There are two things that shape our destiny-the people we meet and the books we read.
Have you ever read a book titled”WHY A STUDENT WORKS FOR C STUDENT and B student work for the government; by the legendary Robert Kiyosaki’ who is known for ‘Rich Dad,Poor Dad.’
The title itself which was an eye opener.Bill Gates once said,’My friend passed all exams papers in college, I failed most of them.Today he is an engineer at Microsoft, but I own Microsoft.Does that ring a bell?
Have you ever seen a C student seating at the front desk in classroom? Very rare,they always like seating at the back of the classroom.They want to see the big picture of the whole class and who is not there,who is sleeping and who is attentive.And most of the time,they want to seat by the window to get the big picture of what is happening outside classroom.
Their names,more than often,end up on the list of noisemakers, and most of the time they are sent into the field to do manual work as punishment.Little wonder it is them who end up discovering oil,gold,diamond and other precious resources in the process of working the field. That’s why they end up employing A students
Here are five strategies I have found helpful when it comes to having a big picture
- ALLOCATE TIME TO THINKING
This might sound obvious, but it’s amazing how infrequently we actually do this. If you allow yourself to just do what’s next on your to-do list, you’ll never find the time to think about the big picture–there will always be something that feels more urgent.
Block off time on your calendar based on when you are most creative. (morning, afternoon, evening).
- GENERATE IDEAS
I often start my thinking process by asking, “what is the most ambitious articulation of my goal?” One of the most valuable outcomes of thinking big is being able to step outside your comfort zone, away from the day-to-day routine.
Wake up and smell the coffee.