S2-E39 – See the positive in negative events . . . Joel Osteen

You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’
See the positive in negative events.
Joel Osteen

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Hi fellow Goal Getter. I appreciate you listening to the show. I really apologize for the delays in getting back to the show. I am going through some challenges and changes in my life at the moment and I have allowed it to affect my thoughts and my attitude. I am a positive person and do my best to keep myself and other thinking positive and keeping our motivation going so we can achieve our goals.

I am going to start a series on Positive Thinking Quotes. I think it is important to think positively. To be positive. But don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe that positive thinking alone will be what it takes to achieve our goals. Reading and quoting positive thoughts won’t get you farther. It will help keep us motivated and inspired and help you remember your Why.

And it’s certainly makes us feel better to be positive than to be negative, right?

The power of positive thinking is powerful. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale wrote the great book, The Power of Positive Thinking. I highly recommend it. I read it so many time when I was young. I remember after the first time I read it, I told my minister I was excited about the idea. I remember standing on the front steps of our church after a Sunday service and him saying, “Tony, thinking positive is a bad thing. You need to be realistic.”

I was amazed with this statement. This was my last Sunday at this church. I couldn’t believe that a preacher, a man of God would not believe in the power of positive thinking. God wants us to be positive and to believe in ourselves. I did not believe that this man spoke for God.

We are going to go through tough times at points in our lives. We are going to experience stress, sadness, and issues. However, as Joel Osteen, another man that speaks for God, says above, these tough times are happening to you but for you. It is a learning experience. Like, failure, which is a tough time for most of us, we should see these in a positive light. What can we learn from it? What does it teach us?  How does it help us toward our feelings. Are we going to let it strengthen us or defeat us?

See the positive in the negative events in your life and you will grow.

Go Out Today and Think Positive About the Negatives in Life


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