Saturday, October 16, 2010

How to Think Big and Become Big

Do you sometimes think that there is more to your life than just this? Are you sick of the same old things everyday? Do you want to live the life you desire, or the life somebody else mapped out for you?
If you want to change your current situation you need to know how to think big. This isn't just about coming up with wacky ideas or outrageous solutions, but thinking about your life as something that is bigger than what it is right now.
Every choice you've made has led you to where you are now; every choice you make now will create your future. Your choices come from your thoughts and how you perceive your place in the world. By thinking big you will rise above your current situation and begin to create the future of your choosing. Here is how you can think big and become big:
Dream big dreams:
Allow yourself to use your imagination to dream about the life you really want to live. There are absolutely no limits to what you can dream about in your imagination. Visualise yourself achieving great things in the future, going to places that seem improbable to reach, and see yourself as the person you want to be.
Some of the greatest human accomplishments started with a dream; John F. Kennedy dreamt of sending people to the moon, and they did, even though most thought it was not possible. We all know Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and his dream has allowed us to make significant strides over the last century. He certainly didn't just say, "I have an idea!" It just wouldn't have the same meaning would it?
Visualise your days in advance:
Before you go to bed, sit in a quiet place and visualise what you will do tomorrow. See yourself waking up at the time you want, feeling good, and go through the day seeing yourself accomplishing each task that you are faced with.
Those who accomplish big things can see them in their minds before anybody can see it in reality. By visualising what you want your days to look like you know what you are aiming for, and that makes a huge difference.
Ask big questions:
If you want to learn how to think big, ask yourself big questions. Ask yourself questions that make you think about your situation and how you can change certain things. Don't ask questions like "why does this have to happen to me?" Instead, ask yourself, "how can I change this?" Or, what can I learn from this? What is the opportunity in this?
If you ask questions like, "Why does this always have to happen to me?" you will be forced to answer and it will only make you feel like more of a victim to the situation. By asking yourself constructive questions like "What do I need to do to change this?" you are forcing yourself to come up with answers that make you think bigger than the actual situation.
Solve big problems:
To determine how big a person is, just take a look at the size of the problems they are trying to solve. If your main concerns everyday are about how bad the traffic is, or how annoying the person sitting next to you is, or how bad the weather is, then you are not thinking big. To think big you need to tackle bigger problems, such as what you can do now to move yourself closer to your goals, or how you can improve your productivity, or how you can help somebody in need.
How big you are is determined by how big the problems you focus on are.
In order to think big you need to be able to see through your current situation. You need to be able to focus on things that will make you expand your perspective on your life.
Simon Lim is a motivational writer and the creator of, where you can find more free articles and courses that will inspire you and motivate you to think big and to to achieve your goals. Visit to sign-up now for the free and exclusive 7-day course, 'Unleash The Greatness Within.'

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