I went to a seminar once and something the speaker said really stuck with me. It was about having dreams and goals. It's not just enough to say you want to do something. You have to have action to get it accomplished. It's easy to say "I want to go on a cruise" and let it just get stuck there in the thought stage. You have to break the whole process down into steps that may seem small at the time, but will lead to your goal in the end. Going on a cruise is one of my goals, so the steps may look something like this:
1. Find out where I want to go and how much it will cost.
2. Start saving excess change toward cruise fund. (This is what I'm doing, you could save a dollar a week or whatever).
3. Find out cruise dates.
4. Get babysitter.
5. Order tickets
6. Get passport if needed.
7. Go on cruise!
There could possibly be more steps. Every step that you take (even if it's saving change) takes you one step closer to your dream. You just have to break down whatever you want to do into tiny manageable steps. It's hard to think that these little steps will make any difference. But if I don't take any steps, I'm sure not to get there!