Bridges connect us to places that are difficult to reach. Dreams are oftentimes crazy and in order to make them become a reality, someone has to do something that has never been done. This is the hardest point to cross in achieving your dreams but also the point where success becomes evident. I will share below, a few tips on ways to build bridges to your dreams.
1. Anticipate hardship
It is important to know that success is painstaking. The process will be hard but the rewards at the end will outweigh the efforts invested. I have not said for sure that it will be hard to achieve your dreams, I am saying it would be good to be prepared. The process will be tough and as they say; ‘when the going gets tough, the tough gets going’.
2. Be Prepared
Preparation is an element that one cannot ever get enough of. The best Kungfu experts in the world practice their martial arts every day. Whether they have a fight to prepare for or not they keep practicing. In that state of daily practice, they achieve the best possible level of fitness. This applies in all fields, that any skill that you feed grows. To develop the next wonder App, you need to have IT skills. To become the most fluent communicator, you need to work on your communication skills. When you have a dream, you should acquire the skills you need to achieve it.
In some special cases, there are people who can afford to pay for the skills they need and can recruit others. Many great inventors did not do the work themselves but used paid labor. Even where this is possible, one still needs to have enough skills to manage the process.
3. Build Partnerships
No one achieves success alone, not because it’s impossible but it’s way easier. An old African proverb states that: ‘to go fast, walk alone; to go far one should walk with others.’ Hence, the greatest inventions are born out of enduring partnerships. Even in cases where there is one person in the limelight, there are numerous others who are working behind the scenes to keep the light shining. It is therefore important that working with partners must be well-conceived and credit has to be duly given to all contributors. One must not always seek to be in the light at all times no matter how tempting this is. Seek to provide the support that others need to succeed and they can also provide the support you need to succeed. Partnerships are important for actualizing dreams but ensure that partnerships are mutually beneficial to all participants.
4. Appreciate and Celebrate Each Success
To be grateful is a powerful incentive that helps you to stay motivated and motivate other persons. Each step you take closer to your dream should be noted. They are the blocks on which your achievements are built. The road to success is tortuous but gratitude is the wave we can ride to its full achievement. To a grateful heart, all things are possible.