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If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big

Was having dinner and beer with 3 friends last Thursday. 2 of them are successful entrepreneur while the other is an upcoming entrepreneur. And I haven’t started my first step yet. Well, they don’t call me a procrastinator for nothing.

It has been almost 5 months since I last made up my mind on what I want to do next. I haven’t taken any physical steps yet. I am still planning. And the plans keep changing. Even up till now, my plans are still changing whenever I sit down and think about it. I hope they are changing for the better. I got a rough outlines of the things that I wanted to do.

But when I told them about my plans, they told me that it was too big and ambitious. It would be hard because it simply covered too many things and there is no focus.

I agree with them. It is indeed big after sitting back to think about it. And I doubt I’ll be able to employ anyone at early stage to help out. Am I really sure that I want to do this? Besides, this is not my field of expertise. I’m entering a new playing ground which I have totally no experienced in.

The conversation got me thinking for the past few days. I just couldn’t let go of my ideas. They do have a point. The chances of failing are pretty high as the scope is very big. Perhaps that is why there aren’t many people doing this. And those who are doing it didn’t manage to make it big.

But still, I feel like giving it a try. Perhaps I could make it work? And even if it doesn’t work, I won’t fall badly. Just lose a couple hundreds of dollars and my time. Why not give it a try?

Just like what Donald Trump said: "If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big"


They also suggest that I do something which they think I’m good in. I’m not exactly sure if I’m really good at that. Everyone seems to be saying that I’m good at doing that thing, but I personally feel that I’m just average at it. The plan was rather interesting. In fact, I did thought about doing something similar in the past. But I didn’t go about doing it because lack of connections. But one of my friend said he could get me the connections if I want.

Perhaps I can consider doing it while doing my own project.


Finally come out with a meaningful domain name which is easy to remember. Most importantly, the .com and .sg version are still available.

I guess getting a domain name for both .com and .sg is important. Few days ago, I wanted to go stomp to read some jokes but I forgotten that it is suppose to be I entered and got to another site.

Luckily it wasn't a porn site.

DK if there is a will there is a way!

I think your friends are very smart. They are right to suggest that if possible, get .com, and .sg as your domain names.

I think you misunderstood your friend. I don't think he/she asked you to dream smaller. I think they meant to suggest you to focus on a niche market that you are good at. You can still grow and become big in the focused area.

Look at google, they only focused in "search". They dominated that category.

Just to add.

The choice and decision is ultimately yours. You've to do what you believe in. Your friends can only provide suggestions and advise.

When I started, my friends also shared with me their opinions and I know they meant well. But ultimately, we have to think through what they said and make our decisions, our choices. :)

All the best!

Henry: Sometimes, its not just the will power. Oh well... maybe another blog entry abt that next time.

Cobalt Paladin: Yes, I know they are just suggesting and they are for my own good. Which is why I take their suggestion seriously and pondered about it for a few days before deciding.

BTW... How come you know so much about my friends huh? Hmmm.....

I just made assumptions lor.

OIC. Your assumptions quite accurate leh. For a moment, I thought you are one of my friend. :D

dk, are you going to rob a bank or something?

I think your friends love you as a friend to advise you that much.

I agreed with Cobalt on this too, think small or big is important but most importantly is do it no matter big or small too. Cos if you dont, size doesnt matter at the end of the day when you just sit on it.

*Sounds like some porn star's dialogue huh?'

chillycraps: If I am, I wouldn't be so stupid to blog about it right? :P

Paddy: Yes, will get the things rolling once my exams are over.

And how come YOU also think like my friends. hmmmm....

I just read this quote that I thought is so profound and suitable for your situation.

"In life, many thoughts are born in the course of a moment, an hour, a day. Some are dreams, some visions.

Often, we are unable to distinguish between them. To some, they are the same; however, not all dreams are visions.

Much energy is lost in fanciful dreams that never bear fruit. But visions are messages from the Great Spirit, each for a different purpose in life.

Consequently, one person's vision may not be that of another. To have a vision, one must be prepared to receive it, and when it comes, to accept it. Thus when these inner urges become reality, only then can visions be fulfilled.

The spiritual side of life knows everyone's heart and who to trust. How could a vision ever be given to someone to harbor if that person could not be trusted to carry it out.

The message is simple: commitment precedes vision." - High Eagle

I guess the question now is, how do we know if your dream is just a fanciful dream, or if it is a genuine vision of your destiny and purpose?

Dk, cos I am your friend mah :p

Yes dk, there is something call karma

It is actually not hard to think big, i think the difficult part is actually doing something big.

So i guess that by starting small, it is easier for you to achieve your targets. This helps to provide the encouragement and motivation to carry on achieve more and more such small targets which can be very sizable in the end.

not sure if that makes sense..hahaa

astroboy: Yes, you are making sense. But having something big, but broken into smaller pieces can also achieve the same effect. :)

Henry: Interesting link. Thx.

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