David Schwartz in his book, The Magic Of Thinking Big, writes, “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success…Big ideas and big plans are often easier—certainly no more difficult—than small ideas and small plans.”
This is certainly sound advice. If thoughts control your actions and you can think anything you want, then you might as well think big. right? Especially when you consider that the level of effort required to accomplish anything, big or small, is roughly the same. Why not go for broke?
But big is not enough.
You need the SMALL too. The on-the-surface boring, daily, repetitive actions; you need the process, to accomplish anything. As Aristotle advised, “We are what we repeatedly do.”
So, get fired up with big dreams and thoughts. Let that motivate you and everyone around you. But then also be prepared to take tons of small, daily actions. And to do those to the best of your ability.
Big and SMALL. Working together. Now you’re talking.