I have read many of Norman Vincent Peale books. I recommend them thoroughly! They do have a very religious tone though so they may not be for everyone.
Here are just a few of many encouraging quotes by NVP that you can use to inspire you in your sobriety journey. I find that simply by reading a few good quotes, my perspective can change rapidly. There is an element of hope that a good quote can nurture within.
Enjoy! Feel free to add any that you come across…
“The magic of believing is a manifestation of one of the greatest powers in the universe: the power of thought. By our thoughts we either create or destroy. You can tear your life down by destructive thinking, but you can build your life up by thinking constructively.”
“Change your thoughts and you change your world”.
“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all”.
“Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe”.
“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have”.
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism”.
“Trouble is here. It is for a purpose. Use it for the purpose for which it was intended – to help you grow. Thank God for your troubles.”
“We tend to get what we expect”.
“When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.”
“Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities”. – This is what I have right now!
“Begin where you are. Begin now.”
“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do”.
“Be self-confident, have faith, and persevere.”
“You can’t have a sound mind unless you have a clean mind.”
“The Bible is filled with the most powerful ideas in this world.”
“The tests of life are not meant to break you, but to make you.”
“The Bible – the wisest document ever known in human existence, which defies the ravages of time and change because it contains the truth that cannot be changed or invalidated.”
“Acquiring dynamic faith is accomplished by prayer, lots of prayer, by reading and mentally absorbing the Bible and by practicing its faith techniques”
Next up……Eleanor Roosevelt’s quotes are amazing!