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.
I rather aim for a seemingly unreachable goal, than setting myself up for certain success.
Sounds counterintuitive, but the uncomfortableness that comes out in the process of reaching that insurmountable objective, and everything learned in between-no matter the outcome-is far greater than anything you could have achieved by setting your sights too low…yes, even if you didn’t reach your original goal. Just look back at all those obstacles you overcame.
Michelangelo encapsulated it quite well in this quote.