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Gather successful people from all walks of life -- what would they have in common? The way they think! Now you can think as they do and revolutionize your work and life!
A Wall Street Journal bestseller, How Successful People Think is the perfect, compact read for today's fast-paced world. America's leadership expert John C. Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You'll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You'll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you'll clearly see the path to personal success.

The 11 keys to successful thinking include:

  • Big-Picture Thinking - seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas
  • Focused Thinking - removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential
  • Creative Thinking - thinking in unique ways and making breakthroughs
  • Shared Thinking - working with others to compound results
  • Reflective Thinking - looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future.

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How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

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JOHN C. MAXWELL

"Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking."

JOHN C. MAXWELL

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HOW TO BECOME A BETTER THINKER

HOW TO BECOME A BETTER THINKER

You have to follow these simple 6 steps - 

  1. Expose Yourself to Good Input: read books, listen to podcasts, etc.
  2. Expose Yourself to Good Thinkers: Spend time with the right people. 
  3. Choose to Think Good Thoughts: You have to become intentional about the thinking process.
  4. Act on Your Good Thoughts
  5. Allow Your Emotions to Create Another Good Thought
  6. Repeat the Process

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HOW TO DISCOVER and DEVELOP GOOD THOUGHTS

  1. Find a Place to Think Your Thoughts: If you go to your designated place to think expecting to generate good thoughts, then eventually you will come up with some.  
  2. Find a Place to Shape Your Thoughts: As you shape your thoughts, you find out whether an idea has potential. 
  3. Find a Place to Stretch Your Thoughts: "The Right Thought plus the Right People in the Right Environment at the Right Time; for the Right Reason = the Right Result"
  4. Find a Place to Land Your Thoughts: You have to share your ideas.
  5. Find a Place to Fly Your Thoughts: You have to find how to act on the thought.

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Big Picture Thinking

Taking Big Picture should be great start.

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