Tip 79: Reach for the moon

'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.' Michelangelo

Most people are afraid of setting themselves big targets because they don't want to feel bad when they don't reach them. The good thing about setting yourself big targets, though, is that there is a positive effect on your motivation. You will simply achieve more when you have a bigger vision.

A way of setting yourself high targets is to work with the logic of OKR. OKR is a target setting framework introduced in 1968 by Intel president Andy Grove. It stands for 'Objective and Key Results'. I the past, OKR was mainly used by startups based around two key questions: 1. Where do I want to go? 2. How do I pace myself to see if I am getting there?