Big Picture Thinking
|See the waves, the sun, the sand and the sky|
Great Minds live in the present and learn from the past while seeing into the future.
This kind of thinking is rare. It is the thinking required of those in leadership.
One must lead their team in the celebration of past successes while transforming and changing course in the present just prior to the dangerous events up ahead.
This is a difficult task and when the leader is the only team member with this vision it’s almost impossible.
Big picture thinking should and must be a part of everyday life.
I am often amazed by our lack of concern for the environment.
Environmental issues affect all races, religions and levels of income or education, yet very few have time to do the daily behaviors that can lead to great change.
This limited view fails to recognize the connectedness of our present actions on future possibilities.
We want what we want now with little or no thought of the affect and impact our desires have on future generations.
In the book, 72 Names of God, Yehuda Berg writes, “Seeing the big picture means learning to become the Creators of our own fulfillment…”
Big Picture thinking is different from long range. With long range vision, you are looking down the road to possibilities. Big Picture sees all at once.
It sees the apple and the tree. The new car, the environment and the folks who assembled it.
Today, take a moment to see the impact of your actions and then see the possibility.
Be you, be well, be a Big Thinker
Bertice Berry, PhD.