All entrepreneurs have already talked to someone who says “you are crazy”, when they talk about goals and targets. The degree of “craziness” is something that distinguishes entrepreneurs! There is the ones who have dumbfounded goals and the ones who have more attainable goals.
The vast majority of you, if you say to someone that you will create a company that wants to put people living on other planets, would likely be named as dreamers, but if it is Elon Musk saying it? Having high ambitions and goals is not a problem but it’s good to know what to expect.
Following your passion is the power of motivation to work every day focused on your goal. Working with passion and passing it to the people and things around you, is a way to achieve excellence and therefore independently of working to make screws or to find a cure for cancer, find the best way to do what you love.
Regardless of dreaming big or small, it is necessary to adapt the goals to the Money you have or you can get. Conducting a simple financial plan is one of the primary things to do to understand if with the money available, the goal is achievable. Although a lot of entrepreneurs dream very big, this is the first reason to abort business ideas because in general the most disruptive ideas with potential to leave a footprint in society are the ones that need more time and money to develop.
In addition to follow your passion, it is necessary to establish a difference in the market. If dreams are big enough, competition will be scarce but it is necessary to know if there are customers to the product. Instead, most of entrepreneur’s aspirations, with more attainable goals, need to observe the market and competition to differentiate the product or service, because there are a lot of people in that path and to overtake the others, constant changes in the direction are necessary. At the limit, the changes in the direction can change the focus on the initial goal and the initial passion could vanish.
Dream and believe that you can get there never was and will be a problem. Maintain the focus and perseverance should be a priority in a project but before taking the first move it is extremely important to analyze the surrounding. Dream big but keep your feet on the ground.