Just recently my husband John threw out a quote I actually use frequently in the college courses I teach, but when he said it, it stuck, and now I can’t get it out of my mind.
The quote is by hockey player Wayne Gretzky. “Statistically, 100 percent of the shots you don’t take don’t go in.” Isn’t that a nice quote? When we think of hockey he is right on. Very nice.
But I’ve also discovered a connection that has interesting and exciting implications.
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I believe strongly in life planning, and setting goals in life. One thing that I believe to be important in creating goals is for the goal to be realistic. Makes sense! But I have been challenged to take the concept of “realistic” to a whole different level. I have been challenged to dream BIG! Bigger then I have ever dreamt before, and a very interesting thing has happened.
I wake up every morning, have some coffee or tea with a little breakfast. I check the weather, my email, my calendar, sometimes Facebook, but the last thing I have been doing is reviewing my crazy big dreams. I ask myself, is there anything that I can do today to move forward on any of these goals, and I add those things to my todo list for the day.
Here’s the crazy part. My mindset had shifted! I am actually starting to think as though I can, and will accomplish these goals. Outlandish! And I am actually taking steps daily, that I never would have before, to make these dreams a reality!
So back to Wayne’s quote. If I don’t try something, if I don’t take the shot, I have no chance of making things happen in my life. But on the contrary, if I try, if I give it a shot, if I think about it every day, and take smalls steps in the right direction, IT MIGHT JUST HAPPEN! I at least have a better shot then if I don’t try at all. CRAZY!
So, what would your BIG dreams be?
By the way, I am not going to share my Big dreams with you right now, sorry. But I will share them with you as I accomplish them. And I will also share them if I don’t reach them. But I am at least going to take the shot…and who knows!
If this “sticks” with you, Dream Big and let’s make it happen!