Throughout my very brief existence of living here on planet earth I have become incredibly interested in the power of thought and thinking to help shape someone’s character (and thusly, his or her life). I literally just put down a book called “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.
If you don’t like self-help books (and I think they should be called personal growth books) and you don’t typically buy into them, then maybe it isn’t for you. But if you are looking to change the way you think from negative to positive, and if you are willing to make a change, I highly recommend this book.
When I bought this thing I had been having the worst summer of my life. Literally. No job, no money, and very few prospects. I felt really trapped by my own brain and also by my surroundings (my Dad tends to be very negative about most everything, my mother tends to be skeptical). I went on Amazon and typed in something like “thinking” or “power of thought” or maybe both.
Since I’ve been reading the book, my tips at work (waiter) have gotten better, I’ve gotten along with people much better, I have watched less TV and in general have gotten more done. I have been more motivated to actually get things accomplished instead of saying “someday this” or “maybe soon I’ll that.”
I’m not saying it has changed me into a completely different person overnight, but it has made a big difference so far and I’m going to continue to apply its principles because I am so pleased with how things have turned out with just the little things I have done so far.
If you do buy this book, you do have to realize it was written quite some time ago. The author makes reference to a milkman, door-to-door salesmen, and WWII here and there. What I think is great, is that the ideas and suggestions still apply to everything that happens today…except for the “big” salaries he mentions which typically are in the range of 30 thousand or so.
At any rate I’m gonna put the book link on my sidebar so just click it and it will take you to its page on Amazon. I think I literally spend 4 dollars cause I got it used. It’s a worthwhile investment, especially if you’re open to these kinds of things.