by Cara Lumen
I sat down to mind-map the next four years and couldn’t do it – I could get part way through this year but only very slightly into next. And forget any years after that. I had no idea what I wanted or what I could expect.
I wanted to think bigger but I only did a fair job of it. It was easy to write down the things I had already thought of to do this year.
Then I tried to see where some of those would take me next year, what new doors they would open up, what new people they would attract and I realized that I have to let it happen organically.
What I can do is be very aware. Aware of the new ideas I have. Aware of people who respond to me and might make a potential collaborative partner. Aware of what new skill I have learned and how I might use it to make something new. Aware of changes in the world that affect my target audience. And most of all to be aware of the signs and signals of new possibilities that come my way all the time.
The one trick to thinking bigger is to move your thoughts outside the perceived reality of the physical plane and the limitations we know here. If you have an idea and think it will cost too much or take too much time, or maybe you don’t have what it takes to do it, that’s physical plane thinking. That’s trying to figure out how to do it the human way. To really expand your thinking you have to cut that tie to the physical plane and let your imagination soar in the realm of infinite possibility – where anything and everything is possible. You can do that with visioning. You can do that with daydreaming. You can do that in your dreams. Trust what you discover through your inner knowing. If you can think it up you can do it. Keep expanding your thinking and push the boundaries of what you think is possible. That will help you think bigger than you thought you could..
© 2009 Cara Lumen