Making Big Pictures Scalable

It’s easier to change yourself than to change the world. And the best way to change the world is to change yourself.

That’s impact at scale. Big pictures are great, but they are scalable. The big picture is made up of the small details. This seems obvious, but often gets overlooked in our day-to-day lives.

If you want to paint a big picture, you have to start small. I believe in systems; behavior, patterns, routines. These dictate the realities we accept and live by. You can adjust your systems, and you should, just like you would with any other machine. You service your car regularly and you update your iPhone software regularly- treat your habits the same way. Solidify what works, and discard or change what doesn’t.

You should also question the data your process is giving you. Apply a lens of critical thinking. When you arrive at a conclusion, it’s not about believing in your answer or outcome. It’s about believing in the system that gave you your answer. Build a good operating system for yourself.

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