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    Dale’s Books

    Dale Best

    • Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      by Dale E. Best

    Positive Principles For Executives by Dale Best

    Dale’s Résumé

    • Native of Worden, IL
    • Twenty years of public school teaching
    • BA, McKendree University, Lebanon IL
    • MS ED, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
    • M DIV, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN
    • Elder, Illinois Great River Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Ordained in 1985
    • Retired after twenty years active ministry

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    Entries in Ralph W. Emerson (1)

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    Our Mind

    Earl Nightingale states that we become what we think about. Ralph W. Emerson said, “A man is what he thinks about all day.” American philosopher James Allen said that a mind will grow what we put in it. Our mind doesn’t care what we put in, good or evil thoughts. It will grow more cheerful and yield success as readily as failure, hate and fear. It will grow positive thoughts of success as easily as negative thoughts of failure and discouragement. We become the sum total of what we think. Could we take a second and check our thought patterns of yesterday?

    We must decide whether we are going to concentrate on our positive attributes or continue thinking about the negative input of our family and friends. One example might be, “No one in our family has ever done that. We don’t have the ability to do that.” We instinctively know we will never achieve staying with this negative thinking.

    Norman V. Peale preached that a clean mind produces power. He urges us to keep negative sludge out our mind like insecurity, self-doubt, inferiority, doubt and resentment. Surely we remember that a distraught mind, adverse situation, and upsetting and unresolved crises cause the stomach to secrete hydrochloric acid. This creates favorable conditions for forming ulcers in our stomach. Worry, emotional strain, and resentment also have an adverse effect on arthritis.

    With a positive mind, we will succeed.