This is how to do an ‘impossible’ thing.
1, Size up your problem,
2. Pray about it,
3. Do all you can about it.
4. If it seems impossible, don’t give up, but affirm, "The things that are impossible with humans are possible with God."
5. Keep relaxed. Don’t worry. Avoid getting panicky. Never think, "This can’t be done."
6. Declare: "It can be done, it is being done because God is doing it through me." Affirm the process is in operation. The final outcome may not be entirely what you desire. But handled in this manner, the solution will be what God wants it to be.
- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Positive Thinking for Every Day of the Year, p. March 5.