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Dare to Dream Create an "impossible" goal--and discover the possibilities.

By Romanus Wolter

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The greatest triumphs in business frequently begin as far-fetched goals. When the public first heard about a contraption that would fly people through the air like birds, many thought it was impractical, not to mention impossible. When Frederick Smith submitted his idea for an overnight delivery service to his professor at Yale, he barely got a passing grade. But by adamantly continuing on a path others considered to be a dead end, he founded FedEx.

Entrepreneurs often focus on the routine projects that make only modest changes to their businesses because they're more easily accomplished. While their intuition tells them to seek the rewards of conquering a large project, they become bogged down by day-to-day activities or the fear of venturing outside their comfort zone.

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