10 Ways On How To Break The Worry Habit

10 Ways On How To Break The Worry Habit

(An excerpt from the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale)

breaking worry habit

 

I’ve experienced in my life worrying on something or someone.  I’ve seen it in my parents, siblings, relatives, family, neighbor, friends and to other people.  Everyone, I believed, experienced worry on themselves.  Worry is an unhealthy and destructive mental habit. We were not born with the worry habit.  We acquired it. And because we can change any habit and any acquired attitude, we can cast worry from our mind.  A prominent physician declares that “worry” is the most subtle and destructive of all human diseases.  Another Physician tells us that thousands of people are ill because of “dammed-up anxiety.”

An article from a Rotarian Magazine entitled “How Long Can You Live” declares that if you want to live long, observe the following rules:

(1) Keep Calm

(2) Go to church

(3) Eliminate worry

 

To eliminate worry, here are the ten list of worry-breaking formula that can help you.

 

1.) Say to yourself, “Worry is just a very bad mental habit. And I can change any habit with God’s help.”

 

2.) You became a worrier by practicing worry.  You can become free of worry by practicing the opposite and stronger habit of faith.  With all the strength and perseverance you can command, start practicing faith.

 

3.) How do you practice faith? First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I Believe” three times.

 

4.) Pray using this formula: “I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord’s hands.  There is no harm in the Lord’s hands, only good. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord’s hands it is the Lord’s will and it is good.”

 

5.) Practice saying something positive concerning everything about which you have been talking negatively. Talk positively. For example, don’t say, “This is going to be a terrible day.” Instead, affirm, “This is going to be a glorious day.” Don’t say, “I’ll never be able to do that.” Instead, affirm, “With God’s help I will do that.”

 

6.) Never participate in a worry conversation.  Shoot an injection of faith into all your conversations. A group of people talking pessimistically can infect talking things up rather than down you can drive off that depressing atmosphere and make everyone feel hopeful and happy.

 

7.) One reason you are a worrier is that your mind is literally saturated with apprehension thoughts, defeat thoughts, gloomy thoughts.  To counteract, mark every passage in the Bible that speaks of faith, hope, happiness, glory, radiance.  Commit each to memory.  Say them over and over again until these creative thoughts saturate your subconscious mind. Then the subconscious will return to you what you have given it, namely, optimism, not worry.

 

8.) Cultivate friendships with hopeful people.  Surround yourself with friends who think positive, faith producing thoughts and who contribute to a creative atmosphere.  This will keep you restimulated with faith attitudes.

 

9.) See how many people you can help to cure their own worry habit.  In helping another to overcome worry you get greater power over it within yourself.

 

10.) Everyday of your life conceive of yourself as living in partnership and companionship with Jesus Christ.  If He actually walked by your side, would you be worried or afraid? Well, then, say to yourself, “He is with me.” Affirm aloud, “I am with you always.” Then change it to say, “He is with me now.” Repeat that affirmation three times every day.

 

 

Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

Try Prayer Power excerpt from “The Power of Positive Thinking”

Try Prayer Power excerpt from “The Power of Positive Thinking”

by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

power-of-prayer

Personally, I used to pray daily as part of my daily routine, I start my day with a prayer of gratitudes, thanking God for all the blessings and for the learnings from life experiences. I then follow it with my personal prayers for guidance and then to my dreams.  After my prayers, I then get my bible and read it to know and learn the word of God. This routine makes my day great as I know that God is guiding me.

Let’s check here how you can make a Prayer your resort anytime of the day whether you’re experiencing happiness or sadness.

A prayer is a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.  A simple formula for effective prayer suggested in the book of “The Power of Positive Thinking” consist of (1) PRAYERIZE, (2)PICTURIZE, (3) ACTUALIZE.

Prayerize means a daily system of creative prayer, prayer without ceasing, filling your daily life full of prayer.  The second point in the formula of creative prayer is to picturize. The basic factor in physics is force.  The basic factor in psychology is the realizable wish. The man who assumes success tends already to have success. People who assume failure tend to have failure.  When either failure or success is picturized it strongly tends to actualize in terms equivalent to the mental image pictured.  Practice believing and continue to hold the picturization firmly in your thoughts.  In this manner, the picture actualizes. That which you have prayerized and picturized actualizes according to the pattern of your basic realizable wish when conditioned by invoking God’s power upon it, and, if, moreover, you give fully of yourself to its realization.

Following are ten rules for getting effective results from prayer.

1.) Set aside a few minutes every day.  Do not say anything. Simply practice thinking about God. This will make your mind spiritually receptive.

2.) Then pray orally, using simple, natural words. Tell God anything that is on your mind. Do not think you must use stereotyped pious phrases. Talk to God in your own language. He understand it.

3.) Pray as you go about the business of the day, on the subway or bust or at your desk.  Utilize minute prayers by closing your eyes to shut out the world and concentrating briefly on God’s presence.  The more you do this everyday, the nearer you will feel God’s presence.

4.) Do not always ask when you pray, but instead affirm that God’s blessings are being given, and spend most of your prayers giving thanks.

5.) Pray with the belief that sincere prayers can reach out and surround your loved ones with God’s love and protection.

6.) Never use a negative thought in prayer. Only positive thoughts get results.

7.) Always express willingness to accept God’s will.  Ask for what you want, but be willing to take what God gives you.  It may be better than what you ask for.

8.) Practice the attitude of putting everything in God’s hands. Ask for the ability to do your best and to leave the results confidently to God.

9.) Pray for people you do not like or who have mistreated you. Resentment is blockade number one of spiritual power.

10.) Make a list of people for whom to pray.  The more you pray for other people, especially, those not connected with you, the more prayer results will come back to you.

 

Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

Believe in Yourself from “The Power of Positive Thinking”

Believe in Yourself from “The Power of Positive Thinking”

by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

believe in yourself

Following are ten simple, workable rules for overcoming inadequacy attitudes and learning to practice faith.  Thousands have used these rules reporting successful results. Undertake this program and you, too, will build up confidence in your powers. You, too, will have a new feeling of power.

1.) Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture. Never think of yourself as failing; never doubt the reality of the mental image. That is most dangerous, for the mind always tries to complete what it pictures.  So always picture “success” no matter how badly things seem to be going at the moment.

2.) Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal powers comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.

3.) Do not built up obstacles in your imagination. Depreciate every so-called obstacle. Minimize them. Difficulties must be studied and efficiently dealt with to be eliminated, but they must be seen for only what they are.  They must not be inflated by fear thoughts.

4.) Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as YOU can. Remember also that most people, despite their confident appearance and demeanor, are often as scared as you are and as doubtful of themselves.

5.) Ten times a day repeat these dynamic words, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). (Stop reading and repeat them NOW slowly and confidently.)

6.) Get a competent counselor to help you understand why you do what you do. Learn the origin of your inferiority and self-doubt feelings which often begin in childhood. Self-knowledge leads to a cure.

7.) Ten times each day practice the following affirmation, repeating it out loud if possible. “I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) Repeat those words NOW. That magic statement is the most powerful antidote on earth to inferiority thoughts.

8.) Make a true estimate of your own ability, then raise it 10 percent. Do not become egotistical, but develop a wholesome self-respect. Believe in your own God-released powers.

9.) Put yourself in God’s hands. To do that simply state, “I am in God’s hands.” Then believe you are NOW receiving all the power you need. Feel it flowing into you.  Affirm that “the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21) in the form of adequate power to meet life’s demands.

10.) Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now RECEIVE power from him.

Note: credit to the book of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale “The Power of Positive Thinking”

Hi, I’m Ralf Roger Tagao, a CPA & Real Estate Broker. My passion is reading books about business, success, leadership and all other motivational books that help me develop myself more. I love to share my ideas, knowledge and learnings to other people that I think will benefit them.

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