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THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG

The Magic Of Thinking Big was written by David Schwartz. He has beautifully conveyed that why everyone must have big goals? What kind of thinking we must have and what steps we must take in order to achieve them. The Magic Of Thinking Big summary will give you a hint of the idea behind the David Schwartz writings. The book has been popular amongst all the successful people. It has been said that it makes you think big and makes you work differently than average people. So, here are the summarized chapters.

Chapter 1: BELIEVE YOU CAN SUCCEED AND YOU WILL

The most important thing successful people have in common that they have a firm belief in their goals and ability to achieve them.
They are not afraid of early defeat and failures, they do not pay attention to the negative talk done by other people only because they have an unwavering belief that sooner or later they will achieve what they want.

They don’t have even the tiniest doubt in their mind about themselves. They don’t just try to achieve something, they put their life and soul into their efforts, they do whatever they could to succeed. The strong belief they have triggered their mind to figure out the ways to reach success.

To develop the power of believing you must keep thinking about only success, not at all about failure. Keep reminding yourself that you are better than you think you are. Keep big goals in front of you. Your objective must be to make successful actions habitual.

Start believing in yourself and good things will start happening.

 

Chapter 2: CURE YOURSELF OF EXCUSITIS, THE FAILURE DISEASE

 

Many great inventions, songs, stories, books, plays couldn’t reach their end, all because of the excuses people gave. Sometimes, not having good health, sometimes not having enough talent, sometimes being too old or too young, and sometimes considering oneself as unlucky. There can be others excuses but these are the most common ones.

This is one of the major differences between successful people and failure one or average performer or mediocre that successful people tend to focus all their energy on their desired end result. They don’t care whether the circumstances are in their favor or against them. They get what they want through dedicated hard work.

You might have noticed that the more successful the individual is, the less inclined they are to make excuses. On the other hand people, those who are average performers or failures have a bunch of excuses for everything they do or don’t do.

Either you kill the excuses or they destroy you completely. You can avoid excuses through feeding repeatedly positive affirmations to the subconscious mind. It might take time but you will definitely kill the failure disease of excuses. How old you are, what knowledge you possess is not important. It is one’s attitude towards life that makes it a blessing or barricade.

 

Chapter 3: BUILD CONFIDENCE AND DESTROY FEAR

Like excuses, FEAR is one of the major reasons that kills success even before it takes form. Fear can be psychological, public speaking, social gathering, etc. Fear prevents people from taking initiative which then causes people to stay broke, in misery, poverty, to stay mediocre, average. Fear makes people psychologically handicap.

Inactions create doubts and doubts turned into worries. And after a long period of time, those worries turn into fear which destroys one’s confidence to think, to act, to work; in others, words fear stops people from succeeding. Indecision, procrastination fertilizes fear.

To succeed we must be confident and fearless. To be confident we need to kill the worry habit, the habit of fearing everything by repeatedly thinking about positive thoughts. Give positive instructions to our minds. Even if the problem arises, focus on the solution to solve it not on the problem.
Take positive actions backed up with sound plans. Think about only good memories, avoid bad ones. Close the door permanently for all kinds of negativity. Adopt some good habits like, always sit in front. Don’t wait for others to talk first, take initiative and start talking. Don’t care what others would think or say. Always have a big smile on your face. Have a good posture. Have a positive attitude. Start walking fast than usual. Don’t wait for the time to be right, just take action with whatever tools you have in your hands.

Don’t forget, actions cure fear. And being fearless makes you confident.

 

Chapter 4: HOW TO THINK BIG.

Lots of people have hesitation about their looks, knowledge, personality, etc. They think, are they really capable enough to get what they want?
And that’s why they don’t ask a girl or a guy out. Don’t write a script, stories, songs they have been thinking about writing. Don’t ask to get paid more for their hard work in the job and etc. etc.

This thinking of selling short to myself, doubting in own abilities puts breaks on positive actions and eventually on the success. Because they don’t take the necessary actions to succeed due to the constant doubt in the back of the mind.

You need to get this devil off your mind if you want to live your desired life. You can do this by adopting good habits. By acting and thinking confidently. By developing positive thinking and mindset.

Kill the habit of self-deprecation. Focus on what you have within you, the assets. Use positive words in your talking that resemble hope, happiness, and success. Avoid negative talking, negative people, and a negative atmosphere.

Look at the things or people what they can be or what you can do with them in the future. Don’t focus on their present condition that how bad they are now, rather how beautiful you can make them with your efforts. Avoid stupid quarrels which happen on silly things. Before reacting negatively, think…Is it really important? Focus on your main objective of being happy, successful, achieving goals. Have big goals. Have faith in yourself and your abilities. Ignore everything which looks and sounds negative, which takes a peace of your mind.

 

Chapter 6: YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE

‘You become what you thinketh’. It is practically proven by the people those who have achieved success in abundance in their life by continuously thinking only about what they wanted to have. Because of the dominant thoughts we have in our mind, it releases certain vibrations in the universe which then picked up by the infinite intelligence & transmit in the same nature at the time of their release.

You get the results according to the dominant thoughts you have in your subconscious mind. Dominant thought controls your thought process. Positive thinking gives you positive results and negative gives you negative results. That’s why people with positive thinking resemble a strong personalities. They act and look confident, positive, and attractive and that’s why they get special attention, treatment, and respect from the people around them. On the other hand people, who are drowned in negative thinking look dull, less attractive, always worried and self pitied. They often get avoided by the people around them.

To be successful you got to have wavering faith in yourself. That will determine your actions. These positive actions will determine your result and eventually, it will determine your importance in people’s eyes. Believe you are strong, positive, confident, strong, and act that way. The way you will treat yourself, you will get treated by the people the same way. Your appearance definitely talks. Remember when you get attracted to someone because of their personality? That’s appearance. Either it attracts or repels away the people. Similarly, your appearance can help you attract opportunities or repels them away. So, pay close attention to your looks, the dressing. Your cloths must be clean and properly ironed. Hairs neatly combed. Cleaned shaved or well-groomed. A good appearance makes you look like some sort of important personality and people will treat you that way. Believe in yourself and your abilities that you have what it takes to be successful. Take whatever the job is in your hand as important as you would take it as a matter of life and death. Give all you have got to do it successfully, put enthusiasm in it and it will open attract the people who would gladly give you a hand to be successful. Your positive actions and positive performance will open the door for success in the future.

 

Chapter 7: MANAGE YOUR ENVIRONMENT: GO, FIRST CLASS

A regular healthy diet provided to the body gives a healthy and active body. Whereas the junk food, too much sugar gives not so active and a dull body. By the same token if you are providing positive thoughts to your subconscious mind on a regular basis it will give you a positive mindset along with positive actions and finally positive results. Like junk food, if you are feeding negativity to your subconscious mind too often then it will give you nothing but trouble and misery. Like the body needs good food to stay healthy, the mind needs positive thinking to stay healthy.

Food for the mind is provided by the environment you live in. The way our body reflects the food we feed it, the same way our mind reflects what it is feed through the environment. We become the average of the people we spend most of the time often with. Being in a particular environment for a specific period of time (positive or negative) formed the size of our thinking, attitude, character, and personality. Environment shapes us, makes us do things the way we think. Association with negative-minded people makes us negative from all aspects, on the other hand, companionship with positive, optimistic people makes us like them.

Develop a defense system against your negative thinking and the people around you who give you only negative talk. Negative opinions from yourself and from others can be a poison that might kill your speed of progress. Take negative talk only as chalk to prove it wrong that you sure can do it. Be extra careful, study people. If you find someone as a negator who finds negative in everything, ignore them. Cut off the negative people completely from your life if have to. Don’t let them pull you down to their level. Protect yourself from them. Don’t hesitate to seek help or advice from others if you have to. But choose the right source. Go to the positive-minded people those who you think are successful in some manner in their field. The success-building process requires you to become an expert in understanding people. Mix and be friends with people from different virtues than you. Mix a variety of people with different skills. One thing that must be common between them is that they all must be positive thinkers who would help you to grow, who would encourage you to keep trying. Don’t be a part of gossip actively or passively. Stay away from gossipers. It commonly called thought poison. Have a healthy conversation instead. Talk about positive aspects of people on their back.
Go first-class in everything you do. It’s better to have fewer things of good quality than to have stacks of poor quality junk. Develop an instinct for quality. People rate you for your quality.

 

Chapter 8: MAKE YOUR ATTITUDES YOUR ALLIES

You can see the enthusiasm in everything successful people do. There is no substitute for a positive attitude to be successful. A positive attitude makes you enthusiastic and puts enthusiasm in everything you do. Results come in proportion to the enthusiasm we put in our efforts. When our attitude is right, our abilities reach maximum effectiveness and good results inevitably follow. The right attitude wins for you in any situation.

Before initiating to perform any task get whole information about it, even a tiny one. That will help you to stay excited about it and will make you feel familiar with it. Put life in whatever you do. Give your full attention to the task you want to perform. Love the process. Stay happy while working. Drown yourself in your work so much that you won’t have time for chit-chat and gossips. Stay away from gossips, gossipers. Never broadcast bad news about anyone or anything. Always focus on positive aspects.

Grow ‘You-Are-Important’ attitude for everyone around you. No matter how small or big the help is done by people to you, let them know that you value them and their obligation. Let them know that you are sincerely grateful to have them. Develop a habit of showing genuine application and gratitude for everything people do for you.

Praise those who help, motivates, and encourage you to grow and succeed. Do something for them. Do something for them in return for their help. Doesn’t have to be expensive. Spend quality time with them. That
includes your family too.

Whether you do a job or business or provide some sort of professional services, focus on giving such a value that you would wish to receive for yourself. Do not focus on money but on giving a good service. Put service first before the money. Be determined to give good service, it will definitely pay you sooner or later. Because the seed of money is service and it needs to be harvested if you want to make some. In order to be successful, do more than you get paid. Always give more and better service than they expect to get from you. You won’t get paid or get a raise just for the promise of better performance unless you show better performance in your actions and efforts.

 

Chapter 9: Think Right Toward People.

Even the strongest person in the world can’t win the battle by himself. He will need assistance and cooperation from his army. We all need help from others to succeed, to achieve our goals. To get support from people be such kind of a person who is easy to be with, whom people will like and would love to be with, from whom they will get respect and the proper treatment they deserve. This will win you their support and puts fuel in your success-building program.

Don’t wait for others to start to talk or to develop friendships. You take initiative to move forward to develop a relationship. Introduce yourself at every opportunity and eventually, people will join you sooner or later. Make sure you and the other person get each other’s name correctly with correct pronunciation and spelling. That’s really very important because you will not want to get pronounce your name wrongly. Because sometimes it irritates us. Drop a personal message or meet tour new friends often you want to get to know better.

Don’t forget that everyone has a right to be different. Accept people the way they are along with their difference and limitations. Don’t expect everyone to be perfect, because no one is. Don’t be a reformer. Keep your opinion about them to yourself because if you tell them, they might find it offensive and you might lose a good friend.

Like you tune into your favorite radio channel, similarly always tune into channel positivity of your mind which is a good thought broadcasting station. Ignore the flaws and find qualities to like and admire in person. Don’t let others create a bad image about a third person just because they tell you something about them. Stay away from gossips. Think positive thoughts toward people and you will surely get positive results.

Be like successful people. Develop conversation generosity. Successful people talk less and listen more because they know they can learn something new from everyone regardless of their appearance. They encourage others to talk. Let or encourage other people talk to you about their views, likes, dislikes, opinion. They will like you and respect you for being a good listener and that will earn you their support.

Practice courtesy and show gratitude whenever you get a chance, even for a small help done by people to you. Congratulates people even for their small achievements, improvements, their new look or anything they try new. Don’t blame others when you get a setback. Thank them instead that they shown you, where you lacks and where you need to improve which is definitely going to help you in your success journey.

Chapter 10: GET THE ACTION HABIT.

Having a great idea in mind is not enough unless we acted upon it. An average idea acted upon and developed is far better than the excellent idea that dies because it isn’t followed up. If you want positive results then act upon the ideas right at the time you get them, putting them off on tomorrow or procrastinating then will take you nowhere but mediocrity. Ideas alone won’t bunless acted upon them. Don’t wait for the conditions to be perfect or odds be in your favor, they never will. Expect and be ready for the obstacles and problems. Face them and solve them as they arise. Action is the only cure for fear. Whatever scares you, stand face to face then do it anyway. Don’t give second thought to whether to do it or not, even if it scares you just start doing it and fear will disappear.

Don’t wait for someone else to push you or motivates you, no one will come all the time. Get a habit of being self-motivated. Take action, even if it’s the job you hate to do, just dig in and move your spirit by yourself. Start your mental engine mechanically like and robot. Such people get more support from others.

Be the kind of person who does his job on a right now basis. Don’t procrastinate on the things on tomorrow which are meant to be done today. Tomorrow, later, next week, or next year such words are synonyms the failure word that you will do the job ‘never. Don’t waste time getting ready to act. Just Start acting with whatever tools you have in hand. Get down to business as you get them in front of you.

Don’t wait for someone else to tell you to do the job. Be a volunteer. When you see something that you believe ought to be done, take initiative by yourself. Like a rugby player get the ball yourself and once you get it just start running. Show everyone that you have the ability and ambition to do something by yourself.

Chapter 11: HOW TO TURN DEFEAT INTO VICTORY.

Whenever you get defeated, face some failure or some kind of setback, don’t give up. Use them as a tool to pave your way for success by finding out what mistakes you did then and by not repeating them next time but with improving them.

Criticizing ourselves is better than criticizing others. By criticizing constructively we will get to know the flaws, weaknesses, and faults we have within and we will be able to correct them. Which will be very helpful in our success journey.

Do not be dependable on luck. Stop blaming it. No one has got anywhere by blaming luck. Everything happens because of our deeds. Find out what went wrong, correct those mistakes and change the outcome for the next attempt.

Being persistent is a good thing. Persistence is one of the small parts of being successful. But persistence alone doesn’t give a guarantee of success. Doing the same thing over and over again won’t give you new results. To get new and improved results, you ought to experiment with your method of working. Mix experiment with your persistence.

Make a habit of seeing a good side in every situation. Try to find out what new lesson you have learned. See how you can use it for your betterment.

Chapter 11: HOW TO TURN DEFEAT INTO VICTORY.

Whenever you get defeated, face some failure or some kind of setback, don’t give up. Use them as a tool to pave your way for success by finding out what mistakes you did then and by not repeating them next time but with improving them.

Criticizing ourselves is better than criticizing others. By criticizing constructively we will get to know the flaws, weaknesses, and faults we have within and we will be able to correct them. Which will be very helpful in our success journey.

Do not be dependable on luck. Stop blaming it. No one has got anywhere by blaming luck. Everything happens because of our deeds. Find out what went wrong, correct those mistakes and change the outcome for the next attempt.

Being persistent is a good thing. Persistence is one of the small parts of being successful. But persistence alone doesn’t give a guarantee of success. Doing the same thing over and over again won’t give you new results. To get new and improved results, you ought to experiment with your method of working. Mix experiment with your persistence.

Make a habit of seeing a good side in every situation. Try to find out what new lesson you have learned. See how you can use it for your betterment. Surround yourself with the things which will help you to have a positive mental attitude, atmosphere and which will increase your mental energy and efficiency.

Chapter 13 – HOW TO THINK LIKE A LEADER

If you want to influence people or you want them to do what you want them to do then think exactly the way they do. See things or situations through their eyes the way they would see. Before taking any action ask yourself ” What would I think or feel for a particular situation? ”

Be good to people even if they are bad to you. Treat people the way you would like to get treated. Think of other people as they are your family members. Use the Be-Human rule in everything you do. Try to find the best human way to handle every situation.

Don’t get satisfied with your current situation even if you are doing fine. There is always room for progress. Keep thinking about progress and improvement, no matter how well you are doing. Keep updating yourself. Keep your standards high in everything you do.

Spend some time alone with yourself daily and do some creative thinking, organized planning, it will improve your thinking power. It will pay you off sooner or later. It will help you to find solutions to your business and personal problems.

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