Get the power…

Brad Stanton —  September 11, 2013 — 7 Comments

Everyone who has learned the power of confidence will tell you that if you really change the way you think and obtain a completely optimistic outlook, it will give you power you never knew was possible. Does that seem hard to believe?

Read about people who accomplished great things like Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Sam Walton (the founder of Walmart), W. Clement Stone (became fabulously wealthy by selling insurance) and many others, and you will see that they accomplished great things because they had something about them that seemed like powerful magic. They had confidence, faith. Positive thinking.

Portrait of Henry Ford (ca. 1919)

Portrait of Henry Ford (ca. 1919) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

W. Clement Stone went from extreme poverty as a child, to incredible wealth. He is famous for saying “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” He began selling insurance at a very young age and because of his incredible confidence, he quickly became rich. He decided he could make even more money by hiring people to help him sell insurance. As time went by, he found he could size a person up after talking to them for only a few minutes and determine if they would be successful at selling. He knew confidence was key.

Henry Ford accomplished things that most people said were impossible. Before the United States entered World War 2, the US government knew they must start preparing for war. They gave Henry Ford the task of designing a plant to build airplanes– heavy bombers. Many people looked around the world and said that at most we could build one bomber a day because each bomber was made of about one and a quarter million parts. Henry Ford designed a plant that could build one bomber every 55 minutes! Hitler didn’t think it was possible. This prodigious output of airplanes helped the allies win the war.

Sam Walton said “It is amazing what people can accomplish if they believe in themselves.”
William James, the Father of American Psychology said “The most important thing that determines success is whether or not you believe you can do it.”

Confidence, belief, power of positive thinking…. Jesus called it faith. He said if you have a little faith you can tell a mountain to move and it will.–Nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 “Mountain” may have meant “problem,” just like we use it today in the phrase “don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” amazing power

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7 responses to Get the power…

  1. 

    My dad used to say we could accomplish anything we put our minds. And that has always been my motto and passed down to my own kids. The Power of Positive Thinking

  2. 

    I totally agree, Brad. I always told my children that confidence is doing something more than once. If your quest fails the first time, you MUST do it again and again. In that process confidence is built and the person is more confident as he/she tries the next endeavor. However, I do believe people who are positive many times come with that quality. The best way to maintain this quality in such a negative world is to find others who are positive, too. Great post. Enjoyed it very much.

  3. 

    Once at a young company, where the boss was a terror to work for, he asked the accountants to send their best man to work with him. The other members of the team, loathing their boss sent the worst member of the team.

    Thirty years later, that fellow was a centi-millionaire, and while the rest of the fellows did well, none approached the fellow who served his boss’s needs.

    This is a true story.

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