The Oath of Positivity was read by Hollywood Superstar Pearl Bailey, Live on NBC.

Written by: J. Morris Anderson
Read by: Pearl Bailey, Live on NBC

My physical appearance will always reveal my positive mental attitude toward life. My head held high will indicate the mental and spiritual strength that lives within me.

My straight, cheerful manner of walking will exemplify the positive direction my life has taken. My eloquent manner of talking will always relate the positive mental, spiritual and physical force that resides within me.

My illustrious smile will always express the pleasure I receive from living.
The positive look in my eyes will always indicate the self-confidence and positive spirit inside me.

I CAN perform any task
I CAN sell any product
I CAN succeed in any job
I CAN cause any relationship to thrive
I CAN overcome any obstacle
I CAN accomplish any objective.
I AM a positive mental, spiritual and physical person
I AM spiritually capable of succeeding
I CAN successfully compete on any mental level
I WILL succeed on any physical level of activity in which I engage.


About Pearl Bailey:

Born on March 29, 1918, in Newport News, Virginia, Pearl Bailey became a cabaret singer who made her Broadway debut in St. Louis Woman. She was acclaimed for her work in stage productions like House of Flowers and Hello, Dolly!, for which she won a 1968 Tony Award, and also appeared many times on film and in television variety programs, including The Ed Sullivan Show. A United Nations adviser in her later years, Bailey died on August 17, 1990, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

"There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while." Pearl Bailey, Tony Award Winning Actress