Shoot for the Stars and Miss with the Moon!

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Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator

What exactly does shoot for the stars and miss with the moon mean? It means to dream really BIG!

Why? Because the rewards of learning how to shoot for the stars and miss with the moon will be out of this world!

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “We must do that which we think we cannot!” I imagine most worthwhile things seem impossible and as far away as the stars to most people at first. However, these people still accomplished amazing things!

If our past great thinkers, like Einstein, who talked about traveling on a beam of light, didn’t ever think BIG, then our past great thinkers and achievers would have ceased to exist. Their minds, thoughts, and accomplishments would have stayed small. Consequently, we wouldn’t have half the neat things we have today.

Ask really BIG questions and you’ll get really BIG answers! Ask really small questions and you’ll get really small answers. In addition, remember, the easiest way to get nothing and to be nothing– is to do nothing! You must THINK BIG and take MASSIVE action!!! This is what shooting for the stars and missing with the moon is all about.

The down side of this BIG thinking and shooting for the stars is that you can fail. You may occasionally find yourself falling a little short and landing on the moon. The moon wasn’t your target; your dreams were much BIGGER. But if failing and landing on the moon helps you create an out-of-this world performance, and that’s your definition of failure, then sign me up for a class on failure! I’ll do this failure thing all day long and fail my way to unimaginable success!

So don’t be afraid to shoot for the stars! What’s the worse thing that can happen? You miss and land on the moon…

Now, please share how you will shoot for the stars and miss with the moon.


Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

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