Successful People Think Differently

Successful People
An Extra Fifty Cents Worth for you
as you gain ground in your present
Why are some people successful
and others not?
You may hear many answers to this question and
some of the popular ones are as follows.
1. Successful people get better opportunities.
2. People who do not succeed have bad
3. Education makes all the difference.
4. Failure results from bad breaks.
5. Some people are smart, others aren’t
6. Lazy people don’t succeed.
The answer to the question.
Successful people think differently than
unsuccessful people!
• How you think has more to do with your
success than some other things.
• This raises some other questions then.
1. How skilled is your thinking?
2. Does your thinking help you achieve?
Not Successful
• Perhaps you are not
thinking your way to the
top….maybe you are
too timid..?
• Not able to see yourself
as successful..
• Not able to get the
Thinking for success. What
increases the odds?
Small thinking or big picture thinking?
Scattered thinking or focused thinking?
Restrictive thinking or creative thinking?
Fantasy thinking or realistic thinking?
Random thinking or strategic thinking?
Limited thinking or possibility thinking?
7. Impulsive thinking or reflective thinking?
8. Popular thinking or Innovative thinking?
9. Solo thinking or shared thinking?
10. Selfish thinking or unselfish thinking?
11. Wishful thinking or bottom line thinking?
• Life consists of what a
man is thinking about
all day. By Ralph
Waldo Emerson.
• Everything begins
with a thought.
More Quotes!
• What we think
determines who we
• Who we are
determines what we
• “The actions of men
are the best
interpreters of their
thoughts.” By John
Still more Quotes!
• Our thoughts determine our destiny, our
destiny determines our legacy.
• “You are today where your thoughts have
brought you. You will be tomorrow where
your thoughts take you.” By James Allen
Yet another Quote!
• “Nothing limits achievement like small
thinking; Nothing expands possibilities like
unleashed thinking.” Wm. Arthur Ward
• People who go to the top think differently
than others.
One more for today!
• We can change the way that we think.
• Remember it starts with a thought.
• Think on things that are true, noble, just,
pure,lovely, things of good report, things of
virtue and things that are praise worthy. By
Paul the Apostle
Good thinking!
• Good thinking is the separator of those who
go to the top as opposed to those who do
not make it.
• Benjamin Disraeli said “Nurture great
thoughts, for you will never go higher than
your thoughts.”
Thinking and Progress
Poor thinking produces negative progress.
Average thinking produces no progress.
Good thinking produces some progress.
Great thinking produces great progress
• People do not achieve their dreams for the
following reason –
• They desire to change their results without
changing their thinking.
• You can have all the education you can get
but if your thinking is not geared for your
success you will be an educated person that
never reaches your potential.
• Let me encourage you today in all of this.
• The potential that is in this room today is
• As I see it - • Everyone in this class can do far more than
you think you can now! GO FOR IT!
Think for success!
• Unsuccessful people focus their thinking on
• Average people focus their thinking on
• Successful people focus their thinking on
Good thinking.
• Good thinking increases your potential.
• As people think in their hearts, so they are.
• If your thinking shapes who you are – then
it follows that your potential is determined
by your thinking.
Good thinking produces – if!
• Good thinking produces more good thinking
IF you make it a habit.
• Take time to deliberately think about things.
• 95% of achieving anything is knowing what
you want and paying the price to get it.
• You need to become the best thinker you
can be. It can revolutionize your life.
Great thinking – more than 1 thing
• A look a 11 pieces of the thinking puzzle.
1. Seeing the Wisdom of the big picture
2. Unleashing the Potential of Focused
3. Discovering the Joy of Creative Thinking
4. Recognizing the Importance of Realistic
Great thinking Continued
5. Releasing the power of Strategic Thinking
6. Feeling the Energy of Possibility Thinking
7. Embracing the Lessons of Reflective
8. Questioning the Acceptance of popular
9. Encouraging the Participation of Shared
10. Experiencing the Satisfaction of Unselfish
11. Enjoying the Return of Bottom-Line
• This presentation is taken from the book
“Thinking for A Change” by John c.
• Also for your benefit “The 17 Indisputable
Laws of Teamwork” by John C. Maxwell
• I would highly recommend these books to
• Mr. Charles Kitner