If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron
When you are walking towards a goal, it is always better to keep 110 as your target instead of setting 90 as your target only because someone else had achieved that. When you set 110 as your target, even if you do not achieve that 110, you will still be able to lie somewhere near to 100.
On the contrary, the one who has set only 90 as his target will lie below it if he fails. Thus, it is always better to set your goals ridiculously high so that even if you don’t achieve it, you will fail at a position somewhere near to it, and will above everyone else’s success.
Therefore, you should estimate your goal according to your high potential and should give your best to achieve that. This will ensure the fact that even if you fail, you will still be above a lot of people who haven’t even thought of attaining that.
Also, do not let others talk about your goal. You know the reason and purpose of your goal and that’s enough. People may demotivate you at times, it can be either intentionally or unintentionally but that should not be a point of concern for you. It is essential for an individual to have self-belief on his or her ability and keep working!