Successful people dream big and have immense goals. They are not “realistic.” They leave that to the masses who fight for leftovers. One of the questions posed in my newest book, the 10X Rule asks: “How big are your goals and dreams?”
The middle class is taught to be realistic and average, whereas the successful think in terms of how extensively they can spread themselves. It’s not about being average. It’s about being above average.
The greatest regret of my life is that I initially set targets and goals based on what was realistic rather than on giant, radical thinking. “Big think” changes the world! It is what makes Facebook, Twitter, Google – or whatever’s coming next. The successful want to change the world not be changed by what’s going on in the world.
Realistic thinking, small goals, and trivial dreams simply won’t provide you with any motivation – and they’ll land you smack dab in the middle, competing with the masses. If I didn’t do the same, I wouldn’t be weeks away from the premiere of my new show, “Turnaround King” on National Geographic. Dream big, go big, and then figure out how to go bigger than that!
Grant Cardone, International Sales Training Expert and NY Times Best-Selling Author