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Whether you are thinking about change, health or circumstances, thinking BIG enables you to change your perspective which ultimately changes the energy you exert into any given situation. According to an article on npr.org, To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think Of The Big Picture, "when people are thinking big, they have an easier time realizing a single critique doesn't define them, says Jennifer Belding, the doctoral student in social psychology who led a behavioral study at Ohio State University. "It helps them step back, and realize that the person giving them that feedback is just trying to help," she explains. "But when people are thinking about the nitty-gritty details and they have a narrow mindset, it's easy for them to get caught up in the moment," Belding says. "Instead of focusing on how the feedback can help them in the long run, they think about how much that information is hurting them." In addition, the study also revealed that those who not only thought broadly about their health but also believed that, in this case, cancer was preventable were the most motivated to learn and study how to change behavior, heal and move forward.
So for today, think BIG about who you are and who you want to become. Stop fear and criticism in their tracks with broad thoughts about bigger ideas and it's likely the little ones will lose their power.