Leaving the comfort zone is not an easy thing to do. While it does get easier with time and practice, there are a few things that can make the journey easier. A positive mindset, a dedicated work ethic, and a clear vision of what you are working to do helps. But one thing can help you keep your momentum going at a lightning pace and that is the power of thinking big.
While thinking big comes naturally to some, for others it is an acquired skill. Thinking big puts you in a different mindset when approaching the inevitable challenges that you will face when trying to achieve major tasks and accomplishing ambitious goals in your life. It helps put the things we face, that can be sometimes overwhelming, into a different perspective. Changing the paradigm of our lives is a massive undertaking. Evaluating our past, looking at our failures, analyzing all the things necessary to get us from where we are in our lives to where we want to be, and figuring out the steps to take us from here to there when we have never done anything like this before are BIG challenges. It will take BIG thinking to overcome these obstacles and make what is now a dream, our reality.
Take a moment to look back at some of the major figures in history. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill to name a few. Even in modern times we have had people like Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson. All these people, before they become known or had accomplished anything worth mentioning, were ordinary people. Some were cast into extraordinary circumstances, while others worked towards creating things that had never been achieved before. But all of them changed history, and in the process, the future for all of us. Each one of them overcame huge challenges and overwhelming odds to achieve their purpose. Do you think that they did what they did by thinking small? No, they did great things by having grandiose vision and the fortitude to overcome instead of being overcame.
BIG ideas, BIG vision, BIG accomplishments, and BIG dreams are pushed, pulled, and shoved into reality by creators that practice thinking BIG! Now, while thinking big is a necessary component in creating the life that you desire, remember that it is only in conjunction with taking action can those big thoughts be made manifest. Without action no matter how big, impressive, and well-thought-out what you have in mind may be it has no power or energy. It cannot have any effect on making your life any better, nor anyone else’s.
How many times has this happened to you? You have a great thought or idea but you do not act upon it, then sometime later someone else actually creates it and releases it and you are astonished. You think to yourself, I thought of that first, they stole my idea, and you feel cheated? But no matter how much you don’t like to hear it, there was one factor at play in them getting the credit and you being left with empty hands; they thought big AND they took action where you did not.
While there is much more to be said on thinking big and taking action on those thoughts, you should get the picture. If you have dreams, desires, and goals you want to achieve, you need to develop the skill and habit of thinking big and following up on those thoughts with action to live what are now, at this moment, the thoughts in your head.
Join me again next week as we explore the next article in the series of 12 Steps To Leaving Your Comfort Zone Behind Forever – Part 5 – Change Your Habits.