Monday Spark: What stops you from thinking bigger?

cow sculptureYou live in the country and raise cattle.

You are also a sculptor. So you do some small, bronze sculptures of your favorite subject – cows.

Sounds interesting. Not too many cattle farmers also do sculpture on the side.

But hang on, why not pay someone to truck dozens of wrecked cars to your farm, and then use them to build some truly immense sculptures of cows?

At this point most people would say, “Hmmm, I don’t think so.” But not Helsinki-based sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä. Her sculptures are massive, and wonderful.

think big sculpture

We can learn from people like Miina. Most of us stop short at the “small bronze sculptures” stage. We think that’s the best we can do. And we are quite rightly proud of what we have achieved.

But what we don’t do is listen to that quiet voice in our heads that whispers, “You could go WAY bigger with this!”

In part, this has to do with the “comfort zone” thing. But it also has a lot to do with failing to recognize and nurture our true potential.

I’m convinced that most of us have the potential to achieve way more. We set small goals instead of huge goals. We take the small steps we think we should take, rather than the giant steps we could take.

You probably have a massive cow sculpture idea inside of yourself.

You just need to pause, look inside, recognize it…and then act on it.

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1 thought on “Monday Spark: What stops you from thinking bigger?

  1. Ok – I love this!

    I have to admit I was first mostly attracted by those car cows. I want a couple.

    But now I am attracted by the motivational look for a bigger mountain to climb. Which is rather stupid at the moment as I am finding my first AWAI course more of a mountain chain than a mountain . . .

    But this is totally encouraging! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m signing to get your posts and telling my friends. I know they are going to love this cow story.

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