Shoot For the Moon – Even If You Fall You Will Land among the Stars
Once upon a time, a poor man lived by a forest with his family. He was so poor he could barely provide for his wife and children. One day they had nothing eat. Out of desperation, he decided to go hunting. He knew he had a poor aim and the forest was full of snakes but that did not stop him from taking out his shotgun.
He set off for the forest with his last three bullets. As he went down the road he saw a rabbit. He fired a shot but the rabbit was very quick and easily ducked behind a bush. A little disappointed, he went further and saw a squirrel. Again, he shot but missed.
Cursing his luck he went a little further into the forest and saw a turkey in the trees above him. The turkey was a hard target. He knew his aim was not good enough and he would definitely miss again. He was about to move on when he heard a voice that said, “Pray first, aim high and stay focused.”
He looked around in amazement but found no one! Instead, he found a rattlesnake near his feet that was about to bite him. Naturally, he turned his gun towards the snake to shoot it but he heard the voice again, “Pray first, aim high and stay focused.”
The turkey was an impossible target for him but he decided to listen to the voice; he prayed and aimed high in the trees for the turkey. He shot the last bullet and as expected he missed the turkey. But to his amazement, the bullet bounced off a branch and hit the rabbit in the bush!
At the same time, when the gun has gone off, it had knocked him into a pond. His gun has slipped out of his hand and fell on the snake, hitting it on the head. The blow to the head killed the snake instantly. When the man stood up, he had fish in his pockets, a dead turkey, a rabbit to eat and he had killed the snake.
He had enough food to feed his family for the day. He had shot for the moon and landed among the stars. The man thanked God for his good fortune and happily went back to his home.
This story teaches us an important lesson about aiming for the high and believing in God. Most of us have heard the famous quote, “Shoot for the moon; even if you fall you will land among the stars” but do you truly dream big and think out of the box? Many people believe in setting small goals since they are easier to achieve but the road to success is never easy.
Remember to never limit yourself for the fear of failure because to achieve big you have to aim high!
A Selection of Aim High Quotes
“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” ~ E. O. Wilson
“Aim high, and you won’t shoot your foot off.” ~ Phyllis Diller
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
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