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I am sharing with you a summary of a book I read.

How Successful People Think  by John C. Maxwell

This book is about personal development: how you can change your life by changing the way you think, it has 11 chapters, and here are crucial points I got.

  • Cultivate Big Picture Thinking: It helps you see the big picture of things, enables you to handle emotions & propels your mental momentum.
  • Engage in Focus Thinking: Those who develop the process of good thinking can rule themselves, because they will be able to know "why" they take on an idea & get the best out of it.
  • Harness Creative Thinking: Creativity is seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought so that you can do what nobody else has done.
  • Employ Realistic Thinking: I wish I had known this earlier in my life: disappointment is the difference between expectations and reality, but realistic thinking help you minimize the difference between the two.
  • Utilize Strategic Thinking: Figure out what resources you have at your disposal and start with the obvious.
  • Explore Possibility Thinking: Every time you remove the impossible label from a task, you raise your potential from average to off the charts.
  • Learn from Reflective Thinking: Take time to practice reflective thinking, you hear of meditation time! Yea! Yea! This thinking process will us learn from our successes and mistakes.
  • Question popular thinking: Don't look for safety and security in popular thinking. Just because everybody is doing something doesn't necessarily make it right. Remember that there is a vast difference between acceptance and intelligence.
  • Benefit from Shared Thinking: Synergic thinking yields a higher return than solo thinking. Build relationships with people who are good thinkers, possess experience, Success on issues under discussion, emotionally secure and value others.
  • Practice Unselfish Thinking: This makes you part of something greater than yourself and increases the quality of your life and that of the receiver. Unselfish thinking helps you gain virtues like love, respect, patience, gratitude and discipline; as you add value to others.
  • Rely on Bottom-Line Thinking: This is a focused way of ensuring that all your little steps are purposeful and line up to achieve your goals and vision. Remember, you can only hit your target if you know what it is, bottom line thinking increases your odd of Winning.

In all great minds, I pen my summary with Henry Ford's quote, "Thinking is the hardest job to do,"; but in this book, John Maxwell, quoting Denis Waitely says "Winners in life think Constantly ".

Yours in Success,
Hosanna Oyibo


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