Book Pick: The Magic of Thinking BIG

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Think of the people who earn six times as much as the average worker. Are they six times smarter? Do they work six times harder? If the answer is no, then the question “What do they have that the average worker does not?” may occur to you…

Author David Schwartz suggests the main reason why this distinction occurs is because the people who earn six times as much think six times BIGGER. We are all, more than we realize, the product of the thinking which surrounds us. For a large majority of the population this thinking is too little, and not BIG enough.

The Magic of Thinking BIG builds an individual’s confidence, mentality, vision of life and ultimately their ability to think BIG introspectively and extrospectively.

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Believe you can succeed and you will:

Cure yourself of the fear of failure
Think and dream creatively
Make your attitudes your allies
Learn how to think positively
Turn defeat into victory
Use goals to help you grow
Think like a leader

3 of the 13 BIG ideas portrayed in this book, as explored in the video below, advocate the following:

  1. Word Hard & Work Smart – Make it a habit to push yourself beyond your personal point of comfort, and work in such a way that maximizes your output while minimizing barriers to success.
  2. Value & Believe In Yourself – Think you deserve everything, and place a high price on your self-worth and on what you have to offer to the world.
  3. Don’t Make Excuses (Excusitis) – Avoid living under a ‘victim mindset’, and stop making excuse on-top of excuse. Take responsibility for your actions, assuring you do not place blame on others.
“The man who thinks he can, and the man who thinks he can’t are both right” – Henry Ford
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Book Pick: The Slight Edge – Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness

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The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It’s not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you.

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This book is a game-changer. By making positive decisions and taking concrete action everyday, no matter how big or small, over time you will experience exponential results. This is because the results of your behaviour compound over time – similar to compound interest in a savings bank account. You may not notice results on a day-to-day basis, but you will witness considerable development in the years following. All you have to do is take simple positive action everyday.

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