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The Power of Positive Thinking

February 23, 2015


During my teenage years, while still in high school, I began to doubt myself. A person going through the adolescent stage would undergo immense changes in almost everything and I was no exception. The most significant effect of change was in my thinking. I doubted my ability to understand and study, my capacity to grasp and then remember what I had taken in - a cloud of negative thoughts encircled me and this so called cancer began to slowly spread to everything I did. The worst feeling was in the mornings - the moment I woke up, the very first thoughts being of a negative nature ruined my whole day. I tried to seek solutions from everyone, everywhere and the answers I got had no bearing whatsoever. This is where I realised if you cannot take control of yourself, no one else can get it done for you. Being a member of the Central Library on Light House Hill, Mangaluru, I had the fortune of placing my hands on many bestsellers concerning the subject ‘positive thinking.’ Gradually, putting into practice some of the selected exercises jotted in those books that moulded my thinking, in a year or so, I got a hold of myself by crushing the negative thoughts to emerge victorious. In this piece of writing, I have followed a simple approach by expanding the alphabet POSITIVE to try and make you comprehend the best ‘positive thinking’ can bring and emerge as a winner.



Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes

we make in ourselves - Swami Vivekananda


P – Praising and inspiring Yourself:

There were three brothers in Kundapur, now in Udupi district, whose parents were Doctors. Naturally, the parents wanted all their three sons to become Doctors as well, for that was the only noble profession they believed in. Out of the three, one was academically brilliant, passed his SSLC with a distinction in his first attempt, while the second one scraped through and the third one barely cleared it in his third attempt. Later in life, they all became qualified Doctors. In professional life however, the academically brilliant person was a disaster as most of the Surgeries he performed turned out to be a failure, the second sibling was mediocre. The person who sat thrice to clear his SSLC exams was the one who excelled and was a much sought after Orthopaedic Surgeon in Mangaluru.

Never under-estimate yourself! You are the most important thing in the Universe. The intelligence level of each one of us is almost the same, though the grasping capacity may differ. Some reach their goal fairly easily and some by sheer hard work attain the same level. Each one of us is unique with a set of talents and no one else can take our place and this is a beauty in itself. Remember, even the finger prints of identical twins are not alike. Always give yourself words that will motivate and encourage you. Praise and inspire yourself, no one can do that for you and you will be astonished what results can bring. ‘When your ship comes home, you hear so many people say - vaguely hoping something good will come along someday … don’t stand idly on the quayside weaving fairy schemes - take a boat and row right out to meet your ship of dreams.’


O – Overlooking worrying circumstances:

“There is a dragon inside me, bewildered, puzzled and confused, snoring all day. There is a dragon inside me … fearless, brave and bold, spitting fire. There is a dragon inside me … miserable, wretched and depressed, ashamed of showing himself. There is a dragon inside me… clumsy, unwieldy and ungainly tripping himself up.” These arguments summarise a person filled with worry, obviously inundated with negative thoughts. It also shows us what a strange mixture of things are inside him - good, bad, hard to understand and control.

We had a Baby Shower in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, our previous abode when my wife Anita was expecting our first child. In the gathering, young mothers took turns to describe her in detail the horror they went through during delivery of their child. From beginning to end, their talks were filled with negativity and strangely enough there seemed to be no one with a positive experience. My better-half was giving a patient ear to all and I was a bit concerned the affect it would have on her. After everyone had left, we had a chat as to whether she was bothered about the scary stories she had just heard. The answer I got was amazing. ‘They have narrated their experiences probably exaggerating it. It does not really matter as ultimately I have to deliver my own child and they are not going to do that for me.’ Moving forward, it was a smooth positive experience in the British managed Corniche Maternity Hospital.

The concealed, unconquerable power to repel any circumstance, any fate is within us. The tendency to brood and fret has never solved any problems and worry being a rocking chair has never taken anyone of us anywhere. Stopping negative thinking should be the motto, worrying is vicious - get rid of it in toto; Thinking when thoughtful, is useful … thinking when wishful, is harmful! The only way you will overcome your worrying circumstances is filling yourself with positive thoughts and going about it.



The will must be stronger than the skill. 'I am the greatest'. I said that, even before I knew I was
- Muhammad Ali 

S – Stop murmuring and complaining:

We grumble about the heat and humidity all day and solemnly repeat our complaints all the way. Yet in the Continents are disastrous rain … masses huddle in tents, washed out houses and plains. Children facing war - no basic necessities, nor food, we are better off by far. So why brood? We own luxuries, have nourishment and health. Air-conditioning, TVs these count for wealth. Think of those living in conditions far worse than hell!

“How delightful is the company of generous people, who overlook trifles and keep their minds instinctively fixed on whatever is good and positive in the world about them. People of small caliber are always complaining. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding. But magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere” (Quoted from US writer Van Wyek Brooks).

It’s madness to hate all roses because you got scratched by one thorn; To give up all your dreams because one didn’t come true; To lose faith in prayers because one was not answered; To give up on your efforts because one of them failed; To condemn all your friends because one betrayed you; Not to believe in love because someone was unfaithful or didn’t love you back; Remember that another chance may come up - a new job, a new friend, a new life. Never give up!

Don’t give up and say that it’s the end. Often at a time of crisis matters start to mend … it seems we have to reach a certain point before we see - the way out of the troubles and adversity. Stop murmuring and complaining and greet life ahead!


I – Improving your Self-esteem:

Experiences in a person's life are a major source of self-esteem development. The positive or negative life experiences one has, creates attitudes toward the self which can be favourable and develop positive feelings of self-worth, or can be unfavourable and develop negative feelings of self-worth.

Many a time for many a people life becomes a role to play. Roles are played by actors who are cut and trim to suit a setting. What rules their life is the consistency and apprehension of the credibility of a strength they derive from outside. When the curtain falls, they are in the dark. They perform for just a while. Their hearts and minds are like the allies over which moonlight never shines. So - make the setting to suit you!

Dr. John Grohol, author, researcher and expert in mental health online opines: Boiled down to its simplicity, self-esteem simply means appreciating yourself for who you are - faults, foibles and all. People with a good and healthy self-esteem are able to feel good about them, as they are, appreciate their own worth and take pride in their abilities and accomplishments. They also acknowledge that while they’re not perfect and have faults, those faults don’t play an overwhelming or irrationally large role in their lives or their own self-image. His tips to progress: i) Take a self-esteem Inventory. ii) Set realistic expectations. iii) Set aside perfection and grab a hold of accomplishments and mistakes. iv) Explore yourself. v) Be willing to adjust your own self-image. vi) Stop comparing yourself to others. He goes on to add that changing your self-esteem takes time, trial-and-error and patience on one’s part. Making an effort to be fairer and more realistic with your own self will bring good results of positive nature.


There is nothing either good or bad in this world, but thinking makes it so
- William Shakespeare


T – Trust in Yourself:

There is another element in winning victory by positive thinking and that is the element of trust or belief. ‘Believe you can, and you can.’ Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already. One of the greatest of all principals is that men or women can do what they think they can do.

Analyse this timeline: 1831 - Failed in business: bankruptcy; 1832 - Defeated for Legislature; 1834 - Failed again in business: bankruptcy; 1835 - Sweet heart: fiancé passes away; 1836 - Nervous breakdown; 1838 - Defeated in election; 1843 - Defeated for US Congress; 1846 - Defeated again for US Congress; 1848 - Defeated once again for US Congress; 1855 - Defeated for US Senate; 1856 - Defeated for US Vice-President; 1858 - Defeated again for US Senate; 1860 - Elected President of USA. The Individual was Abraham Lincoln, rated in a survey conducted in January 2010, as the second greatest American President of all times only behind Franklin D. Roosevelt and ahead of George Washington out of 40 men who have held the highest office since 1789 in the polls of 47 academics specialising in American history.

Things will come to those who wait, if you trust and believe in yourself. When you think that everything is finished, think again. There is always something left. Some vestige must remain of what you once believed you were and once again can be: one who has the gift of fighting back courageously. When it seems you’ve failed in life don’t put your tools away. You will need them yet for there will surely come a day - when you want to set to work to make your world anew. Next time you’ll be stronger and wiser too. When you feel you’ve failed and lost the best of everything - another chance is given and your heart begins to sing. Do not miss the moment. Use the powers that you possess - to build upon the ruins, turning failure to success!


I – Inflow of new thoughts:

Consider these positive sentences. I am thankful - For the spouse who snores all night because he/she is at home asleep with me and not somewhere else; For my teenage daughter who is complaining about doing dishes because that means she is with me and not on the streets; For the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed; For the mess to clean after a party because it means that I have been surrounded by friends; For the clothes that fit a little too snug because it means that I have enough to eat; For my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine; For a floor that needs mopping and windows that need cleaning because it means I have a home; For all the complaining I hear about the government because it means that we have freedom of speech; For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation; For the noise I have to bear from my neighbours because it means that I can hear; For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear; For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard; For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because it means that I am alive; and finally for the innumerable Emails/WhatsApp messages because I have friends who are thinking of me!

The influx of new thoughts that are positive may remake you. Just going through the thoughts of gratefulness mentioned above which you thought never counted in your life may have filled you with renewed vigour. You can complete the exercise by adding your own to the list, being thankful for what you possess - both big and small. Think good of yourself and think good of others and things around you and then realise how those inflow of new thoughts rejuvenate you. Try to keep a positive journal whereby you can go on adding ‘positive thoughts’ and make it a point to go through it every day.

Take time for what’s important to you, for what makes you happiest. Take time to accumulate positive thoughts and share your deepest wish, most sweet dreams, your favourite fantasy. Take time to look around at all the gladness, the world can offer. All of it is yours if only you take the time. There really is a time and a place for everything … if only you take out TIME!!


Aim for the moon and if you miss, you will at least land on the stars
- Norman Vincent Peale


V - Value Prayer power:

A lady having three kids whom I knew in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates used to dread newspaper reports of children losing their lives or getting seriously injured after accidentally falling from high rise buildings. Living on the 18th floor of a building in downtown city herself, she used to get so worried about her own kids if she could not see them around for a couple of minutes or if they were reaching late from school, so much so she began to have nightmares. In search of peaceful sleep, one late evening she decided to keep her pocket Bible under her pillow and having woken up in the middle of the night reaching and randomly opening a page of her Bible, she found this sentence that read: ‘Do you grow any taller by worrying any longer?’ and in her own words that powerful verse comforted her and took care of her anxiety ever since.

You can try this prayer power. It may reveal and unlock the much required answer to come out of your quandary. Be it the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran, the Bible, the Tipitaka, the Guru Granth Sahib - all religions of the world teaches us what is virtuous, the religion of God. By the study of different faiths, we may find that in essence they are similar. Mahatma Gandhi had once said ‘The soul of religion is one, but it is encased in a multitude of forms.’

We do not always see the way ahead. We do not always know which path to tread. This is the point at which we need to light the lamp of faith to take into the night. Trust and believe that God is leading you to a fulfilment hidden from your view. Know only good can come of what is planned, under the shadow of that guiding hand. It is not always granted for us to see, what lies behind the present mystery. Waste not words in asking why or where? Time will unfold the answer to your Prayer.


E – Essence of Happiness:

Are you trying to adopt attitudes and tastes which you think society demands? In which case, it may often go unfulfilled. Try to realise that happiness comes from within. Take a more relaxed view of life and express your own opinions more. Then, you will truly begin to feel content. American actress Doris Day laments ‘Many people are unhappy because they are victims of their own envies and fears and hostilities. Unhappy, self-pitying, they put a premium on the unattainable, wanting always something that someone else has. Or they frighten themselves reading about some new horror; they stop living today because they are terrified of tomorrow. These people are their own victims.’

Simple happiness in modest terms can be reflected in the excerpts of this letter from an expatriate published in the late nineties by English daily ‘Khaleej Times’ of the United Arab Emirates: “In the evenings, I liked to stroll along city streets, listening to Arabic music playing in small shops, talking with people, breathing in the aroma of perfume. I also loved walking in the desert sand. I tried to go everywhere and see everything. I was bewitched. Your country became a second motherland to me.”

“Be contended with your life, but not with how you live. Never rest content with what you do and what you give. Always go on trying to improve on yesterday - brightening the path for someone else along the way. Be happy and be satisfied with what you now possess - but never with yourself. Be ever ready to confess - your faults and failings. Grumble less and do a little more - to make yourself a wonderful person than you were before. Do not be too sure that all is right and well with you. Keep on checking up on all you think and say and do. Be contended even though you’ve found no lucky star. Be content with what you have, but not with what you are.”

 


Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin!
- Mother Teresa


Half of the life is lost in sleeping,
Half of it in crying and weeping,
Life is too valuable to be lost …
Get it back by Positive Thinking!

We think, we feel, we act … simply by knowing our deep feelings and acting accordingly can lead to better understanding of life … and a better tomorrow! Life is like a garden where from year to year we sow seeds that in the changing course of time take root and grow. So, if seeds of positivity be scattered, there will always be … something good to gather from the flowers of memory.

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you are going to live your life. A beautiful life does not just happen … it is built by positive thoughts. May a beautiful life be yours beginning today!

 

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By Stephen P D'Souza, Melbourne, Australia

Comment on this article

  • jane, kundapur/udupi dist

    Fri, Jul 17 2015

    Dear Stephen -thank u &God bles u.Enjoyed reading ur article The Power of Positive Thinking &have recommended the same to my daughter & her friends in mumbai.Thank u Daijiworld!

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Melbourne

    Sat, Apr 25 2015

    Yes, Jacintha … that’s the one (stephendsouza@y7mail.com).

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  • jacintha, Jacintha

    Sat, Apr 18 2015

    Hi Stephen,

    Is your email id the one given in one after one of the comments on the above article? I will need it if you are to join me for a coffee. Please confirm. Thanks. Take care Jacintha

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  • jacintha, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 16 2015

    Stephen, Thanks again for the reply.I was wondering if you were annoyed with my comments. I wss not aware that 'Melbourne' is the coffee capital! Coffee reminds me of Mangalore, the aroma and the much needed caffeine that woke me up for revision in the early hours of the morning. Sadly, I messed up my studies and have regrets since then. That is when I need 'positive thoughts' to keep me going! I hope to visit in the first quarter of next year. My oldest daughter will be taking up a year's job in Australia. Again, I worry....

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Melbourne

    Fri, Apr 3 2015

    Hi Jacintha – I revisited my Article only today after it went out from the front facing page and was unaware that there were any other comments. Yes! We can surely have coffee when you visit Down Under next year … Melbourne is the right place, being the ‘coffee capital’ of the world. Among other things, we can chat about the book I need to write preferably when I retire as ‘time’ is definitely more than a luxury now.

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  • jacintha, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 3 2015

    Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I guess you were a toddler. But glad that you did attend St.. Gerosa High school briefly. I think you should if you have the luxury of time write a book, so many readers would benefit as they do from your thoughtful articles. I am a born worrier and feel negative at times. I enjoy reading each one of your articles. Maybe when I am in Melbourne hopefully next year, I will have a coffee with you.

    we have St. Gerosa high School to talk about and I hope many more articles from you which inspire and uplift my spirits. Many thanks. Take care Jacintha.

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri Toll Gate / Melbourne

    Mon, Mar 2 2015

    Thanks a lot Oliver for your observations. Your Articles on this journalistic web-site are very inspiring too and gives a lot of fodder for reflection. Keep writing!

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 2 2015

    Thanks a lot Chris for your lovely comments.

    Yes .. the three brothers from Kundapur. My dad is originally from Kundapur and that is the story of the three Bunt brothers emanating from there who were from a well-to-do family even in those days.

    It’s so often true that people who are academically brilliant may not have carried the same success in their professional life. It’s more so the other way round. So, we, as parents should not be disheartened if our child does not do exceptionally well at school. She or he may take off later in life and that is all that matters. The student who is exceptionally brilliant from the word ‘go’ is usually ‘burnt out’ by the time she or he reaches the Professional College and then in life their energy has actually fizzled out. I have noticed that the ‘average’ student has somehow been a 'hit' in life.

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  • Oliver Sutari, Manipal

    Mon, Mar 2 2015

    There are perhaps thousands of articles on the power of positive thinking. Your article stands out in that it is also your own testimonial, and this should inspire many. It also takes courage to speak openly about ones own weaknesses. The pictures and accompanying quotes are very thoughtful and the one of Swami Vivekananda is truly striking. Very well done.

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  • Chris, Kuwait

    Mon, Mar 2 2015

    Dear Stephen,
    I must say that, this is a well-written topic. Much more than me, it is my child who will require this. I am gonna take a print-out of your article and hand it over to my teenage child to read, as these are their struggling years at school. It's so true as in the case cited of those three brothers. Keep up the good work.
    A mighty God Bless to you Stephen.

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Melbourne

    Mon, Mar 2 2015

    Thanks Juliet and Jacintha for your comments.

    Jacintha - I was at St. Gerosa, Jeppu Year 7 – Yes 1971 – No, I would have been a little toddler at nursery then.

    We all have our bad days, for we are humans and not perfect and it is upto us to find out ways to bounce back. In the hour of adversity, be not without hope for crystal rain falls from black clouds.

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  • jacintha, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 1 2015

    Stephen,

    Hats off to You!! What a wonderful article so well written. I had one of those days today , this article of yours uplifted my spirits again! I will read it over and over again each time i feel down and negative. Thanks a ton!

    i wonder if you were at St. Gerosa high School year 7 in the 1971??

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  • Juliet D'Cunha, Bondel/Bahrain

    Sun, Mar 1 2015

    Dear Stephen...Wonderful & inspiring article on "The Power of Positive Thinking". Keep writing.

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Melbourne

    Sun, Mar 1 2015

    Thanks for your comments Delawn and Ronald D.

    Ronald D. - The book you mentioned was one of the books I laid my hands on during my high school days. However, when I read the same book again after many years, it did not have the same effect on me, perhaps because by then, I had my own set of positive thoughts but definitely the book was a catalyst.

    Most of the troubles in life are the result of saying ‘yes’ too soon or ‘no’ too late. Destiny is our own creation. We create destiny through our own thoughts and actions. Make those thoughts and actions positive and swing the destiny in your favour. All the very best!

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sun, Mar 1 2015

    This book of Norman Vincent Pele has helped me a lot. Specially after college and in Dubai for driving license and big improvement in life.

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  • Delawn, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 28 2015

    wow! what a wonderful article Stephen :). Truly uplifting!!

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Melbourne

    Sat, Feb 28 2015

    Dear Vincent - I totally agree with you that age is just a number. It is the one thing in our life however, that goes up but does not come down. The modern trend of asking one’s age is How YOUNG are you? (putting positivity into the phrase) rather than how old are you? If life on earth is temporary, it does not make sense to think that our problems are permanent? When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand positive reasons to smile. Thanks for your encouraging comments and good luck!

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  • Vincent Praveen Castelino, Pernal/Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 27 2015

    Dear Stephen ....
    This article will definitely help many people in their way of thinking and approaching life during one's difficult times as well!!!.

    You are the true inspirational power. May God bless you for your good job. As they rightly say it's not the age!!!
    It's just a number. That's all !!!. If one is having a positive mind and a good heart things can be achieved at any age!!!

    Thanks to Daijiworld as well since they are publishing such meaningful & wonderful piece of information to the general public.

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Melbourne

    Thu, Feb 26 2015

    Many thanks for your comments Priyanka and Julia. In relation to positive thinking in general and happiness in particular – ‘Never search your happiness in others, it will make you feel alone. Search it in yourself. You will feel happy even when you are left alone.’ Good luck!

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  • Julia Dsouza, Neermarga/Doha

    Thu, Feb 26 2015

    Very very good article. Keep it up brother. Good luck.

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  • Priyanka Dsouza , Pangla/Bangalore

    Thu, Feb 26 2015

    Excellent and inspiring article. Beautifully narrated the importance of positive thinking in life. God bless, keep writing more.

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Melbourne

    Thu, Feb 26 2015

    I shared this 'piece of writing' on Facebook and a few were curious to know about the location of the photos published. Here it is (from top to bottom):
    Photo 1: ‘Chinese Garden of Friendship’, Darling Harbour in the commercial city of Sydney.
    Photo 2: Small boats docked on the River Yarra in the world’s most liveable city of Melbourne.
    Photo 3: ‘The Twelve Apostles’ – a collection of limestone stacks on the Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Victoria (Melbourne).
    Photo 4: Skyward view from above 640 feet on the top of the Black Mountain Tower (Telstra Tower) in the capital city of Canberra.
    Photo 5: A click from our front yard of the setting sun on the last day of 2014 in our suburb of Narre Warren, Victoria (Melbourne).

    @Nazam – thanks for your comment.
    @Jason – my email ID is stephendsouza@y7mail.com. Cheers mate.

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  • Najam, Batrekere Bajpe

    Wed, Feb 25 2015

    Dear Stephen
    Great keep writing.
    Daiji readers should not miss this.

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  • Stephen P. D'Souza, Kadri / Abu Dhabi / Melbourne

    Wed, Feb 25 2015

    Vandana, Lucy, A.S. Mathew, Zeena, Jason, Austin, Molly, Clara, Anand, E.J. D’Souza, Dorothy - appreciate your time taken to post the positive comments and thanks to the readers who have endorsed those comments by liking them.

    Consider this formula: If A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=10, K=11, L=12, M=13, N=14, O=15, P=16, Q=17, R=18, S=19, T=20, U=21, V=22, W=23, X=24, Y=25, Z=26 then POSITIVE = 16 15 19 09 20 09 22 05 = 115 (exceeds 100%) which soars above NEGATIVE = 14 05 07 01 20 09 22 05 = 83 (much below 100%). As A.S. Mathew, USA has commented regarding our ATTITUDE = 01 20 20 09 20 21 04 05 = scores a perfect score of 100%.

    The path is so clear … the greatest challenge in life is discovering ourselves who we are. The pages of yesterday cannot be revised, but the pages of tomorrow are blank and you hold the pen. THINK AND ACT POSITIVE AND MAKE IT AN INSPIRING STORY!

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  • Dorothy, Sakleshpur/Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Feb 25 2015

    Excellent article. It inspired me and make my day. Thank you Stephen.

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  • E.J D'Souza, B'lore/ London

    Tue, Feb 24 2015

    Wonderful article!!A source of inspiration & a guiding light for those filled with negative attitude and pessimism. Wish many a disappointed youngsters
    Would read this article & acquire self esteem and confidence by following the 'Positive thinking' guidelines.Good job, Stephen!!7

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  • Anand Devadiga, Venur/Dubai

    Tue, Feb 24 2015

    Excellent and inspiring article touching the power of positive thinking. If an individuals thoughts are positive and it is from the heart and not from mind with good deeds Divine manifestos
    positively. That is the power of positive thinking. Practice and experience.

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  • Clara Fernandes, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Tue, Feb 24 2015

    Very nice article Stephen. Positive thinking makes life easier. This is the simple principle of better living.

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  • Molly Noronha, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Feb 24 2015

    Thank you for a truly wonderful article, wish everyone had read it and practiced it in life. I'm deeply touched by this amazing article...

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  • Austin Kiran Dsouza, Bantwal

    Tue, Feb 24 2015

    Really a nice article and I agree to whatever mentioned

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  • JASON FERNANDES, Bahrain

    Tue, Feb 24 2015

    Good Article, mr Stephen. Can I have your e mail id.my email id is venferns@ yahoo.co.in. Thanx.

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  • Zeena, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 23 2015

    Great Article! I will let my son read this. thanks a lot Bro. Stephen for the encouraging one.

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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Mon, Feb 23 2015

    Excellent and inspiring article touching the power of positive thinking. There is no scientific research as yet to prove, how the very ordinary positive thinkers became success stories in life, and the mystery of the magic of positive thinking. God might be holding us under His mighty hands when we think positively to reach the zenith of success in life.

    I have watched many people, those people with the negative attitude and murmuring nature have terribly failed in life with all their smart brain and high education.

    "Our attitude determines our altitude"

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  • Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 23 2015

    Great article!! I have no words to express!!! Thanks a lot. God bless you.

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  • Vandana Bolar, M'lore

    Mon, Feb 23 2015

    Wow! this is truly an amazing masterpiece. Thanks Stephen. I too went through similar negativity roughly in high school.

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