“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo

When I think about the artistic achievements of Michelangelo, I wonder what he was aiming for if falling short was the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel.

That train of thought reminded me of hearing Debbie Macomber speak at the ACFW Conference last September. When she first started out as a writer, she wrote down her dreams – including having best sellers and having a movie made of one of her books. She dreamed big long before she had a solid foot in the publishing door. It was inspiring to realize that she had achieved all of the amazing things on her list.While Debbie might have been content with each step along the way, I think that the dream pulled her forward to greater things.

What about you? Do you set your aim too high or too low? Are some of your “low aim” targets merely stepping stones to more?

Aiming High
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