You can only change your mindset if you consistently care about your thought process. Start thinking big about your tasks and imagine how they can influence your world.
You should start thinking big without reservations or hesitation. You can only contribute more, learn more, become more and stretch yourself and your own abilities beyond their current limitations if you give yourself permission to think beyond the obvious.
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Don’t take things on face value, investigate their workings, assume nothing and question everything.
Start the curious habit of questioning everyday things and methods to get answers to questions you mostly ignore. Maintain an open mind and be willing to learn, unlearn and relearn.
Society conditions us to think small, to simplify and to expect less and demand less from life.
Mindlessly following tradition leaves our world open to be controlled by others or stagnation.
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
Fear can constrict you and coil you into a ball of small thoughts, decisions and actions. Fear of failure is universal and inevitable, but you don’t have to let it define you.
The more new situations you expose yourself to, the more opportunities you have to discover unknown aptitudes and the better you are able to tackle big challenges.
If you have something significant to share with the rest of the world, prepare to face criticisms, because people judge what they don’t understand.
Remember that you are not seeking approval. And the lack of it shouldn’t stop you from thinking and acting bigger to get closer to your life’s calling.
No matter how many mistakes you make, or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of those not trying.
You don’t always need the perfect plan. Sometimes you just need to give it a try, let go, and see what happens.
Thinking big requires stretching your imagination and expanding your personal potential, and that takes time and effort that will pay off throughout your life.
Fight against self-deprecation, procrastination, overanalyzing, making excuses and perfectionism.
Exercise your creativity by stimulating your brain with new things and not limiting your thoughts. Different skills, cultures and ideas can change your thought patterns for the better.
Give yourself time to consider the possibilities and to move in that direction.
Great discoveries often evolve from small hunches, maturing and connecting to other ideas over time.
A single thought can also grow over time into a powerful habit of thinking big, and eventually, take over our minds and propel us to achieve our dreams.
... by trial and error and consistently analyzing things related to big ideas, until you've practiced enough your brain can easily establish unusual correlations and a global comprehension develops.
Other ways to increase your capacity for thinking big include problem solving, performing optimizations, providing value to other, being ambitious and mentally trying the outlandish.
Perhaps you were not at the top of the class, not the employee of the month, nor are you the "10" you think your partner wants. But you're probably pretty spectacular in some way, and definitely good enough in most areas of life. If ever there were a time to stop beating yourself up for being human, it is now.
Companies, teams and individual achievers are sharply focused on achieving goals. But this focus on completion often limits the scope of the results and stifles innovation.
There is a time and place for problem-solving efficiency. But the regularity and pervasiveness of expansive thinking will actually solve problems you haven't yet identified, bringing greater efficiency, and giving you more time to execute big ideas.
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