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Bridges

What is a bridge? The formal definition is, "A structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle."  But what if we thought of bridges in terms of our lives.

 

Imagine that the obstacle is your job, maybe because the hours are not convenient for your other obligations, or the distance is too far since you don't own a vehicle, or the pay is not sufficient to cover your expenses, or there's no opportunity for growth and promotion. It's not likely that your employer can or will change any of those obstacles for you. The only solution is for you to improve your job skills and enhance your education so you will qualify for a career with hours, location, salary, and advancement opportunities that will benefit you. You need to build a bridge to get from where you are to where you want to be.

 

Or imagine that you want to buy your first home. Your realtor meets with you and asks what's your price range, desired location, type of property, amenities such as a deck, swimming pool, etc. Based on your responses, she puts together a list of potential homes for your viewing. You've toured nearly a hundred homes over a period of years and found every one disappointing.  

At some point, you should realize that your budget is not sufficient to afford the type of home you want. The solution is that you need to either find a way to compensate your income to qualify for better homes, or lower your expectations and find a home within your financial means. Whichever option you choose, start building the bridge to get you where you want to be.

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