“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking about anything, you might as well think big.” – Donald Trump
If you look at the correlation of a person achieving great success in their work or various aspects of life and becoming rich or powerful you will discover that they found and executed the formula of the power of thinking big. A wise man once said, people that become great are those that think of greatness. Likewise people that think about failure all the time always fail in life. You need to think, talk and manifest greatness. Think big things and live a big life. Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are.
“If you think small, your world will be small. If you think big, your world will be big.” – Paulo Coelho
Thinking big means having positive thoughts, being able to dream and visualize what you can achieve on an audacious scale: with no limits on your thinking. It is about being open-minded, positive, and creative and seeing opportunity in the big picture. Thinking big is a habit that we naturally grow and develop over time. It is a habit that allows us to stretch our imaginations and expand our personal potential. It means thinking bigger, beyond your immediate circumstances. It means aspiring for bigger things.
A more richer and exciting life is within your grasp if you can visualize and focus on thinking and most importantly acting on your thoughts. Always try to let go of your self-imposed limitations.
“Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.” – Donald Trump
We’ve been conditioned to think small, simplify and to expect less and demand less from life. You alone can release your unlimited potential to develop the habit of thinking big, acting big, and doing bigger things than you ever thought were possible. Don’t be subject to the tyranny of “how things have always been done”. Find your true north and push past the default. One of the most important characteristics that separate the successful people from the unsuccessful is their thinking.
Thinking Big Is Like Magic. It can transform your thoughts, your beliefs, and your expectations. The magic of thinking big can change your life, but only if you back it with action and faith.
Why should you think big?
Thinking big challenges you to go beyond your comfort zone.
Getting out of your comfort zone from time to time alters your brain’s tolerance to change, for the better. But living a life of complete comfort isn’t exactly a goal that you should be striving for. In fact, I believe living too comfortably can cause you to settle for a life that’s less than what you’re capable of. So always try to look for ways to do things to make yourself uncomfortable, things you never imagined you could do. If you can get to that level, your business will reap the rewards you never imagined possible.
“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”― Roy T. Bennett
You need to always think of moving forward. And moving forward, requires you to take some action. It requires you to do something, to leave your current state of comfort, to propel you in the direction of where you want to go.
Leads you to invest in your success
It is said that thoughts create the circumstances and situations of one’s life. This means that if you think big, you will achieve bigger success, but if you think small, you will not reach far and high. Think success, not failure. Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.
“To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big.”– Aristotle Onassis
You will be able to value yourself to invest in the resources that you require achieving your goals only if you are optimistic about your success and future. Thinking big unleashes your creative instinct and helps you uncover ideas that will help you to invest in things that will make you succeed in life.
How can you think big?
1. Be Positive & Fearless.
Many of us have failed to understand that our thought is the main instrument that control our lives. Meaning if you want to be successful in life, think positively and thinking positively means you should think big. Negative or fearful thoughts produce small thinking.
“You are the only one who can control the way you think. Make sure you nourish the positive thoughts, and weed out the negative ones!” Catherine Pulsifer
Think positively. Eliminate the word ‘impossible’. Successful big thinkers come up with reasons why you ‘can’. Others find reasons why you can’t. Whichever way you think, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Big thinkers see problems as a challenge, and any challenge as an opportunity. Turn your attention to being brave, bold and optimistic. Their big thinking creates unlimited possibilities, alternatives and solutions.
2. Visualize the possibilities
“Whatever you dream or believe you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Choose to dream about the possibilities that life can offer and work towards achieving what you admire and dreamt off in life. Always ask yourself this question; that man that has a private jet around you is he made different from you? Or it’s his life so perfect than yours? Thinking towards this direction can help you move beyond your comfort zone. And you will be surprised at what you can do with a thought process like that.
Visualization adds value to everything, it gives you a compelling taste of what your vision will be like in reality, and the zeal to make it happen and to Come up with creative solutions to realize your goals.
“I intend to be, the richest man in the world.” – Howard Hughes
You can only change your mindset if you begin to care about your thought process every day. Start thinking big about your daily projects and tasks. How can your work influence the people around you and the rest of the world?
Stop limiting yourself in life by the negative thoughts you have .Choose to do your most amazing work without anyone’s approval. Choose yourself today! Decide what you want or someone else will. You are the designer of your destiny. What will it be? How will it look like in the coming days and in the future? Will I be remembered for a particular thing I did? Will history remember me as a great man? When you have these thoughts running through your mind then you will be pushed to act like a real man or woman.
A big thinker visualizes what is possible in the future, rather than being stuck in the present. You need to Look at things not as they are now, but as they can be without limitation.
Learn to always see yourself big and always imagine the possibilities of achieving what successful people and not what a poor or average man has. Stop saying when I will make it when God decides. The point is God cannot come down to give you a job or tell you what to do to do to succeed. He only acts according to your ability to succeed. No two persons have the same destiny yes but you need to fight to always be at the top and not to be minimized by someone your older than just because he has wealth more than you do. But first why will you even allow someone your older than to be richer than you? What were you doing or thinking while growing up? Life is not a bed of roses my dear. Thing big and work towards your thoughts. Imagine the possibilities of living big and you will work towards it.
3. Set the Right Kind of Goals
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie
Some believe that thinking big means you should set wildly ambitious stretch goals to inspire yourself to greater heights. But that’s not it. When I say think big I mean you should go for what you have passion for. This is because if you can align yourself to something you love, then you will do everything possible to achieve it but you can’t achieve it without thinking your way through.
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” —Orison Swett Marde
Align your goals with the direction you want your life and career to take. Balancing the alignment between long-term and short-term will give you the focus you’ll need. I am here to tell you that thinking small won’t get you anywhere. For your dreams to motivate you to action, they have to big enough to scare you a little, to ignite that spark of courage and determination that lives inside you.
Big goals are a road map for our lives that tell us what direction we need to go. They are the compass that keeps us on the right path. They are the filter that lets us know what is important and what is not worth our time. Big goals are the key to success.
4. Be Creative and Dream Big
The starting point of great success and achievement has always been the same. It is for you to “dream big dreams.”
Being creative means thinking of new ideas, see things in a different perspective and work hard to accomplish it. Create a vision that is so inspirational that it ignites the fire within you and gets you excited to work towards it.
The great tragedy is that the world is full of people who are trying to change the outside world without going to work on the one thing that they can control, their own thinking! Learn to control your thoughts to the direction of positive and innovative things. The key to success is imagination, so let your ideas flow freely, allow yourself to dream, take note of your greatest idea then concentrate on that and don’t give up until your vision is a reality.
5. Take the initiative in building friendships
“Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.”– Thomas J. Watson
To succeed in life, you need to make friends with the right people. The people that have the same dreams and plans just as you do. There are many connections in life that only your true friends can give you. But while making friends, be careful of fake friends.
“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”– Walter Winchell
Fake friends are the ones who will come around you just to steal your ideas and go. They will come beside you when they need something from you and immediately you give them, you become nothing in their eyes.
Stop thinking of:
· Solving insignificant problems. At times you need to let certain problems go unsolved. Not any little problems need a solution. Learn to focus on what really matters in your life and your family. Trying to solve little problems only distracts you from what’s most important and from the BIGGER picture.
· Seeking perfection. It is normal to make mistakes while driving on the road to success. So don’t feel discouraged that at the beginning your plans as not really work because it will work as long as you push hard and continue with your work. So stop trying to seek perfection. Because it forces you to dabble in things over and over again in an attempt to achieve the impossible.
· Negative thinking. Stay away from negative thoughts because it only prevents you from seeing things that are possible to do now and in the future.
· Procrastination. It holds you back and pulls you away from moving forward in your life. You need to try all your possible best to overcome this feeling of procrastination if you want to succeed in life and make it big in life.
Remember, think small expect small, think big expect big. Sometimes we have to learn to just get out of our own way and be bigger than we think we can ever be. Be brave, be courageous, be bold and think big. Decide today to change the way you think and start thinking big. Was this article helpful? Did it make you to take the decision to start thinking big? Well, you alone can get to answer that in the comment box below.