Thinking big has been a ‘catch phrase' for many people that have had significant success. In any worthwhile endeavor, you must think bigger than your current situation for any growth to occur. The questions become, what exactly is thinking big, and how big to think? I here to help you with that for those of us in the home business and network marketing profession with some references from a big thinker Peter Diamandis.
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Diamandis
The above is probably one of the most associated famous quotes from Diamandis. He has said that “Problems are gold mines.” We all know that business is nothing more than solving problems. Thinking big is helping millions of people. Solving the problem well and with great service can make people rich.
Let's bring this home for us.
Where do you want to take your business? No sense in thinking small here, start thinking BIG!
Are you thinking $100k annually or $100 million?
Some will say that you should push outside your comfort zone about 10% until you reach a goal that represents that achievement. Sure, I see that as an action step in the immediate future but I'm thinking big picture here. Think 5 or 10 years, even longer down the road. Expand your mind, thinking big helps your expand your mind to what's possible. When it does expand, you have to become the person to fill the void. Keep thinking big and you become even better, wealthier and more influential.
Here's a factor to consider, how many people do you need to help solve a problem to make that happen? Diamandis speaks about the 1 billion people factor. You don't have to directly help 1 billion, but leveraging a team you can.
Your optimism plays a big role in your success. Do you have a mind of scarcity or of abundance? A life of abundance equals a life of opportunity. Thinking big challenges us to take hold of those dreams and leverage the opportunities that are so abundant in today's world.
Think about this…
Did anybody imagine 50 years ago we would have self-driving cars? People are now thinking and creating networks of autonomous vehicles like Uber, just without a human driver.
Did anybody imagine have a vibrant active life beyond 80 years old? Diamandis is working with people to triple lifespan through genetic mapping and bio engineering, among other cosmic stuff, so we can live longer. Just 50 years ago the average lifespan was 66 (hence social security target age), but now the average is 78. If you're younger than 50, you will most likely live beyond 90+!
Diamandis calls this moonshot thinking. It's a reference to President Kennedy proclaiming that the U.S. would send people to the moon in the next 10 years. At the time, they didn't know how or if it was even possible but because he said it, people starting thinking big and the U.S. accomplished that goal about 10 years later.
Here's a great video on moonshot thinking.
Let's get personal, list one goal you've always wanted to achieve but you've never been able to. Secondly, list the obstacles that keep you from reaching that goal? Could those obstacles, those challenges be obliterated if you really thought, “How do I overcome those?” If you were to do this exercise and evaluate your responses AND take 100% responsibility for your actions which brought you to today, I'm sure you will come to the conclusion that it all stems from your thinking. You're not thinking big enough.
You're probably thinking, “OK Rik, I get it but what does that look like for me and my home or network marketing business?” Without vision, people perish. Your personal goals for your business should exceed your wildest thinking. Remember, a goal is a dream with a date on it. When is comes to your dreams, don't think 10% increase, think 10x increase! In order for your life to change, you need to think at least 10x bigger! Write down 1 year, 5 year and 20 year goals. Start thinking big!
People can set their minds on what is seemingly impossible but through technology and exponential thinking, it will become a reality. It's no different in the home business or network marketing profession. It is easier today, more than ever, due to technology and the internet to reach a billion people.
Moonshot thinking is choosing to be bothered by small thinking. Dream and think big. Lay out a plan. Hang around those that are thinking big! Find the right people that have the skills to reach a 10x goal. Successful people inspire others to become successful.
Think bigger. Think bolder. Your thinking big can become a reality.
Live Free and Prosper.
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