The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz


  • There’s less competition for large goals.
  • Study successful people and unsuccessful people and note the differences
  • Every confidence is acquired confidence
  • Action cures fear. Hesitation makes it grow
  • Everyone will be able to think of reasons why they’re inadequate or undeserving or whatever
  • Don’t do self-deprecation - ever.
  • Shift your view from seeing things as they are to seeing them as what they could be.
  • Be enthusiastic all the time.
  • Compliment people and make them feel important
  • Likeability is often the number one factor that goes into determining whether someone gets a promotion or position
  • Introduce yourself to people any time you get a chance. Make friends with everyone
  • Persistence + experimentation = victory


  • “A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.” - Elbert Hubbard

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