Tag: mindset

The Magic of Thinking Big


The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz

My Highlights

success is determined not so much by the size of one’s brain as it is by the size of one’s thinking.

Belief, the “I’m-positive-I-can” attitude, generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops.

Belief, strong belief, triggers the mind to figure ways and means and how-to. And believing you can succeed makes others place confidence in you.

The “Okay-I’ll-give-it-a-try-but-I-don’t-think-it-will-work” attitude produces failures.

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A Better Way to Live


A Better Way to Live: Og Mandino’s Own Personal Story of Success Featuring 17 Rules to Live By by Og Mandino

My Highlights

Fate, coincidence, luck, chance … ? I don’t think so. I am convinced that many times, in the course of our lives, God challenges us with a golden opportunity, a seemingly impossible hurdle, or a terrible tragedy … and how we react—or fail to react—determines the course of our future, almost as if we were involved in some sort of heavenly chess game … with our destiny always in the balance

You might be surprised when you discover how close help is if you just ask for it.

Stone and Hill’s message was loud and clear: You can accomplish anything you wish that is not contradictory to the laws of God or man, providing you are willing to pay a price.

RULE ONE … for a Better Way to Live Count your blessings.

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Unbeatable Mind


Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level by Mark Divine

My Highlights

mental toughness has three secrets—controlling the body, the mind, and the emotions. Win those three, and you win the battle every time.

I encourage you to enjoy the journey rather than focus on the destination. For every mountain you climb and plateau you rest at, there will be another and more interesting view ahead.

I learned to feel my way, rather than think, my way through crisis moments. I noted how excessive thinking and analysis paralysis got people injured or killed. I chose instead to surrender to my intuition and seek presence when possible over constant rationalization. Over time I became hyperaware of what was going on in and around me. This present moment mind-set brought my rational mind under even more control and allowed for creativity to flow.

Now is the only time that matters.

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As a Man Thinketh


As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

My Highlights

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.

Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.

Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot; it rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into circumstance.

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Man’s Search for Meaning


Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

My Highlights

He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How.

Terrible as it was, his experience in Auschwitz reinforced what was already one of his key ideas: Life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power, as Alfred Adler taught, but a quest for meaning.

The greatest task for any person is to find meaning in his or her life.

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.

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The Four Agreements


The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

My Highlights

THE FIRST AGREEMENT Be Impeccable with Your Word

Every human mind is fertile, but only for those kinds of seeds it is prepared for.

Whenever we hear an opinion and believe it, we make an agreement, and it becomes part of our belief system.

THE SECOND AGREEMENT Don’t Take Anything Personally

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