The first time it was while I was working on a contract. One of the permanent employees said ‘I always aim low, in that way I’m never disappointed.’
I heard it again today though and it got me thinking as usual.
I was drinking a coffee in an independent coffee shop after meeting my accountant. I heard a lady say exactly the same words. She was out of my sight but a few minutes later she walked past me. She was sweeping the floor.
I can see the appeal of aiming low. No risks, no failure, no anxiety of exams or fear of loss. The flip side of course is no wins, no euphoria, no personal growth, no example set for your children and coming to the end full of regrets.
We all have a choice I suppose. Aim low and never be disappointed or aim high and possibly achieve something worthwhile.