Often we do not accomplish what we truly want because we set our goals too low. We often hear that we need to be “realistic” and “take it slow.” Now, that is good advice for any new venture in my opinion, but it CAN become terrible advice IF it is used to set goals that simply will not help us reach what we desire.

This is where the words of the American essayist, lecturer, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 — April 27, 1882) can help us. He said that to hit a specific goal or goals, then we should set our goals or AIM above that goal. This is why I like setting “unrealistic goals,” because, even if I do not meet these goals within my written timeframe, I still end up where I wanted to be. Small mindedness will KILL your soul and spirit. Trust me, I know from experience. Let’s follow Emerson’s advice and aim above the mark. Life is short. Be bold!

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