I want you to take a look at your career, and take ten minutes to visualize utter, massive success. What your dream job and career and indeed life is like (they should all be the same, really). Go crazy, go nuts for that ten minutes, and treat yourself to it.
I'll wait, go on.
So how did it feel? Good? Amazing? Any surprises? I imagine you got some new ideas out of it, and some surprising directions.
We too often try and "be reasonable" about our goals, but that often degenerates into us selling ourselves short and aiming low. We forget that part of creating solutions is dreaming them up, and part of that is knowing where we want to go. We have to have an idea of where we want to be in order to get there.
It helps to be "unreasonable" now and then and dream up a massive image of success. It's educational, surprising, and may give us some ideas.
What are you afraid of?
– Steven Savage