3 Things to Take Away from The Magic of Thinking Big
Action cures fear
The book The Magic of Thinking Big had a positive impact on my life. Why? It helped me to make a breakthrough: from unable to swim to love surfing! I thought I couldn’t swim in the past as I was afraid of deep water. I failed to swim even I had learned twice. I figured out the main reasons are lack of practice and fear of drowning. So I tried a new way suggested in the book. Thinking big. I envisioned myself to become a cool surfer and go surfing around the world to have fun, enjoy nature and life. Having this big picture in mind, I was motived to practice swimming in the pool and the sea in summer. Massive actions really cured fear. The more I swam in deep water, the less fear I had. My strong desire for surfing made me do what I fear. When I was more confident to swim, I started to learn surfing with a friend. We go surfing on Sundays when the weather’s nice and waves are good. I’m looking forward to a surf camp in Australia in December this year!
Believe it can be done
What is the size of your thinking? What would you like to think big for your life? David J. Schwartz, the author of The Magic of Thinking Big encourages you to think as big as you can. The first step is to believe. Here’re some of his big thoughts about belief: When you believe, your mind finds ways to do. You can discover solutions to personal problems if you believe you can. Belief releases creative powers. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Next, is to make it happen in a progressive way. I like a story he shares about being progressive. A female entrepreneur questions herself: “How can I do it better today?” Her answer is a weekly improvement program. All during the week, she made notes and jot down ideas as to how she can improve her business in 4 elements: customers, employees, merchandise, and promotion. At the end of the week, she reviews the ideas and figures out the solutions. We can set up a weekly progress check on the things that are important to us too, such as fitness, relationships, finance, etc.
The audiobook version is simply worth listening if you haven’t tried.