“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.”
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To achieve our goals we must do more than is necessary. We must be willing to give it our all and then some. But how often do we give up too soon when, with just a bit more effort, we could have been successful? Sadly, if you do not give it that extra effort you will never know. Stop settling. Do not take refuge in the fact that you did your best — that at least you tried. Rather, raise your standards and be willing to aim high, to aim very high.