Letters from the Guru: Thinking Big

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think big

Dear friend,

I hope as the word flashes in your mind, your mind becomes mixed up and a school of ideas begin flashing from all corners like many paparazzi taking pictures at once.

Big thinking is what may not be understood by many and even if it is understood. Many do not have the power to think big. The reason why many don’t understand is that they try to search for a definition. They search for some set of rules that they would need to follow and the saddest part is…they do not know that they have not found what big thinking means.

Probably the scope is so large that it cannot be compressed in one simple sentence. Even my whole article would not be able to tell the meaning of big thinking. It lives in brave and young hearts. In hearts of those who want to achieve something big in their life and are willing to take risks.

Big thinking is said to be very close to big ambitions but in fact big ambitions is a part of big thinking. Big thinking is not about what you want to become in life. It’s about your everyday life. It’s about allowing others to get the checkout first. Its about sharing Starbucks with the old man sitting on the side-seat in a subway. Its about setting yourself part…Its about being a nerd.

The start of big thinking is Big Dreams, Big Attitude, Big Personality.

First of all, you have to dream big. No dream is impossible to achieve. Don’t trust the world if they tell you that what you are dreaming to do is impossible as is said:

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given that to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. Its an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is Nothing.

So my friend, when chasing your dreams remember that you are the one who’s in charge of your life. You can do anything but just don’t rush into it. Always start small. If you want to be a poet, start by writing a stanza for you mom on mother’s day. If you want to be the greatest doctor in the world, start by nursing your grandpa. If you want to become a banker, start by saving in a piggy bank.

Always think Big but Start Small.

Throughout your chase for your dreams, you will have to work hard. Don’t feel shame in work even if you have to clean someone’s car or stay up at night. Feeling shame in work is the most dangerous habit when you are dreaming big.

Keep your Attitude in your control. Don’t be too rude or too sweet and don’t be emotionless. Everything has its time. Stay with your friends when its time and concentrate on your book when its time. If you get too sweet, people will gulp you down and if you get too sour, people will spit you out.

Keep in your mind that personality shows a lot. Keep your body fit for any work. Also dress nicely so people will think you’re a gentleman when you should look like and think you’re fancy pants when you should look like.

Remember the way to success is dotted with countless obstacles. Your main obstacle will be the People. People do all sorts of things to stop you. The reason is that they themselves have never explored the vast territories of the field of life.

People will laugh at you and taunt you for what you think. They might say that becoming the world’s most successful entrepreneur is not a child’s play and there are already so many people doing this that the probability of you becoming the world’s most successful entrepreneur is 1 in billions.

But remember, there is someone at the top and he is also a simple human being. He gets the same sunshine as you and dances in the same rain that you dance in. There is certainly a chance.

People will also tell you that you are not being practical ad becoming the richest person in the world is far ahead of your limits. But do not be disheartened by their tales. The people who tell you to be in limits are actually those who were told off by their teacher for coloring outside the outlines of the boat. They just want to keep in their limits…Inside the set boundary.

But actually, its when you get outside the boundaries, you taste the unleashed creativity in your self. Outside the boundary, there are incessant possibilities. Its only when you get over the danger line, you experience the thrill of flying. Never be in your limits.

And of all problems, money is probably the biggest one. You might not be having cash to pay for studies or travel or anything so what will you do then? I’m not to tell you to stop caring about money. Certainly, money is a thing to be cared. But since my letter is too small to write about money, I will tell you about money in another letter of mine.

Dear friend, when you are thinking big. It’s very important to study what other people willing to become the best did in life. Study the lives of great people like Socrates, Bill Gates, Mandela, Lincoln and you will find out what big thinking actually means.

I wanted to write more about this subject but I leave it to a later date since I have a friend of mine waiting outside to be given knowledge to digest. I would have to leave. I hope you keep well till my next letter.

Giving you Knowledge,

The Guru


How to make your Meaning CLEAR

Debates and Speeches

clear your mind

To be clear is highly important and often very difficult. Christ declared that he had to teach by parables, “Because they (His hearers) seeing, see not; and hearing, hear not; neither do they understand.”

Christ made the unknown clear by talking of it in the terms of the known. He likened the kingdom of heaven to leaven, to nets cast into the sea, to merchants buying pearls. “Go thou, and do likewise.”


parables of jesus

Who was the best neighbor? The one who helped me with taxes.

If you wish to give a clear conception of the size of Alaska, do not quote its area in square miles; name the states that could be put into it, enumerate its population in terms of the town where you are speaking.

Difficulty Level

Avoid technical terms when addressing a lay audience. Follow Lincoln’s plan of putting your ideas into language plain enough for any boy or girl to comprehend.


Be sure that the thing you wish to speak about is clear as noonday sunshine in your own mind.

Be illustrative…

Appeal to the sense of sight. Use exhibits, pictures, illustrations when possible. Be definite. Don’t say “dog” if you mean “a fox terrier with a black splotch over his right eye.”


Restate your big ideas; but don’t repeat, don’t use the same phrases twice. Vary the sentences, but reiterate the idea without letting your hearers detect it.

Speak in Generality

Make your abstract statement clear by following it with general illustrations and what is often better still by specific instances and concrete cases.

Number of points

Do not strive to cover too many points. In a short speech, one cannot hope to treat adequately more than one or two phases of a big topic.

So guys I hope it was helpful, I also hope that you would share it on Facebook, Twitter or any social network you like.

God Bless You,

Genuine typo,

Krona Emmanuel