Foreword The Legacy,
by Mrs. Ruth Stafford Peale
It was my husband’s insight that we are all born positive thinkers, but some of the traits of positive thinking have become clouded over by the inevitable stresses of our daily lives.
Norman Vincent Peale spent much of his professional life showing people how to recapture their innate positiveness, especially when faced with adversity or challenge.
Norman wanted to bring positive thinking to the business community because business has a tremendous influence on our lives and our culture. Because the rapidity of change in the workplace today is greater than ever, it is especially important for business people to be equipped to meet that challenge with methodologies to manage change. In this sense, The Power of Positive Thinking in Business is a natural extension of Norman’s work.
The Power of Positive Thinking in Business is an adaptation of the proven work of Norman Vincent Peale to help you become more effective. In the workplace of the twenty-first century, I am confident you will find it particularly relevant and useful. I hope you enjoy your journey toward becoming a positive thinking person.
Do you have what it takes to succeed in business? When it comes to work performance, we tend to be our own worst critics, and it is often difficult to see where our true strengths lie. The key to overcoming this kind of self-defeating behavior is to change the way we think. Norman Vincent Peale’s great classic bestseller, The Power of Positive Thinking, was the first book to introduce positive thinking as a means to personal growth. Now, after years of extensive research and field-testing, working in cooperation with the Peale Center and major corporations nationwide, Scott Ventrella has adapted those concepts into a systematic program for people in business to achieve greater levels of personal and professional performance.
The Power of Positive Thinking in Business provides a practical way for each of us to develop and actually strengthen the ten traits of a positive thinker. When we learn how to overcome negative internal barriers such as fear, lack of self-confidence, and low self-esteem, we develop the traits that characterize a positive thinker: