Start Big, Not Small!

Ok, sounds like contrarian advice. Lots of business books and advisers will tell you to be realistic, start small, limit risk. And that’s all very well in its place.

Dreams Are Free

However, dreams are free. When you are just beginning, when you are planting the seeds of your future enterprise, take a few moments to ask yourself what you really want. What would you ask for if you were not capable of being afraid, nor capable of failure? What business would you build? Napoleon Hill speaks of this in chapter two of Think and Grow Rich, and offers this poem by an unknown author:

I bargained with Life for a penny
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
Than any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.

Taking the time to envision what you truly would build if you had no fear and no limits. Then, if you must, you can start being “realistic”.

This post is dedicated to my friend John Campen, who is dreaming big!

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