- Thomas Jefferson
Sometimes, too much focus on a goal can be a bad thing.
I had just landed a cool appointment and I was so determined to close the deal.
So, I wore cool blue jeans with a pair of black suede shoes to match. I was so excited and all I was focused on was completing the project, even though I had no idea how to do it.
With loads of enthusiasm, I set out to meet with my newest client. Not even a, “Hi Lanre” from a friend would stop me in my tracks.
But then, I forgot that it had rained….
I didn’t even watch my steps but kept focus on the road miles ahead of me.
Splash! The worst thing that could ever happen to a nicely dressed young guy had occurred…..
My right leg, from my knee downwards, was covered in thick, brown mud.
Perhaps if the mud was blue, I wouldn’t have turned back. But it wasn’t and after 15 minutes of walking, I just had to.
That was 30 minutes wasted!
How much time of your life have you spent trying to focus on something bigger than you?
How much time have you wasted working towards achieving a huge dream, only to discover that you were on a journey to Neverland?
From the guy with no vision of a future to the executive who wants to launch out and start a small business, everyone just loves to recite the phrase, “dream big”. I guess that’s because the gurus tell us to do so.
They’re right in telling us to dream big, but we’re wrong in misinterpreting its true meaning.
So the question is, “what does it really mean to dream big?”