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5 Lifelong Lessons from The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

When I finally sat down to read this classic, I was unimpressed.

I’m pretty much a personal development connoisseur at this point, and I expected more out of this top-rated, had-to-wait-on-the-library-waiting-list-for-this-50+year-old book.

And…the advice in the beginning pages is just what you expect.

Believe you can succeed and you will.

Thanks, David. Putting me to sleep — thanks for the positive thinking reminder, but back to binge-watching Shark Tank I go(and I’ll probably learn more from that show than from your tired advice).

But I promised myself I’d finish this book…

So, the next section? Not much better.

Cure yourself of excusitis. Yup, got it.


Build confidence and destroy fear. Thanks to Tim Ferriss’s fear setting, I’m good.


Think Big. Ok, maybe we’re getting to the meat and potatoes finally.

But, nope. Not yet.

After the preamble, designed I suppose to pump you up, Schwartz finally gets to the more interesting parts of his 302-page book.

Below, you’ll find some of the key lessons (of MANY packed into that monster):

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