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Can ‘thinking big’ lead to success?

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The question is if ‘thinking big’ accomplishes so much, why doesn’t everyone think that way? The answer is simple, all of us, more than we recognise, are in the mid of a lot of negative influence every day everywhere. And no wonder, our thinking is small, not big! All around us is an environment that is trying to tug us, trying to pull us down. It has often been said that ‘bigger is not always better’. Some might say it’s true when considering the current economic situation, but feel it is never true when it comes to new ideas or personal dreams where thinking big is always better. We can achieve success only by believing we can succeed. 


  • When people try to drive us down, think big. Be sure, there are some people who want us to lose, but these people can’t hurt us if we refuse to fight petty people. Fighting with them reduces us to their size. Feel sorry for them. Let’s ‘stay big’.
  • When that ‘We- haven’t-got-what-it-takes’ feeling creeps up on us, think big. Remember, if we think we are weak, we are. If we think we are inadequate, we are. Avoid that natural tendency to see ourselves as small. Let’s feel that, we are important.
  • When an argument or quarrel seems inevitable, think big. We need to successfully resist the temptation to argue and quarrel. Think ‘big enough’ to see that quarrels and arguments, will never help us to get where we want to go.
  • When we feel defeated, think big. It is not possible to achieve large success without hardships and setbacks. But it is possible to live the rest of our lives without defeat. ‘Think big enough’ to see that defeat is a state of mind, nothing more.
  • When we feel our progress on the job is slowing down, think big. No matter what we do and regardless of our occupation, higher status and higher pay comes from one thing: Increasing the quality and quantity of our output. Think, ‘We can do better’. Nothing in this world is being done as well as it could be. And when we think, ‘We can do better’, ways to do better will appear.

So, let’s have big ideas/dreams and say them out loud. Let’s visualise ourselves successfully bringing our idea or dream to life. Think: What will we look like? How will we feel? Where we will be? Let’s establish goals for how we will go about achieving them and determine what action steps will help us to move forward. And above all, let’s select one action step and do it today!


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