The Magic of Thinking Big

The magic of thinking bigTo my dear readers,

Long time no blog! Sorry, I am really lazy and uninspired. T_T. There are times when I do want to write something, but my lack of willpower results in no action.

However, today, I am very inspired by this book, “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz. I read this book at a bookstore and took some notes on my phone. I would like to share it with you guys today. Please take some time to reflect on the questions. You don’t have to tell me the answers. You can just answer them in your mind.

Note: The bold words are from the book itself.

Persons with mediocre accomplishments are quick to explain why they haven’t, why they don’t, why they can’t, and why they aren’t.

Which type are you?

Most of us make two basic errors with respect to intelligence: 

  1. We underestimate our own brainpower
  2. We overestimate the other fellow’s brainpower 

Don’t underestimate yourself. You can always do more; be more. 

See what can be, not just what is. 

What can you see? 

The price tag the world puts on us is just about identical to the one we put on ourselves. 

How much do you think you’re worth? 

Eliminate the word impossible from your thinking and speaking vocabularies. Impossible is a failure word. 

If you’ve already made up your mind that it is impossible, you’ll never take the necessary action to get what you want. 

The successful person doesn’t ask, “Can I do it better?” He knows he can. So he phrases the question: “How can I do it better?” 

How can you do it better? 

How you think determines how you act. 
How you act in turn determines: 
How others think of you 

How would others describe you? 

The rule is: success depends on the support of other people. 

Without a group of loyal supporters/customers, you’ll never be able to make an impact.

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. 

How do you handle adversity? 

It is not possible to win high level success without meeting opposition, hardship, and setback. 

The bigger your dreams, the harder people will step on it. Until you make it, there will always be a lot of naysayers. 

We must have persistence. But persistence is only one of the ingredients of victory. We can try, and try and try again, and still fail, unless we combine persistence with experimentation. 

Sometimes, you have to go through many failures before getting the success that you want. Not only do you have to be dedicated, you must be open minded to new ideas/methods. 

Without goals, individuals just wander through life. They stumble along, never knowing where they are going, so they never get anywhere. 

What are your goals?

That’s it! I hope you enjoy this blog post! This is a very good book and I highly recommend it to those who are into self improvement. I’ve read many self-help books before, and I can say this is one of the better ones out there.


Author: gchan7127

I just want to share all my knowledge, ideas, and experiences with the world. It makes me happy to know that I can inspire others.

3 thoughts on “The Magic of Thinking Big”

  1. I think can’t is another good word to eliminate! People use it when they are lazy! (I know that is what i do! XD)
    Thank you for another inspiring post!

    1. Thanks for giving me so much face and reading all my translations + some of my blog posts! 😇😇 I would give you an award lol. #mostsupportivereader haha 😊😊

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