The 4:8 Principle
Do you want more joy in your life? What are you thinking? Are your thoughts moving you towards achieving your full God-given potential or are they dragging you down? Are you interested in learning the secret to a joy-filled life?
This book will help you change your thinking about thinking which will increase the joy in your life.
As I was reading this book, I found myself underlining key concepts. Here are a few of them:
If you desire a future that is a lot better than your present, you will need to change a lot about the way you think.
Joy is an outward sign of inward faith in the promises of God.
… thinking, talking, and worrying about what you don’t want can never bring you what you do want.
Emotions don’t reveal the quality of your life; they reveal the quality of your thinking at any particular moment.
Only the really thoughtful are truly grateful.
I also underlined several quotes, including:
All things be ready if our minds be so. – William Shakespeare
I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself. – Oprah Winfrey
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be and should be and he will become as he could be and should be. – Johann von Goethe
Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts. – Benjamin Disraeli
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus (Greek philosopher)
I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened. – Mark Twain
In addition, I particularly liked the portion where Tommy Newberry lists “Forty Joy-Producing Thoughts.” Now, you ought to read the book to find out all forty of these. Here is the first one to whet your appetite:
“1. I expect the best, and it shows!”
The 4:8 Principle is based on the following verse:
“… whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Would you like more joy in your life? Have you unleashed the power of The 4:8 Principle?