Building A Bridge to Dreams

by Frank

bridge to dreams

Photo by Malilin

STRANDED

Standing on an isolated island in the middle of nowhere I can see in the far away distance a glimpse of civilization. On a clear day I can see the faint outline of skyscrapers with clouds surrounding their highest points. I can imagine a city full of industry and commerce bustling with people going to and from. I can almost feel the heat coming off of the engines of cars as I imagine walking closely to the curb as taxi’s drive past. At least in my mind there is a city and with the city comes a chance to live out some things that can never come to past if I stay here on this island.

I hope it isn’t just a mirage. My hopes and dreams of things to come can’t just be a figment of my imagination. I need something real, something tangible that will give me the inspiration I need to move forward. I can see it. I can taste it. I can feel it deep inside of me that this place that I imagine is real. But, how do I get there?

THE OBSTACLE

The thing that separates me from my destination is water and not just a little bit of it. And guess what? I can’t swim so I refuse to make a boat. I just don’t want to let my pursuit drown me and kill my dream. I have tried to walk on water but I didn’t get too far with that. I only made it out in the water until it was waist deep and then I turned around due to fear.

What am I suppose to do? I’m trapped in a place where I don’t want to be with no way to get where I want to go. I am separated from my dream.

THE PLAN

 Then it hits me. I am surrounded by wood. I have the tools that are necessary to get the job done. I even have a manual that tells me exactly how to do it.  All I have to do is pick it up and do what it says. Who needs to swim in water when you can go over it? I’m going to build a bridge.

This will not be an easy job because the distance is vast and intimidating. All I keep thinking is every inch gets me closer to my dream. Now it is time to build my bridge. I start with the base which is light enough to float on top of the water but sturdy enough to carry my weight. I anchor it with deep studs that web out likes the roots of trees for my stability. Then I make slates of wood to tile horizontally along the base to give me a smooth surface to walk on. My plan is in place and now I am ready to go.

THE SPARK

When you are at a point in your life when it seems like you are all alone and you can’t seem to find your way you have to learn to build. Use the tools that are at your disposal and find a way to get to where you want to be. Nothing should be able to separate you from your goals. Often, people make excuses about why they can’t do certain things. In my life the water represented and obstacle I didn’t know how to handle on my own. In your life it might be something completely different.

The circumstances we face are there to either kill us (drown) or for us to find a way to make it over (building a bridge). We don’t have to try to re-invent the wheel to get where we want to go. All we have to do is use the experience of others and as Jermaine always likes to say, “Follow the blueprint.”

There is nothing on this planet that can stop you from getting to your dreams if you are desperate enough to do what is necessary to reach them.

Today is your opportunity to do one of two things. You can splash around in the water and go nowhere or you can make preparations by reading the plans and start building. It’s up to you.

I’m building a bridge to an unlimited future.

Make today the best day of your life.