Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author, who gained fame with his bestselling book The Power Of Positive Thinking. A book I’ve read many times, and learned some important life lessons from.
But instead of boring you with details about the life of a minister, take one minute to watch this video, and I DARE YOU not to want to change your life and become a better version of yourself. We’re capable of so much. Let’s start living up to our own potential.
Want some immediate motivation and inspiration? Here’s my four favorite quotes from Norman Vincent Peale:
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
We’ve all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it’s more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.
Let me know what your favorite quote or video clips is from this man of religion. Leave your favorite quote in the comment box below. I look forward to finding a quote I’ve not yet read.
Bishop T.D. Jakes has inspired me for many years now, and he has done the same to millions of other people. I found the below video, which summarizes he’s key teachings and gives you his best material. Watching this video will inspire you, drive you to greatness. Whether you are religious or not, this man can help you become a better version of yourself instantaneously.
He preaches at the The Potter’s House, which has 30,000 members, a church he build from the ground up and made into a mega-church. This result alone speaks for itself.
Here’s a summary of his rules to success:
Enjoy the journey
It’s important to have goals, but “celebrate all along the way”. Enjoy life the the fullest, don’t just wait for an excuse to be happy.
Keep going. This is a recurring theme in all successful people. As T.D. Jake’s put’s it so eloquently “You don’t know what you can take, until all hell breaks lose”. You have more courage than you can even imagine. You are made of some good stuff, so act like it!
Follow your instincts
It’s not all about intellect, sometimes it is necessary to follow your gut.
Find your purpose
Too many people give up hope. Keep going, what you’re doing now might not be your destiny, but might be your transportation to what you were put on this planet to do. So never give up. Keep your head up. Keep going as your purpose may be right around the corner, and you want to get there fast!
Own your happiness
Probably my favorite. Don’t give control over your happiness away to anyone. Be in charge over your own happiness. No one can make you happy. That power is within you, no outside of you.
Value your time
Don’t get caught up in the chaos. Be effective.
Belief in yourself.
If you don’t belief in yourself, no one else will, at least not for long.
Turn disaster into direction
Things go wrong. That’s a part of life. But find the positive and make the problems work for you.
Reset once in a while
You need a break occasionally. Go away. Take a holiday. Go do something new.
Follow your dreams or as he put’s it “give birth to your dreams”
Joel Osteen is probably one of the most influential and successful preachers in the US. I’m a big fan, and have listened to many of his sermons. He speaks of hope, and his secret is speaking in terms of real issues and real people. He doesn’t preach at you, but instead he tells stories filled with optimism and faith. This practical religion formula has caused him to take a small church, and make Lakewood Church into one of the biggest in Texas, if not the United States. If you’ve never heard of Joel Osteen, check out his website here.
But enough about Joel Osteen and his success. Let’s find out what his secrets to success are, and how we can replicate these success principles into our own lives! These principles aren’t limited to religion or Christianity. People of all faiths can use these rules to succeed in life. I hope you use them to make our world a much better place!
For those of you who don’t want to read, here’s the video:
Plant the right seeds (We will eat the fruits of our words)
Be in peace (Don’t worry so much)
Don’t accept mediocrity (Strive for a better life)
Invite positive things to your life (Expect the best in life)
Don’t give up (Keep on going)
Stay grounded (Don’t get lost, stay on the right track)
Let go of the past (Keep looking ahead)
Be practical (Don’t just theorize)
Don’t waste your pain (If you’re struggling, keep going and benefit from that struggle)
Let your enemies motivate you (Don’t let your enemies get you down, use them to drive you to greatness)
I hope this has inspired you to make some changes in your life and live a more fulfilled life. Comment below to let me know your thoughts on this video, and let me know what your favorite success rule is. Look forward to hearing your feedback!