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You Are Probably Not Thinking Big Enough (How to Think Differently to Unlock Your True Potential)

The Danger Of Tradition

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.

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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

Step Outside Of Yourself

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.

Be Curious

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.

Start Shifting Your Perspective

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. 

Barriers To Thinking And Acting Big

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.

Your Obstacles Will Guide You

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.

"But What If I Fail?"

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.

Don’t Give Up

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.

From Small To Big Thinking

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.

The Danger Of Tradition

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.

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