• Michael Dahdal

Thinking Big, Acting Small

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

It’s quite easy to get caught up in whatever might be going on around you and lose sight of the bigger picture.

The bigger picture is important though.

What drives you?

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

What gives your life meaning?

What is it you’re supposed to be doing and are you doing it, if not, why not?

These are all really big questions and you can get really bogged down in trying to answer them.

In this case, it may seem as if even engaging with the big picture seems futile as you may never really get the answers you’re looking for.

In saying that however, I do think it’s a useful exercise.

To put life (and your place in it) into some kind of perspective will help you navigate it little bit better.

It’s not about getting fixated on the big picture, but it’s more about reminding yourself sometimes that in the great scheme of things, some things are probably not such a big deal when other more important things are.

The big picture also allows you to orientate (and direct) your life better - but change seldom happens by thinking big, but instead by acting small.

If you were to commit to doing one thing per day every day for a year, you would have achieved 365 things.

That’s a lot of things!

The secret then is to think big, but act small.

Tiny little increments that are manageable yet meaningful enough to get (and keep) you moving in the right direction.

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