Big means large or of great size.
The Magic of Thinking Big is a self-help book by David Schwartz published in 1959. The book which has sold over 4 million copies, instructs people to set their goals high and think positively to achieve them.
The author gives a step-by-step guide on how to achieve what one wants by changing their thought patterns and thought habits.
Schwartz argues that the main thing holding people back is the relative smallness of their thoughts, and explains the importance of ‘Thinking positively toward oneself’.
‘To see what can be, not just what is’ explains that visualization adds value to everything and Thinking Big means training oneself to see not just what is, but what can be.
‘Broadcasting good news’ explains transmitting good news is win win, and we feel better and so do the people we are talking to.
More than anything else, 13-year old New Jerseyite Josh wants to be ‘Big’. That’s the wish he makes at an odd-looking amusement pier fortunetelling machine.
The next morning, Josh wakes up-only to discover that he’s grown to manhood overnight! Still a 13-year-old mentally and emotionally, Josh decides to hide out in New York City until he can figure out what to do next.
He lucks into a job with a major toy company run by kid-at-heart McMillan. By cannily bringing a child’s eye view to McMillan’s business, Josh rises to the top-and in process, he falls in love with fellow employee Susan.
But he’s still a kid, and he’d like to go back to his own world and own body.