The Think Big Revolution

Increase discomfort. Increase candor.

Challenge and capacity feed on each other in a symbiosis, a cycle of exponential growth; as we begin to think big, our big thoughts blossom. So go ahead, increase discomfort. Increase candor.

As we become more comfortable with discomfort, so our capacity to do big things increases. Know that if what makes us uncomfortable seems small, it’s not the same thing as small thinking. Each challenge is our worthy opponent. As we take on bigger challenges, so the next larger challenge becomes more manageable. The more we overcome, the more we can overcome.

There are no three easy steps, but when we become comfortable with discomfort, we will accomplish great things. We will feel high on the abundance of life.

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Comment by Dave Johns on April 26, 2009 at 3:45pm
The universal laws that govern survival and evolutionary growth for all living things on this planet tells us that stress and discomfort is a requirement for growth and survival. Anything that stays the same (in stasis) for too long will eventually sucumb and expire. We are no different. Being comfortable, being satisfied not testing ones self will surely lead us into a slow apathetic living death. To love and have passion for life and for what we stand for we must embrace our discomfort as it is telling us we are alive. Long Live Life.
Comment by Judy Pearson on April 15, 2009 at 1:29pm
Living a THINK BIG life or a YES life is suppose to be uncomfortable. It is in the center of chaos you will find peace. If you are uncomfortable or even miserable shout hurray for you are a human being having a Spiritual experience. Every nano second you are alive you are growing.
Thank you for BIG THINKING
Comment by Paul Durban on April 14, 2009 at 4:46pm
Uncomfortable? Congratulations! It simply means you care. What a wonderful place to be.
Comment by Kathy Whitham on April 14, 2009 at 3:29pm
yes, it seems like anytime we step outside our box it will probably feel uncomfortable. that's when we know we're moving in the right direction, as long as it feels right and uncomfortable
Comment by Catherine on April 14, 2009 at 7:54am
Seeking the next level of discomfort we want to overcome instead of avoiding it offers us resilience and the ability to bounce get. We’ll find new ways to bounce back emotionally and mentally. We’ll get ready for the next step towards the big within the Thinking Big.
Candor, the quality of being open and honest in expression, first of all to oneself, is needed for self-awareness and clarity.
Then we can be candor towards others and thus we create trust. Candor increases – trust increases. They grow together. We become free from ambiguity or evasiveness.
Comment by Robert Medak on April 13, 2009 at 11:39pm
When we become comfortable with anything, we cease to be challenged and grow stagnant. It is when we are pushed that we grow.
Comment by Nancy Ballinger on April 13, 2009 at 11:01pm
I'm right with you Michael. The biggest growth, largest breakthroughs and moments of clarity come after deep discomfort. I have experienced this personally, with individuals and with groups all trying to do bigger work in the world. It doesn't feel good, there is always a moment where resistance, retreat or doing what's easy seem more appealing. In the end, discomfort is our greatest teacher and the pathway to the next big thing. Thanks for the inspiration to invite and allow it!
Comment by Buckley Brinkman on April 13, 2009 at 10:07pm

My Dad always says that you need to be comfortable constantly expanding the periphery of your ignorance. The periphery of your ignorance is the where the boundary of what you know meets the universe of what you do not know. The more you learn, the more you realize you don't know -- the periphery of your ignorance expands. If you become comfortable with pushing into the unknown, you grow, the border expands, you become comfortable, and the cycle continues.
Of course the reverse is also true. If you need to be in control and perceived as all-knowing, then discovering another piece of the periphery of your ignorance causes you to eliminate that piece and the border shrinks. Going down that path leads to a smaller and smaller world (& small thoughts).

Keep expanding the periphery of your ignorance to constantly expand your thinking.
Comment by Rob Thomas on April 13, 2009 at 9:50pm
Mp, I agree with the last statement and it's simplicity. I am liking the book too! Thanks for taking the time and being comfortable with discomfort enough to write it!
Comment by jb steel on April 13, 2009 at 9:04pm
Only 2 steps-1. Know what you want and 2. Take massive action!!!

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