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Think Big : The First Step Towards Success

Have you ever thought why every successful people says THINK BIG? Why and how THINK BIG is the FIRST STEP towards SUCCESS/DREAM?

You have to think anyway, why not THINK BIG?

– Donald Trump

If you want to be rich, THINK BIG, Think Differently

 – Robert Kiyosaki

 If you want to become rich, find someone who is rich and do what is doing, one day you will be rich. 

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between those people who think bigger than those who aim low?

Why does a person try to build an international organization affecting the lives of millions, while another person is satisfied with working his life as a clerk? (there is nothing wrong in being a clerk!)

Why does a person challenge himself to run the marathon, train his body and get fit, while the other is happy with his unhealthy lifestyle?

Well, the answer is quite simple – one is ambitious, while the other is not.

But what is the reason? And most importantly – how do you become more ambitious and think bigger? Is it something with which you are born and can not change it, or is it something you have control over?

Well, let’s find out.

Firstly we should know, THINK BIG means be ambitious, always open for opportunity, thinking of your dream, zeal to grow. Think big does not just mean THINKING of earning lots of money, it means being passionate and ambitious towards your field of interest. Think big may include successful singer, business, athlete etc.

Before we move further, it is very important to understand why it is important to THINK BIG.

Here is the story which will make you understand why it is important to THINK BIG.

Years ago, a person named Edwin C. Barnes wanted to work with Edison. Observe this carefully, he wanted to work with Edison, not for Edison. But, there were two difficulties stood in his way. Firstly, he didn’t know Mr Edison and he did not have sufficient money to travel. His desire was not an ordinary desire. he managed to present himself at Edison’s laboratory and announced, he came to do business with the inventor.

He did not receive his partnership with Edison in the first interview, but he got an opportunity to work in Edison’s office on a very nominal salary, doing work that is unimportant for Edison. Months passed but nothing happened.

A key point to note, he did not say to himself, “Ah well, what’s the use? I think I should go for another job.” instead, he thought “I came here to become a business partner and I will accomplish it, no matter what”.

Mr Edison had invented the dictation machine and wanted to sell, but the hired salespersons were unable to sell it properly as they were not enthusiastic over the machine. Barnes grabbed this as an opportunity as he knew he can sell this machine.

Barnes suggested this idea to Edison and got the chance. He sold the machines so successfully that Edison contracted him to distribute it across the country and bring it into the market.

This business association created the slogan “Made by Edison and installed by Barnes“.

So through this story, I just want you to explain that to achieve success first you have to think of it.

Mr Barnes achieved success because he thought. He had nothing except his ability to know what he wanted, and the determination to stand up with that desire which he believed.

The key to success is to raise your standards.

 – Tony Robbins

So it’s clear, THINKING BIG is the first step towards success.

Now you must be thinking, how can I think big? Is there any formula or any method?

There is no mathematical method or formula of thinking big but there are some rules or tips through which will help you to THINK BIG.

Influence Of Surroundings

Things and people around you influence your thinking. Reading books and surrounded by ambitious people are the two most effective ways to be ambitious.

Stay Away From Negativity

Those who discourage you from setting a big goal reduces your motivation more effectively than those who empower your motivation.
If you ever had shared a big goal with someone and he told you, “Be realistic, you will never achieve it“. It is important to keep a distance from such type of people.

“Negativity and Pessimism is as dangerous as cancer”

Physical Fitness

Physical wellness is an important key for BIG THINKERS. Lack of physical energy will result in a lack of motivation. It is important to fit both – mentally and physically.

Sense Of Urgency

Ambitious people can be of two types – one who says “one day I’ll do XYZ” and one who have big GOALS. The only difference between these two is the level of urgency. Ambitious people want to act on their goal now rather than someday. They don’t waste their time on insignificant things. They want to make most out of their time.

What’s Your WHY?

Without a powerful “WHY“, big achievements are close to impossible. We all need strong internal motivation to work on goals. Internal motivators like fulfilment, enjoyment, and contribution are much more powerful than external motivators like money, fame, or power. If you want to work on your goals, find a reason that comes from within you – not finding a situation or money. So, find your WHY as this is the first step towards THINK BIG.

Write It Down

If you are trying to motivate yourself to work on your goal, write down your vision. When writing this, go to such deep details that you can not wait to work on it. The purpose behind writing vision is to think about it every morning and to develop your own empowering morning routine.

Why The Right Mindset Is Important To THINK BIG?

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right

– Henry Ford

Your mind will either help you achieve your goal, or destroy you. This gives you what you feed it. Give it self-doubt, and you will get self-defeat. Provide it empowering thoughts, and it will be your best ally.

So these are the few points which show why and how to THINK BIG. Implement it in your life and tell me what big goal are you going to work on now?


  • If you prefer to be more motivated and passionate about your everyday life, then you really need to THINK BIG.
  • Enclosing yourself with the right, positive energy is the key to success. Try to spend time with people who empower you and inspire you to reach big goals. Read books that inspire you to change your life.
  • Achievement cannot be attained without proper, powerful internal inspiration. If you make your “WHY” bigger than you and external things like money or status, then you will get even more motivation to work on your goals and make big things happen.
  • Instead of playing for the not to lose, play for the victory. There is a huge difference between the mindset of a winner and the mentality of a person who just does not want to be left behind. Do not be afraid to follow an unorthodox approach to achieve your goals.
  • If it is strategic, laziness is not a bad thing. The keys are to focus on the most essential things and to make your work fun. It is related to your “why” – if you are not passionate about what you are doing, then it would be difficult to get extraordinary results in that work.
  • Nothing is impossible for the person who refuses the reasons/excuses. Your beliefs establish your limits. If you stop thinking reasonably, ask yourself how you can achieve the impossible, then you will come up with a way to do it.

Last but not least, there is nothing wrong with having no big dream. The key to a happy life is fulfilment. If you find fulfilment in simple, untimely life, then there is nothing wrong in it.

Know The Next Step Towards Your Goal.

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