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China’s wealthiest man has got a word for you.
小目标 (xiǎomùbiāo) literately means “tiny goal”. It entered popular usage after a TV interview with China’s richest man Wang Jianlin went viral.
Asked what advice he had for young people aspiring to be like him, Wang said, “It’s good to dream of becoming a millionaire. But you should first probably start by setting tiny, attainable goals. You could first aim to make just 100 million yuan, for instance.”
Making 100 million yuan may be a piece of cake for Wang Jianlin, but for the most of us, it’s an astronomical figure.
Since then, people have begun to use 小目标 (xiǎomùbiāo) in a joking, self-deprecating fashion to refer to an unachievable goal.
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