How to Think Big
Excerpt from the book ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ by David Schwartz.
What Causes Quarrels?
Ever stop to ask yourself just what causes quarrels? At least 99 per cent of the time, quarrels start over petty, unimportant matters like this: John comes home a little tired, a little on edge.
Little things, petty thinking, cause arguments. So, to eliminate quarrels, eliminate petty thinking.
|Situation||The Petty Thinker’s Approach||The Big Thinker’s Approach|
|Conversation||Talks about the negative qualities of his friends, the economy, his company, the competition.||Talks about the positive qualities of his friends, the
|Goals||Sets goals low||Sets goals high.|
|Vision||Sees only the short – run||Is preoccupied with the long – run|
|Security||Is preoccupied with security Problems.||Regards security as a natural companion of success.|
|Mistakes||Magnifies minor errors.
Turns them into big issues
|Ignores errors of little consequence.|