Insider Book Club: Book Recommendation: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

There is nothing strange about power of belief but we must draw a distinction between merely wishing and actually believing. Doubt attracts reasons for not becoming what you want, whereas belief can actually make things happen.

The author was in a conversation with an aspiring writer when the name of a successful author was mentioned, the aspiring writer said, “But I can’t become like him; I’m not in his league. Schwartz then pointed out that he did not believe in himself and considered himself a failure.

Most of us believe that the result of a happening is the best indicator of how successful we are, yet events are much more likely to reflect on a person’s level of confidence. The Author said, “Belief is the thermostat that regulates what we accomplish in life. Turn the thermostat up and witness the results”.

The Book “The Magic of thinking Big” shows how the product of the thinking which surrounds us. David Schwartz spoke to many people who had reached the top in their various fields.

Schwartz was told that the key factor in personal success was simply the desire for it. Some people choose to lead, others to follow. David Schwartz delivers to us the right quote of Benjamin Disraeli “Life is too short to be little; we must enlarge our imagination of ourselves and act upon it.

Thinking Big does work in relation to career goals. We are challenged to see ourselves in a brighter light, to have a larger conception of life. The Magic of Thinking Big is about “getting ahead”.

The book tells us how to think, look and feel important. These are some useful tips from David Schwartz on how to think and act on success.

* Don’t wait until conditions are perfect before starting something.

* Consistency is key.

Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievement. Think big goals and win big successes.


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  • Blessing Agunloye

    Blessing Agunloye is a student studying Chemistry Education. I have a strong passion for Media and Communications. I'm passionate about being a change maker in my society and helping youths and teenagers discover their purpose. I love creativity and innovation.

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