A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.

08 June 2009

Thinking Big

Have you read Michael Port's Think Big Manifesto?  I'm about halfway through it, and it has me bursting with ideas.  If you have big dreams, or even little ones that you've been neglecting, I encourage you to hit the bookstore or your local library and pick up a copy.

Here's my take on what I've read so far:
  • Thinking big means just what you think it means.  Never underestimate your ability to change the world.
  • You really can be or do anything you want.  The important thing is to want it.  Choose the thing that you are really, deeply passionate about and pursue it.  Once you have that clarity, nothing can stop you.
  • Don't be shy about telling the world what you are pursuing.  People can't help you if they don't know what you need.  When they do know what you need, you may be pleasantly surprised by how the universe aligns to support you.
  • Thinking big can be exhausting if you're surrounded by other people who are thinking small.  Keep company with other big thinkers.  Make sure the people around you are pulling you up, not dragging you down.
As for me, my next "big thinking" commitment is to write a book.  In order to get there, I know I need to do a lot more writing generally, so my short-term goal is to write at least two blog posts each week from now until the beginning of August, when I want to double that number.  By September, I want to be posting at least once every weekday.  By making this public pronouncement, I'm committing to getting it done and asking you for help.  You can help me by sharing your own "big thinking" ideas, commitments, and questions, as well as offering any feedback you may have on what I write here.  In return, please let me know how I can help you think bigger and achieve your own goals!

1 comment:

Chip Scholz said...

Welcome to the party, Tracy! It is a great book, and although I am stuck in the middle of the book, it is kicking me with a lot of great thoughts as well...keep up the good work.