Proverb: Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor. Bill Shankly (1914-1981) Liverpool football manager
For me, this is a limitation. By defining the end goal. It’s like saying: when I’m 40, I’ll be a millionaire
It doesn’t say what to do with the millions you have. Most often, money is not a goal. Without further defining: I will have a house by the sea, a big sailboat and a helicopter that can take me anywhere I want when I am 40 years old. To have this you may need millions.
Aim for stars in what? My experience is that the goal should be clearly defined. The clearer the goal, the easier it is to pursue.
Example: If you say you want a means of transport. Then can be anything. Bicycle, car, airplane or space rocket. But if you say you want a red Honda Civic to go to work with, this is more specific and easier to reach.
Many I meet just want peace and quiet. Great wish, I say. But what is this for you. One says to sit for a coffee shop at the train station and see all the people rush past with a cup of coffee, without having a time to attend. Others say a small red cabin in the woods by a lake where it’s miles to the nearest neighbor.
We are all so different and have different definitions of the same thing that it can be interpreted as anything.
The sky is the limit is more prosperity. Good job / career, money at the bank, nice outward and social status.
Aiming at something is one to create a specific directions on how to get there.
Red Honda Civic, may be: you need a job / income to buy one.
It will be much easier to make a plan, for how you can get there, to carry out your wish if you have defined what you want. When you have a plan the only thing you need then is to schedule the plan in your everyday life.
Last week I described about the automatic systems we have and how we create such systems. By doing a little bit every day towards our goals in life. Will you, over time, always reach your goal. You don’t even have to have talent.
What does it mean: Sky is the limit, for you?