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How to Have a Brilliant Life, 2nd Edition by Michael Heppell

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POSITIVE ATTITUDE

You must have heard it a million times. It’s probably one of the key phrases associated with personal development: ‘positive thinking’. But what does it mean?

When Napoleon Hill, who is credited as one of the main founders of the modern personal development movement, wrote Think and Grow Rich, he repeatedly used an expression that has stuck with me (and I’m sure with many others). He said, ‘Thoughts are things.’ The implication of this is that anything we have, or do, started with a thought. If that’s the case, wouldn’t it make sense that if you wanted to have positive things happen you should have positive thoughts?

Being negative is easier than being positive

Looking at the negative takes less creativity than looking ...

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