Do You Need to Aim Higher?

by Jonathan

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Are you struggling to stay motivated on your journey to success?  Have your goals lost some of the shine they had when you first set them?  If so, you might consider whether they are big enough to hold your interest.

You may have thought so at one time, but if your goals are not what you really want deep down inside, you’re probably trying to force yourself to settle for what you think you can get rather than what you really want.

Believe it or not, there may be a very simple, yet counterintuitive, solution to this problem! Here it is…

Aim Higher!

Set a goal that is so big and impressive that just thinking about it scares you a little bit. Choose a goal that seems almost impossible, but has the potential to dramatically change your life if you were able to achieve it.

Having big goals raises the bar on what we believe is possible and in doing so; it also pushes back the self-imposed limits that sometimes hold us back. By allowing ourselves to settle for mediocrity, we only stifle our true creative ability. What I am suggesting is that you unleash your creativity and resourcefulness so you can amaze yourself.

Does that get the motivational fire burning?

If so, take some time right now to clarify your new goal.  Write it out in detail and sketch out a plan of action to get you started.  List as many reasons as possible why you believe you can accomplish this goal – and be specific!  Think about your past accomplishments and what it took to achieve them.  What kept you going?  How badly did you want it, and what were you willing to do to achieve it?

I believe that the power and motivation to accomplish amazing things lives within each and every one of us. The real question is not so much can you do it? The real question is this: Are you willing to dig down deep and gather the inner resources that are needed to actually make something amazing happen? You have the ability, will you use?

Have you been setting your sights too low?
Are you ready to raise the bar?
The lines are open!

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Weiqin Wu

I love the pictures you use with your articles, and thanks for sharing your thought.

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Vincent

I made the mistake of aiming low when I first set out for my entrepreneurial adventures. Then after a few days I asked myself what I was doing and went ahead and shot as high as I could. I can’t say for sure I wouldn’t have given up if I had failed the first few times but I was lucky enough to catch several yes’ when I first started out. Aiming high definitely has its payoff but it can be ego-shattering if you don’t persevere through failure. Luckily, I didn’t have to.

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Kelly

Great article! I am currently working on exactly this. Sometimes when you reach a goal you may not even consider making a new one. I didn’t realize I had been so idle until recently. Great encouragement. Love your blog!

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