Could you improve all areas of your personal and professional life by improving and refining your thinking? Of course you could… we all could… and we all should. It is a day-by-day, life long process. Absolutely nothing separates highly successful people from less successful people more than the quality and impact of their thinking!
In his recently published book entitled, How Successful People Think: Change Your thinking, Change Your Life, John Maxwell states, “Gather successful people from all walks of life and what would they have in common? The way they think. I’ve studied successful people for forty years, and though the diversity you find among them is astounding, I’ve found that they are all alike in one way: how they think.”
Maxwell is exactly right when he states, “Good thinkers are always in demand. A person who knows how may always have a job, but the person who knows why will always be his boss.”
Eleven brief chapters provide excellent food for thought… and practical steps for improving your thinking:
- Cultivate Big-Picture Thinking
- Engage in Focused Thinking
- Harness Creative Thinking
- Employ Realistic Thinking
- Utilize Strategic Thinking
- Explore Possibility Thinking
- Learn from Reflective Thinking
- Question Popular Thinking
- Benefit from Shared Thinking
- Practice Unselfish Thinking
- Rely on Bottom-Line Thinking
In coming weeks, we will explore each of these critical ways of thinking in more detail. In the meantime, I recommend that your buy and read… no, buy and study the book. Mark it up. Make it your own.
As Maxwell states in the book, “And here’s the good news. How successful people think can be learned. If you change your thinking, you can change your life!”
You will benefit significantly from the content and excellent thinking contained within this small and relatively short book… if, and only if you apply the concepts, principles and suggestions in your thinking and your life. I guarantee it.