In Others’ Words: Think Big or Think Small



Think Big 2 2015

It’s Monday … the beginning of a new week. Are you planning on thinking at all this week?

Looking ahead at my week, there’s going to be a whole lof of thinking going on. And I love the challenge put forth in “The Donald’s” quote: I might as well Think Big.

Want to join me?

At first read, Thinking Big conjures up the idea of Dreaming Big, Risking Big, Living Life Out Loud. And I believe that’s all a part of Thinking Big: not limiting myself — daring to go for more, to push past my limits, to raise the bar a little higher than it was yesterday or last week. 

But I also believe that Thinking Big means refusing to give into small thinking:

  • comparison
  • envy
  • self-pity

When I give into this type of small thinking, I have no strength for the day ahead, no strength for the journey I’m on. I become smaller.

Today I’m Thinking Big. My eyes are on my journey — not someone else’s. I’m celebrating my successes — and others’ too. And I’m embracing all the reasons I have to be thankful, not getting tripped up by the ugliness of self-pity — what an absolute waste of my time! (If you want to join me, I’m participating in a fun #100daysofhappiness event of Facebook, where you post a daily reason you are happy — either a sentence or two or a photo. It’s a great way to zero in on gratitude!)

In Your Words: How would you define Thinking Big? How are you going to Think Big this week? What do you think causes small thinking?

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  1. March 30, 2015, 8:14 am   /  Reply

    I like the way you defined small thinking. Thinking big of others. I suspect another aspect of thinking big is stretching beyond comfort zones to see what else can be accomplished. That stretching is where I’m thinking big this week. 🙂

    Great post my friend!

    • March 30, 2015, 3:48 pm   /  Reply

      Good for you, stretching past your comfort zones! I’ve heard it said that is where life begins!

  2. March 30, 2015, 7:20 pm   /  Reply

    Beth, God must be trying to tell me something, because this is the second or third time today–today!–that I’ve heard, read, or thought the phrase, “Think big.” So, I’m going to keep my eyes on Him and stay open to opportunities to think big this week. I’m eager to find out what He’s got planned.

    And congratulations on your new grand-darling. 🙂


    • March 31, 2015, 6:36 am   /  Reply

      Looking forward to hearing more about what God reveals to you about “Think big,” Andrea!

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