What’s Your ‘Bigger Picture’?

About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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64 Responses to What’s Your ‘Bigger Picture’?

  1. Marquessa says:

    Great post, great message. Right now I need to redetermine my “bigger picture”!

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  2. meetmeinnevada says:

    Very inspirational! I never thought of it that way. I really never have decided what my big picture is. I have always been someone who sets goals (small ones) and when I achieve that goal I move on. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. crystalamay says:

    I too write for the same reason,every time you are writing,u r inproving and one step closer to ur goal.

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  4. Very encouraging. Thanks for your thoughts!

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  5. sargondorsai says:

    Spending time with my family has always been my bigger picture. I plan for ways we can be together, I plan for things that will improve our lives together. We’re looking towards what it will take to start buying our first house next year, we look at getting the kids into good schools. My wife and I look to spend time together.

    All of that while I’m trying to get my writing done.

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  6. Good reminder! It’s easy to fall into tunnel vision. Bigger picture is so much more effective!

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  7. thisisyouth says:

    Very important to keep at the center of our thinking! Many people don’t. Good reminder.

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  8. Knowing and believing in your bigger goal will help you get through the day-to-day activities that need to get done. One must hold fast to their mission!! Excellent post once again!

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  9. ledanphotog says:

    Couldn’t agree more! 🙂

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  10. kbeezyisviral says:

    Taking things one day at a time by learning, reading, and writing. Understanding the reality of what it takes to be a successful author, publisher, and entrepreneur. The current hardships are molding me into the man I must become in order to complete my dreams.

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  11. Laura Beth says:

    My bigger picture has always involved my family and my faith. Right now, I’m focused on my marriage, creating our home together, and spending more time with my parents and relatives who live out-of-state. I go to my church about once a month with being a member of the AV Media team, but after talking to one of my college roommates the other day, I want to get more involved with mission work year-round. Thank you for the post!

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  12. jpeters6248 says:

    I have been working on seeing my “bigger picture” lately. I have spent too much time just trying to survive, looking at only the here and now, occasionally dwelling in the land of the past, and hardly ever looking to the future. I’m trying to change that way of thinking, finding something to look forward to and work towards. Thanks for this post. I needed a reminder😊

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  13. YellowCable says:

    Very difficult to find the answer to this.

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  14. JoanofHearth says:

    It is easy to lose sight of perspective and get caught up in the details, isn’t it? To lose sight of the Big Picture can throw us off balance and too easily we can misplace the things that guide us. My Big Picture has changed a few times, and perhaps the Even Bigger Picture tells me to be open to all possibilities and many paths! whoa. 😉

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  16. Gal Hanukaev says:

    You just read my mind… Today I found myself wondering about ‘why’ one would commit into a long-term process. It must be something one really wants for him to stick to the process.
    Great reminder to keep in mind the end goal to get you going!
    Thanks 🙂

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  17. Hi, gosh thats a question…..mm….the end goal, the bigger picture in my life is when it comes to an end, when I am setting sail in my boat floating on all of the wonderful memories and moments made, be content with the love I gave and embraced, the help I gave to others, the lessons I learnt and the wisdom I gained, to be proud that the water was calm and not tainted by fear, loss and self sabotage that is what I think would be a wonderful picture to create…..Thank you for this thought provoking article xx Hope you can stop by and read my latest blog
    http://goo.gl/9ctxa2 with warmth and wishes 🐇🐇@UDtherabbithole xx

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  18. Jay, thank you always for sharing such inspiration. At the begin of each month i reassess it all and get myself geared up.
    But somewhere in the month ..life happens… but i know i am sort of making baby step progress. Your post always help me gear up and stay focused thanks for sharing. Regards Bella

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  19. spudbudette says:

    I think my bigger picture is to make my home a safe place for both my husband and I but anyone who enters it. To make them feel welcome and accepted. Thanks for a king me think about it.

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  20. Wendy says:

    I’ve been so focussed on the ‘day to day’ that I lost sight of my bigger picture and am re-framing my life to bring it back into my line of sight once more.. Thanks for this great post! x

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  21. Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author & Columnist says:


    Catherine 🙂

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  22. Hi Jay. I love this good reminder. My bigger picture right now is to edit your book whenever you write it, so that you can get it published. See, I am a book editor. http://www.itsworthediting.com

    Also, I really look forward to what you share. Thanks again.


  23. Amazing blend of Thoughts and Perceptions! loved the Intro a lot☺👍

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  24. E.A. Stirling says:

    It is certainly great to think about these things 🙂

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  25. K E Garland says:

    This is a good one Jay! I think it gets tough some times because of the everyday, little things you’ve mentioned. It seems if we kept the bigger picture at the forefront, then we would structure our days different to make sure we reach for the bigger picture each and every day.

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  26. lmgarrington says:

    Love the post and the photos you use. I can really apply this to my desire to be a writer one day. Thanks!

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  27. Christian says:

    I recently found out what my “bigger picture” is and I’m working already to achieve it!!

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  28. galeweithers says:

    So this post right here … is it ever too late to see your bigger picture? That is the question.

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  29. sophisticatedderrirespankingblog says:

    I always like to look at the bigger picture when it comes to most things in my life, from understanding why someone behaves the way they do, to setting myself goals, though sometimes my set deadline is to far off for some, it all seems so rush-rush, I want it now…I enjoyed reading your post, thank you for sharing x

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  30. Great reminder! I am really good at this for something that has an end game, but writing is constantly evolving and never really finishes. I need to zoom in and zoom out when appropriate so I don’t get too overwhelmed.

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  31. “The bigger picture.”I’m happy to say that I started to see the bigger picture earlier this year. I finally realized that my true life stories can be used to push myself and others to move forward.

    I built a Encouragement Program for young women who have lost their way because of traumatizing event that took place at some point and time in their life. I am also in the process of becoming a published author.

    So, Yes the bigger picture is sometimes much than you.

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  32. Exactly! Thanks for the reminder Jay Colby!

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  33. cragg.house says:

    challengeing to maintain sight of the bigger picture even once you find it. Self doubt kills more dreams I think than anything else.

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