Power of Confidence - Norman Vincent Peale

Power of Confidence

Become all you can be. One of the first things we must learn is that all resources for success are built into us. There is no winning in life without this key realization.

Clear thinking is the secret. The most powerful force in this universe is a positive thought, properly used. Outward circumstances or conditions do not determine what our lives become, as much as the thoughts that dominate our mind.

Unlimit yourself — break the limitation barrier. Whatever you do, don't spend your life telling the world that you do not have within you the capacity to do what you want to do. Clear your mind and use creative silence to think deeply, to think clearly, to think rationally and not emotionally.

Don't be an if thinker, be a how thinker. This is a thought provoking distinction. The how thinker wastes no energy on futile post-mortems but immediately starts looking for the best solution and goes right to work on the creative how.

Believe in yourself. Believe in your future.


Norman Vincent Peale, (born May 31, 1898, Bowersville, Ohio, U.S. — died December 24, 1993, Pawling, New York), influential and inspirational American religious leader who, after World War II, tried to instill a spiritual renewal in the United States with his sermons, public-speaking events, broadcasts, newspaper columns, and books. He encouraged millions with his best seller, The Power of Positive Thinking.

Publisher's Note

1st International edition. The material presented in these pages is being published as a book for the first time ever, anywhere in the world.

The book is based on these writings of Norman Vincent Peale which were scattered at several places and never published as a book.

In the last few years a great deal of effort and energy were invested in collecting and editing Peale's writings on the subject of confidence development, self-esteem and success. This book is a result of those sustained effort.

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