An ancient Chinese proverb states, "A one hundred yard high tower still has its foundation on the ground." While our goals and aspirations reach the stars, we still need a firm foundation in order to achieve what we desire.
As we're always changing, growing and looking ahead, nothing in our lives can be truly accomplished without setting goals. Andrew Carnegie once said, "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes." Goals will propel you forward, invigorate your life, and help you turn your dreams into reality.
In both our business goals and our personal lives, we are always looking one step ahead. Not only do we want to be well-prepared for the future, but we strive to propel towards the next exciting phase. Think about it; how often are we preoccupied with thoughts of tomorrow? Why is that?... It's because tomorrow is the chapter that hasn't been written or read yet.
Right now, athletes from all over the world are in South Korea competing for gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 2018 Winter Olympics. They are at the peak of their abilities, and have been training hard for months and years to aspire to this pinnacle in their particular sport. As with all activities, these athletes did not wake up one morning and decide it would be nice to compete for the gold medal in downhill, or hockey, or luge. Instead, they set goals for themselves and worked and trained to achieve those goals. Then they set a higher goal and continued working to reach that goal, until they refined their own talents to their highest point, and won a spot on an Olympic team.