When you think big you are stretching your mind in a way that you are never quite in your comfort zone. This only became apparent when I have spoken to someone who struggles with thinking big. They express a tension over their face as they try to mentally focus on what they would like to do different that would be beyond their current level of living.
So what is thinking big? It is simply imagining what is possible without being bound by cognitive restrictions. This is when you catch yourself saying 'that wouldn't be possible' or 'there is no chance that would happen'. Whilst there are some who would say you are just being realistic, there is also the argument that by thinking big you are training your brain to feed yourself ideas constantly.
After all you think Richard Branson implements all the big ideas that come into his head? More likely he has trained to brain to think big because he knows one idea out of the 100 is going to be the one that strikes big.
Begin to see it as a multiple stage process; think big, note it, come back to it later to work out the logistics of it and if you find it is viable look to begin a small step of implementation straight away.
No one became successful thinking small because it is the big ideas that jolts us out of the automatic patterns of daily life and with us having thoughts every single day, why not make them work in our favour to make the future more exciting!
Why not try this?
1. Commit to a 3 month period;
2. every morning sit down where you feel comfortable and set your timer for 15 minutes.
3. In that 15 minutes, write down every idea that comes to you without judgement.
4. After the 15 minutes, put your pen down and get on with your day. Throughout your day become aware of ideas coming back to you and your mind formulating possibilities of how you could achieve them.
5. At the end of each week, read over the ideas you have come up with, again without judgement.
See what happens
Write down what thoughts come up for you after reading this article? What's your big idea
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