How do you feel about your life? Do you feel like you’re on autopilot or just settling? Perhaps your goals are too small? Have you ever considered that maybe you could BE and DO much more than your life currently reflects?
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it’s too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo
Thinking big is your way to a new life!
Consider these 4 ideas:
1. Big goals are exciting.
If you’ve holidayed in the same place for 10 years in a row that’s fine, but you probably won't be that excited about doing it again. However, organising and planning your first trip to your dream destination might be another story. Few things feel better than excitement and anticipation. Big and new goals can provide you with both.
● If your goals aren’t exciting to you - think about how can you make it bigger and better. This will help with your motivation and commitment too. 2. Avoid contentment.
This is when you feel that some aspect of your life has dropped below what you consider acceptable. Have you notice that you may work harder to restore yourself back to what you consider the “normal” level for your life?
For example, you lose your job or part of your earnings – you may work much harder to get back to that income level but you may not work nearly so hard to double your salary. You keep yourself at that level of contentment.
Avoiding contentment isn’t the same as being constantly dissatisfied, you can still be happy but it’s realising that if you want to achieve more, you have to strive to be more rather than just keeping the status quo.
3. Big goals require real growth and change from you.
Dropping five pounds in weight or earning an extra £400 this year require little change and growth on your part. Losing 60 pounds or tripling your salary will force you to make some major changes. This may be learning new skills, creating new habits, meeting new people. The bigger the goal, the more it will stretch you as a person.
● If you want to become all you can be - set and achieve big goals.
4. Big thinking helps you to expand your belief of what is possible.
Changing the way you view the world can help you to accomplish big objectives. It requires you to challenge your own limits and beliefs and what you believe is really possible for you.
In order to bring new experiences into your life you have to do different things. Your thinking will have to evolve in a new way, so you can break free of what you’ve usually accepted as “this is my life – this is all I can do” type thinking.
So here's what you can gain from thinking bigger:
It can help to stretch your thinking, forces you out of your comfort zone and moves you from being complacent.
It also has the benefit, that in turn, it does a lot for your creativity, your enthusiasm and eventually your confidence when you achieve your goals.
Thinking big is claiming your right to have an exciting and meaningful life. You can do whatever you set your mind to. You just need to set a big goal and persevere.
Raise your thinking and your life experience will follow.
Hope you've enjoyed this post. Let me know what your next big goal is in the comments. I’d love to hear from you. If this is an area you would like some support in, contact me for a chat. To Your Success, Kay
Helping ladies move from feeling stuck and overwhelmed in their lives to designing & achieving their goals, dreams and ambitions. For more information on bringing positive change into your life – www.kaymalcolmcoaching.com (life coaching for women)