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Excerpts of an article by Norman Vincent Peale


William James, the famous psychologist, said, “Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing [now get that–the one thing] that ensures the successful outcome of our venture.”
A famous trapeze artist was instructing his students how to perform on the high trapeze bar. One student froze completely. He had a terrifying vision of falling to the ground. He couldn’t move a muscle, so deep was his fright. “I can’t do it!” he gasped.
The instructor put his arm around the boy’s shoulder and said, “Son, you can do it, and I will tell you how.” Then he made one of the wisest remarks I have ever heard. He said, “Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow.”
Copy that sentence. Write it down and put it in your pocket. Better still, write…

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