Sometimes there are projects or goals that are so big they seem like they would be totally impossible to accomplish. Especially as you start to think of every little thing that would have to happen to bring it to pass, all the stars that would need to align just perfectly, all of the hours of hard work that will have to go into it, and all of the possibilities of where things could go wrong and the odds that we might fail…well, let’s just say it is a wonder we would ever talk ourselves into taking those really big projects on or even consider setting those really big goals once we have thought through all those details.
That’s why if we ever really want to accomplish anything spectacular in life we are going to have to dare to jump! We are going to have to think to ourselves “Here goes nothing!” And then literally just go for it!
“Thinking here goes nothing could be the start of everything.” -Drew Wagner
When we can say to ourselves “Here goes nothing” we are letting ourselves know that it’s okay to go all in and give it our best try, accepting the fact that if in the end it doesn’t work out the way we’d hoped for it is still worth making the effort, regardless of what the outcome may be.
Regardless of what we may tell ourselves, the truth is that we can’t control outcomes anyway…not really…we can only control our efforts. And we need to accept up front that, if, in the end, the outcome is different than we had hoped for going into it, it is all going to have worked out for our best good.
Life’s greatest lessons are learned when we set huge goals, take on big scary projects, and then go for it with all we’ve got. If the thought of a new goal excites you and scares you at the same time then it’s probably worth pursuing. Shoot for the stars baby! Shoot for the stars!
We will never accomplish anything spectacular until we attempt to DO something spectacular!
~ Amy Rees Anderson