Think Big

By: D. A. Slinkard

If you think it, you can achieve it. I remember the first time I heard this message, and I was blown away by the simplicity, yet impactful truthfulness, of this statement. The human brain is absolutely amazing, and it is astonishing how God, the creator of everything, was able to design such an intricate system that fits perfectly between our ears. It has been proven that we use only a fraction of our brain, and I cannot even fathom a world in which we use more brain power. Even Elon Musk has created an invention, the Neuralink, which reminds me of something you can read about in the book of Revelation.

When it comes to our lives, though, too many people are not doing enough thinking. I can remember as a kid being told, “Use your imagination,” and now kids are being told to, “Use your iPad.” We have a society that is being completely dumbed down because of the great advancements in technology, and we have people who cannot think for themselves. Do not believe me? How many phone numbers can you remember of people who are your contacts in your phone?

I still remember the phone number of my childhood friend, yet many people cannot even tell you the number of their spouse. It goes back to us not using our brains. This article is to challenge you with how you use what God has given you to think with. This article is to challenge you to THINK BIG! This article is to get you to think about what you want to achieve in life and then set out to achieve it.

It was a monumental moment in my life when I understood that what I pictured in my mind, I had the ability to achieve in real life. I was nearly 25 years old when I heard this concept. By that time I had already graduated from college and was married with two precious daughters. If I had been introduced to this concept before, I am not certain what I would have been able to achieve at a much younger age. I found out that when you think positive, positive things happen. When you think negative, negative things happen.

This is true in your life today. If you want to know what kind of day you are going to have, you need to ask yourself what kind of attitude you are going to take. Too often we ask ourselves what else is going to go wrong, and we find more of what we do not want. If you think it, you can achieve it. This goes for the good and the bad. If you focus on what you do not want, you are going to get it because you have been thinking about it.

Therefore, you need to make more of a conscious effort to change your thought process. The moment you realize your thoughts are negative, you need to change your thoughts and find your happiness. Get out of the negative zone and into the happy zone. This is an extremely important step to take in your daily life because most people walking around are only thinking negatively. They are thinking negatively about their spouse, thinking negatively about their job, thinking negatively about their life, and we need to change the thought process.

Once we have the thought process, or mindset, established in a positive manner, then we can focus on what we want to achieve. If you have the mentality that you can obtain your goals, you are more likely to achieve them; but if you think it is not possible, then good luck trying to find any kind of success. The reality of life is that most people do not think about what they want to achieve in life. They go about living the rat race of life with no dreams, no aspirations, no desires. If you aim for nothing, you will hit it every time. You need to set your sights on something that gets your blood pumping.

If you think it, you can achieve it. What has been on your mind lately? What is it you would like to see yourself achieving while the negative mindset has been getting in your way? This article can be impactful for people of all ages, young or old, because you should not stop living until you draw your last breath. Too many people give up too soon when in reality we need to THINK BIG!

By: D. A. Slinkard

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