Don't settle for less in your goal setting
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti
I love this quote because it sums up perfectly what we tend to do in our life when it comes to goal setting. Does it relate to you at all? The quote is by one of the most influential artists of all times, Michelangelo Buonarroti. He lived in the 15th century… Think about it: this tells you how humankind has always been this way! Nothing has changed since then… We tend to settle for less, we tend to stay in our comfort zone, we tend to reach for what’s close by rather than pushing ourselves beyond our limits. It’s easier, more convenient, it doesn’t involve risk, failure or extra time. And we convince ourselves “that’s the right thing to do.”
No, it’s not….. If you always stay where you are you will never improve, you will never reach what you want, you will never make any progress. Your life will be stagnant and you will always be frustrated because you can’t achieve your goals.
Start dreaming big, start aiming higher, start experiencing failure, it’s all part of the winning game. Look at your skills and talent, use them 100%. You don’t realize you have much more to offer, try today and keep pushing. I’m not talking about hustling, I’m talking about making your life shine for you and for others little by little, every single day. Most of all, enjoy the process and be grateful for each step forward that you take.
Do you aim high? Or do you settle for less? Why?