Friday, April 3, 2015
The greatest creations and inventions that we've seen come from people who had the courage to think bigger than the status quo. They exercised their creative muscles to a point beyond their comfort zones and reaped huge rewards as a result. There is a constant temptation to succumb to mediocre thinking (and action) because it's easy, keeps people around us at ease, and there is minimal risk. However, there is so much more in us that we are denying everytime we give in to this way of life. I want to challenge you to think about what you are thinking about and increase what your current goals are by 10. Then take it a step further and find someone whom you can be accountable to and tell them what your goals are and ask them to hold you to those. We all need people in our lives that remind us that we are better than what we are settling for. I know it is scary to think big. In the words of Muhammad Ali, "If it was easy, everyone would do it." As you begin to think big and that becomes your normal routine, begin to develop a plan on how you can achieve small parts of your larger goals consistently. This will develop momentum. The old maxim is "How do you eat an elephant, one bite at a time." The same is true for your big goals.
About the author of this blog post:
Philip "Sharp Skills" Jacobs is a hip hop artist, published author, and entrepreneur who is passionate about reaching his full God-given potential and inspiring others to do the same. He has published his first book "Accuracy: a guide to living skillfully and successfully in today's crazy times" and has indepedently released three albums, four mixtapes, and has had his music placed in TV and film. A firm beleiver in the power of education, he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University. He is married with two children. Follow Sharp Skills on Twitter @thesharpskills