The book THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG by David J. Schwartz is undoubtedly one of the most encouraging, insightful, and motivating books that anyone can read.
This book makes you believe in yourself in ways that were once too big for you to imagine. This book is based on both experience and psychology. This book is knowledgeable and would make a great reading experience, the people who need to read this book the most are entrepreneurs. There is so much content in this book to learn from this book that all entrepreneurs must have a copy of this book on their nightstand.
While you are clearing up time on your schedule to call your local bookstore or check online to purchase this book, we are actually going to look at some of the major lessons this book has to offer to entrepreneurs.
Believe In Your Own Ability to Succeed
Many times we have heard motivational speakers come up and say, “if you believe it, you can achieve it.”
While this phrase may be difficult to digest as we are actually looking for physical and strategic ways to actually achieve what we want, we have to understand this fundamental fact that is being sung over and over again by motivational speakers.
The truth is that if you do not actually believe that you can do something, chances are that you would, in fact, be unable to do it. While we all look up to successful people, and we have them as mentors, we should actually strive to be better than these people.
The truth of the matter is that no matter how many people believe in you if you do not believe in yourself, you may as well have already failed before you start.
Limit Excuses and Take Action
Excuses, excuses, excuses, you know the excuses that you keep giving yourself and the people around you as to why you have not taken that step yet? Get rid of them and take a leap of faith.
You could say that you are too old or too young or you don’t have the brains. Whatever the excuse is that you keep giving yourself, rid yourself of it, build your confidence and go for it.
Be a Leader By Example
It is easy to think that you are being a leader. However, you must lead by example. This involves contribution. Contribution to your workers and your subordinates. In order to be serviceable to the people who work for you, you have to actually be human with them. Do not speak at them, speak with them, and show them how to work by practicing what you preach.
Let them see that you actually put them before yourself. When you think about your progress, think about theirs as well. This will help them to be loyal to you, and it will go a long way in solidifying any stray element of loyalty they may have. Remember that in order to be a leader, you need to have a following of people that you can actually lead.
While there are several other lessons packed in this book, these are the top 3 lessons that needed to be shared!