There’s a lot to be said for biting off more than you can chew.
I’ve done that lately, and although it has caused me to be just a little too busy to blog the way I used to, I’ve gotten so much done: thousands of words written, quarts of sweat shed working out, and so on. I’m looking at what I’ve achieved and thinking, “How the hell did I get all that done?”
I was setting goals the other day, putting deadlines in my planner and so on, and for a brief moment I thought, ‘some of these dates are a little aggressive.’ And then I thought, ‘aggressive is good.’ If I set a goal that’s twice what any reasonable person would believe achievable, and I fall short by 10%, then I’ve still achieved 190%. But if I hit the goal I’ve achieved the impossible.
Why don’t you give it a try? Here are a few choice quotes to inspire you to bite off more than you can chew:
“The best sauce in the world is hunger.” ~Cervantes
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~Napoloeon Hill
“What is the beautiful if not the impossible.” ~Gustave Flaubert
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” ~Thomas Edison
“If it was easy, anybody could do it.” ~Old Proverb
“To infinity and beyond!” ~Buzz Lightyear