Jesus said, "Ask and you shall receive." Those words meant to encourage prayer are also applicable in achieving your goals. Many people become overwhelmed at the enormity of a task when they start to dream. They see that to achieve a certain thing will require all kinds of resources and actions and so they conclude, it can't be done.
What leads them to this conclusion? The idea that they'll have to do it all themselves.
No one every really achieves great things by themselves. They require the help of others. The reason for lack of achievement and the abandonment of worthwhile goals is often just a failure to ask for help. You may miss out on a lot of great blessings simply because you wouldn't ask for the needed direction or help.
Consider the timidity of a young soldier by the name of Joseph Cannon. In December of 1995, he finished a six-year stint in the Army. During his service time, he had never once received a paycheck. His records were lost at his first duty station and no one seemed to catch it.
Cannon lived for those six years in the barracks and ate all his meals in the mess hall. All totaled, he missed 144 paychecks amounting to more than $103,000. He never once complained. He never once asked anybody about the mistake.
If you have a dream and want to see it become reality, don't be afraid to ask. Find someone that's successfully doing what you'd like to do and ask them how you can get started.
Over the years I've networked with hundreds of people who were working in areas I had an interest in. I've often phoned or written these people, asking them questions about what I should do to begin my journey. Many were more than happy to share ideas and lessons they'd learned along the way. That kind of input has been invaluable to me.
Ask specific questions of successful people, always keeping in mind their busy schedule. If they are involved in an enterprise that sparks your interest, ask them questions such as, "What works?" and "What doesn't and Why?"
When you ask, be sure and listen! People who've achieved are usually more than willing to give much in the way of information that will often prove to be just the right ticket that'll enable you to get started or improve. Don't waste their time. Don't try and show-off. Don't expect them to do what only you can do. Be a sponge, soak up insights and then apply.
As you achieve and start to see your dreams come true, remember to be willing to help others. You were able to win because you asked for it. When people ask you, be willing to share.