Michael Port says…
The time has come. We cannot wait anymore. For years, we have hidden behind our own small thoughts or let ourselves be held back by other small thinking people who don’t believe in us. Worse still, we have been rejected as marginal, unrealistic, dreamers, idealists, maybe even delusional. Family, friends, colleagues, and others (not to mention our own selves) have tried to negate us, eliminate us, and silence us. We will not stand for it anymore. We say – bring it on. Our personal revolution from small thinking to big thinking is now. We will make public our aim to think big about our goals, our intentions, and, yes, our dreams.
There’s more. We will collaborate, cooperate, and join forces with other big thinkers to bring about the larger revolution our society needs if it is to survive.
You want to think big. I want to think big. Together, we will think even bigger. [The Think Big Manifesto, p. 34]
All I can say is WORD.
And I’m ordering this one from the library right now.
Two quotes come to mind –
1. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Credited to Eleanor Roosevelt, but disputed.
2. “This is the true joy in life – that being used for a purpose recognized by your self as a mighty one – that being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work the more I live.” – George Bernard Shaw
Allow me to think big and please spare me those “little clods” – We got some big thinking to do!