When you are young, your parents and teachers tell you that there is a lot you can do in life. You are told to choose whatever you want to become and pursue any path you like. But as you grow up, these same people tell you to become more realistic. That is the code you are given to become small thinkers in life.
This is the reason most people in the world are small thinkers. Thinking big is an option and many people don’t even know what influence they can bring to this world just by thinking big. But you can learn to think big, not for what you have accomplished for yourself but in terms of how you want to serve other people.
No one is born with bigger thinking; it is a skill that you can develop. You just need to understand the process and start practicing it in your daily life. Following are the ways you can think big:
1- Give yourself permission to dream:
When you are told to be realistic, you completely remove the power of dreams from your life. But when you dream, you imagine the possibilities which you cannot think otherwise. Allow yourself to dream and you will see how it will open your mind toward more opportunities.
2- Remember everything starts small:
Dreams are not something that should just be kept in mind. You should always write what you have been thinking because everything that reaches its peak begins with a dream. Therefore, make it a habit of writing your dreams and then making plans for turning them into reality.
3- Make use of the internet:
In order to turn your dream into a reality, think globally rather than just locally. Facilitate your big thinking with whatever you are aiming at and see its effects. It will give you a better picture of where your dreams will lead you and how you can become successful by thinking big.
4- Decide what to do to affect the outcome:
This is where you will transition from your bigger thinking to practical actions. People often get derailed at this point because they fail to see all the steps that will take them to their goals. But you must realize that it is always not possible to look at the entire path. You just need to know the next right thing that is necessary to turn your dreams into a reality.
5- Keep a time limit:
The biggest fear of dreaming is that it is very easy to get lost in fantasies and lose track of time. Therefore, keep a limit on all the steps that you take. It will help you make your dreams more concrete and it will create a sense of urgency that will motivate you to take action.
6- Make it a habit:
Dreaming is not a one-time activity, you need to remind yourself constantly of the dreams that you have for yourself and for others. Determine every day why you need to turn your dreams into a reality and how would it be if you don’t accomplish the goals that you have set.
7- See yourself as a small part of a greater whole:
When you are on the road to developing your dreams, you must enlist other people who are better than you in certain aspects. When you think big, you need to know about your limitation and gather people around you who can do what you cannot do. This will ensure that your dreams grow.
When it comes to becoming a big thinker, do not pay attention to the mocking voice that tells you to be more realistic. Ignore it and realize that you can create anything if you wish to. This is the essence of becoming a big thinker.