Negative thoughts are either a call to
more negative thoughts or a call to positive action. When negative
thoughts pop into my mind, one of two things happen. They either create
a cascade of more negative thoughts, or I take positive action to
Negativity is the most powerful thought magnet in the world. Itís
impossible to think only one negative thought. When I think the first
one, suddenly dozens of new ones make their appearance. They
proliferate at an exponential rate and quickly overwhelm my mind. They
are a negative gift that never stops giving.
When I pull the handle on a slot machine, I usually lose my money. I
never hit the jackpot. Thatís why they call them one-arm bandits.
Negative thoughts are just the opposite. When I pull on the handle of
negativity, I hit the jackpot every time. Hundreds of negative thoughts
pour out. Unfortunately, when I win, I lose. I never need to hit the
jackpot of negativity. Every time a negative thought enters my mind, I
take positive action. There is no other way to keep from drowning in a
sea of negative toxic waste. I snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
with positive action.
Take a look at our campsite in the Empty Quarter. We're camping on a
sand ramp in the setting sun, and life is good.
Sand ramps like these make it possible to travel against the grain in
the massive dunes of the Mundafin. It's impossible to drive up
one-hundred foot slip faces if you want to travel against the dunes, but
if you are patient and have plenty of fuel, every four to five
kilometers you can find a sand ramp that will let you ascend up the
front side of a dune.
Camping in the Mundafin is like hitting the jackpot and winning first
prize. Just being there makes me a winner. I am one of a select few
who have ever been privileged to explore these remote sands.
I hear a lot of talk these days about violence, war, gangs, drugs,
corruption, and politicians who are unresponsive to the will of the
people. I can understand why people question whether life is really
If there's any question in your mind, let me put your doubts and fears
to rest. Life is good all the way to the bone.
Life is all about focus. If you focus on all the muck, mire, and dross,
then you will have a miserable existence. But
if you focus on all
that's good, your life turns into an unforgettable adventure.
I've thought about this a great deal, and I've tested it in the crucible
of life. God made a great world, and He populated it with life. When
he was done, He pronounced his creation good. Not only did He make a
good world, He gave you a good mind, and if you focus that mind on good
things, you will end up living your dreams.
Life is a gift, and being alive makes you a winner from the day you
arrive on planet earth. You won the lottery of life, and the good news
doesn't stop there. There's no limit to how good your life can become.
As long as you focus on good things, you life will get better and
SEVEN REASONS WHY I AM A POSITIVE PERSON
1. God made a good world.
2. Life is good. At it's very core, life is awesome.
It's not just skin deep good. It's good all the way to the bone.
3. God created you in his image, and you bear his likeness.
You can live as one of his children and dare to call him your
4. There is no dark side to God. God is love and works by
love and by nothing else than love. The power and presence of
God in the world is love. Every time you see love, you're seeing
God's hand at work.
The most powerful force in the universe is God's love. The most
positive force in the universe is God's love. The
most important fact in the universe is that God loves and accepts you the way
you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay that way. He
loves you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes, and it doesn't
get any better than that. There is no limit to how good your life can
become when your heart and mind are full of God's love.
6. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love,
your mind is exactly the way God meant for it to be.
When your heart is full of emotions that are consistent with God's love, your
emotions are healthy and they are exactly the way God meant for them to be.
thinking is the right type of thinking; it's the natural software for your mind. Positive thinking is the way God
designed your mind to work.
These seven key beliefs create the foundation for my life.
It's impossible to be negative
with these beliefs controlling my heart and mind.