The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big is one the core essential building-block books that I recommend if you are ready to boost your self-confidence and ready to embrace a better future life for yourself.  This book is packed with simple but powerful quotes and shared wisdom, backed by real stories of what the mind can achieve with correct thinking and belief. I wanted to share just a few of my favorite passages that I have bookmarked.

How to Start Thinking Big

Practice adding value to things. Ask yourself, “What can I do to add value to this room or this house or this business?” Look for ideas to make things worth more. Practice adding value to people. As you move higher and higher in the world of success, more and more of your job becomes “people development.” Ask yourself, “What can I do to make myself more valuable today?” Visualize yourself not as you are, but as you can be.

Your mind will create away if you let it

Believe it can be done. Period. Here are two suggestions to help you develop creative power through belief: Eliminate the word impossible from your thinking and speaking vocabularies impossible is a failure word. The thought is impossible sets off a chain reaction of other thoughts to prove you’re right. Think of something special you been wanting to do but felt you couldn’t. Now, make a list of reasons why you CAN do it. Many of us whip and defeat our desires simply because we concentrate on why we can’t when the only thing worthy of our mental concentration is why we CAN. Remember: People who tell you something cannot be done are almost always unsuccessful people, are strictly average or mediocre at best in terms of accomplishment. Opinions of these people can be poison. Develop a defense against people who want to convince you that you can’t do it. Accept negative advice only as a challenge to prove that you can do it.

Make your attitudes are allies

People do more for you when you make them feel important. Customers will buy more from you, employees will work harder for you, associates will go out of their way to cooperate with you if you make these people feel important. It even pays to make “big “people feel even bigger. The big thinker adds value to people by visualizing them at their best. When you help others feel important, you help yourself feel important too. People who do not have a deep down feeling of them self importance are slated for mediocrity. Practice appreciation. Make it a rule to the others know you’re appreciate what they do for you. Never, never let anyone feel he’s taking for granted. A smile lets others know that you notice them and how you feel currently toward them. Practice calling people by their names. It gives everyone a boost to be addressed by name. Be sure to pronounce it correctly and be sure to spell it correctly.