“BIG” is not about the size of your organization, the number of employees or the thickness of your rules and regulations.
“BIG” is about the SCOPE OF YOUR VISION …
- It’s the SIZE of your BHAGs (your BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOALS).
- It’s BUILDING CATHEDRALS.
- It’s stakeholders investing in your impact, your quantum leaps, your dreams.
Your ability to THINK BIG is the ONLY way to CHANGE THE WORLD!!!
I WISH … I could have every For Impact organization leader wake up in the morning and understand the POWER of THINK BIG!
THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG. This is not only a great book by David Schwartz, it’s a great For Impact MANTRA! That “MAGIC” comes from your VISION (TJS definitions).
WHAT IF you could RE-IMAGINE:
A WORLD without … HATE
A WORLD without … CANCER
A WORLD without … HOMELESSNESS
A WORLD without … DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A WORLD without … POVERTY
A WORLD without … ILLITERACY
A WORLD without … DEPENDENCY
A WORLD without … AIDS
A WORLD without … [YOUR IMPACT]
From your BHAG’s (Big Hairy Audacious Goals), this is a wonderful Jim Collins’ “catchphrase” that has found its way into the business vernacular. It needs to be part of our For Impact vocabulary as well. Remember, it’s a Big Hairy Audacious Goal not a SBUG (small bald unaudacious goal)!
Many times I’m with organizations who think they have a BHAG. When asked if they are likely or almost guaranteed to reach them, they answer yes. That is NOT a BHAG!
It’s about TRANSFORMATION.
It’s about QUANTUM LEAPS, which is a term taken from the vocabulary of QUANTUM PHYSICS (described as the most powerful science ever conceived by human beings). A quantum leap, by definition, is rather ASTOUNDING and UNCONVENTIONAL.
A quantum leap almost always includes a leap of faith. You must believe.
How would you make QUANTUM LEAPS in both your IMPACT and your INCOME?
In many ways, this principle of THINK BIG is pretty self-explanatory.
A lot of people respond:
“We already think big. We need help with our fundraising.”
My response is always the same:
“THINK EVEN BIGGER.”
I have just been involved with too many organizations that have embraced this concept of THINK BIG … and, as a result, are changing just about everything they do!