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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Don't be timid about your goals

From my favorite blog – Jack’s Winning Words – come these two sayings, which I thought were perfect to juxtaposition.

“A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” (Joe Vitale)

“To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible, because it seems so.” (Sir Walter Scott

We all start (or should start) each year with goals in mind. I think those goals need to be set so that they scare you a little, but let you get excited about the results of actually achieving them.  Many times, however, we get timid about setting our goals too high and end up not setting them high enough. There is little satisfaction in reaching goals that were set too low. Let’s face it, mediocrity is relatively easy to achieve; it is greatness that is difficult. If you don’t aim for greatness how will you ever achieve it?

So let’s end this little post with two more sayings to get the day started –

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to achieve your goals” -Booker T. Washington.

“Shoot for the moon.? Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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