“The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment of excellence.”
It was the last game of the tournament. Time was running out, and the score was tied. One of the players took the ball up the left side of the court, calling out the final play: a pick ‘n’ roll designed to put the ball in the hands of the team’s best player. But when he set a pick for his teammate, no one switched, leaving a wide-open lane to the basket.
As the last seconds fell, the player ducked his head and drove the lane, shooting just in time. The ball slowly rose, then hit the bottom of the rim. As the players watched, they remembered the words of their coach: “To score, you gotta aim high off the backboard.” The player had all the right moves, but he missed because he didn’t aim high enough.
That coach’s advice works in every area of life. If you want to reach your goals, you have to aim high. Set goals that are reachable, but set them high enough that you have to stretch to reach them.
If you can dream it, you probably can do it.