We’ve been told that there’s magic in thinking big.
At the same time I believe there’s even more magic in small thinking.
By small thinking I don’t mean negative thinking, or thinking that you’re not worthy, of no value, or anything of the sort.
My meaning is that we tend to scare ourselves when we think TOO BIG.
We set goals that are big – and we feel a burst of excitement, even enthusiasm.
Then we open our eyes the next morning and we are frightened, even terrified.
Fear causes stagnation. Fear causes paralysis. So it makes no sense to set goals that “scare you.”
If we set goals that scare us, we tend to sit and ponder why we’re not moving, why we’re not taking action, why we’re procrastinating.
The ballplayer who focuses on hitting homeruns, who tries to hit them, who “muscles up” to hit them – will, in almost all circumstances, be profoundly disappointed.
Yet, the player who focuses on putting a good swing on the ball, who dives deep into the tiny parts and particles of his swing, will probably amaze himself and others at how good he becomes.
He will have a much greater opportunity to become a homerun hitter then the player who is desperately trying to become one.
By adjusting your focus to the small, easy-to-overlook details that no one else is paying attention to, your results grow tall, amazing one and all.
This means you can achieve bigger results by thinking smaller and taking smaller actions.
Thinking small puts you into the present moment, helps rid you of fear and frustration – or what we tend to call “anxiety.”
Call it fear – call it what it is – and you’ll conquer it, now, in the present moment.
And if you employ this same type of focus tomorrow, you’ll conquer it again.
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