A college professor prepared a test for his soon to be graduating seniors. The test questions were divided into three categories and the students were instructed to choose questions from only one of the categories. The first category of questions was the hardest and worth fifty points. The second, which was easier, was worth forty points. The third, the simplest, was worth thirty points.
Upon completion of the test, students who had chosen the hardest fifty-point questions were given As. The students who had chosen the forty-point questions received Bs. Those who settled for the easiest thirty-pointers were given Cs.
The students were frustrated with the grading of their papers and asked the professor what he was looking for. The professor leaned over the podium, smiled, and explained, “I wasn’t testing your book knowledge. I was testing your aim.”
An anonymous writer once commented, “Make no small plans for they have no power to stir your soul.” Robert Kriegel put it this way, “The key is to have a dream that inspires us to go beyond our limits.” Not only are people short on dreams but even those with dreams often set their sights low enough to protect themselves from failure.
To stay on your course for continuous self-improvement and the benefits that will be attracted to you and your business—AIM HIGH!