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Unformatted text preview: The Magic of Thinking Big Copyright Philosophers Notes page 1 The Magic of Thinking Big Acquire the Secrets of Success... Achieve Everything Youve Always Wanted by David J. Schwartz Fireside 1987 238 pages The Big Ideas Believe Big If you want to think big. Excusitis Get your vaccination. Stickability Persistence-->Success. Action Cures Fear Always. Memory Bank Deposits Make good ones! To Think Confdently... Act Confdently Impossible? Huh? Whats that? Experiment! Its good for you. Capture Ideas Get a lot of em. Perfection Compromise with it. Just Do It Good ideas need action. The Big Ideas Think Big and youll live big. Youll live big in happiness. Youll live big in accomplish- ment. Big in income. Big in friends. Big in respect Start now, right now, to discover how to make your thinking make magic for you. Start out with this thought of the great philosopher Disraeli: Life is too short to be little. ~ David J. Schwartz from The Magic of Thinking Big Ahhh The MAGIC of thinking BIG. Thats a fun topic. Are you thinking big? You better if you plan to be big. This book deserves a spot on your top list. Its written in some old school language (origi- nally published in 1959) but still carries some big mojo thats worth checking outno matter the field in which you want to get bigbe it in business or your bank account or your relationships or even your spirituality. Schwartz wisdom echoes all the greats and if youre committed to living your highest and biggest life, this is pretty darn close to a must read. In any case, I hope and trust you will enjoy some of my favorite Big Ideas and how theyve impacted my life and might impact yours! Believe Big Here is the first step toward success. Its a basic step. It cant be avoided. Step One: Believe in yourself, believe you can succeed. Thats Chapter 1 in a nutshell. As Henry Ford says, Whether you think you can or you think you cant, youre right. Or, how about the first century Stoic Philosopher Seneca ( Notes available) who says, It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. Or, how about Morpheus to Neo in The Matrix (you know, the scene where hes training him in karate in that sweet virtual dojo?): What are you waiting for? Youre faster than this. Dont think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me. So, how about you? Do you really know you can succeed? Good. Once you know you can succeed, its time to believe big. But first, lets get a little inoculation, shall we?!? The Magic of Thinking Big Copyright Philosophers Notes page 2 the more successful the individual, the less inclined he is to make excuses. ~ David J. Schwartz Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unre-talent....
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