People often shy away from big swings because they assess the odds and build a case against trying something before they even take the first step. Long shots aren’t nearly as long as they seem. Crazy ideas are not the craziest and, hell, many people love crazy ideas!

It’s easy to make a case against something – to create a laundry list of all the potential shortcomings and negative consequences. A few strong and significant pros that make an idea worth pursuing are more powerful than dozens of cons.

Believe in your power, in your ability to make things happen, and figure out what you’re unsure of. With enough energy, thoughtfulness, and commitment, even the boldest ideas can be executed. Just make sure that when you decide to take your big swing, don’t take it half-assed.