Inspirational Living: Life Lessons for Success & Happiness

Positive Thinking for Success | Overcoming Negativity

August 22, 2019

Listen to episode 399 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Positive Thinking for Success | Overcoming Negativity. Edited and adapted from Dynamic Thought by Henry Thomas Hamblin.

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Today’s reading was edited and adapted from Dynamic Thought by Henry Thomas Hamblin, published in 1917.

People are divided into two types, positive and negative. Let me try and describe each to you.

Positive people are magnetic, attractive, courageous, happy, cheerful, healthy, energetic — are full of vitality, power, and the ability to succeed. They never doubt their ability to win; they never worry when things go wrong; they don’t complain when things aren’t smooth.

If a positive person meets with a temporary set-back, they become the more determined to succeed. They do not lay upon other people the blame of their own mistakes, but instead learn a lesson from their temporary failure which shall be a guide and beacon in all their future undertakings....