This post is made available on this blog page as a reference as to what THINK BIG by Dr. Ben Carson actually meant. Since when i mentioned THINK BIG in one of my posts, people have been wondering about its full meaning this was why I decided to make the full meaning and explanation available on my blog page as a point of reference. Enjoy reading…
T = TALENT
Learn to recognize and accept your God-given talents (and we all have them). Develop those talents and use them in the career of your choice. Remembering T for talent puts you far ahead of the game if you take advantage of what God gives you.
T also = TIME
Learn the importance of time. When you are always on time, people can depend on you. You prove your trustworthiness. Learn not to waste time, because time is money and time is effort. Time usage is also a talent – God gives some people the ability to manage time. The rest of us learn how. And we can!
Don’t go around with a long face, expecting something bad to happen. Anticipate good things; watch for them.
H also = HONESTY
When you do anything dishonest, you must do something else dishonest to cover up, and your life becomes hopelessly complex. The same with telling lies. If you’re honest, you don’t have to remember what you said the last time. Speaking the truth each time makes life amazingly simple.
Listen and learn from people who have already be where you want to go. Benefit from their mistakes instead of repeating them. Read good books like the Bible because they open up new worlds of understanding.
Be nice to people – all people. If you’re nice to people, they’ ll be nice to you, it takes much less energy to be nice than it does to be mean. Being kind, friendly, and helpful takes less energy and relieves much of the pressure.
Knowledge is the key to independent living, the key to all of your dreams, hopes and aspirations. If you are knowledgeable, particularly more knowledgeable than anybody else in a field, you become invaluable and write your own ticket.
I emphasize that active learning from reading is better than passive learning such as listening to lectures or watching television. When you read, your mind must work by taking in letters and connecting them to form words. Words make themselves into thoughts and concepts. Developing good reading habit is something like being a Champion weight lifter. The champion didn’t go into the gym one day and start lifting 500 pounds. He toned his muscles, beginning with lighter weights, always building up, preparing for more. It’s the same thing with intellectual feats. We develop our minds by reading, by thinking by figuring out things ourselves.
I= IN-DEPTH LEARNING
Superficial learners cram for exams but know nothing two weeks later. In depth learners find that the acquired knowledge becomes a part of them. They understand more about themselves and their world. They keep building on prior understanding by piling on new information.
Never get too big for God. Never drop God out of your life
Note: the content of this post is fully credited to Dr.Ben Carson the author of “Gifted Hands”