Make no little plans

This week has been one of those where I’ve been inspired to really stretch my goals and push myself harder to accomplish things that may seem impossible. I just wanted to share a quote that helps me when I’m trying to choose between a course that seems impossible, and one that seems reasonable.

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.

DANIEL BURNHAM, CHICAGO ARCHITECT. (1864-1912)