Think big this year..!
“Produce it anyway,” said Ford. “Impossible!” they all cried. “Just go ahead and do it,” ordered Ford. The engineers went ahead. At the end of a year Ford checked with the engineers and again was told they had found no way to carry out his orders.
“Go right ahead,” said Ford, “I want it and I’ll have it. They went ahead and then as if by a stroke of magic the secret was discovered.Ford thought big and won, what about you? Are you setting your sights too low? There was a woman who fished all morning and never caught anything. But a man in the next boat was reeling in a fish every time she glanced over. Then, to make matters worse, he kept the small ones and threw the large ones back into the water!
She couldn’t stand it any longer. She called over to him, “How come you’re throwing the big ones back?” He answered by holding up a little frying pan. “I only got a small pan,” he cried out, “so only de small fish fit in!” How silly, we think, but aren’t most of us holding up small frying pans? Every time we throw away a big idea, a magnificent dream or an exciting possibility, are we measuring it against a tiny pan?
When our minds are small, when our imagination cannot see success, then we start throwing away opportunities. Change the size of your frying pan, think big and see the difference. Henry Ford had a big frying pan; a huge gigantic one that brushed passed objections of qualified engineers. Author Brian Tracy reminds us that “you are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are.” Think big.
Can you imagine the immense possibilities, once you throw away your old frying pan you’ve been using all this time to measure the size of your dreams, and replace it with a larger one? Like Henry Ford, your success will be huge and big and like Ford you will throw the little fish back and keep only the big ones..! Think big, this year..!