My motive for writing this article is to challenge your perception. I want to use this article as a medium to open your mind to the tremendous power that lies in the art of thinking big.
Most people have been unconsciously programmed to abide by tradition and a certain mindset. Anything outside this mindset of theirs is termed “impossible or outrageous.” Examples of statements portraying conventional wisdom are:
- Go to school so you can get a good job and be secured.
- Don’t stand out from the crowd; blend in.
- Humans can’t fly.
- Be contented with what you have.
But when you think big; you force your mind to challenge such limiting wisdom and your brain begins to fashion a way out. If the Wright brothers hadn’t thought big and set big goals; humans wouldn’t have been flying today in airplanes.
If Bill Gates had followed the conventional wisdom of “go to school and get a job”, I doubt if he would have been one of the richest men in the world. So never accept conventional wisdom without first giving it a thought. Think beyond conventional wisdom and it will be so.
How do you feel when you set a big goal? If you feel awful that you are gunning for something big, then you need to have your head re-examined. But if you feel excited and motivated, then you are on track. A big goal is meant to fire up your enthusiasm regardless of how challenging it is.
Thinking big unleashes your creative instinct and helps you uncover ideas that will help you achieve your goal.
Thinking big and setting big goals give you a purpose to live and die for. It gives you something worth pursuing. When any person set the goal it became a purpose he live for and one day he’s remembered for that goal.
Lastly, the true magic of thinking big is in the breaking of impossibilities. Thinking big makes the impossible possible.
Every man has a purpose on earth; but you can only discover yours if you think big.