If you read my post on the books to read this July , then you’d remember that “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz was on that list. This book is undoubtedly one of the best books I have ever read, because there are so many life lessons and practical experiences that you can learn from, and make your life better. In today’s #mondayinspiration post, I’ll be sharing 20 life lessons from this book, and I hope that you’re able to pick a thing or more from this post.
I know it’s been a minute, I hope you’ve been well? I am finally on a little bit of holiday, and that means more writing for me!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
David Schwartz in this book makes it clear that however you see yourself, is how every other person will see you. He also explains that thinking big can seem farfetched to some, but it should always be our priority to think big, even if you feel the slightest ounce of defeat.
Obviously, there are way more than 20 lessons in this book, but I’ll just share these particular 20 with you. We’ll just call them the tip of the iceberg, in other words, you have to read the book.
1) Nothing Grows In Ice: Don’t let ‘traditional thinking’ freeze your mind. Explore new ideas, don’t be so adamant on the way in the way ‘they’ have been doing it, be receptive to new methods.
2) Don’t Sell Yourself Short: Concentrate on your assets, you’re worth more than you think you are.
3) Stretch Your Vison: See what can be, not just what is. Allow yourself to dream and think far. Don’t limit your thoughts.
4) Think Above Trivial Things: Focus your attention on big objectives, and add value to everything.
5) Withdraw Only Positive Thoughts From Your Memory Bank: In your memory bank, you have the positive and the negative thoughts. What you ‘withdraw’ from that bank will go a long way to affect your outcome. It’s wise to withdraw positive thoughts.
6) Use Action To Cure Fear And Gain Confidence: Whatever it is that you have in mind to do, do It, and you’ll realise that you have one thing less to worry about.
7) Knowledge Is Power When You Use It Constructively: It’s not just enough to have that knowledge, putting it to great use makes you a step ahead.
8) Age Has No Real Relationship To Ability: In other words, what really matters is how well you know your job. Quit thinking you’re too young or too old and give it a try.
9) Vaccinate Yourself Against Excusitis: Never heard of It? It’s the disease of the failures! This disease explains the difference between a person who is going places, and the person who isn’t really going anywhere. The more successful a person becomes, the less inclined he is to make excuses.
10) Think Doubt And Fail, Think Victory And Succeed: Strong belief triggers the mind to figure out ways to achieve . When you believe, your mind finds ways to do.
11) Be An Experimental Person: Break up fixed routines! From personal experience, they can make you depressed. Expose yourself to new things; books, movies, friends, restaurants, etc. If I were you, I’d start this summer. I have already started my own experimental journey, and I’ll keep you updated as I go further.
12) Eagerly Accept The Opportunity To Do More: Accepting greater responsibility makes you stand out, and it shows that you’re more valuable.
13) Rub Minds And Shoulders With Other Success Oriented People: You know what they say “your vibe attracts your tribe”. As a successful individual, there’s only so much you can achieve on your own, that’s why its important to surround yourself with people of like minds, concentrate on what they are saying. That’s how you collect mind food.
“A mind that feeds only on itself is soon undernourished”.
14) Don’t Let Ideas Escape, Write Them Down: Always have your goal book, journal, planner handy, so that when you get that ‘light bulb’ moment, you’re able to document it.
15) Meet Problems And Obstacles As They Arise: Don’t wait until everything is ‘perfect’ before taking action, you know perfect is actually overrated.
16) Think In Terms Of Now: Not tomorrow, next week or later, these are all synonymous with the failure word “never”. Do it now!
17) Think Progress, Believe In Progress, Push For Progress.
18) Speak Up: Don’t let your voice disappear in the crowd, make sure that in any gathering, you’re remembered for something positive. Distinguish yourself by speaking up and offering solutions.
19) Act On Your Ideas: Ideas are great, but action is what brings them to life. Don’t let your ideas rot on paper, act on it and bring them to life!
20) Think Big: In every aspect of your life, don’t belittle yourself, allow yourself the luxury of thinking big and you’ll see yourself following that path.
You’d agree with me that these are indeed life lessons that we all need to keep reminding ourselves of each and everyday. David Schwartz is definitely a genius!
A penny for your thoughts? Which if of these life lessons are you looking to start acting on soonest? I would love to know.
Have an amazing week ahead!