I am reproducing the Excerpts from "The power of Positive Thinking" By Norman Vincent Peale of
Don't be a "Hold-out", Go all out. Do this, and life will not hold out on you.
A famous trapeze artiste was instructing his students how to perform on the high trapeze bar. Finally, having given full explanations and instruction in this skill, he told them to demonstrate their ability.
One student, looking up at the insecure perch from which he must perform, was suddenly filled with fear. He froze completely. He had terrifying vision of himself falling to the ground. He counldn't move a muscle, so deep was his fright. "I can't do it! 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 a statement which is of inestimable importance. It is one of the wisest remarks I have ever heard. He said: "Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow."
Heart is the symbol of creative activity. Fire the heart with where you want to be. Get it so deeply fixed in your unconscious that you will not take no for an answer, then your entire personality will follow where your heart leads. "Throw your heart over the bar" means to throw your faith over your difficulty, throw yur affirmation over your barrier, throw your visualisation over your obstacles. In other words, throw the spiritual essence of you over the bar and your material self will follow in the victory groove thus pioneered by your faith-inspired mind. Expect the best, never the worst, and you will attain your heart's desire. It is what is in the heart of you, either good or bad, strong or weak, that finally comes to you. Emerson said "Beware of what you want for you will get it."
That was one of those excerpts that has inspired me a lot. When I was going through my treatment for breast cancer my doctor told me that it will be mostly my will power to survive against cancer because the medicines will not be able to help if my will to survive is not strong. He told me to keep this unofficial because he could not prove it. Honestly I believed him and I did follow his advice.. could that be one of the reason why I am here blogging today?