Would you like to progress a lot faster than your current rate of improvement? If so, then start thinking like Larry Page, cofounder of Google, a massively successful web company.
Page thinks big.
I was inspired by an interview recently published in Wired magazine titled, “Think Big,” that describes some of the ways Page reasons.
The model that caught my attention was his creed that you work to improve products by ten times. Don’t fidget and fuss with incremental changes, he decries. You’ll die or get left in the dust of everyone else thinking bigger than you are. It’s his “Gospel of 10x,” that he follows.
The article begins,
“Larry Page lives by the gospel of 10x. Most companies would be happy to improve a product by 10 percent. Not the CEO and cofounder of Google. The way Page sees it, a 10 percent improvement means that you’re basically doing the same thing as everybody else. You probably won’t fail spectacularly, but you are guaranteed not to succeed wildly.
“That’s why Page expects his employees to create products and services that are 10 times better than the competition. That means he isn’t satisfied with discovering a couple of hidden efficiencies or tweaking code to achieve modest gains. Thousand-percent improvement requires rethinking problems entirely, exploring the edges of what’s technically possible, and having a lot more fun in the process.”
His “Gospel of 10x” challenged me to apply the same rule to prayer.
Do I expect circumstances to be 10x better when I pray for improvement? I asked. Or am I expecting incremental changes that help a tad, but aren’t reaching very far into the realm of possibility?
Incremental changes. Hmmm. They’re okay. They help. But hey, why think so small? Why be a slowpoke when you can advance much faster?
In Science, all things are possible with God.
God doesn’t think small. God thinks big. God sees all the possibilities and puts all the resources needed to realize them into place. There is no holding back with God.
Why do we think so small? Why are we content with the miniscule when we can have the mountain?
I’m not talking about making lots of money or gaining celebrity fame. I’m talking about spiritual progress.
For instance, if needing to conquer a critical attitude toward other people, why settle for correcting a critical attitude toward, say, one person like your boss or spouse? Why not think bigger, and never think critically about anyone anywhere anytime anyplace? Why not love everyone unconditionally? Why not go for the big vision and experience its much bigger blessings? You can, if you want.
Don’t just tinker around the edges with limited thinking, tweaking and adjusting a bit here and a bit there.
It’s okay to improve in baby steps. No one should talk down any type of improvement. Sometimes, that’s all we manage to get out. But we usually can do much better.
Go big time. Think 10x. Spiritualize thought expansively. Go big with Love and Truth. Let God’s omniscience dominate your thinking and your life in a major, fresher way than you’ve ever allowed before. Go for the 100x if you want! You have what you need coming from God to get there.