The POWER of Positive Thinking — TRUMP and Norman Vincent Peale

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Trump, The Martial Artist learned from many masters, among them the legendary Norman Vincent Peale, pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York.

1980 – Trump with Rona Barrett: 

“…maybe you just really believe that someday you’ll own that location and you end up owning that location. So maybe it is mind over matter. Maybe it’s luck. Maybe I was lucky that they happen to call me very quickly instead of calling any one of a number of other people that would have jumped on it. But they did call me and I bought the site.”

November 17, 1985 – 60 Minutes:

Trump talking about watching sports on TV, “To a minor extent you can wish what you want to happen on the field.”

July 18, 2015 – Town Hall – Ames, Iowa – 

Trump, “I am a religious person. Shockingly – because people are so shocked when they find this out, I’m Protestant, I’m Presbyterian, and I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church. And Norman Vincent Peale – the great Norman Vincent Peale was my pastor, the power of positive thinking.

Everybody has heard of Norman Vincent Peale. He was so great. He would give the sermon, and you never want to leave. Sometimes we had sermons and every once in while we think about leaving a little early, right, even though we’re Christian.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Frank, would give a sermon, and I am telling you, I still remember his sermons. It was unbelievable. And what he would do is bring real life situations, modern-day situations into the sermon.

And you could listen to him all day long. When you left the church, you were disappointed that it was over. He was the greatest guy. Then he passed the way, but he was great – he wrote The Power of Positive Thinking”

Many books have been written about the power of attitude, thoughts, spoken words – etc – to change the universe – The Secret is the best known, most recent incarnation of this line of thinking. Mind over matter, the power of thoughts to bend the universe.

Before The Secret, Norman Vincent Peale introduced the world to The Power of Positive Thinking.

Chi is the missing ingredient in these mystical books. ‘Thinking positive’ and ‘speaking positive’ are both important in mind-over-matter type daily practice, what a person says or does when experiencing an emotionally-charged and chi-filled state are far more important.

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