Build a strong foundation
All dreams, hopes and goals are achieved with a strong foundation.
Colchester Castle is noted for having the largest Norman keep in Europe. The castle is built on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, which is the reason for its size.
The 2000-year-old Temple of Claudius is long gone, but the foundations remain. Upon those foundations has existed this 1000-year-old castle, which has seen use as castle, jail and now town museum. Most likely this castle and its foundations will outlast all the modern buildings that now exist in Colchester.
Every dream, hope and goal requires a strong foundation like the above castle to exist, or it crumbles, worse, it never manifests. If you wish to run a business, the foundation may be good financing, a plan, passion, sweat and a useful product or service.
If you take a certain action, is that action founded on the practical wisdom that it will manifest that goal? Lets say you wish to run a marathon race in a certain time, starting the marathon with a mile sprint will highly likely result in failure of the goal due to the way the human body works. A good foundation for achieving a marathon in a certain time is a six month training plan, which builds the foundation by preparing the body for the task of meeting the goal; backed by a good running strategy during the race.
There are no magic pills in life, a strong foundation requires considerable intelligent work, which then creates the potential to achieve dreams, hopes and goals.