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32 Magnificent David J. Schwartz Quotes

David J Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach best known for his book, ‘The Magic of Thinking Big.’ As a self help coach and life strategists, Schwartz went on to find his consultant firm, ‘Creative Educational Services Inc.’ Specializing in leadership development, Schwartz became a prominent figure and professor during his lifetime. Here is a look at some of the most memorable David J Schwartz quotes ever recorded.

“A man big enough to be humble appears more confident than the insecure man who feels compelled to call attention to his accomplishments. A little modesty goes a long way.”

“Action cures fear.”

“Belief triggers the power to do.”

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”

“Build castles, don’t dig graves.”

“Every day thousands of people bury good ideas because they are afraid to act on them. And afterwards, the ghosts of these ideas come back to haunt them.”

“Every extra effort they put forth. Praise is the greatest single incentive you can give people, and it costs you nothing.”

“Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories.”

“It’s not too wild a guess that, of all living creatures, probably not more than one in ten million is a human being. A person is a biological rarity. He is important in God’s scheme of things.”

“Look at things as they can be, not as they are.”

“Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck with the present.”

“Look important. It helps you think important. How you look on the outside has a lot to do with how you feel on the inside.”

“Meet problems and obstacles as they arise. The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all problems before he takes action, but rather the ability to find solutions to difficulties when he encounters them.”

“Nothing—absolutely nothing—in this life gives you more satisfaction than knowing you’re on the road to success and achievement. And nothing stands as a bigger challenge than making the most of yourself.”

“Persons who reach the higher rungs in business management, selling, engineering, religious work, writing, acting & in every other pursuit get there by following conscientiously & continuously a plan for self-development & growth.”

“Practice calling people by their names. Every year shrewd manufacturers sell more briefcases, pencils, Bibles, and hundreds of other items just by putting the buyer’s name on the product. People like to be called by name. It gives everyone a boost to be addressed by name.”

“Put these two thoughts deep in your mind. First, give your ideas value by acting on them.”

“Remember, the main job of the leader is thinking. And the best preparation for leadership is thinking.”

“Remember, you see in any situation what you expect to see.”

“Success shuns the man who lacks ideas.”

“The mind is what the mind is fed.”

“The only thing that counts about one’s vocabulary, is the effect his words and phrases have on his own and others’ thinking.”

“The point is this: Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive, forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others. To think big, we must use words and phrases that produce big, positive mental images.”

“The success combination in business is: Do what you do better and do more of what you do.”

“The thinking that guides your intelligence is much more important than how much intelligence you have.”

“Then it dawned on me that no one else was going to believe in me until I believed in myself.”

“Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.”

“Think you are weak, think you lack what it takes, think you will lose, think you are second class – think this way and you are doomed to mediocrity.”

“Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can’t, cannot. Belief triggers the power to do.”

“Whether the psychological problem is big or little, the cure comes when one learns to quit drawing negative form one’s memory bank and withdraws positive instead.”

“You win when you refuse to fight petty people. Fighting little people reduces you to their size.”

“You would be surprised how many really big people have a clear, definite, even written plan for liking people.”

David J Schwartz from ,’The Magic of Thinking Big’ reviews his methods to self help and conquering success. This inspirational short clip captures the essence of Schwartz’s belief system.

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