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“You say I dream too big. I say you think too small.”
In the words of multi-billionaire Donald Trump: “I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” Great entrepreneurs like Steve Job, Mark Zuckerberg, and Ingvar Kamprad would say the same thing.
Psychologically, thinking big motivates people to reach new heights by doing things they’ve never done before. Although taunting, it gives people something to look forward to and a reason for living.
However, the fear of failure often comes around. According to psychologists, this fear that impedes success is rooted in values and beliefs that need reassessing. As Michael Port, author of “The Think Big Manifesto” puts is, “Sometimes we assign the role of ‘Big Thinker’ to some people, but we don’t necessarily see ourselves in that role.
One way to think big is to get comfortable with discomfort, as what Forbes contributor Dorie Clark suggests in her article based on Michael Port’s book. Rejection may be disheartening but playing safe is an ingredient for mediocrity. She also encourages setting the right kind of goals. Goals should be big but attainable in some respects.
In other words, they should be realistic. Having supportive colleagues also speeds up the process, she adds. And finally, you should be a person others want to help. This can be achieved by being having good attitude and desirable traits.
A ponderous quote from Mario Andretti goes, “If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.” Thinking big not only brings wealth and fame but more importantly, a higher sense of purpose.