Show Host Dean Renfro: [inaudible] well, as you walk around and talk to our folks that we have been talking to here at freedom camp, these great veterans of freedom. Talk about the concept of the importance of thinking, but that's so often what has held us back and made such a long trip up fear. Mountain was our thinking, thinking that we had, that we had to be released of you go around and talk to the veterans here at freedom camp. You found that the common conversation is about thinking big. They echo the words of David Swartz, who wrote that book. The magic of thinking big is a process that people aren't so concerned with the measurement of how big you are or how much, how many pounds you weigh or what college degree you have or who your family is as much as they are. How big is your thinking?
Quota real estate Mongol turned president. Hey, you have to think anyway. So why not think big reality is it happens for all of us at various stages in life. When we have more kids and parents, we begin to think about how do we move our kids beyond the potty training stage to being able to operate a little better on their own. And then it's not too long that we're thinking, Oh no, they're going to go away to college. Then they're going to get married. And then they're going to move off. And life gets bigger and smaller all at the same or a person that owns a business. It's always about how, how do we expand our market? How do we get beyond where we are? So any big thinking happens in a lot of different ways, many times, but down on the same hand, we often found ourselves thinking about how do I think bigger?
The second thing they talk about often is the fact that most people talk too much and listen too little, but big thinkers are intentionally listening all the time. They ask a few questions and listen a lot because they've learned if I'm listening for it, I'm more likely to hear it. They ask penetrating questions to enlarge their idea. That possibility of thinking that one thought will lead to another one, word will lead to another one idea will expand beyond one person's name. That's brought up will lead to an opportunity. They realize listening is a big part of thinking.
They also realize that they talk about thinking that many times an object is not seeing the word falls within the lanes of our visual, our visual thinking, seeing because, but it doesn't, it doesn't fall into our thinking. We see it, but we miss it. It's often because many times we're not expecting it. And we've been taught and ingrained so much of stranger danger that oftentimes when something appears in our vision, we dismiss it, but big thinkers have been expecting it. And so therefore more likely to receive it because in that moment that the value of life is realized that it is not lie within the length of days. But in the use that we make of them, for many, a person has lived long, yet lived little big thinkers. Look beyond that because they see before they see more before because they seen glimpses of it before, because they've lived with the expectation with the listening here, with the scene.
>So what does big thinking? Get ya? Big thinking gets you to gives you the opportunity to, to lead when others are holding back, it gives you the opportunity to see it more and see it before it gives you the opportunity to build in the variables. That will happen because you've been listening. You've been looking, you've been thinking you've been planning. You've been expecting. It gives you the opportunity to bring others on board because you've heard from others. You've seen others. You shared with others who to line up with this idea of big thinking gives you the opportunity to look at the past and say, this is what this has to do with the future. This is how the dots are connected. This is why that happened. Gives you the opportunity to seize the moment when the timeline is right echoed in the words of Winston Churchill, a special moment in everyone's life, a moment from which that person was born.
And when he seizes, it is their finest hour. Big thinking gives you that opportunity. Rethinking helps you think about staying on target. It allows you to have focus. It gives you the opportunity to look at every piece and how it fits in the puzzle of thinking big and moving forward. It gives you the opportunity to see what others also see for big thinkers. Learn quickly that they need to understand how others see things, that whole adage of putting themselves in someone else's shoes, while you certainly cannot live their life and been through what they've been through. You can put yourself in their place and hear and see and experience what they've experienced. Big thinkers. Do that. Small thinkers. Keep constantly trying to force you into something that you're not big thinkers. Try to put themselves in a place where they aren't w w what could understand if they were big thinkers within themselves, and a place to be able to promote everybody in the process, not just themselves, big thinkers, put themselves in a place where they don't get caught up in the mundane things.
They don't get caught up in being a slave to the immediate and become terrorized by the urgent that so many people have, but take the long look. A big picture. Thinker helps them go as well been said where no, man, a woman has gone before, because they've already crossed the bridge before everybody else saw the bridge. Cause big thinkers think that way. So how do you get big thinking? How do you move big thinking into your life? First of all, don't strive so much for certainty. Don't think that every T has to be crossing every dot I have to be dotted before you move it. And big thinkers have learned that you can't force everything into place, but you have to take it as it comes and move with what it is. Think big to have learned that every experience provides an opportunity to think beyond then.
Nothing is just a coincidence, but it's an opportunity, big vanc. And it gives you the opportunity to have a variety in your life. Not just a one line, not just a one meal, not just a one thought, but more. It gives you the opportunity to help move ahead by giving yourself permission to expand your world. Hi, thanks for being with us this morning on the morning, wake up call. My name is Dean, and we're so glad to have you here. We hope to inspire you, inform you and give you some insight that grows you and therefore can grow your business or your organization so that you can change your world and the world around you. Come back and be with us on the next Morning. Wake Up Call, see you then.
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