Take that first step, make the first move, call, or make an appointment to get the ball rolling. A saying in AA goes, the first drink gets you drunk. It is the same for good things. The first application gets you in school. The first interview gets you the job. The first stroke of pen or paint brush creates art.
If you never take that first step toward your dream, it will stay a dream. Reality requires action. Put verbs in your plans and in your day. Ready, set, ACTION! If a movie producer, hires the actors, prepares a script, secures locations, cameras and crew but never shouts action, nothing happens.
Do one thing toward your goal today. If you are looking to move into a better position in life, take a step. Go look at some apartments, schedule an interview, make an appointment with a professional. Whatever it takes.
For me, today I am sitting here writing, then going out into the world to work at a job I only dreamed of five years ago when I started applying to PTA school and signed up for my last pre-requisite class. I've dreamed of being a writer my whole life. I've worked at it. It's not my supporting role right now, but I AM writing.
I've also dreamed of having a career I love that would support me in the world. It took a while, but I didn't sit around waiting, I moved in the right direction and eventually got there. Also had some adventures along the way.
Step out into the unknown and live life to the fullest. Fear is only False Evidence Appearing Real. It will keep you stuck in the mire of self doubt if you let it. Instead, let it be a sign to move on into the realm of possibility and then reality of living your dreams.
Fantasizing the freedom to walk through my fears and live all my dreams!