Think Big and 5 Tips to Think Even Bigger
Are you one of those who always limits yourself?
“Of course not,” or so you say. You might not even realize you are preventing yourself from being able to think big.
Do you only think of one tracked on a single solution to a problem?
Do you sit back let others step into the role of “big thinker?”
Does your internal voice prevent you from trying anything brand new? If you are doing any of this, then you are definitely limiting yourself, even if you’re doing it unaware.
It can be hard to think big and then even bigger if you aren’t staying in the right mindset. It can be even harder to think huge if you’ve developed limiting beliefs or certain type behaviors. Some examples that can limit you and that you want to avoid are:
- You think you might be taking a rest or a breather but in reality, it’s preventing you from exelling forward.
- Short-Term Thinking
- Just take the time and a little bit longer to find another solution that will work both long and short term.
- Negative Thinking
- Do you ever catch yourself saying I can’t do it, then think first before speaking because it will hold you back and it prevents you from ever trying.
- Being Perfect
- You won’t reach a certain state of perfection if you keep waiting around to take any action to reach that perfection, you’ll still remain in the same spot without positive change.
Obviously there are many other things that prevent to think big and beyond but these are some most common. Instead of going through all this, let’s focus on tips that will help to think huge and even bigger so you can reach your ultimate desires, dreams, and goals.
Everything Usually Starts Small
Now, this may seem like an odd tip to think big but it’s important. When you want to start thinking big, remember everything starts small. That doesn’t mean set limiting or small goals but rather, do not become let down if your bright idea doesn’t happen immediately as you expect. And it’s really important that you don’t let your starting place limit or hold you back, no matter its size. Some of the world’s greatest inventions and highly people started out small. Bottom line: If they can do it, so can you.
Set Right Goals
Sure, you want to set huge goals but just because you want to “think huge” doesn’t mean that you should set too extreme with the goals that you would struggle to reach. Be realistic but optimistic. If you set a goal that’s massive and nearly impossible to reach, you’ll only end up being disappointed and will likely fall back into those thoughts or action that will limit you.
Recruit Others Like-Minded
If you want to think big, then it is necessary to think about including others on your journey. The greatest entrepreneurs didn’t do everything by themselves. When you think you only need yourself and can do it all alone, everything will remain small. It never grows into anything more than that. Instead, recruit other people to help you think big and help you achieve your huge idea or ideas. You likely may not have all the skills for everything required to reach what you intend and because of that its where having a team will be highly useful. Focus on your skills and let them focus on theirs. Work as a cohesive and synergistic team that will make it happen. You can’t reach your goals on your own—you have to build a team to support your ambitions.
Have a Supportive Team
This tip goes along with tip #3. When you recruit others to help with thinking outside the box, you want encouragement and support of those ideas, but you don’t want them to simply agree on everything. The value of a supportive team lies in their ability to help you look beyond. No one needs a team of yes men. You want a team that challenges you to think bigger and outside the box.
Set a Special Place and Time Aside to Think
One of the barriers to thinking big is finding the first solution to a problem. What is needed is to have the special place or set place and time to think through any issue. Whether that time is 2 hours, 5 hours, or a whole day, use the entire time to enlargen your thinking. Dive into discovering and searching out that long-term solution for creating that big idea. As with most it is time that is needed to allow your thoughts to build on each other and if you simply choose the first thing said, you will miss out on a lot of good ideas.
Time to Get Busy and Start Thinking Bigger
There is never any reason you should limit yourself. With all that is available with today’s technology, you literally can reach across the entire globe. Stop sitting around and waiting or procrastinating, stop trying to be perfect, and just take the simple step and get started. Use these tips to build within you the habits you need to think bigger and beyond. By doing so, you might just be surprised on what you can accomplish and never know it might be something that changes the world.