By Bigg Success Staff
Here’s a quick test to measure the size of your thinking. We adapted this from David Schwartz’s great book, The Magic of Thinking Big. The only thing we don’t like about his book is that he spelled “bigg” wrong!
There are twelve situations presented here with two ways to think about each one. See which answer most closely matches how you see the world.
Do you increase your income by …
a) … aggressively reporting expenses on your expense account?
b) … producing more?
Do you talk about the …
a) … negative qualities of people you know when they’re not there?
b) … positive qualities of people you know when they’re not there?
Do you believe in …
a) … maintaining the status quo?
b) … expansion?
Do you see the future as …
a) … limited?
b) … very promising?
Do you look for ways to …
a) … avoid work?
b) … do more work, especially helping others?
Do you compete with the …
a) … average?
b) … best?
Do you increase by bottom line by …
a) … cutting back on necessary items?
b) … increase income to buy more necessary items?
Do you set your goals …
a) … low?
b) … high?
Do you focus on …
a) … the short-term?
b) … the long-run?
With which of the following statements do you most agree …
a) Security means success?
b) Success leads to security?
Do you handle minor errors by …
a) … turning them into major issues?
b) … ignore them if they have little consequence?
Do you surround yourself with people who mostly chose …
a) … Answer “a)” above?
b) … Answer “b)” above?
Obviously, small thinkers answer “a)” to the questions above. Bigg thinkers choose “b)” and they surround themselves with other bigg thinkers – birds of a feather.
Admittedly, this seems like a simple list. However, when we looked deeper into the list, we realized that there are times when we fall back to “small” thinking. The challenge is to fight that urge, whenever it occurs, and keep thinking bigg. Another challenge is to always spell “bigg” right!