Rethinking life’s targets

“The greatest danger for us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.”

– Michelangelo

In our odyssey through life, goals are our compass, our North Star. They illuminate the way, stir ambition, and fuel momentum. But here’s a hard truth—the real hazard isn’t setting your sights too high and falling short. It’s the opposite. It’s the complacency that comes with aiming too low and hitting that mark, spot on.

Think about it. Imagine you’re an archer. You set your target at an easy distance. You pull back, let fly, and hit the bullseye. A rush of satisfaction, right? But then what? Where’s the challenge? The thrill? The learning? You’re a marksman standing still in your comfort zone.

Now, reset the scene. This time, you plant your target further. It’s a tiny dot on the horizon, a dare, a call to adventure. Each shot you take is a commitment to stretch, learn, evolve. You may miss, again and again. But in the process, you’re becoming a better archer. You’re learning trajectory, wind, strength. You’re growing. It’s not about the bullseye; it’s about the journey. So set your sights high, make your aim audacious. Even if you miss, you’ll land far ahead of the easy targets. That’s the game of life—play it bold.