The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big

by David Schwartz
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The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life.

Set your goals high...then exceed them!

Millions of people throughout the world have improved their lives using The Magic of Thinking Big. Dr. David J. Schwartz, long regarded as one of the foremost experts on motivation, will help you sell better, manage better, earn more money, and—most important of all—find greater happiness and peace of mind.

The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don’t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction—but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!

Believe you can succeed and you will:

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671646783
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 04/02/1987
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 29,739
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. David J. Schwartz was a professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta and the president of Creative Educational Services, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in leadership development.

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The Magic of Thinking Big 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What's it about? Changing your thinking patterns to get the things you want such as a higher income, financial security, or greater enjoyment in living.

What's the main idea? Success is determined not so much by the size of your brain as it is by the size of your thinking.

How does it accomplish this? In every chapter of the book, the reader will find many practical ideas, techniques, and principles that willl enable them to harness the power of thinking big. Every technique is illustrated by a case history. In this way, the reader will not only figure out what to do, but see exactly how to apply each principle to actual problems and situations.

Give me an example. In the chapter titled "How to Think Big", an example is used of a successful realtor to illustrate the principle "see what can be, not just what is." In this example, the realtor has a knack for selling rundown, unattractive property- not by selling it for what it is, but for what it COULD be.

Is the writing style boring or technical? Absolutely not. The writing style reminds me of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People. Also, the many examples make it an interesting read which holds your attention.

Who should get it? Everyone who wants to do better in life! So if you want to live "big" it all starts with thinking that way. And remember, think BIG!
Guest More than 1 year ago
David J. Schwartz wrote this book nearly 50 years ago, but its principles are as fresh as the latest positive thinking seminar. Attitude, says the author, determines whether people embrace opportunities in life, and how they handle difficulties and challenges. He teaches that professional and personal success is rooted in self-confidence, conviction and optimism. Schwartz¿s advice and recommendations hold up, though you may wonder what planet you¿re on when he refers to $65 weekly salaries and $1,200 down payments on homes. Life obviously has changed dramatically in the past half-century and, considering the vast number of self-help books on the market, Schwartz's ideas hardly seem revolutionary, though they may have been at the time. We believe this classic retains its valuable foundation: A basic, useable approach to pursuing a happy, purposeful life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To all readers and fellow members. I read this book. This book is worth purchasing. It will change your mind for the better. It will motivate you. It will open up your horizon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to change their thinking and become great. I try to read some of this book every single day just because it makes me think better instantly. One of my favorite quotes says, apacity is a state of mind. How much we can do depends on how much we think we can do. When you really believe you can do more, your mind thinks creatively and shows you the way." This quote blew me away!You mean I really can do it? I can fit in an extra couple of minutes to go hang out with my roommates, or to make a meal that actually has substance to it? You mean all this time I have been holding myself back because I THOUGHT I didn't have enough time? How silly. This book is definitely a fun read. It is awesome to see how it changes your thinking just after a couple minutes of reading it. I recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book. I learned a lot of ways to stay motivated and stay focused with a lot of important things in my life. I suggest anyone looking to become a leader or starting up a business should read this book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic book. If you are a person seeking to grow yourself, your business, or improve your life circumstances, then this is a book you want to read. It will change the way you look at things. Don't let this book pass you by!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good friend of mine encouraged me to read this book and now I'm glad I accepted it. Me and the author has a lot in common when it comes to life, but he also gave me a few pointers that I could improve on. I recommend this book to both everyone I know, and anyone I don't know. This book will give you so many reasons to enjoy life from here on out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must-read for all those looking to improve their lives.
Another-Champion More than 1 year ago
Excusitis we all suffer from in some form or another. We need to be like children again and think BIG. Such is the Kingdom of Heaven!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned about this book by reading about it in another by someone I admire. It is not new but provides simple, easy to read advice to reinforce positive thinking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Sow a thought and you reap an action. Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.' The Magic of Thinking Big sets the standard by which all other self-help books should be measured. In this classic, dozens of timeless principles are brought to life through the author's personal stories and vivid analogies. Not just empty theory, these are working principles with sound applications. This book contains far too much substance to be a quick read. Each of the 13 chapters deserves to be read, re-read, digested and applied over time. One chapter per week will allow you to read it four times per year. Extreme? Perhaps, but if any book is worth such an exercise, this is one. Start to sow big thoughts...and reap a big destiny. Larry Hehn, Author of Get the Prize: Nine Keys for a Life of Victory
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dave Schwarz was a professor at Georgia State for years, I took several classes from him, became a friend. He referred me to the job that led to a most enjoyable career. His book is excellent; it helps us review our life and set goals for greater achievement and satisfaction. It has stood the test of time; it was originally published about 1955, almost 50 years ago! I met a man on Lanai, Hawaii a few months ago who said this book was the single most important book he ever read! He was able to retire to Hawaii in his 50s based on the success this book helped him achieve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
YES THIS IS TRUELY THE WAY UP.I HAVE ALREADY STARTED THINKING BIG.THAT IS TO GET ABOUT 40% OF THE AFRICAN POPULATION(EDUCATED) TO READ THIS WONDERFUL BOOK,AND YOU CAN IMAGINE AFRICA AFTER THIS ADVENTURE.PLEASE JUST MAKE ME AN AGENT AND LET ME PUT MY MAGIC INTO REALLITY.WE THANK GOD FOR SUCH AN OUTSTANDING WORK THROUGH HIS SERVANT DAVID J. SCHWART.
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What a great book that everyone should read - especiially in business. Well written and great examples. Love it. Should be a mandatory read at companies and schools.
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