The art of thinking big!
Large-scale thinking can be considered an art, since there is an undeniable element of creativity in it. Nothing is impossible for a creative person, his thought is free and not limited by his own needs. Such a person makes discoveries by thinking big.
Large-scale thinking is thinking that goes beyond the boundaries of an era, a continent, and even the universe. The perception of such a person is not limited to the possible or known. He thinks globally and is able to open new horizons.
Big Thinking Example
One of the clearest examples of large-scale thinking is the experience of the Austrian theoretical physicist Erwin Schrödinger with a cat. The scientist set up this thought experiment in order to reflect the incompleteness of the existing knowledge about quanta.
Schrödinger suggested that if a mechanism containing a radioactive atomic nucleus and a container with poisonous gas were placed in a box, so that the probability of the nucleus decaying in one hour was 50%. In the same box, the scientist mentally launched the cat and locked it. According to the laws of science, when the nucleus decays, a container with gas opens, and the cat dies, if the nucleus remains intact, the cat is healthy. But as long as the box is closed, the physicist thought, no one knows what happened to the cat. And quantum mechanics claims that the atomic nucleus can be in any state at the same time, which implies that the cat in Schrödinger’s thought experiment is both alive and dead at the same time.
Erwin Schrödinger’s thinking delights with ingenuity, erudition, freedom and its scale.
Scale of thought and success
“If we talk about success, then the value of a person is not measured by his academic degree, not by his origin, not by his kilograms – it is measured by the scale of his thinking” – David Schwartz. Whatever your profession, you should always be confident in your abilities and know that you are capable of more.
The range of thought of the majority does not seek to overcome the stereotypes “planted a tree, built a house, raised a child.” Do not forget about the desire for continuous development. How to do it?
- Eliminate continuous self-criticism that destroys your capabilities;
- Think positively, not being afraid of temporary and inevitable failures;
- Read more, “feel” with information from the outside;
- Clearly set goals;
- Be guided by your own principles and motives.
Laziness and scale of thinking
Bill Gates said that he would always choose a lazy person to do difficult tasks because he could find an easy way to do it. Do you think a lazy person can think big? Oddly enough, the answer is yes. And all because he is driven by the fear of overexerting himself. And finding a solution to a problem with minimal resources is usually very easy and simple.
The conclusion is this: the more a person values his time and effort, the invested resources, the more actively and with greater speed he will open new horizons. For example, let’s take a workaholic – a person who cares about the very process of dissolving in work and avoiding solving his internal problems. As a result, efficiency, tied to the speed and simplicity of the desired solution, suffers. Eminent companies have long mastered the concept of efficiency and strive to increase self-confidence in their employees, stimulate the desire for self-improvement and unlock their inner potential.