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“Ideas are highly perishable. Very few bear fruit. If we are not on guard, the squirrels (negatively thinking people) will destroy most of them.”

Don’t let ideas escape. Write them down. Memory is a weak slave. Always carry pen and paper with you. When you get an idea, write it down the instant it occurs to you.

Don’t let ideas escape, else you destroy the fruits of thinking. Fence them in.

Next, keep storage of your ideas, review them. Cultivate and fertilize your ideas. Investigate all angles. Then when the time is ripe, put it to work for yourself, your job, your future.

Then your developed ideas have to be sold. Somebody must buy the idea, else it has no value. Resolve to put your ideas in a saleable form. An idea written or in some sort of picture or diagram form has many times more selling power.

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Get the ACTION Habit

Got a good idea? Then do something about it. Use action to cure fear and gain confidence. Action feeds and strengthens confidence, inaction in all forms feeds fear. Every big job requires a man who thinks ACTION, i.e. ability to get things done, to get results.

Excellent ideas are not enough. An only fair idea acted upon and developed, is 100% better than a terrific idea that dies because it isn’t followed up. Think of it. Everything we have in this world, from satellites to sky scrappers to baby food is just an idea acted upon. Mr. Activationist gets the things done he wants done, and as by-products he gains confidence, a feeling of inner security, self reliance and more income. Mr. Passivationist is a don’ter. He postpones doing things until he has proved he shouldn’t or can’t do them or until it’s too late.

Ideas are important. We must have ideas to create and improve anything. Ideas in themselves are not enough. An idea is of value only when it is acted upon, else they will be buried deep down into the mental graveyard. First, give your ideas value by acting upon them. Second, act on your ideas and gain mind tranquility. Someone once said that the saddest words of tongue or pen are these: it might have been.

To fight fear – ACT. To increase fear – wait, put off, postpone. A good idea if not acted upon produces terrible psychological pain. But a good idea acted upon brings enormous mental satisfaction. To wait for the perfect set of conditions is to wait forever. In every big decision the mind battles with itself – to act or not to act, to do or not to do. It’s a good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.

Make up your mind to do something about your ideas. Expect future obstacles and difficulties. Every venture presents risks, problems and uncertainties. Meet problems and obstacles as they arise. The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all the problems before he takes action, but rather the ability to find solutions to difficulties when he encounters them, i.e. cross bridges when you come to them.

Only cure for stage fright is action. Getting right out there before the audience is the cure for dread, worry and fear. Waiting ever makes the experts nervous. On a trip to jump site a trainee thought too much about what may happen and panicked. The jump really isn’t too bad. it’s the waiting to jump that gets a fellow into fear. Nothing comes merely by thinking about it. To wait for the perfect set of conditions is to wait forever. So what’s stopping you. Get into ACTION.

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Tools for creative thinking

1. Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, your mind will find ways to do it. Believing paves the way to solutions. Eliminate “impossible”, “can’t”, “no use trying” from your thinking and speaking vocabulary.

2. Don’t let tradition paralyze your mind. Be experimental. Try new ideas. Pick random things. Be progressive.

3. Ask yourself daily, “How can I do better?” There is no limit to self improvement. Keep trying.

4. Ask yourself, “How can I do more?” Capacity is a state of mind. If you want anything to be done, give it to a busy man. Asking yourself this question puts your mind to work to find intelligent shortcuts.

5. Practice asking and listening. Big people monopolize the listening; small people monopolize the talking.

6. Stretch your mind. Get stimulated. Associate with people who can help you to think of new ideas, new ways of doing things. Mix with people of different occupational and social interests.

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Grow BIG by Thinking Big.

Remember, It pays in every way to think BIG.

Don’t sell yourself short. You’re better than you think you are.

Stretch your vision. See what can be, not just what is. Practice adding value to things, people and to yourself.

Use the big thinker’s vocabulary. Use big, bright, cheerful words that promise victory, hope, happiness, pleasure. Avoid words that creat unpleasant images.

Get the big view of your job.

Think above trivial things. Ask yourself, “Is it really important?” Focus your attention on big objectives.

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Khow Thyself.

Never sell yourself short. When Success is concerned, people are measured by the size of their thinking. Greatest human weakness is self deprecation i.e. selling oneself short. Never sell yourself short. You are bigger than you think.

It’s well to know our inabilities as this shows us the areas in which we can make improvements.

The only thing that counts about one’s vocabulary is the effect his words and phrases have on his own and other’s thinking.

We don’t think in words and phrases. We think only in pictures and images. Words are the raw materials of thought.

Big thinkers are specialist in creating positive, forward looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others. To think big we must use words and phrases which produce big, positive mental images.

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Interest, enthusiasm is the critical factor to achieve anything.

With a positive, optimistic and cooperative attitude a person with an IQ of 100 will earn more money, win more respect, and achieve more success than a negative, pessimistic, uncooperative individual with an IQ of 120.

Just enough sense to stick with something – a chore, task, project – until it’s completed, pays off much better than idle intelligence, even if idle intelligence be of genius calibre.

For stickability is 95 percent of ability.