Learn to Expect, Not to Doubt.

Gratitude-Norman-Vincent-PealeLearn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing you bring everything into the realm of possibility.

This does not mean that by believing you are necessarily going to get everything you want or think you want.  Perhaps that would not be good for you.  When you put your trust in God, He guides your mind so that you do not want things that are not good for you or that are inharmonious with God’s will. But it does definitely mean that when you learn to believe, then that which has seemingly been impossible moves into the area of the possible.  Every great thing at last becomes for you a possibility.

William James, the famous psychologist, said, “Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing (now get that – is the one thing) that ensures the successful outcome of your venture.”  To learn to believe is of primary importance.  It is the basic factor of succeeding in any undertaking. When you expect the best, you release a magnetic force in your mind, which by a law of attraction tends to bring the best to you.  But if you expect the worst, you release from your mind the power of repulsion, which tends to force the best from you.  It is amazing how a sustained expectation of the best sets in motion forces, which cause the best to materialize.

The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale

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