The original title of the book was The Art of Positive Thinking.
If something is really bad, it will be worth reading.
This book will help you to dream big, think big, achieve big and keep the big dreams alive and kicking.
In order to develop new ideas you need to be able to change your perspective.
31 David J Schwartz Quotes
No one is as large as someone who is afraid to show people what they’ve done. We believe that the more you are willing to share and let people know about the things you’ve done, the more they will believe in you and what you can do for them and the more confidence they will have in you.
We build great things, don’t take them away.
It is hard to imagine that one in ten million is one of the rarest creatures on earth. It is even harder to imagine that one in ten million is a human being. The human being is a biological rarity. He is important in God’s scheme of things.
Success is determined by many factors. One of the major factors is the ability to accept challenges and to maximize on one’s possibilities. The process of making the most of oneself is never easy but with the right attitude, nothing can prevent one from achieving success.
The best preparation for leadership is being prepared for leadership. A leader that is not thinking won’t be prepared to think. As a leader, the best preparation is to think.
We’re not here to impress the heck out of the other person, but to have a meaningful discussion on a topic that concerns us.
When David J. Schwartz was a young man, he saw the “invisible hand” that was working to build a $5 million home which he had helped design for him.
1. The psychological problem is big and the cure comes when one learns to draw
2. The psychological problem is little and the cure comes when one learns to refrain from drawing.
David Schwartz says that in order to feel safe, we must take actions to feel safe. He states that we shouldn’t just passively accept things and hope they are better, but take an active stance instead, and take actions to change the situation.
10th of 31 David J Schwartz Quotes
There are many people who put off doing things for fear that the consequences will be difficult, disappointing, or painful. It’s never too early or too late to start doing things because no one is sure what the future holds. The fear of the unknown will always be there, but you will never know what’s around the corner until you step out of your comfort zone.
To visualize what can be done in the future, it is better to look at the present with a positive attitude. The future is always better than the past. Visualizing an improvement is better than not visualizing an improvement.
A great way to start a business is to develop yourself first and be the best at what you can be. Start small, and learn as you go. Learn as much as you can, and put it to good use. Then, when you grow into that thing you love, you will be great at it, and more people will want what you have been offering to the world.
Remember that you get to set your expectations and view the world in whatever way you want.
In other words, if you want to start thinking like an entrepreneur, start using words and phrases that produce positive, forward looking, optimistic pictures in the minds of the people around you.
You can work on big goals, but you should also be able to execute on small goals. Don’t be afraid to get a few things done.
You win when you refuse to fight small people. Fighting petty people diminishes you to their size.
To have belief in the power to act is the greatest power.
18th of 31 David J Schwartz Quotes
This is the biggest motivational speech I ever saw. I love to see extra effort rewarded. I just wish I could find a way to convince more people to say “yes” rather than “no”.
Here is my final list of quotes on management.
People in power and leadership roles can get away with being a little less than truthful. Others don’t get away with telling the truth.
Every year, shrewd manufacturers sell more briefcases, pencils, Bibles, and hundreds of other items by putting buyers’ names on the product. People like to be addressed by name. It gives everyone a boost whenever they are called by name.
The successful person doesn’t want to have their ideas stolen.
If you are doing something that is very difficult and time consuming, try to do more of it.
We think about ourselves as weak until we do something. We then think of ourselves as strong. We think about ourselves as second class until we do something. We then think of ourselves as first class.
“Big people” in this case refers to big egos and insecurities. People who believe that if you’re not good enough, then you should not be in the world. I’m not going to lie, I once judged someone for not being good enough and she became my friend. After that moment, I felt sorry for not respecting her enough.
I can’t agree more. If you have a problem, believe it can be solved, and put all your thoughts and energy in to solving that problem instead of focusing on what you can’t do or what you can’t achieve.
While we cannot control the outcome of our lives, we can work diligently to create the outcome we would like to experience. We can start by having hope, and doing what we can to achieve our hopes and dreams.
Some problems are just problems, not obstacles. I have a friend who is always complaining about something, especially at work. I try to ignore the problem because I know that complaining doesn’t do anything to solve it and it makes him unhappy.
28th of 31 David J Schwartz Quotes
When you’re thinking of starting a business idea, take action.
Take action and make it happen.
If the mind gets all it is fed, it will become what it is fed.
The thinking that guides your intellectual capacities is much more important than how much intellectual ability you have.
What triggers the power to do?
4) It is a bad idea to take advice from those who know less than you do.
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