Yep, I know it sounds heretical. But it seems to work for some of the most successful people on the planet. Here’s a recent quote from Paul Graham, who owns a venture capital firm (Y Combinator) that continues to fund many wildly successful start-ups:
“It’s not just for other people that you need to start small. You need to for your own sake. Neither Bill Gates nor Mark Zuckerberg knew at first how big their companies were going to get. All they knew was that they were onto something. Maybe it’s a bad idea to have really big ambitions initially, because the bigger your ambition, the longer it’s going to take, and the further you project into the future, the more likely you’ll get it wrong.” -Paul Graham, venture capital owner of Y Combinator. More here.
Something for those who insist on having everyone think really big, to ponder.