How To Think Bigger
We all have dreams that we would want to fulfill, but the truth is that not all of us will be able to fulfill these dreams. It is simple: not all of us have given our dreams a thorough thought to an extent we are able to do what it takes to make the dreams come true. This is what separates big thinkers from small thinkers. Until we see things in the big picture, it will be hard for us to chase them. I guess it is true what they say, if your dreams don’t scare you they are not big enough. There are things that are common with big thinkers that smaller thinkers do not have.
Do what big thinkers do
The good thing about big thinkers is that they create brilliant new ideas. The first thing they do before creating these ideas is to create a system that will help them come up with these ideas. Most put them into writing in form of blogs, books and journals, and so on.
Big thinkers build on their ideas aggressively; this they do even when the idea is not fully developed. Generally, an idea that is 80 percent developed is good to go, but it is the 20 percent that is not ready that usually keeps small thinkers from pursuing their ideas, waiting for them to be perfect.
Most big thinkers are not just inventors, but innovators. Big thinkers take what looks like it may not offer much and give it a twist that makes the whole world see the thing in a different way. They perfect on other people’s ideas.
Take an example like Amazon; before Amazon there were other retailers. By just twisting a few things here and there, Amazon is the world’s leading online retailer. Big thinkers select the areas they want to make a difference in. Amazon is best known for book sales.
Deal with things that get in the way
Every venture has its challenges and none guarantees success. So, if failure will keep you from following your dreams, then you are a small thinker. Things like over-analysis or asking questions such as “what if the project flops?”— these will just help you spend a lot of time achieving nothing.
Procrastination also poisons big thinking; we treat time as if tomorrow will come with bonus hours added to it. Tomorrow will come, and it will have as much time as today, it is what you do today that makes a difference tomorrow.