THINKING BIG. THE MAGIC OF. BOOK BY DAVID J. SCHWARTZ. SLIDES BY RYAN BATTLES. Page 2. DOWNLOAD · THE BUSINESS BOOK COLLECTION. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dr. David J. Schwartz was a professor at Georgia State The Magic of Thinking Big - Kindle edition by David J Schwartz. You can watch my Video summary of the Magic of Thinking Big which now has The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz | Book Video Summary and PDF.
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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. 2. 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
Second, it must supply a method, the how-to-do-it. He is your expert in developing reasons why you can't, why you're weak, why you're inadequate. One of the great things about this book is how it is prompting us to think bigger. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The size of the project scared off 16 of these I found this streak of self-depreciation showed through in everything I did.
I had always carried a little stick.
I dug into myself deeper and deeper and found the reason I lacked initiative was because I didn't believe inside that I was worth very much. I found I had been preaching to myself why I couldn't get ahead instead of why I could. I had been selling myself short. I found this streak of self-depreciation showed through in everything I did. Then it dawned on me that no one else was going to believe in me until I believed in myself.
From here on in I'm not going to sell myself short. During the job interview I gave my new found confidence its first test. And I got it. I sold myself because after that one long night of self-analysis I found things in myself that made me a lot more saleable. Then we went into a recession. This made me still more valuable because I was one of the best business-getters in the industry. The company was reorganized and I was given a substantial amount of stock plus a lot more pay. Your mind is a "thought factory.
Production in your thought factory is under the charge of two foremen, one of whom we will call Mr. Triumph and the other Mr. Triumph is in charge of manufacturing positive thoughts. He specializes in producing reasons why you can, why you're qualified, why you will.
The other foreman, Mr. Defeat, produces negative, depreciating thoughts. He is your expert in developing reasons why you can't, why you're weak, why you're inadequate.
His specialty is the "why-you-will-fail" chain of thoughts. Both Mr. Triumph and Mr. Defeat are intensely obedient. They snap to attention immediately. All you need do to signal either foreman is to give the slightest mental beck-and-call. If the signal is positive, Mr. Triumph will step forward and go to work. Likewise, a negative signal brings Mr. Defeat forward.
To see how these two foremen work for you, try this example. Tell yourself, "Today is a lousy day. Defeat into action and he manufactures some facts to prove you are right. He suggests to you that it's too hot or it's too cold, business will be bad today; sales will drop, other people will be on edge, you may get sick, your wife will be in a fussy mood. Defeat is tremendously efficient. In just a few moments he's got you sold. It is a bad day. Before you know it, it is a heck of a bad day.
But tell yourself, "Today is a fine day;" and Mr. Triumph is signaled forward to act. He tells you, "This is a wonderful day. The weather is refreshing. It's good to be alive. Today you can catch up on some of your work. In like fashion Mr.
Defeat can show you why you can't sell Mr.
Smith; Mr. Triumph will show you that you can. Defeat will convince you that you will fail while Mr. Triumph will demonstrate why you will succeed.
Defeat will prepare a brilliant case against Tom while Mr. Triumph will show you more reasons why you like Tom. Now the more work you give either of these two foremen, the stronger he becomes.
If Mr. Defeat is given more work to do, he adds personnel and takes up more space in your mind. Eventually; he will take over the entire thought-manufacturing division, and virtually all thought will be of a negative nature. The only wise thing to do is fire Mr. You don't need him.
You don't want him around telling you that you can't, you're not up to it, you'll fail, and so on. Defeat won't help you get where you want to go, so boot him out. Use Mr. Triumph per cent of the time. When any thought enters your mind, ask Mr. Triumph to go to work for you. He'll show you how you can succeed. Between now and tomorrow at this time another 11, new consumers will have made their grand entry into the U.
Population is growing at a record rate. In the next ten years the increase is conservatively estimated at 35 million. That's equal to the present combined metropolitan population of our five biggest cities: New industries, new scientific breakthroughs, expanding markets -- all spell opportunity. This is good news. This is a most wonderful time to be alive! All signs point to a record demand for top-level people in every field -- people who have superior ability to influence others, to direct their work, to serve them in a leadership capacity.
And the people who will fill these leadership positions are all adults or near adults right now. One of them is you. The guarantee of a boom is not, of course, a guarantee of personal success. Over the long pull, the U. But just a fast glance shows that millions and millions of people -- in fact, a majority of them -- struggle but don't really succeed. The majority of folks still plug along in mediocrity despite the record opportunity of the last two decades.
And in the boom period ahead, most people will continue to worry; to be afraid, to crawl through life feeling unimportant, unappreciated, not able to do what they want to do. As a result, their performance will earn them petty reward, petty happiness. Those who convert opportunity into reward and let me say, I sincerely believe you are one of those, else you'd rely on luck and not bother with this book will be those wise people who learn how to think themselves to success.
Walk in. The door to success is open wider than ever before. Put yourself on record now that you are going to join that select group that is getting what it wants from life. Here is the first step toward success.
It's a basic step. It can't be avoided. Step One: Believe in yourself, believe you can succeed. Think success, don't think failure. At work, in your home, substitute success thinking for failure thinking. When you face a difficult situation, think, "I'll win,' not "I'll probably lose. Thinking success conditions your mind to create plans that produce success. Thinking failure does the exact opposite.
Failure thinking conditions the mind to think other thoughts that produce failure. Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not supermen. 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.
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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. 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. While you may have all these ideas in your head, you also make up all these excuses in your life because you assume yourself to be much smaller than you really are.
Therefore, the following exercise is designed to address that kind of thinking. One of the keys to thinking bigger is confidence. Confidence that you can dream big, act on your big dreams and make those dreams a reality.