If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.― Carter Godwin Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro
In his 2005 Book, Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work, author and Leadership Expert John C. Maxwell Quips:
What one thing do all successful people have in common? What one thing separates those who go to the top from those who never seem to get there? The answer: Good Thinking! Those who embrace good thinking as a lifestyle understand the relationship between their level of thinking and their level of progress. They also realize that to change their lives, they must change their thinking.
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration – James Allen
Real thinking is hard as most of us would rather DIE than do it. Here are the top 20 quotes on thinking that could help stimulate you into thinking:
- Two percent of the people think, three percent think they think, and ninety-five percent would rather die than think.- George Bernard Shaw