Monday, February 25, 2008

Your Plan is Puny


I once heard someone say, "if your dreams are big enough to accomplish on your own, without God's help, then you are dreaming too small." No matter your views on faith, I believe this principle applies across the board: if you can do it all on your own, then you are aiming too low. Shoot higher. Strive for something beyond yourself.

This is a quote I refer back to often as I make decisions about my company and where I am headed. In fact, I have it printed on my business plan so that I don't forget to measure my dreams and goals against it.

So my rhetorical question to you today is: what level are your goals at? Are they attainable without too much effort or thought? What is the one thing that you would say "I will have made it when . . . " that seems completely, 100% impossible? That's what you need to work towards. Don't be afraid to ask people to come on board with you to make it happen. We are not meant to go through life alone.

I suspect you will find you will be a whole lot happier when you start to view that impossible goal with a glimmer of hope instead of an idea you stash away as "something that will never happen."

originally posted on October 10, 2007
photo from Pictures of Walls via Girl meets Glamour


weddingexpatstyle said...

Thanks for this post: It is inspiring and pushes me to reassess the list of goals that I made upon entering this year. Are mine puny? I'm going to go find out...and then self reflect to see what kind of impossible i might set for myself. but that latter idea, your whole point, is still frightening too. setting goals that high means inviting thoughts of failure too , but it is probably worth it to take them in, register them, and then banish them to a corner

Liene at Blue Orchid Designs said...

It is definitely frightening, but so good to stretch yourself in that way. Glad you are going to try it out!