You can watch my Video summary of the Magic of Thinking Big which now has + views on Youtube right here: The Magic of Thinking Big by David. Take small steps at first: Sit in the front everywhere you go, practice eye contact, walk 25% faster, practice speaking up, smile big, use positive words. leadership. His book, “The Magic of Thinking Big” was published in The book stresses that thinking big is not the same as wishful thinking. We all want.
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The magic of thinking big / David Joseph Schwartz. p. em. Contents iii Unit 1 Thinking and reasoning Thinking as a skill 1 An introduction Thinking S. THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIGDAVID J. SCHWARTZ. CHAPTER 1 - BELIEVE YOU CAN SUCCEED AND YOU WIIL p. 13 On some occasion you've. Schwartz wrote one of the best personal growth books of all time: The Magic of Thinking Big. Here's my summary (+ PDF) with my top
On top of that, I've studied my competition. Norman Vincent Peale. Susan David. Rangan Chatterjee. She was advised by many that she shouldn't -- and couldn't do it.
Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isn't based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never -- yes, never -- sell yourself short. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult -- than small ideas and small plans. Ralph J.
Cordiner, Chairman of the Board of the General Electric Company, said this to a leadership conference: We need from every man who aspires to leadership -- for himself and his company -- a determination to undertake a personal program of self-development.
Nobody is going to order a man to develop Whether a man lags behind or moves ahead in his specialty is a matter of his own personal application. This is something which takes time, work, and sacrifice. Nobody can do it for you. Cordiner's advice is sound and practical. Live it. Persons who reach the top rungs in business management, selling, engineering, religious work, writing, acting, and in every other pursuit get there by following conscientiously and continuously a plan for self-development and growth.
Any training program -- and that's exactly what this book is -- must do three things. It must provide content, the what-to-do. Second, it must supply a method, the how-to-do-it. And third, it must meet the acid test. That is, get results. The what of your personal training program for success is built on the attitudes and techniques of successful people. How do they manage themselves? How do they overcome obstacles? How do they earn respect of others? What sets them apart from the ordinary?
How do they think? The how of your plan for development and growth is a series of concrete guides for action. These are found in each chapter. These guides work. Apply them and see for yourself.
What about the most important part of training: Wrapped up briefly, conscientious application of the program presented here will bring you success and on a scale that may now look impossible.
Broken down into its components, your personal training program for success will bring you a series of rewards: Your training is self-administered. There will be no one standing over your shoulder telling what to do and how to do it. This book will be your guide, but only you can understand yourself.
Only you can command yourself to apply this training.
Only you can evaluate your progress. Only you can bring about Corrective action should you slip a little. In short, you are going to train yourself to achieve bigger and bigger success. You already have a fully equipped laboratory in which you can work and study. Your laboratory is all around you. Your laboratory consists of human beings.
This laboratory supplies you with every possible example of human action. And there is no limit to what you can learn once you see yourself as a scientist in your own lab. What's more, there is nothing to buy. There is no rent to pay. There are no fees of any kind. You can use this laboratory as much as you like for free.
As director of your own laboratory; you will want to do what every scientist does: Observe and experiment. Isn't it surprising to you that most people understand so little about why people act as they do even though they are surrounded by people all their lives? Most people are not trained observers. One important purpose of this book is to help you train yourself to observe, to develop deep insight into human action. You'll want to ask yourself questions like "Why is John so successful and Tom just getting by?
Here are two special suggestions to help you make yourself a trained observer Select for special study the two most successful and the most unsuccessful people you know. Then, as the book unfolds, observe how closely your successful friend adheres to the success principles. Notice also how studying the two extremes will help you see the unmistakable wisdom of following the truths outlined in this book. Each contact you make with another person gives you a chance to see success development principles at work.
Your objective is to make successful action habitual. The more we practice, the sooner it becomes second nature to act in the desired way. Most of us have friends who grow things for a hobby.
And we've all heard them say something like "It's exciting to watch those plants grow. Just look how they respond to plant food and water. See how much bigger they are today than they were last week. But it is not one-tenth as fascinating as watching yourself respond to your own carefully administered thought management program.
It's fun to feel yourself growing more confident, more effective, more successful day-by-day, month-by-month. Nothing -- absolutely nothing -- in this life gives you more satisfaction than knowing you're on the road to success and achievement.
And nothing stands as a bigger challenge than making the most of yourself. Product details File Size: December 2, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Enabled Word Wise: Enabled Lending: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Supported Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans.
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When he first came to California, in the late 60s, an Austrian immigrant who could barely speak English was given a copy of this book. Not being particularly bright, he struggled to read it and followed it to the letter. To this day, he still does follow it to the letter. It seems that the big dumb oaf just doesn't know any better. That's why he became the greatest bodybuilder in history, Mr. Olympia 8 times, a billionaire, the biggest Hollywood box office success in history, the governor of the state with the biggest economy in the US, married a Kennedy, and is known all over the world by his first name.
Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't know enough not to follow the advice in this book. Don't think that you are smarter than him. This book is a classic, the bible of success, and though over 60 years old is still found on the shelves of every bookstore you go into. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Schwartz This is my second-time reading this book first time being in , shortly after I joined the Amway biz and shortly before I joined the Air Force , and after these years I still find it to be one of the best self-help books I've ever read.
True enough, a lot of the material that Dr. Schwartz teaches within is seemingly common sense that should be boneheadedly obvious Here, I believe, is the answer. All of us, more than we recognize, are products of the thinking around us.
And much of this thinking is little, not big. All around you is an environment that is trying to tug you, trying to pull you down Second Class Street. First Class Avenue, U.
Schwartz may you Rest In Peace , the Chunnel has long since become a reality. But this statement is only a half-truth. Knowledge is only potential power. He felt it was more important to use your mind to think than to use it as a warehouse for facts. Action cures fear. Some folks, being jealous, want to make you feel embarrassed because you want to move upward It gives everyone a boost to be addressed by name.
Two special things you must remember. Pronounce the name correctly, and spell it correctly. The techniques described in the book works. I couldn't think of a better publication to help me achieve this goal and grow my business to a worldwide corporation.
Finally, if you want to think big, read this great resource. Every now and then, one read a book that truly inspires. This is exactly what David has achieved with the Magic of Thinking Big. Not only does he inspire "big" thinking, but he also takes it one step further to inspire action to make it happen. The book is filled with ideas and techniques that can be applied in our everyday life whether at home or at work.
These are illustrated by real-life examples that the author draws upon - in which these techniques have proven further success, happiness, and satisfaction to those who have implemented them. Many of the ideas presented, constitute the basis for true leadership. A very enjoyable and educative read. This is in my opinion, the most effective way to take advantage of the wisdom presented.
A highly recommended read! Below are excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful: Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn't stuck with the present. Practice adding value to people Practice adding value to yourself. The successful person doesn't ask, "Can I do it better? So he phrases the question: How can I do it better?
Top success is reserved for the I-can-do-it-better kind of person. Believe it can be done Don't let tradition paralyze your mind. Be receptive to new ideas. Be experimental. Try new approaches. Be progressive in everything you do Ask yourself daily, "How can I do better? Ask yourself, "How can I do more? Asking yourself this question puts your mind to work to find intelligent short-cuts.
The success combination is business is: Do what you do better Practice asking and listening Stretch your mind. Get stimulated. Associate with people who can help you to think of new ideas, new ways of doing things. How you act in turn determines: How others react to you. Almost without exception, the more successful the person, the more he practices conversation generosity, that is, he encourages the other person to talk about himself, his views, his accomplishments, his family, his job, his problems.
We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It's still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.
But persistence blended with experimentation does guarantee success. Show interest in you subordinates' off-the-job accomplishments. Treat everyone with dignity. Remind yourself that the primary purpose in life is to enjoy it.
As a general rule, the more interest you show in a person, the more he will produce for you. And his production is what carries you forward to greater and greater success. See all 1, reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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Not having any of these temptations around means not having such kind of food to eat. But having cookies, chips, sodas and alcohol lying around the house will more likely cause you to end up consuming them, and you will find yourself in a situation where the environment is failing you. Thus, it is an amazing thing about us human beings that we can design our environments, and our environments, in turn, design us.
They make us. But it is our job, a requirement for us, to design the environment that we are after — the big thinking environment. The next big idea is action, but it is something I would want to call attack, attack, attack. In life, there are countless times that we are called to take action.
But despite the need to go after the things that we want, we somehow find ourselves not taking the necessary actions to obtain or achieve them.
It is because oftentimes we feel like we need to be more prepared. The truth is, the longer we wait, the more fearful we become. The more time you feel you need to give yourself to think about the situation and how you are going to handle it, the bigger and stronger your fear will grow. This is because inaction basically feeds fear.
Time feeds fear. Therefore, action is the one that can kill fear. This is the law of nature: More than just spending time thinking about it, most important is to act, act, act.
You need to attack the problem that is in front of you rather than just wait for something to happen to move the things for you. A great example of taking action comes from the life of Napoleon Bonaparte.
While in the battlefield, he was told that the conditions of the war at that moment were not right so they may have to wait for two days before they attack. Hell, I make circumstances. You have to attack right now. I will make these circumstances move according to me.
You have to attack! The lesson Bonaparte is teaching us here is that in any situation, you have the option to just go and spend time getting ready, or just attack and take action.
George Patton is known as a great general of modern times. Violently executed means you just take action no matter what. It means you are going to take action on a good plan and not wait for the perfect plan to materialize because by that time you probably would have lost your battle.
But in order for the shield to manifest itself and to show its power to protect him, the protagonist has to run right into the face of his demons. He has to run straight into the face of his fears and his problems. Only by jumping into them will the shield open up to protect him every time. Sell yourself to yourself.
Prove it to yourself that you are amazing. C onvince yourself that you are not to be deterred by this challenge or problem, and that you are bigger than this problem. It is important that you do this in the morning and also at nighttime. The last thing I want to talk about is the idea of your true size.