As a wellness entrepreneur (Full Time Yoga Teacher, Life Coach, and Motivational Speaker) I spend a great deal of time networking with other professionals. Through my experience networking with high value people, I have noticed an very specific personality trait that separates successful people in all aspect of life - spiritually, relationships and career, from the average person beginning with successful persons having a big picture vision of there life’s purpose. This single idea develops over time into the empowering habit of looking at every action as part of the larger vision that takes over a person’s entire identity. The conscious effort of continuously looking at the bigger picture thrusts these individuals towards the achievement of their goals and dream. Whether you believe you’re just earning a living, doing the best at your job, or you’re leaving a legacy, this story demonstrates that there is great value in thinking positively and in seeing the bigger picture.
The big picture is simply the entirety of what you’re doing – your mission statement. This does not belittle the importance of the details and daily routines, but in order to get an accurate picture of where you are and where you’re going, you need to step back periodically and take an overview of your daily life. This big-picture analysis can be helpful because it:
- Gives you a chance to review your goals
- Assures you that what you’re investing in the personal development and business development that will help you achieve your goals
- Helps you validate the time and energy you spend on overcoming challenges
- Corroborates that your day to day routines are aligned with your life vision
Thinking big is not effortless. It’s something that we must learn to cultivate over time and practice on a daily basis. It is important to develop the habit of reviewing your life’s mission, and your long-term goals consistently. Ideally you should allot a few moments first thing in the morning to connect with your goals. Write down your thoughts about the bigger picture, and see what comes out of this. Ask yourself each day, Are you living up to your life’s mission?