Dream Big, Achieve More

Adrian S. Potter
4 min readMar 12, 2024

No limits.

Photo by Jermaine Ee on Unsplash

The Secondhand Inspiration Project begins with a motivational quote and ventures wherever the creative path meanders.

Ray Dalio is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He founded Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest and most successful hedge funds.

Dalio is recognized for his innovative investment strategies, particularly his development of a systematic approach to investing based on economic principles and market cycles. He is also known for his philosophical approach to life and work, as evidenced by his bestselling book “Principles: Life and Work,” which outlines his principles for success.

Beyond his business ventures, Dalio is actively involved in philanthropy, supporting various causes related to education, healthcare, and economic development through his Dalio Foundation. Ray Dalio’s quote –

“If you limit your goals to what you think you can achieve, you are setting the bar way too low.”

- embodies the essence of aiming high and pushing boundaries when setting goals. Let’s examine its meaning and explore how it can inspire us to set loftier aspirations.

Avoiding Self-Limitation



Adrian S. Potter

Antisocial Extrovert · Writer and Poet, Engineer, Consultant, Public Speaker · Writing about self-improvement, gratitude, and creativity · www.adrianspotter.com