“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
I think this quote is a call to create stretch goals.
A stretch goal – as its name suggests – is to stretch ourselves, to go outside our comfort zone, to try something different, and to adopt new methods and strategies.
- Plan your stretch target in advance.
- Make small changes, don’t change everything at once.
- Strive to continually improve – one area at a time.
For example, my stretch goal for these ‘quote of the day’ posts, is to include additional text describing what the quote means to me, and to design a graphic for each quote.
Leonardo Da Vinci, a contemporary of Michelangelo, was a famous procrastinator who started a lot more projects then he ever finished. His aim was often too high, his mental stretch sometimes much further than his physical reach but, I like the fact he never lacked in ambition to improve.
He didn’t settle. Neither should I. Or you. – HFBKBU.