When you “shoot for the moon”, if you miss, you are still a thousand times higher than the tallest mountain on earth! Take a look at your goals & dreams. They should make you feel excited & scared at the same time. When you share your dreams with your friends & family, they should say “Wow - that is a Big Dream!” - If they say, “Yeah, of course you can do that.” then you are not thinking Big enough! “Shooting for the Moon” - Is the process of defining dreams and setting goals that are extraordinary to impossible for a person to achieve on their own.
Think about this... Do dogs like bones? Not really, dogs would prefer steak, but they settle for the bones! Most people go through life just accepting the bones that are tossed their way. Whether it’s in their marriage, their relationships, in their business or career, they simply take the bones, and choose to miss out on the steak!
Now consider Babe Ruth - Major League Home Run Legend. He struck out more times at bat than he got a hit. But he had a secret for hitting HOME RUNS - he would always “swing for the fence”! Yes, he struck out - a lot - but he also learned how to add POWER to his swing and distance to his hits like no one before him and no one after him ever has. He stepped up to the plate, believing he would hit a home run! That was his POWER!
Why do most people settle for bones, walks or singles in nearly every area of their lives, instead of striving to hit grand slam home runs?
*We don’t realize we are capable of hitting home runs.
*We don’t know how to hit home runs.
*We have been programmed to believe that it is less risky and a lot safer to take an ”easier” swing and settle for a hit.
*We don’t have enough POWER in our swing to get the ball over the fence.
Dream BIGGER than you can possibly achieve! “Shoot for the Moon” Why settle for good when you can go for great? Expect extraordinary results!
Here's an example of revising a Dream & “Shooting for the Moon” - This will take you from your current reality to how far you can go!
Let’s look at the dream of “Getting in Shape” as a good example of how shooting for the moon can be applied to our personal dreams.
*Better - get fit and healthy and have more energy.
*Even Better - reach my ideal weight, maintain excellent health & fitness and create higher energy levels.
*Shoot for the Moon - Create my ideal healthy living lifestyle that will allow me to live a happier, healthier & more prosperous life!
Impossible Dream - Prepare & Eat nutritional meals daily. Exercise daily. Sleep 7-8 hours. Drink 64+ ounces of water every day.
Dream - lose weight, get fit, be healthier, have more energy
Achievable goal - exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes, eat more salads, go to bed earlier, wake up earlier
Current Reality - no time to exercise, feel guilty when I eat out frequently, no energy, stressed out, lack of sleep
YOU CAN DO IT! Think & dream BIGGER than you ever imagined! You will be amazed at what you can accomplish!
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