How much time do you spend thinking about your thinking? I know that’s like, totally meta. But your thinking is the most important of all subjects to evaluate. Because your thinking determines your outcomes. That’s cause and effect. You learned about it in science class. In case you were at the orthodontist that day, here’s a recap.
How it works:
Your thinking drives your actions. Your actions drive your results.
Pretty simple, right? It’s about to get even simpler.
Thinking –> Actions –> Results (sorry my arrows are totes lame)
What This Means
Small thinking drives small actions, which lead to small results.
And the flip side…
Big thinking drives big actions, which lead to big results.
What Are You Thinking?
Most people spend far too much time on small thoughts. If you think about your basic needs, your thinking will lead to very basic actions, and basic results.
Thinking about your biggest goals and biggest dreams leads to your biggest actions. Which naturally leads to your biggest possible results. This is a big deal. Like a-little-boy- trapped-in-Tom Hanks-body big.
The Price Tag
Big thinking and small thinking cost you the same amount. Which is nothing. Think about that for a moment. The difference is that the return on small thinking is very small. While the return on large thinking is virtually limitless.
Think bigger thoughts. They lead to bigger actions. Which lead to bigger outcomes.
- Think about changing the world for the better.
- Think about changing your community for the better.
- Think about changing an organization for the better.
- Think about changing your family for the better.
- Think about changing yourself for the better.
- Think about doing more of what you love.
- Think about making more money.
- Think about solving problems.
- Think about creating value.
You’ll find that bigger, better things will come your way. And in a big country, dreams stay with you. #ILearnedThatInThe80s
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One thought on “Why you need to think bigger thoughts.”
Another great post. Another way to look at this is, if you start with small thoughts, then everything after (actions and results) can never be big. The aperture is opened at the beginning and never gets bigger. Whereas if you start BIG, it’s possible (and sometimes smart) to act small, but at least you have the option to go big.
Like Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump big, not Tom Hanks in BIG big. Or you can go small like Tom Hanks in Bosom Buddies. Or Toy Story Tom Hanks, which I suppose is the smallest form of Tom Hanks?
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