The Positive Approach
Free 30 Lesson Course to Help you Manifest Your Potential
The Positive Approach is a personal development course written by transformational psychologist and founder of Trans4mind.com, Peter Shepherd. The course is intended to help you become more clear about your own identity, what you want in life - your life vision - and how to manifest your full potential. You will learn how your beliefs shape your life experience and become aware of exactly how you are creating your reality. Each of these lessons includes practical elements that you can apply during the week, so your life can genuinely start to improve and you make real progress toward manifesting your vision.
Audio downloads are available in MP3 format, to listen at your leisure, perhaps on your portable player, or copied to cassette for the car. Right-click the download link and choose to save to your hard disk. Also you can listen to the online streaming audio on each lesson page.
ForewordHuman nature is universal, something we all share. But that doesn't mean human nature cannot further evolve; indeed it must, to meet the needs of Mankind's present situation, where a greater degree of peaceful cooperation, reform and justice is critical for our future survival and prosperity.
Each of us can evolve consciously by undertaking our own path of personal development, according to our individual needs, weaknesses and strengths. The information and resources of the Trans4mind.com website is designed specially to aid your personal growth, so you can better meet the challenges of life, at home and at work. To make a really good start, the Positive Approach Course covers a range of key personal development topics and most people will benefit from increasing their knowledge and abilities in these areas.
The key is to take what you learn and put it into practice in your daily life. To change the engrained habits of a lifetime, and even to change the nature programmed into your genes, is possible but it will take your determined application, over and over again, to reprogram your mind and transform yourself.
Why a "positive" approach?Individuals tend to have a chronic emotional level; they go up and down in response to circumstances but soon return to the way of being that feels familiar to them, their habitual level.
Negative levels include being apathetic, depressed, fearful, angry, antagonistic, bored… that is the person's approach to life, and that is what they attract more of and what they see most of in the world around them: reasons to be afraid.
Positive levels include contentment, appreciation, enthusiasm, exhilaration and serenity: reasons to love. Coming from these places the world seems much brighter and more inviting, a great place to play the game of life.
A negative approach to life is based on fearful motivations, caused by many kinds of negative thinking; a positive approach is based on the motivation to create an inspiring vision, powered not by self-serving greed but by caring and loving service for the benefit of all.
The foundation for a positive approach is not just saying positive things and denying how you really feel. That doesn't work. A genuine positive approach is based on truthfulness and self-knowledge. It is based on self-respect and integrity, liking and being true to one's self - one's real self, not a version designed to appease or manipulate others, or to hide away from the challenges of life.
This course is built on the foundation of positive psychlogy, the study of happiness and what makes life most worth living. Psychology has traditionally focused on dysfunction—people with mental illness or disabling emotional trauma—and how to treat it. Positive psychology, in contrast, is a field that examines how ordinary people can make their lives better, to develop the skills they need to become happier and more fulfilled. It's the subject of personal development.
This free online personal development course is designed to help you achieve a more positive approach to your life so that you are better positioned both to realize and to manifest your full potential.
Remember, the guide on your path is your own true inner nature, your connection with the universal, and that is LOVE. Love is unconditional acceptance. At all times ask yourself, "Am I doing / thinking / saying this in love?" and you will not go far wrong.
An expanded version of The Positive Approach is included in Peter Shepherd's paperback book 'Daring to Be Yourself', also available as a bonus for those who subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, Inspiring Quotes of the Week.
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