cover image of the book The power of positive thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The book written by Norman Vincent Peale and published long back in the 1950’s, has been the greatest of literature in positive thinking. I read this in my teens and the effect it had on me is beyond words. This book helps in cultivating an unwavering positive attitude no matter what the situation you are facing.

The author affirms that what we think has a great impact and bearing on the actions and outcomes of those actions. He says that having a positive attitude can help in achieving the unthinkable. With a hands-on approach, Peale equips readers with tangible strategies and practical techniques to tap into the potential of positive thinking. He provides straightforward exercises and principles that can be woven into daily routines to foster optimism, banish self-doubt, and foster resilience when faced with adversity. These actionable steps render the book approachable and immediately applicable to readers from all walks of life.

The author enriches his teachings with a collection of anecdotes and real-life accounts. These compelling narratives bring depth and authenticity to his ideas. Through these stories, he underscores the effectiveness of his principles by showcasing individuals who have profoundly transformed their lives through the power of positive thinking. These anecdotes breathe life into the concepts, making them relatable and inspiring for readers keen on implementing them in their own transformation journeys.


It remains a classic in self-help literature and is one of the top books to include in your library. As is the case with other books, some of the points in the book might not resonate with all readers, but its popularity tells enough that it has timeless wisdom for those on a quest for personal growth.