A long time ago, I started setting goals. I call it my four step life changer. At the first of every month I set a small daily goal that is easy to reach (like get my ironing done, take a walk, groom my dogs, etc) these goals change with the season but I always look at my calendar to see the one thing that day that will make me an achiever. Next I set weekly goals that takes a little more effort, sort of my hate to do but must do goals but a disclaimer here... if I don't reach all of the goals for the week, they are added to the next week and it makes it harder to get both done. Moral of that fly in the buttermilk... reach your goals for the week.
Next is my monthly goals. These are the ones that make me feel good about myself or not. Hard goals that will make me better. These might be blogging more (check) writing more (not yet), uncluttered my house (started), quilting (working on it), gardening (I wish), etc.
The last step is simple. At the end of each year I look at what I said I was going to do but didn't. I write down three I will work harder on the next year.
Dreams are good for you soul. They let you soar higher, be stronger, be smarter... be more... but all those "be" take work. Set those goals and start paving the road to the world of "I am"