Having dreams is a very interesting topic and has been spoken and written about through-out human history. It is embedded in our human existence.
Do you dream?...and I don't mean at night...but do you have dreams, do you allow yourself to dream? In youth, dreaming is prolific and done with ease; anything and everything seems possible.
Then reality hits! When seems so possible begins to fade against the backdrop of disappointments and setbacks...and information.
What kind of information? Well, information about the reality of the possible. For example, I dreamed of being a doctor when entering college and although I'd done fairly well in most sciences classes in high school, in college I could barely make it through freshman chemistry - with a tutor! Reality hit!
The information I received?... I did not have a natural aptitude for complex science and math. Yet in that college experience I did discover that I had a natural aptitude and genuine interest in lots of other things.
Ah ha! Lesson #1 and #2 in dreaming - #1- you probably have many dreams and sometimes we have to let go of one dream to be available for the another.
Lesson #2 - Action toward your dream brings clarity about it. In a practical sense, dreams need to be worked out.
I recently read the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh - the CEO of Zappos. The evolution of the Zappos brand and Tony's role in it is not only an inspiring American success story, but also an intimate view of working out the reality of " a dream."
You can access the book here on Amazon: Delivering Happiness
If becomes more clear that this is a genuinely desired dream...then lesson #5 applies - the dream and the journey in realizing the dream will be probably require adjustments along the way. Don't be surprised - be ready and responsive.