How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinki...
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 THINKis 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.
How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinki...
To reject popular thinking you must be OK with feeling uncomfortable. Also remember that right now, there are a bunch of other people out there deciding to think for themselves -- and they're the ones who are successful.
"Learning how to master the process of thinking well leads you to productive thinking. If you can develop the discipline of good thinking and turn it into a lifetime habit, then you will be successful and productive all of your life."
What successful people have in common more than any other factor is mindset. There are certain patterns of thinking that the successful consistently possess, regardless of culture, era, or circumstances. Bestselling author and motivational speaker John C. Maxwell gives us a glimpse into the types of thinking that lead to success.
Most people want their lives to improve while still prioritizing peace and stability. But we can't maintain the status quo and expect better results. If you desire more options, you can't be satisfied with what you have today. When you become a possibility thinker, you will encounter many people who will encourage you to stop pursuing your ambitions and accept the current quo. But possibility thinkers and achievers never accept the status quo.
Reflecting is important as it will help you learn from your successes and failures, identify what you should strive to repeat, and decide what to change. You can think more clearly if you go back mentally to earlier events. Reflection puts an experience in context, allowing you also to appreciate things you may have previously overlooked.
You can't think like successful people until you challenge conventional thinking and replace it with a more practical one. People often agree with the popular, standard, and established way of thinking and naturally conform to the norms because they want an easy way out or worry about being unaccepted, which is normal. However, adapting this kind of thinking may bring several disadvantages that may prevent you from achieving success.
True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right.
In this thoroughly revised and updated 25th-anniversary edition of his now-classic work, John C. Maxwell reveals how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders. This new edition updates the principles for transformative leadership that Maxwell has used as a leader for more than 40 years. No matter what arena you are called to - family, church, business, nonprofit - the principles Maxwell shares will positively impact your own life and the lives of those around you.
Over the past few years, Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing. This new compilation of her published work features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. Some of these pieces have never been seen; others have been read by millions of people around the world. Regardless, each will leave you thinking: This idea changed my life.
There are those people who seem to have no problem achieving goals but it's not because they have a higher IQ or more time than you. It's because they think and act differently. Here are 11 mental habits of successful people that you can apply in your life.
Successful people seek people they can collaborate with, as well as those who complement their strengths and weaknesses. I've worked hard on having the best team surround me. This encourages and motivates me to become 10x better. If you want to become the best programmer, join that community. If you want to become the best freelancer, surround yourself with other freelancers.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify your emotions, as well as those of people around you. It assists in problem solving and inspiring others. Even if you weren't born with a high emotional intelligence, successful people look for ways to strengthen it by:
Positive thinking is crucial to your willingness to set challenging goals but successful people never underestimate how difficult it will be to reach those goals. Research has found realistic optimists tend to be happier and have better control of themselves and their emotions than those who are unrealistic optimists.
No wonder Oprah, and other successful people like Russell Simmons, have made meditation a priority. There is no shortage of meditation apps to help you get started on meditating daily. You can have big benefits for just five or 10 minutes of your day.
While successful people are known for their hard work, they also realize that they need time to unwind and recharge. After all, they're only human. They know there's more to life than just work. Successful people make it a point to enjoy their lives.
(1) Remove anything that destroys your creativity. Certain behaviors and attitudes prevent your creativity from flourishing. This is the case with many negative sentences that many people repeat in their heads (all day long) or are even sometimes repeated by other people around them (personal or professional).
(1) Expose yourself to situations where other people are in need. No matter how unselfish you are (volunteering, donating, etc.) what matters is that you learn to give (your time, energy and/or money) to others and cultivate the habit of thinking like someone unselfish.
(2) Create a strategic plan to achieve the bottom line. When you realize what you really want to achieve, developing a strategic plan is essential. Otherwise, your end goal would just be a great idea that would have little chance of coming to fruition. Identify the essential key elements of your goal. When each of these is done, then (if your strategic plan is well designed and appropriate) you will have achieved your end goal. If not, this tells you that your strategic plan was wrong. Last tip: Once you have figured out your strategy, stick to it. So, do not change it (unless it turns out to be clearly unsuitable).
How do you think? How do the people you lead think? It stands to reason that right thinking models right thinking, so as you lead, your followers will learn how to think by watching how you think, and your organization will adopt that culture.
John C. Maxwell makes the case throughout How Successful People Think that the difference for what we want out of life is pulled only from our mind. If you want to change your life, change your thinking.
A central question for anyone who wants to make change in organizations and society: when and how do people change their minds? Adam Grant brings a fantastic mix of empirical findings, rich storytelling, and his own experience as a scholar and consultant to this question. How can we learn to be more flexible in our own thinking, in response to new evidence in a rapidly changing world? How can we create the conditions where others change their minds? How can our society enter a mode of learning and scientific problem solving, beyond the polarization that gets us so stuck? In this book I found valuable insights and guidance on all of these questions. 041b061a72