As kids, we dreamt big; we had no concept of limitation. To think big was not a problem, because we believed anything was possible. We believed we could have a hundred billion trillion dollars to buy up all the toys in the world so we could distribute them to the kids who didn’t have toys.
As we got older, we began to learn limitations. The idea of thinking big was gradually lost as the idea of being realistic set in. Parents, uncles, aunties, and other well-meaning people began to teach us about how big the world is, telling stories of billions of sick people who have not been healed and are still suffering from sickness. The idea of travelling to the moon was taught to be impossible. Slowly these authority figures built the concept of impossibilities in our minds. Our failures and our environments began to reinforce these limitations in our minds.
Limitation thinking is “reality thinking”. At the moment you begin to think big and dream big, the voices that have written limitation in your subconscious begin to tell you, ‘be realistic.’ I’ll like to give you the permission to ignore those voices. Why be realistic? Your imaginations represent the creative force of your spirit man and the limitless abilities on the inside of you. It is in thinking big that you are able to tap into the depth of your true creativity. Sometimes we need to ask ourselves what we consider reality? Is it a fallen system of working for a living while being frustrated and retiring with money that can’t really be enjoyed because you’re too old? Be candid with yourself, are you being realistic or just being limited in your thinking?
I believe as you think big, you discover the true secrets of life. A secret I think many kids actually know: don’t worry, play hard, help people, and be limitless in the imagination of your potential. But as they begin to learn what it means to be realistic, their imagination and creativity is silenced.
I would like to share some things with you that will help you begin to think big once again. For you to think big and set yourself up to achieve great feats, consider the following:
There is something powerful about keeping your goals in front of you. A target you can see is MUCH easier to hit than one you cannot see. It’s not just enough to think big, you must make sure what you imagine does not fade in your heart. The best way to keep the image strong and have the target clearly before you is by reviewing it daily. The next step is to affirm them daily. Declare that you see yourself haven achieved your milestones and fulfilling your dreams.
Don’t put it into the future, make your affirmations in the present tense. Say something like “I am excited about paying $10 million dollars into my account”. To make your affirmations futuristic just subconsciously sets the goal further ahead of you.
Think big, imagine great things, and set yourself up for great achievements. If you’re not yet convinced, listen to this podcast by Michael Hyatt and I would suggest you read Think Big by Ben Carson