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The Magic Of Thinking Big - Book Review

February 11, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 152

The Magic Of Thinking Big is probably one of the best motivational books ever written. It is first published in 1959 by David Schwartz. More than 4 million copies have been sold. Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using the ideas written in this book.

It presents a carefully-designed program for getting the most out of your life. It teaches you how to set your goals high and how to achieve them. This is a book about thinking big and setting some big goals for your life because When you set some big goals and take some actions to achieve them, your confidence level goes up, your income goes up and you feel more relaxed and happier. The small goals do not bring all these differences.

But some time when you find yourself surrounded by troubles and worries, your thinking will shrink in size and you will start thinking small. You will think that setting big goals does not make any difference in your life. By reading and using methods described in this book you will find ways for staying big during good and bad times.

No matter what you do in your life, what is your occupation; you can think big and achieve bigger goals by reading this book. This book will give you useful methods, not empty promises.

1. Believe You Can Succeed And You Will

Success means achievement of a worthy goal. Success may mean different to different people as different people may have different goals. Do you want to become Successful? If you want to become successful, first of all you should figure out what are your goals, What are the things that you want to achieve in your life? Don't think small when setting goals. Set Big Goals!

Every human being wants to become successful. The desire to become successful is the prime desire for most people. Do you want to have the best, this life can deliver. Wishing only to achieve success is not enough, you have to believe that you can succeed and achieve your goals. However when you truly believe you can do it, the how to do it will reveal itself.

How To Develop The Power Of Belief

• You become what you think most of the time. If you think about success and your goals most of the time, You will surely become successful but if you think about failures most of the time that's what you will get most of the time. When you face a difficult situation, think about your goals and say to yourself "I will win", don't say to yourself that "I will probably lose."

• This is magical quote and boosts a lot of confidence in you. Always remind yourself regularly that "I am better than I think I am."

• The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Successful people are not superman. They just dream big and have belief in themselves to turn their dreams into reality.

2. Cure Yourself Of Excusitics, The Failure Disease

Have you ever seen a person who blames others for his failure? Whenever you find someone who blames politicians and taxes for his poverty, you must understand that this person is suffering with the disease of making excuses for the failures.

The author calls this disease "Excusitics." All the unsuccessful people have this disease but it is rare to find this disease in the successful people. The more successful the individual, the less inclined he is to make excuses. If you think you too are suffering with the disease of making excuses for your failures then to cure yourself from this disease, Follow the below written tips:

• Do not think that you have a bad health. Do not talk with your friends about your health. Do some health exercise daily.

• If you are not happy with your life then set some goals and make an action plan. Do some hard work to improve your life. Remind yourself regularly that "it is better to wear out than rust out."

• When you see other successful people you think they are more intelligent than you but it is not true. They are just focusing on some of the best things of their life; they are working hard to improve their skills. You can also do the same. Don't underestimate your brain power. Try to focus on few important things.

• You are using less than 10% of your brain power. The more you use your brain, the sharper it will become. Never underestimate your own intelligence and never overestimate the intelligence of others.

• Adopt the good habits and think about only good things. In few days you will have a positive mental attitude. Your attitude is more important than your intelligence.

• Don't think that you are old and can't start your life from Zero. Always look at your present age positively. Think "I am still Young." A person of 40 years of age has 60% of productive life ahead of him.

• This is the law that you must accept if you want to become successful. The law of cause and effect says that anything good or bad that is happening in your life is the result of previous actions. You are responsible for your life. You will reap whatever you are sowing.

3. Build Confidence And Destroy Fear

To build confidence and destroy fear, first of all you have to identify what are your fears. You must recognize your fear to conquer them. For example if you have fear of losing your job, you should improve your working skills and save some money in the bank.

To conquer fear you need to develop your confidence and remember no one is born with confidence. You can develop your confidence by setting some goals and achieving them. You Can Convert Your Fears In Confidence By Taking Following Actions

• If you are in sales business and you fear of losing an important client then work doubly hard to give him better service.

• If you have fear of failing in exams then study hard and get good grades.

• If your appearance is not good, then go to a barbershop or beauty saloon. Shine your shoes. Wear good quality clothes.

• If you are afraid of making wrong investments, Consult with professional advisors, Analyze all the factors then make a decision and stick with it.

Apply These 5 Confidence-Building Techniques -

1) Be a front seater. In every class and seminar, try to sit in the front row. It will boost your confidence and you will understand better what the speaker is explaining.

2) Practice making eye contact. You need to make eye contact with other person to show him that you are confident and honest. If you don't make eye contact with other person it means you are hiding something or you feel inferior.

3) Walk 25% Faster. You can develop confidence by walking 25% faster than your normal speed. When you walk faster other people think that you are confident and you know what you are doing.

4) Practice speaking up. In every condition when you are afraid of speaking, you must speak. The more you speak up, the more you add to your confidence and it will be easier to speak up next time.

5) Smile Big. When you have a big smile on your face it means that you are an important person and you like other people. A big smile will make you feel happier and relax. Try to smile big now and you will feel better.

Final Thoughts On This Book

This book is a very beautifully written with short stories. It is worth ten times more than what you will pay to buy it. This book will be one of the best books you will ever read to achieve success in any area of your life.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in developing self confidence, setting big goals and achieving them. It will make you think big and improve your life.

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