bigger is better:
here’s why…

Thinking small is a sure-fire way to limit your success. When you think big, you can change your life – and the world – writes Michael Port.

Hands down, bigger is better. Not in the gas guzzling SUV sort of way, but when it comes to the thoughts and ideas that are travelling through your mind, yes, bigger is better.

Bring big thoughts front and centre. It’s your mind that will change your life – and the world. When you think big, you’re large and in charge. In fact, did you realise that big thoughts:

1. Are an act of abundance

To think big is an act of originality and creation – an act of abundance. When you think small, you resist your nature and create false scarcity. Big thoughts confirm the truth. You are more than enough. You will accomplish all you set out to. The world is yours for the taking – so go grab it!

2. Embrace a judge-less world

Big thoughts oppose the judging world. We’re not here to judge or be judged. Imagine if you never accepted the limited views of others? That’s right! Your individuality reigns supreme. Big thinkers embrace their own uniqueness and innate talents and refute limitations placed by others.

3. Collaborate and foster equality

Big thinking starts with: a) helping, and; b) allowing yourself to be helped. People who play small think they have to do it all themselves. The truth is, when you help another you break down false separations – the ‘us’ versus ‘them’ syndrome. We are all interconnected. True collaboration gives and accepts. It’s a beautiful explosion of equality, respect, love and creativity. Open yourself up to receiving as often as you give.

4. Expand and accept

Bigger invites challenges. It expands your personal capacity and confidence. On the flip side, small thoughts crave pre-ordained outcomes. Of course, thinking big can be scary and when we fear the unknown, we crave control. But we need to accept control for what it is – a farce. Be daring, and see where your big thoughts take you.

5. Bring the joy of promises

The act of making promises is liberating. It gives you all the permission you need to do big things and make creative adjustments along the way. Take some breathing room while you are fulfilling your individual commitments. Let go of rigid outcomes. If you think it has to be perfect, you may never attempt to realise your big burning desires.

6. Foster authenticity

Thinking big aligns the public and the private you. Your heart is free to speak the truth and authentic actions follow. Full self-expression is the height of ‘big bliss’ and the start of accomplishing all you desire.

7. Encourage congruency and integrity

Big thinking and living with integrity go hand in hand. To live without integrity is to purposefully diminish your chances of success. In today’s world, telling the truth might just be a revolutionary act. It doesn’t get much bigger than that.

8. Bring grace and fluidity

Thinking big is adaptive. It is not transactional. It allows us to connect to others, but not be attached. It allows our networks, friends, colleagues and even lovers to be fluid. In the flow of big thoughts we will truly flourish and draw the people to us that we are meant to – people aligned with our values and actions.

9. Combine love and accomplishment

The act of making yourself stronger, combined with the process of love, is the essence of thinking big. To love the process of what you do and who you are brings a lightness into your life – and the world. Love and strength are directly responsible for many of the biggest accomplishments in the world.

10. Fuel passion

It takes energy to get up and do big things. Thinking big is not only contagious, it spreads like wildfire. It allows passion to course through your veins so you can live according to your hopes and dreams. It is universally the biggest and best thing you can do for yourself and others.

How big are you willing to think about yourself and how you can positively impact the world?


Michael Port
Called ‘an uncommonly honest author’ by the Boston Globe and a ‘marketing guru’ by The Wall Street Journal, Michael is a New York Times bestselling author of five books, including two editions of Book Yourself Solid, The Contrarian Effect and The Think Big Manifesto. He is also the Global Business Mentor for Reebok, can be seen regularly on MSNBC and receives the highest overall speaker ratings at conferences around the world.

Expand your mind at FILEX 2014 as Michael shares his wealth of big thinking and business know-how:

  • Book Yourself Solid® for clubs and studios • Business Summit
  • Book Yourself Solid® for personal trainers • PT Business Summit
  • The Think Big Revolution® • Friday Keynote Address
  • Book Yourself Solid®: your foundation • A2A
  • Book Yourself Solid®: building trust and credibility • B2A
  • Book Yourself Solid®: The 6 core self-promotion strategies • B3A

For more information on Michael’s sessions check out www.filex.com.au where you can also register for the convention or the all-inclusive Gold Pass packages that include access to the essential Business or PT Business summits and breakfast events.