David Schwartz wrote an excellent book titled The Magic Of Thinking Big. In this book, Schwartz will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and most of all, find greater happiness and peace of mind. The book will provide you with useful methods for getting the most out of your job, your marriage, your family life, and community. Schwartz proves that you do not need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction. But you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. Below are a few paragraphs which will give you a brief insight into what the book is about. There is so much beneficial information in this book, it will transform your mind and your life by teaching you the rules for thinking big.
“You can move a mountain with belief. You can win success by believing you can succeed. There is nothing magical about the power of belief. Belief works this way. Belief, the ‘I’m positive-I-can’ attitude, generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops.”
“Believe, really believe, you can succeed, and you will. Over the years I’ve talked with many people who have failed in business ventures and in various careers. I’ve heard a lot of reasons and excuses for failure. Something especially significant unfolds as conversations with failures develop. In a casual sort of way the failure drops a remark like ‘To tell the truth, I didn’t think it would work’ or ‘I had my misgivings before I even started out’ or ‘Actually, I wasn’t too surprised that it didn’t work out’.”
“The Okay I’ll give it a try but I don’t think it will work attitude produces failures. Disbelief is negative power. When the mind disbelieves or doubts, the mind attracts ‘reasons’ to support the disbelief. Doubt, disbelief, the subconscious will to fail, the not really wanting to succeed, is responsible for most failures. Think doubt and fail. Think victory and succeed.”
“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 (what, how, 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 the respect of others? What sets them apart from the ordinary? How do they think?”
“The body is what the body is fed. By the same token, the mind is what the mind is fed. Mind food, of course, doesn’t come in packages, and you can’t buy it at the store. Mind food is your environment – all the countless things that influence your conscious and subconscious thought. the kind of mind food we consume determines our habits, attitudes, personality. Each of us inherited a certain capacity to develop. But how much of that capacity we have developed and the way we have developed that capacity depends on the kind of mind we feed it. The mind reflects what its environment feeds it just as surely as the body reflects the food you feed it. Have you ever thought what kind of person you would be had you been reared in a different country?”
“Attitudes do make the difference. Salesmen with the right attitude beat their quotas; students with the right attitude make As; right attitudes pave the way to really happy married life. Right attitudes make you effective in dealing with people, enable you to develop as a leader. Right attitudes win for you in every situation. Grow these three attitudes. Make them your allies in everything you do. 1: Grow the attitude of I’m activated. 2: Grow the attitude of You are important. 3: Grow the attitude of Service first.”
“The modern corporation does not leave its future to chance. Should you? Each of us can learn a precious lesson from the forward-looking business. We can and should plan at least ten years ahead. You must form an image now of the person you want to be ten years from now if you are to become that image. This is a critical thought. Just as the business that neglects to plan ahead will be just another business (if it even survives), the individual who fails to set long-range goals will most certainly be just another person lost in life’s shuffle. Without goals we cannot grow.”
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