreams don't count in their scheme of things. 

Daktari Without Borders

Living Without Borders

I am a daktari without borders. I am not sure when and where borders disappeared from my mind, but sometime in the last quarter century, I became a citizen of the world. Wherever I am on planet earth, I feel at home in my borderless world. Find out what it's like to live without borders.

Guilty of Living My Dreams

Guilty Of Living My Dreams

When my life is over and on judgment day I stand in the final line up with all the rest, I hope millions of people can point their finger at me, pick me out of the line up, and say, "He's the one. That's definitely him. He's different from the rest. He didn't conform, and he is guilty of living his dreams.

Negative Thoughts Are A Dream Stealer

Negative Thoughts Are A Dream Stealer

You are never safe from negation. Unchecked negativity can rapidly flush the achievements of a lifetime down the drain. If you ever reach your dreams, it will be because you stopped listening to the voice of fear and negation. You stopped looking at your limitations and stopped constructing barriers that exist only in your mind.

Everything Possible Nothing Impossible

Impossible Should Not Be In Your Vocabulary

Faith isn’t something that must be present before you move in the direction of your dreams. Rather it’s something that develops after you start moving. When you start out, you don’t see how your dreams are possible. Nevertheless, the moment you take the first step, faith instantly comes into your life. Never look at faith as the path to a life of leisure. God gave you faith so you could see things other people can’t see and do things other people can’t do.

Fear Doctor

Things I Feared That Never Happened

I could write an entire book called, "Things I Feared That Never Happened," and follow that up with a second book entitled, "I Feared The Wrong Things." Almost always, fear is a waste of time. Most of the things you fear will never happen, and you fear the wrong things. When the hobglobins of fear start dancing in your mind, it's time to refocus on other things. Learn how to squelch the voice of fear with a positive focus!

What Woud Steve Do?

What Would Steve Do?

For me, the dream is all about adventure, freedom, and being really alive. Although I like seeing the sights wherever we go, I think it's the sense of adventure coupled with the freedom to do what I want to do with my life, seasoned with a pinch of adrenalin that makes it all worthwhile.

Imagine, Believe, Receive

Imagine, Believe, Receive

The first step in moving toward your dreams is to doubt your limits. Once you doubt your limits, it's almost as if you are born again. You get an entirely new life with radically different rules of engagement. You enter the Promised Land of Imagine, Believe, and Receive. I know this to be true because I have been there.

Dr. Dave's Eclectic Blog - Positive Thinking Doctor - David J. Abbott M.D.


More than two decades ago, Captain Dave (aka Dr. Dave) started writing and creating websites as he sailed around the world on his sailboat, SV Exit Only. Those early websites and books evolved into the Positive Thinking Network you see today.

Captain Dave lived overseas for twenty-eight years in his globe trotting lifestyle until he became a Flying Doctor with the Indian Health Service working for ten years in the American Southwest flying out to deliver health care to the Apache, Hopi, Hualapai, Havasupai, and Colorado River Tribes.

Dr. Dave completed his work with the Indian Health Service in Arizona, and now runs the Positive Thinking Network full time either from his catamaran or his Land Rover Defenders as he travels around the world

The Positive Thinking Network has a global outreach sending a positive message to 196 countries, and it is your definitive source of positive thinking on the World Wide Web. 

With hundreds of positive websites, and more than a million pages and podcasts downloaded each month, it's where you come to learn everything you want to know about positive thinking. The Positive Thinking Network focuses on positive self-talk, positive spirituality, winning the battle against depression, PTSD, and positive adventure.

Hundreds of family safe websites stand ready to fill your mind with positive things.

Dr. Dave and the Positive Thinking Network work around the clock to change the world, one person at a time, one web page at a time, and one podcast at a time.