Kazuo Inamori Management Philosophy No. 4: Project Our Abilities into the Future
"We must set new targets above the level of our present abilities. Though the target may seem unattainable with our present abilities, we must focus on that point in the future, by which time we will be able to achieve the goal. This will force us to think of ways of elevating ourselves to meet higher targets and train ourselves to raise our abilities.
Anyone can say whether or not a target is attainable at their present level of ability. However, this will not lead us to undertake new ventures or attain higher goals.
It is only by challenging what we are not now capable of achieving that we can attain a higher goal."
- Kazuo Inamori, Chairman Emeritus, Kyocera Corporation