This is an uplifting book that I also recommend as a success book. After all, it is an international bestselling book designed to help people around the world achieve fulfillment in their lives. Even if you don’t follow the Christian principles outlined by author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, you will find inspiration and guidance in this tome of how to take a more positive approach to life. In other words, “believe and you will achieve.”
Written in 1952 and updated in 2003, this classic self-help book shares anecdotes and wisdom of Peale’s journey as a speaker and preacher. The experiences and people that have shaped his own life and perceptions serve as inspiration to the reader. Faith is addressed throughout. Faith in oneself, along with faith in a higher power that each obstacle will be overcome by adopting a mindset of hope. With the promise of peace of mind, improved health and a never ceasing flow of energy, Peale demonstrates that little practices each day can improve your sense of joy and satisfaction in life and your career.
I find this book an incredibly calming read at the end of the day, or whenever I’m feeling frustrated and stressed by work and life.
I just open to any random page and find a heart-warming tale or pearl of wisdom that sets me back on track. I enjoy these types of uplifting books that you can pick up at any place and gain benefits. Specifically, Peale’s lessons remind me that things are not as bad as they seem and often my troubles are merely in my perspective. With the overarching theme that despite how we may feel, “we are not the center of it all.” It serves as a gentle reminder that there’s a great force guiding us on our purpose path, and it gives us hope that all will be okay.