One of the biggest failures in life is to dream small and make it. It is a trap that almost no one gets out of. I had a friend of mine that was like this. They were totally okay with living as a middle class person, not make too much money, and just live a mediocre life. It was quite strange to me, and I could not understand why anyone would want to think of their future that way. It was quite sad to see actually. And to make things worse, the person would then get swooped away in a relationship with a person that was toxic and overbearing.
There is a silver lining to this story though. A few months ago, I met the person again, and we talked for a long time, and one of the conversations that came up were dreams. The person told me that they now wanted to become part of the 1%. That is awesome.
I was so happy.
Now why am I telling you this?
Dreaming big is not just a feel-good thing to do, it is a strategy. The reason being that shooting for the moon, because you might land amongst the stars is actually true. Imagine trying to start a company that makes a $100,000 annually or a company that makes $100,000 monthly. You have to think in a totally different way.
When I first wanted to learn how to cook, I thought of learning from cook books and youtube videos. However, I had a crazy dream and I told myself, “I want to cook at the highest level in the world”, and so I went out and started cooking at one of the best restaurants in the world. The foundation I got at that restaurant has not only made me able to work at any other restaurant, but at any other job, any skill, anything.
Dream big strategically because you have to think outside of the box to achieve those big dreams. You can’t become a millionaire by age 25 solely by investing in a 401k, an index fund, and a savings account, you have to go out of your way and take risks.
Dream big for the strategy.
Because if you aim for the moon and miss, at least you will land amongst the stars.
It’s that simple,