India is no stranger to the word 'aspiration.' We are a nation of over 1.3 billion dreamers. From the tips of Kashmir to the shores of Kanyakumari, you can find as many dreams as you can see stars in the sky. Each dream is chasing a different horizon and housing a different hope.
But, the sad truth? Most of these aspirations will never see the light of day…
If you've been chasing a dream, then reading that last bit probably made your heart sink a little. Well, that's where we come in. We're here to tell you that your dream is something worth protecting and fulfilling your aspirations starts with you knowing a few important lessons…
"If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together."
– Ratan Tata
Let that sink in. No matter how personal, unique or far-fetched your aspirations are, there's someone out there who feels the same way. And you can be sure; they're prepared to chase it just as passionately. They are not your competition. They are not your enemy. But, they just might be your partner on the road to fulfilling your dreams. Think about it. Every major organization, historical endeavor or breakthrough innovation started with the meeting of like-minded people. Now all you need to do is find them…
Ever evasive and always elusive, a dream can feel like it's JUST out of your reach. That's where keeping your compass comes in handy. Not a real one, but that tiny, nagging voice that makes sure you stay on track. It asks you questions like "Do we need help with this?" or "Is this the right way to do it?". Most people chase their dreams with the right motivation, but in the wrong direction. Knowing where to go and how to start will keep you focused, and that inner voice satisfied.
Somewhere along the road to fulfilling your aspirations, you might find that the resources at hand are not enough. So, before you set out to chase your dreams, it helps to take stock. Take stock of what you might need, and of the resources that can help you on your way. As the old adage goes, 'fortune favors the prepared.'
This new year, Tata Motors shows us why we should put all 3 lessons into practice. Remember those college 'practicals'? Well, they just took it to a whole new level.
Always known for their people the first approach, Tata has thrived on bringing people together to explore different avenues. This time, they are sharing this philosophy with the rest of us.
Earlier this year, Tata Motors began their #ConnectingAspirations project by asking India to share their aspirations with them. Entries came in from every single corner of the country. And, six lucky aspirants were chosen and given the opportunity to see their dreams come to life.
One dreams of introducing children to the wonders of astronomy, while another is on a personal journey to rediscover their native land, the northeast.
Powered by Tata, these 6 aspirants will now head out to fulfill their aspirations and make a difference.
Click here and find out who they are right now.