The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. – Michael Angelo.
What joy is there to be found in settling for less than your ability allows you?
I believe aiming high goes hand-in-hand with self confidence and self-esteem. Once you have knowlegde of your abilities and know where you want to be, self-confidence only enhances this.
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I normally hear people say things like ‘I can never get an A in maths, it’s not for me, I’m not folake’ etc.
These kinds of people probably never get an A in maths because they have established in their minds that they cannot pass maths and therefore may not be willing to put the effort into practicing it. If there is anything I have learned in life, it is that the tongue is a very powerful tool. In other words, if you have already prophesied such negativity over your life then it is bound to come to pass.
Let’s take job applications or applying for positions of responsibility as an example. If I want to apply for the position of ‘Head girl’ but then discover that Angela (the really smart and efficient one) has already applied for it, negative and self-defeating thoughts could pop into my head. I could say to myself ‘hmm is there any point applying? she’ll probably get it anyway‘ and don’t bother applying, or I could take a chance, put myself out there and give it my best shot. Using this example, it is better to have tried your best than to give up easily.
So what am I trying to say? Below are some tips that could help in achieving your goals:
1. Aim High every time.
2. Set targets for yourself that you want to achieve. For example, write down the grades you want to achieve at the end of term, and work towards them. I have found that by working hard in aiming for the highest grade, the worst you could fall back on is second best.
3. Believe in yourself and do not think anyone is better than you.
4. Do your part and leave the rest to God.
5. Take risks.
6. Manage your time well, and finally..
7. Be proactive.
A scripture that helps me is: Philippians 4:13– ‘I can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens me’.