Achieving your dreams is like running a marathon.

Here is some advice on how you can take the next step towards pursuing your aspirations.

1. Work hard

I know this sounds cliche, but yes, hard work. Nothing comes by easily. If something was easy to achieve, then why is it a dream? Dreams are not easy to come by, so lots of hard work and dedication are required to work towards it.

Start with something easy to achieve. Build a small habit that you can achieve easily, then build more and more great habits!

2. Play hard

All work but no play makes Jack a dull boy. When you get the chance to relax and unwind, go for it! It is definitely worth it when you get the chance to play hard after working yourself to the hardest for your dreams.

3. Give yourself a little breathing space

When nothing goes your way despite what you do, maybe it is time to take a break. Take a step out of the situation, bring your mind out for a breather, admire the sights and sounds outside. Maybe you just feel trapped by the circumstances you are in.

4. Be patient

Rome was not built in one day. It takes time to build up towards one's dreams. But if you do not lose hope and keep working towards it, one day you will achieve your greatest dreams.

TL;DR Work hard, play hard, breathe, be patient.