“Always aim for the Moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
~ W. Clement Stone
"If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time."
~ Zig Ziglar
For example, if we plan to create a small business, then we will end up with no business; if we plan to build a medium sized business, we will end up with a strong small business, but may miss out on having a medium sized business; if we plan to build a large business, then we may miss out on having a very large business, but we will shoot straight past the initial goal of creating a small or medium sized business and at the very least succeed in that goal.
One must learn to dream. The bigger the dream, even if it seems ludicrous at the time, the bigger the final achievement will be. It is well worth your while to take some time out to dream a little. Here is some catalysts I use with my clients to start the process.
Imagine where you want to be in 20-30 years from now: what sort of house you want to live in; what sort of car you want to drive; what you see the future of your children being (education, career, business, relationships, location in the world, etc.); where you have travelled to; what you do on holiday - or where you go; how much you spend on clothing, food, entertainment, etc.; who your friends are; and so on and so forth. Now double or even triple all of that and then you will achieve what you where first dreaming of.
There is really no dream that is too large or too impossible. For example, my sons and I talk about colonizing Mars, building space stations and interplanetary space craft - and why not? Remember, the bigger the dream, the bigger the success.
Source: Dream: Profound Insights For Creating Business Success By Terrence Bull