What have you got to lose? If you aim for the stars you might just get there. Sometimes it pays off to think BIG and Richard Newton is here to get us thinking on a bigger scale than we ever imagined.
Short and punchy with quick tips and inspiring graphics, The Little Book of Thinking Big will have your imagination, creativity and determination firing on all cylinders.
Not long ago you knew what to expect
You were born in the town or village where you would die and in between those two events you would occupy yourself in much the same way as your parents did.
You’d inherit the same work, tools, beliefs and ambition.
The world around you advanced slowly and incrementally and your future looked like your past.
You only had to fire up your imagination the merest bit to overshoot reality by a distance.
So in those days, thinking big was for fairy tales.
Imagination is no longer for fairy tales
Fast forward to right now, to this instant as your eyes pass over these words , and all that has changed profoundly.
Today, imagination is no longer for fairy tales. Today your unshackled imagination is the truest designer of your future.
The new certainty is that everything changes, anything is possible and whatever you can imagine is probably on the cusp of being made real tomorrow and obsolete soon after.
So fast is the world transforming that only if you think wildly and recklessly will you even keep up with what’s coming down the road. Merely to keep up you must overshoot like an archer aims ahead of a moving object.
To go further, if you want to seize control and shape your future the requirement is clearer still: you must unshackle your imagination, expand your ambition, sweep past boundaries and think always even bigger.
Because THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS: Your imagination is now the limiting factor of your life. In the world of anything-is-possible the outer limits of thinking big are the barriers of your life.
Thinking big takes practice
Like anything that can change your life, thinking big takes practice. And most people have skipped the habit for years.
Thinking big is all too often replaced by the narrow thinking that the pressures of everyday life throw at us. These pressures are real and are not lightly dismissed. But the narrowness of thinking won’t change your world like your white horses of inspiration, insight and ambition.
People construct cages for themselves. Iron bars of self-doubt and not-smart-enough here, the possibility of failure there, the approval of the crowd, money worries and so on. This is how you build it.
Maybe, as you climb inside you say: this is only for a while. I will run free as soon as I am done with these worries.
And time ticks. And as the minute hand whirls, the habits of thinking-your-life-bigger get lost by the relentless head-down tackling-of-tasks that must be dealt with.
The danger for you is that this becomes a life of mere existence.
Thinking big isn’t one off exercise. The habits of thinking big are easy to use and with practice become always at hand.
Complement The Little Book of Thinking Big with The Magic Of Thinking Big, which gives dozens of hardheaded, practical ideas, techniques, and principles that will enable you to harness the tremendous power of thinking big