The Magic Of Thinking Big

The Magic Of Thinking Big

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The Magic Of Thinking Big


We wrote about the power of thinking big when we shared the story of Jose Hernandez recently in a post (you can read it here)

This is so important because thinking big gives us something exciting to work towards even if we have to take smaller steps to reach our ultimate goal

When Michelle Gass ran Starbucks, she helped the company move into 33 countries. When she first joined the coffee-based firm, she was asked to get behind a new drink. Starbucks had just launched the Frappucino, and she was ordered to develop a growth strategy to make the drink popular.

What began as a side item now earns Starbucks more than $2 billion annually. That’s the income from just one drink. To say that Gass’ efforts worked out is obvious.

She had long ago come up with a belief about how to approach achievement. It can help with personal and career goals. Men and women of all ages and levels of education and success can use the same idea. It’s powerful in its simplicity.

What was the approach she took that created such a winner for Starbucks? It’s one she’s used successfully in her career working with many Fortune 500 companies. She says her mantra is …


“Let’s think of how big this can be.”


She’s a firm believer in thinking big.

A lot of leaders will tell you this. If you’re going to dream, why not dream big? It doesn’t make any sense to think small when thinking big doesn’t take any more effort.

It’s up to you, really. If you want to do something enough then like Jose Fernandez said shoot for the moon.

You get to choose what you strive for in life.

Aiming for big results can make your world better for you and everyone you care for and accomplishing great things feels so rewarding.

You might even surprise yourself with what you’re able to accomplish 😀

Think more of yourself and there is more of you…When you believe, really believe, something can be done, your mind goes to work for you and helps you find the ways to do it” 

The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz

You Might Feel You Lack Control in Your Life Because Your Motivation Isn’t Big Enough

We all have big dreams when we’re kids. Many of us have some dream life we’re trying to create. That’s not true of everyone. Life can be so demanding and hectic that you put off worrying about the things that are important to you. You’ll get to them later or not at all.

This reality exists for many people. Others feel they have no control because they’re not asking enough of themselves.

They are content to get by. This is not the person they always were. They had big dreams and big plans. Then life did what it inevitably does to a lot of us. It got in the way. After years of living an okay but not great life, those dreams and plans don’t seem so realistic.

That’s because the current reality doesn’t support the belief that something wonderful can happen. The person in this example decides to be happy with their “good enough” life rather than fighting for the “life I really want” existence.

They may feel out of control, but they begin not to care. This is sometimes the product of insufficient motivation.

Multiply Your Motivation

Right now, you might feel like you’re working for nothing. You don’t put much into the bank at the end of each month. You’ve got a little bit of savings but nothing substantial. You feel you will have to keep going to work every day to get by and that it might not be possible to retire even.

We had that challenge after we lost our retirement savings in the crash of 2008 and we admit for a while we put our plans on hold and we’re very demotivated but eventually we knew we had to do something to achieve our dreams and achieve the plans we had for our life.

The Magic Of Thinking Big

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”

― David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big

We really hope that reading this post and sharing some of the things that we know may be holding you back you will be able to move forwards

Before we go we’ll leave  you with this

5 Things You Need to Have to Reach Your Big Dreams

When you’re chasing your dreams, the only thing you want to hear is secrets on how you can reach them. You’re looking for an expert or a genie in a bottle who can tell you, “This is how you can get to your dreams. I promise it will work.” Here’s the thing: That doesn’t exist. Every person is different, and every dream is different. While you can’t rub a genie’s lamp 🧞‍♀️and have your dreams appear in front of you, you can practice having these five things in your life to make reaching them more manageable.

Belief in Yourself

If you don’t believe in you, how will anyone else? It’s hard to overcome self-doubt, but once you do, you’ll be succeeding in ways you never imagined possible. Take some time every day to instill a sense of belief in yourself—you’ll be surprised at how quickly it starts working! A straightforward way to do this is to track all the small gains you make towards your goal each day. Looking back at that daily reminds you that you are making progress.

New Perspective on Failure

Failure is a good thing. Yep, you read that right. There’s nothing wrong with failure because it is 100% a learning opportunity. When you fail, you learn how to do better, how to persevere, and how to work harder to get to the place where you want to be.

Vision for Yourself

If you don’t know which way you’re going, how will you get there? Come up with a game plan for yourself, and make sure it’s specific. Don’t just say, “I hope I can _________” Say, “I will take these steps over the next 4 months to get ____________” Practice saying your personalised  affirmation whenever self-doubt starts to bubble up.

“Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. Visualization adds value to everything. A big thinker always visualizes what can be done in the future. He isn’t stuck with the present”
― David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big

Understanding of Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Sometimes, you may need to seek help. Other times, you need to take the initiative. If you want to make it big, you need to know what you’re good at—and what you’re not so great at. We all have strengths and weaknesses, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Be honest with yourself and make a list. Then work on using your strengths more often and practice ways of improving your weaknesses


The most important thing is never to give up. Don’t lose sight of your “why” and don’t let anyone get in the way of your ambitions. You’re here for a reason—stick to that reason and don’t stop until you’ve achieved your big dreams.

It will be worth it in the end!


Thanks for reading today’s blog The Magic Of Thinking Big (highly recommend reading the book) and would love you to share your thoughts and feedback and if you would like any help in bringing your dreams and goals to life just contact us here

The Magic Of Thinking Big

Chris & Susan Beesley

We’re former accountants and management consultants ‘of a certain age‘ with 5 great kids, 5 grand-kids, 1 grand-dog and a little old cat called Vincent. We love skiing, the mountains and travelling the world and we’re passionate about helping others to start and build successful businesses online to generate them a full or part-time income to support their retirement lifestyle.

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