3 Things Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From the Successful Completion of the World’s Longest Seawater Brdige
China is about to set a world record on October 23rd, 2018, as it unveiled the world’s longest sea bridge! The bridge, named the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, was under construction for 9 years, is said to be more than 34 miles long, and designed to connect two Chinese territories to nine nearby cities!
In the last 37 years, China has moved from being the world center for poverty to becoming the world’s center for wonderment.
According to the Guardian, the bridge is expected to open to traffic on Wednesday, though only certain vehicles — shuttles, freight cars, and private cars with permits — are allowed to cross. Pedestrians and bicyclists are prohibited.
China is indeed a wonder to behold and the construction of the bridge is yet another proof that impossible is nothing.
As a business owner who wants to build a profitable brand, here are 3 things you can learn from the successful completion of the world’s longest bridge
- You must set goals that will scare you: The idea of building a bridge that’s 34 miles long is scary but it’s the scary nature of the goal that brought about possible solutions. The human brain is designed to solve problems and the scarier your goals, the higher the quality of your thinking and ideas. As you grow your small business, do not settle for small goals. Dream big and watch how quality ideas will begin to flow your way. you must not only focus on short-term goals
- Prepare for the long haul: When you have scary goals, you must be prepared for the long hauls. Great things do not happen overnight. It took China nine painstakingly long years to make this dream a reality. For you, it might be 1 or 5 or even 10. Whatever amount of time is needed, you must be prepared for the long haul
- Ignore naysayers: Scary goals will attract negativity from naysayers. Over the course of 9 years, the bridge project was continuously criticized by naysayers, but China kept at it because they know it’s a game changer. As a business owner who truly wants to be successful, you owe it to yourself to remain focused while not letting their words get at you. Also, you must understand that when naysayers try to pull you down in the pursuit of your dreams, they are not necessarily enemies of progress. They are simply doing their job. The onus then remains on you to ignore them and work toward making your dream come true. Thank you so much for reading! What other lessons would you like to share? Please leave a comment. Also, if you found this piece valuable, kindly share