PayPal co-founder and billionaire Peter Thiel proposed this idea in an interview with Tim Ferris.
Lay out your 10-year plan and ask yourself, "Why can't I do this in 6 months?".
Of course, many goals do require a 10-year grind, but the exercise makes you question if this is in fact reality or simply a story you tell yourself.
Shooting high will shake off the meaningless time spent and force you to prioritize what's really going to push the needle.
The only possible drawback of setting your expectations high is falling short, but where you fall will be significantly further along than if you are reserved and conservative.
As I frequently discuss, no amount of ambition or manifestation will outweigh taking positive action.
Don't wait, don't delay, don't over-plan... just start.