He once said, "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
Daniel Burhnam, the famed Chicago architect, said something similar: "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood." He went on to say "Make big plans; aim high in hope and work." How does that apply to us?
Or the CEO who says, "We're doing okay. No need to grow."
Or the teacher who says, "Just do C work. That's all I ask."
We wouldn't expect that, yet we have to ask: are we as bold as we need to be? Are we living in the gray twilight...or are we engaging in blood-stirring plans?
Dare mighty things.
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