In his book, How Successful People Think, John Maxwell writes: “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. That is the one thing that separates successful people from unsuccessful ones.”
Maxwell shares his thoughts on the eleven skills, the key thinking ‘pieces’, that great leaders need if they are to achieve great things. His teaching focuses not on the ‘what’ to think, but on the ‘how’ to think with strong emphasis placed on all the pieces working together to make a magnificent symphony.
Seeing the wisdom of big-picture thinking
Unleashing the potential of focused thinking
Discovering the joy of creative thinking
Recognizing the importance of realistic thinking
Releasing the power of strategic thinking
Feeling the energy of possibility thinking
Embracing the lessons of reflective thinking
Questioning the acceptance of popular thinking
Encouraging the participation of shared thinking
Experiencing the satisfaction of unselfish thinking
Enjoying the return of bottom-line thinking
Plato wrote: “Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.” From this beautiful internal conversation evolves the greatness of the leaders’ learnings – from being to doing. We are what we think. May your thinking embrace the depth, breadth and richnesses that Maxwell’s thinking skills suggest. Hold closely to you the words of James Allen who writes in his book, As a Man Thinketh: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.“
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!