Strive Big! Extraordinary results are as big as our thoughts!
The idea of big is bad is a lie. If you fear big success you'll either avoid it or sabotage your efforts to attain it.
When we connect big with bad, we trigger small thinking. Lowering our trajectory and potential feels safe. Staying in the same place in life feels prudent. But the contrary is true: When big is believed to be bad, small thinking rules the day and big never sees the light of it.
No one knows their ultimate ceiling for achievement, so worrying about it is a waste of time.
When we shift our mind to strive big, it allows us to ask questions, follow different paths, and try new things. This opens the doors to possibilities that until now only lived inside of you.
In my life, I have always wanted to achieve big things. When I was a teen, I would always envision and map out the ideal life that I saw for myself. I would look at large mansions, exotic cars, and tropical locations that I desired to go to. In my head, I knew that those were big goals, but if I saturated my mind with questions, knowledge, and plans on how to get those things then a solution or path would come up. Thinking big has allowed me to manifest so many things in my life!
Thinking big is essential to extraordinary results. Success requires action, and action requires thought. But here’s the catch, the only actions that become springboards to succeeding big are those informed by big thinking to begin with.
What you build today will either empower or restrict you tomorrow. It will either serve as a platform for the next level of your success or as a box, trapping you where you are.
Here are some tips that I and some of the most successful people in the world follow to continue to think big:
Think big. Avoid incremental thinking that simply asks, “What do I do next?” This is at best the slow lane to success and, at worst, the off ramp.
Don’t order from the menu. People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the only ones who do.
Act bold. Be willing to take calculated risks and stand by your decision.
Don’t fear failure. It’s as much a part of your journey to extraordinary results as success. Adopt a growth mindset, and don’t be afraid of where it can take you.
It’s important to realize that on the journey to achieving big, you get bigger. Big requires growth and by the time you arrive, you’re big too! What seemed as an insurmountable mountain from a distance is just a small hill when you arrive—at least in proportion to the person you’ve become. Your thinking, your skills, your relationships, your sense of what is possible and what it takes all grow on the journey to big.