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The Magic of Thinking Big

 Author: David J. Schwartz  Category: Personal Development  Publisher: Touchstone  Published: April 2, 1987  Language: English  File Size: 12.5 MB  Tags: BusinessEntrepreneurshipLeadershipNonfictionPersonal DevelopmentProductivityPsychologyself help |  Download PDF


The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz, explores the theme of thinking big and self-belief. It primarily focuses on positive thinking and its power to enhance lives.


It is a motivational book that encourages us to think and act bigger to achieve our goals. The author emphasizes the importance of confidence, positive thinking, and effective time management in our pursuit of success.

Famous Quotes:

“The how-to-do-it always comes to the person who believes he can do it.”

“The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms every time.”

“Never underestimate your intelligence, and never overestimate the intelligence of others.”

“Think big; we must use words and phrases that produce big, positive mental images.”

“Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, to people, and yourself.”

“Get the big view of your job. Think, really think your present job is important. That next promotion depends mostly on how you think about your present job.”

“Big people monopolize the listening. Small people monopolize the talking.”

“Your appearance talks to you, and it talks to others. Make certain it says, “Here is a person who has self-respect. He’s important. Treat him that way.”

“People who tell you it cannot be done almost always are unsuccessful people, are strictly average or mediocre at best in terms of accomplishment.”

“How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.”

“The person who does the most talking and the person who is the most successful are rarely the same person.”

“Action feeds and strengthens confidence; inaction in all forms feeds fear. To fight fear, act. To increase fear—wait, put off, postpone.”

“Commit this question to memory and use it to evaluate everything you do: “Will this help take me where I want to go?” If the answer is no, back off; if yes, press ahead.”