Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when I know there are footprints on the moon. -Paul Brandt
What a powerful thought! It’s one of my favorite cards in SendOutCards, and I use it frequently. Someone sent it to me, once, and I often remember it. Actually, I keep the card around to remind me.
We are often reminded to “think big”. And, I agree completely. The quote reminds me, though, that often my “big” thinking could be even bigger and brighter. What seems big one day feels kind of small on a different day. That seems pretty normal to me.
So, while you’re thinking big, keep a little window open in your mind that represents the possibility of an even bigger and brighter world. Maybe, it’s like keeping a Plan B around that’s even more grandiose than your Plan A. Just maybe, you might reach the moon instead of only the sky!
Speaking of “Plan B’s”… Forget about them if they’re simply a fall-back plan to catch you in case you might fail. There is no good reason to focus on and plan what you’re going to do in case you fail. The mere thought of needing to plan for failure keeps the doubt gremlin very much alive in your energy field. And every time you think of that Plan B, the gremlin gets more powerful. Instead, erase that Plan B. If you really need to have a Plan B, write that Plan B with an outcome that is even grander than Plan A. How would that feel? What kind of energy are you reinforcing, then? I’d say you’re creating a mighty powerful and exciting potential.
So, when you’re thinking of your great big Plan A, that “A”udacious plan, remember to only allow an even bigger Plan B, the truly “B”iggest and “B”rightest plan.
Do you have a secret Plan B in case you fail? If so, root it out, dig it up and throw it in the compost bin. Then, quickly, think up a Plan “B”igger to replace it. Remember that nature abhors a vacuum, so if you get rid of something you’re done with, be ready to replace it with something you’d like instead. That way, you get to consciously and intentionally choose what to replace it with. I vote to replace it with something Bigger and Better!
I was recently reminded of the book “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz. Here’s a great quote from that book. Click here to find it in my AmazonStore.
Case history after case history proved that the size of bank accounts, the size of happiness accounts, and the size of one’s general satisfaction account is dependent on the size of one’s thinking. There is magic in thinking big. – David J. Schwartz