Maxwell-John C., Non-Fiction, Self-help

#757 How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

How Successful People Think by John C. MaxwellHow Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

How do successful people think that makes their lives different from everyone else’s? How did they get that idea that made them money or have them notoriety?

Part of it is just plain simple– they think. They sit down and think about ideas. They build time into their schedules to brainstorm. They don’t look at an experience as bad overall, they take the good away from it and build on it. Instead of accepting the status quo, they think outside their box, maybe in someone else’s box.

What I liked

I like it when people think, so I like any book that encourages people to think. People have brains for a reason. I know everyone out there isn’t as stupid as they act, although some are and there’s nothing we can do about that, bless their hearts. I really believe that if people actually put some work into thinking and being creative that they would find they’re really not as stupid as they think or as other people say.

I also like that John does come across as religious, but he’s not in everyone’s face about it.

I think if people thought more, the world would be a better place. Maybe you won’t have a million-dollar idea, but maybe your life will be better and you’ll improve the lives of those around you.

What I didn’t like

Like many self-help books, the author talked to famous business men for thinking advice. What about the women? What about people who think really well, but they’re in other areas? Like art? Or writing? Or programming? What makes those people successful at thinking? Really, the world does not revolve around successful business men, e en if they think it does.


I liked the thinking part.

Weigh in

Do you set aside time to think in your day?

What kind of successful people would you like self-help books to center on?


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