Are you asking, “Aim above what?”. When I was watching the NBA All Star Slam Dunk contest this past weekend, I noticed that the participants were very particular about their ball placement. They seemed to aim above the actual spot to allow for gravity. I know if you were to go shooting, you would need to aim above or ahead of the moving target. When we drive, we don’t look at the road right in front of us. We look up the road. Today’s Daily Quote is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the American poet. He was born on February 27, 1807. Mr. Longfellow said the following:
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.
Just like the ballers I watched this weekend, or the hunters that popped into my mind, we too have to remember to aim above the goals we are actually seeking. Whatever we think we want, whether it’s money, love, or time, we have to aim above the spot where we think we would be content. I hear so many people say, “If I could just get enough to pay the bills this month, I’ll be alright.”. Why stop at just enough to pay the bills when setting your goals? Aim above that goal. Anything above that goal is a bonus.
For today, let’s aim above our actual “mark”. If you want a relationship, aim for a fantastic, soul-full, true love relationship. If you want a new job, aim for a great paying, high morale, fun new job. See where I’m going with this? If we aim above our actual mark, even if the most we get is our actual mark, we’re still thrilled. Have fun with this and let me know how it’s going for you.