reach for the moon

reach for the moon

To set one's goals or ambitions very high; to try to attain or achieve something particularly difficult. My parents always taught me to reach for the moon when I was growing up—that I could be anything I set my mind to! With all that money, you could do whatever you want. Reach for the moon, kiddo!
See also: moon, reach

reach for the moon/stars

to try to achieve something that is very difficult If you want success, you have to reach for the moon.
See come to a crossroads
See also: moon, reach
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Lift your head in the sky, Bask in the glory of the sun, Watch the clouds float by, And when they day is nearly done; Reach for the moon, Don't worry that it's too far, If you can't quite get there, Just grab on to a star.
Out of Reach For The Moon, who was third to Soviet Song in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile, the filly is consigned by Jamie Railton after not reaching her reserve of EUR275,000 during Keeneland's opening session last September.
When President Kennedy committed us to reach for the moon, he said, "We choose to go to the moon, not because it is easy, but because it is hard.
Assistant Principal Leah Bayliss at Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks put it best: ``I think we all have to reach for the moon, so that if we miss, we're among the stars.
My mother used to tell me to reach for the moon because even if I didn't get there I'd still be among the stars,' he said shyly.
Reach For The Moon goes for the Juvenile Fillies, Hold That Tiger, Tomahawk and Van Nistelrooy for the Juvenile (Marino Marini and Ontario the two reserves), Hawk Wing for the Classic and High Chaparral for the Turf.
Strongly supported on course to win the Group One prize, the James Fanshawe-trained 11-10 favourite eased into the lead when asked to quicken by Oscar Urbina a furlong out and had a lengthand-a-half to spare over the running-on Casual Look (16-1) with Reach For The Moon the same distance back in third.
DANASKAYA can win the Moyglare Stud Stakes at The Curragh today now that Reach For the Moon is a non-runner.
Danaskaya has been installed 9-4 second favourite for the Curragh race by local bookmakers Cashmans, who go 2- 1 the Aidan O'Brien-trained Reach For The Moon.
After a brief role in the 1996 movie Crimetime, she starred in a TV adaptation of Vanity Fair and mini series Reach for the Moon.
On ITV the whole plot of the hilariously awful REACH FOR THE MOON depended on sexy Annie coming back to the Isle of Wight to upset her old boyfriend Paul's plans to marry sweet but boring Jackie.
As an actor, Jonathan enjoyed the challenge of his new role in Reach For The Moon.
Aniston also designed the Reach for the Moon unisex T-shirt for Ford Warriors in Pink, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to Susan G.
Moon Express engineers have combined the latest exponential technologies in micro-avionics with advanced propulsion and materials to create an innovative approach to spacecraft design and fabrication, empowered by leading edge Autodesk digital design tools to help make the impossible possible and reach for the Moon.
But the trainer's string is only just emerging from the effects of illness, with his Reach For The Moon having to be scratched at the last minute from last weekend's Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh after coughing.