Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!. By Robert Schuller
It’s impossible to fail totally if you dare to try.
Many of you who are reading these words do not have time to experiment. Your energies and your resources are running out. You have to be assured that the next thing you try will not be some wild and reckless whim.
Possibility thinking works. It has helped countless people survive really tough times. It can help you too! Because possibility thinking is not just a vague attitude.
It is a hardcore principle. In this book I will show you specifically how possibility thinking can get you through the hard time you are going through.
Your life can also be the portrait of a survivor. You can make it. You can win, if you carefully follow the possibility-thinking plan outlined in the following chapters. The first step will be to put your problems in proper perspective. Sure, you have problems.
They may be the worst you’ve ever faced. But chances are, they are not the worst thing that could possibly have happened. No matter how bad it is, it could always be worse. Be glad it’s not. Put your problem in proper perspective. Stop making a mountain out of a mole hill.
Everybody has problems. No life is problem-free.
Now you must learn to solve and manage problems. And there is not necessarily a solution for every problem; however, every problem can be managed positively.
In Chapter 4 of this book are specific guidelines on how to manage your problem creatively. To do so, it is necessary to take charge and control of your problems.
Now “to manage” means “to control.” Too many people lose control of their life by surrendering leadership to outside factors. We will discuss the many factors that can inadvertently take over the leadership spot in your life.
Who is in control of your life? You can be in control yourself if you will follow the Ten Commandments of Possibility Thinking. Many suggested solutions to our problems may appear impossible.
Consequently too many solutions are thrown away and never given a chance. The Ten Commandments of Possibility Thinking can show how you can make the most of the ideas that God will give you.
• 4 ways to evaluate a new idea
• 10 commandments of possibility thinking
• 5 principles for putting problems in a proper perspective
• 18 principles of leadership
• 5 phases necessary for the faith to move mountains
• 5 ways to overcome a ‘brownout’ and prevent a burnout
• 25 action words to get you started and never let you quit