The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz: My Key Takeaways

  • Strong Belief triggers the mind to figure ways and means and the how to
  • When you believe that you can succeed other will place confidence in you
  • Belief in success is the one basic, absolutely essential ingredient of successful people
  • The “ok-i’ll-give-it-a-shot” attitude produces failure.
  • A person is a product of his own thoughts. Believe big.
  • No one is going to believe in you, until you do
  • Choose to listen to Mr.Triumph, instead of Mr.defeat.
  • Remind yourself you are better than you think you are.
  • Absolutely nothing in this life give you more satisfaction than knowing you are on the road to success and achievement.
  • The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important that how much intelligence you may have.
  • Knowledge is power only when put to use
  • Fear stops people from capitalising on an opportunity
  • No one is born with confidence. It is acquired
  • Action cures fear. Indecision on the other hand breeds fear.
  • Hope is just a start. It needs action to win victories
  • Hesitation only enlarges your fear
  • Successful people specialise in putting positive thoughts into their memory bank
  • Negative thoughts create worry, frustration and feelings of inferiority
  • Intentionally think about the good things that had happen in your day, this will trigger a stream of positive thoughts
  • When you remember a situation of any kind, focus on the good part of the experience and forget the bad.
  • Doing what’s right keeps your conscience satisfied. And this builds self-confidence.
  • Making eye contact wins you confidence
  • The more your speak up, the more confidence you gain
  • Success in measured by the size of your thinking
  • To think big, we must use words and phrases that produce big, positive mental images.
  • Look at things not as what they are, but what they can be. Visualising in this manner adds value to everything.
  • The price tag the world puts on us is just about identical to the one we put on ourselves.
  • Never sell yourself short. You are better than you think you are.
  • Add value to others and to yourself, by stretching your vision. See things not just as what they are, but what they can be
  • Believe that the thing that you want to accomplish can be done. It sets the mind in motion to find a way to do it
  • Eliminate the word impossible from your vocabulary. Its a failure word.
  • Average people resent progress
  • Top success is reserved for the I-can-do- it-better kind of person.
  • Capacity is a state of mind. How much we can do depends on how much we think we can fo
  • We learn nothing by telling. There is no limit to what we can learn if we ask and listen.
  • Network and associate with other success oriented people to stimulate creative ideas in your mind.
  • Never let your ideas escape. Review, cultivate and fertilise your ideas.
  • You are what you think you are. Others see in us what we see in ourselves.
  • Look sharp because it will help you think sharp
  • The way we think toward our jobs determines how our subordinates think toward their jobs.
  • If you exude enthusiasm, those around you will have enthusiasm too
  • Build in yourself an optimistic, progressive glow
  • Give yourself a pep talk daily. To be on top, you have got to feel like you are on top
  • Success comes from managed thinking
  • The environment you associate with feed your mind. Its influence your conscious and subconscious thoughts.
  • The size of your thinking, your goals, your attitudes and your very personality is formed by your environment.
  • Big men do not laugh at big ideas
  • The remarks of discouragement from other people are just a projection of the speaker’s feeling of failure and discouragement
  • Do not indulge in gossip as it cultivate negative thinking in our minds
  • Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking
  • To activate other you much activate yourself.
  • Make other people feel important. Its a non-biological hunger of human beings.
  • People will do more for you, when you make them feel important
  • When you help others feel important, you help yourself feel important too
  • Never let anyone feel he/she is taken for granted
  • Results come in proportion to the enthusiasm invested.
  • Successful people follow a plan for liking people.
  • Never miss an opportunity to congratulate someone of their achievement
  • Take the initiative ill building friendships-leaders always do.
  • The most important person present in a room, is the one who is most active in introducing himself.
  • Recognise and acknowledge the fact that people are not perfect
  • One thought positive, or negative sets off a whole chain reaction of similar thoughts
  • How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
  • Everything that exists in the world today are ideas that was acted upon. So take action.
  • The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise.
  • Success shuns the man who lacks ideas.
  • Ideas are valuable only when it is acted upon.
  • Action decimates fear
  • People who get things done in this world don’t wait for the spirit to move them; they move the spirit.
  • Get a habit of speaking up. Each time you speak up, you strengthen yourself
  • People place confidence in the fellow who acts.
  • Do not procrastinate. Get into action mode
  • Always learn from your setbacks
  • Defeat is only a state of mind, and nothing more.
  • Never blame luck for your setbacks. Fail, learn and grow.
  • Nobody guarantee success, but if you be persistent with experimenting a.k.a improvise after every failure, success is guaranteed
  • The difference between success and failure is found in one’s attitude toward setbacks and discouragements and other disappointing situations.
  • Always have clear set goals or what where you want to go and what you want to achieve in life. Without a destination its impossible to take the right steps forward.
  • Successful people have their eyes set on the price and that provides energy
  • Surrender to your goal, it works itself into your subconscious mind and your actions will automatically be aligned with it.
  • If Plan A doesnt work out you can always switch to Plan b. A detour in your actions should never mean as surrendering your goal, it just means another route.
  • Always try and think from the other person’s perspective to find out how that person would react to your statement.
  • People who believe and push for progress are people who gets promoted in any field.
  • Always think about improvement in anything you do and always strive for high standards in everything you do
  • Leaders take time out to make decisions and observations in solitude. To do their extensive levels of thinking
  • When little people try to drive you down, THINIK BIG.
  • When the “I-Haven’t-Got-What-It-Takes” feeling creeps up on you, THINK BIG
  • When an argument or quarrel seems inevitable, THINK BIG.
  • When you feel defeated, THINK BIG
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