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Book Summary - The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

Vikram Brahma is a Digitalpreneur, Author, Blogger, Writer, & YouTuber. He loves to write content & spend time working from home.

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big


There are many individuals who have created magic by using the power of thinking big and different. The power of thinking big is one of the key ingredients of many successful people.

This is also one of my favorite books which taught me some valuable lessons about life. When I read this book I can visualize the life of superhuman beings like Elon Musk and others.

In this article, we are going to see how this one particular way of thinking can change your life. And I will share some of the life stories of Elon Musk to make you understand some concepts better. By the way, in the case of work ethics, Elon Musk is my ideal. So, let’s begin.

Thinking Big Makes It Possible

Do you know you are the result of your thinking? Many times in life when we face problems we lose hope. We use terms like - it’s not possible, it cannot be changed, etc.

Then there are other people and when they see the problem they lookout for solutions. Even in the case of Elon Musk when he thought of creating reusable rockets then everyone thought he is crazy and this cannot be done.

But today, SpaceX is a reality and created by Elon Musk which is a billion-dollar company. And now people are appreciating him for his vision, dedication, and efforts. This became possible only because he thinks big and go after it.

Progress Happens Step By Step

This is one concept which I love and believe in. Do you know there is something called - the next mile? Now, if you want to achieve any big thing in life then you must understand this concept.

There is nothing like get the rich quick scheme. You have to do things step by step whether you want an education, grow in your career, or start a family.

For example, if you want to earn a million by the end of next year then first you have to believe that it is possible. Then you have to make plans and see how step by step you can reach there. Like you can start a blog, make a YouTube channel, write books, start an online course, etc.

This small step by step approach is known as reaching the next mile and this is the most crucial points. Just focus your energy on your next goal as your ultimate success depends upon them.

Progress is a step by step process

Progress is a step by step process

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Believe You Can Do Big Things

Many people think that if they think big they can do big things. But this is not the case and many people cannot do this. One basic reason is they have filled their mind with excuses and doubts.

For example, when people see the problem they think - they are not good enough, it is not possible for me to achieve. And they start comparing themselves with others’ success.

Self-doubt is one of the biggest enemies against your success. Whenever you face any problem then you should ask questions from yourself and others. You should look in and around for some solutions.

When I returned to my small town I realized there is no industry or any big corporations except a few banks. But I never had any desire to work for banks. I wanted to reach millions of people and wanted to share my ideas and thoughts. So, I decided to use the power of the internet and through my blogs, articles, and videos I could reach at least 12000 people in a short span of one year.

Build A Good Network

If you want to achieve a lot of success in life then you have to build a good network. Even Elon Musk believes in the concept. He believes that hiring the right kind of employee is more important.

During the interview process, he looks out for some exceptional qualities among candidates. So, if you also want to build success then you need to build a good network with other people.

To build a good network first you need to learn how to be genuine with others. People are smart enough and they can find out whether you are real or fake. You have to learn to listen to others. Show value and show genuine interest in other people’s life. So, this way they can remember you and you will be able to attract the right kind of opportunities.

Do More, Not Less

Do you think when a person reaches the top of his career he enjoys life? Well, actually he has to learn to work more and not less. Definitely, you will get more entitles and benefits but you have to work more.

For example, today Elon Musk is a highly successful individual with a net worth of more than 90 billion. But despite all these, he still works day and night and working continuously on more projects. He is creating more work for himself.

When you become successful you don’t have to reduce the workload but have to add more important tasks to your list. The more work you do, the more productive you become.

In this case, you have to understand the context which means if you are good with discipline, work hard, and follow a routine then you can add more work to your task. But if you are new to such things then don’t add more tasks to your list. Try to do the minimum thing in the best possible manner.


I hope after reading this book you will get a lot of insights. This is definitely a good book to read. And it can help you to think about big goals in life. I also believe you can achieve great success in life and career. You just have to think, make plans, and go after it with full focus and dedication.

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2020 Vikram Brahma

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