" Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world."- Emerson
Now that my friends is something to ponder, (pun intended). The size of one's bank account, happiness, and their over all satisfaction with life itself is directly proportional to the size of one's thinking. We are all representatives of how we think, responsible for the ideas we've had that have led to the results we enjoy, or don't. This is a key to personal growth, the realization that we are responsible for our outcome. Since this is indeed true, why not think big result thoughts with positive results?
How many of us are trapped in the misleading concept that there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Who strives to be and Indian? The truth of the matter is there are too many unqualified chiefs, but the good news is there is room for plenty more of the qualified version! As a chief, or leader emerges this opens up opportunity for the Indians, or followers. That's why this country was originally designed to encourage the entrepreneur and flourished.
Our current system of education doesn't encourage this concept. Have you ever seen, (outside the TEAM/LIFE system) a school to learn entrepreneurial concepts? Our children are taught to attain a job, and at best, a good job. You were schooled on how to secure a job, and that's why most of us now have one. They infected our thought process! There are currently more people who apply for lower paying jobs than high skill, high income employment. Why is that? Have we been taught to lower our expectations, shrinking our thought process to believe that's the American Dream?
If you access honestly the percentage of big thinkers now, with a population of over 300 million in this great country, verses the day of Ben Franklin,Thomas Jefferson, etc, I think we can all agree they had the edge. While we do have our Dell, Jobs, and Gates, we have disproportionately moved away from the thinking that made America great. I propose it's how and what we think that makes the difference. After all....
"There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so." William Shakespeare