How You Think Makes A Difference
The type of thinker you are and the quality of your thinking – or more to the point – the quality of your thoughts, can make all the difference in the quality of your life and experience.
What type of thinker are you? What types of thoughts dominate your perspective and therefore your experience?
Are you consumed by what you don’t have and think of your dreams and goals as something that would be great to have if the stars and planets align? Or do you see the possibility of opportunities everywhere?
Good thinking is a habit, notes John Maxwell in Thinking For A Change. Like all habits, good thinking is ours to develop and nurture and use effectively. “If people can keep growing in their thinking, they will constantly outgrow what they’re doing. And their potential will always be off the charts.”
One form of good thinking is big picture thinking. Big picture thinkers are infinitely curious and perpetual students. Big picture thinkers are always open to new information and new perspectives. This helps them connect the dots on the big board as it were; see dots and how the dots connect that others don’t see.
Big picture thinking is a skill – and a gift – that is acquired from keen observation and very intentional listening over time. Big picture thinkers are willing and able to look outside of themselves and see things from another perspective, another point of view. In fact, they consider as many perspectives or angles as possible. It is considering an issue from various perspectives that forms the bigger picture, informs better understanding and leads to better decisions and stronger leadership.
Whether your goal is a promotion, better job performance or a change of careers, big picture thinking can help you see more possibilities and perhaps more and better ways to reach your goal.
Are you a big picture thinker? What type of thinker are you? Is your thinking leading you to where you want to go?
Work with a Certified Professional Coach and learn what your default thought process is and how your thinking is impacting the quality of your decisions and your life.
Sign up for the YOU 3.0 assessment. For an investment in yourself of just $250, you will receive an objective assessment of your thinking profile and a one hour debrief session that will help you better understand how your thinking is impacting your life.
Drop me a note at Deborah@coachdgrayyoung.com or give me a call at 872-228-7068