Dr. Dave's Eclectic Blog



It's never over until God says it's over, and that is why you are unstoppable. Until God says it's over, you keep moving forward. 

Your time on planet earth is in God's hands, and you need to place your trust in God as you relentlessly move forward.

Jesus was in a massive storm on the Sea of Gallilee asleep in the stern of a small boat. Unfortunately his disciples were in a state of panic focusing on the wind and waves. For them, sleep was out of the question. They believed the boat was being overwhelmed by the storm, and they were convinced they would drown.

In a panic stricken state, they woke up Jesus and said, "Don't you care if we drown." 

Jesus replied, "Why are you so afraid? Don't you have any faith."

Jesus knew he did not come to planet earth to die in a storm. He had a clear sense of his destiny, and he knew that his mission would not end in a squall on the Sea of Gallilee. It would not be over until God said it was over.

The disciples did not share his vision, and as far as they were concerned, it might be over that night in a watery grave.

This story illustrates striking differences between Jesus and his disciples.

We have no record of Jesus ever expressing fear. Jesus was fearless because he knew it's never over until God says it's over.

People who change the world are not afraid. They have a sense of purpose that calms the storms of fear. 

World changers possess unstoppable, relentless tenacity that sends fear packing.

When fear controls your life, it stops you in your tracks.

The instant you commit to your purpose and destiny, fear becomes a thing of the past because you know it's never over until God says it's over. It does not matter how strong the winds blow or how high the seas, you are not afraid. You have unstoppable, relentless tenacity.

Being unstoppable doesn't mean your life is easy and you always get your way. It simply means you always move forward. Sometimes the pace is fast and sometimes slow, but it's always forward.

Being relentless means you keep on keeping on no matter what happens.

Tenacity means you never quit. You hold on until God says it's over, and not a minute sooner.

The secret to being unstoppable, relentless and tenacious, is an irrevocable committment to your mission.

When I decided to sail around the world with my family on my small catamaran, I had an irrevocable committment to make it happen, and it became my destiny. 

No matter how much it cost, how long it took, or how hard it was, I would sail all the way around the world. When the voice of fear shouted in my ears, I was never afraid. I knew it would not be over until God said it was over, and fear would not control my future.

Even when I was in a car accident in New Zealand and broke 2 legs, 5 ribs, 1 shoulder blade, and punctured one lung, I maintained my irrevocable committment to sail around the world. As long as I survived the injuries, I would complete the circumnavigation.

When I was run over by the Mac Truck of Life and nearly died, unstoppable, relentless tenacity got me through.

When I fought a winter storm at sea 300 miles north of New Zealand lying to a parachute sea anchor, unstoppable, relentless tenacity got me through.

When I sailed through massive global tsunami debris in the Indian Ocean, unstoppable, relentless tenacity got me through.

When I sailed through Pirate Alley between Somalia and Yemen, unstoppable,relentless tenacity got me through.

When I sailed against fierce headwinds in the Gulf of Suez dodging freighters in the middle of the night, unstoppable, relentless tenacity got me through.

When I sailed for three nights in a storm in the Atlantic Ocean, unstoppable, relentless tenacity got me through.

Unstoppable, relentless tenacity carried me around the world on an eleven year circumnavigation.

Unstoppable, relentless tenacity can also make your dreams come true.

Now I have a new irrevocable committment to change the world using the World Wide Web.

I created the Positive Thinking Network - ThePositiveChannel.com - with hundreds of websites that send a positive message to 196 countries.

Each year millions of people visit my websites, and I am truly changing the world one person at a time, one graphic at a time, and one podcast at a time.

Unstoppable, relentless tenacity is the straight and narrow path that takes me to my dreams, and it can do the same for you.

Remember, it's never over until God says it's over, and there is no reason you should not be living your dreams.




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.