A goal so ambitious, it becomes paralyzing. Many entrepreneurs thrive on ambition and understand the importance of setting goals. However, setting extremely ambitious goals may have adverse effects.

The other end of the spectrum isn’t much better. Michelangelo allegedly said: “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.”

The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. Too ambitious is blocking. Not ambitious enough isn’t very rewarding. Goals shouldn’t be carved in stone. Set a goal and adjust it along the way.

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