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I’m a confirmed negaholic. I don’t just see a glass that’s half full and call it half-empty; I see a glass that’s completely full and worry that someone’s going to tip it over.

Peter McWilliams (1950-2000) American writer
You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, [Rev Ed.] (1995)
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I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.

Peter McWilliams (1950-2000) American writer
You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, [Rev. Ed.] (1995)
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To overcome a fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.

Peter McWilliams (1950-2000) American writer
You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, [Rev. Ed.] (1995)
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