Once you have spent a bit of time envisioning your goal and dream already fulfilled. After you have weathered that crushing crash back to reality.
After you have gotten back up, more agitated than ever to make your dream a reality. After all that comes the work and day to day drudgery of working towards that goal.
What helps is to keep that fire that was lit after realizing that your goal is not your current reality.
How you do that is to keep your eye on your goal, to keep it fixed in your mind like the finish line of a race.
This is not a sprint, but a marathon, as goals and dreams worth pursuing are not ones just outside of our reach, but further down the road.
As I have said before, use smaller goals like mile markers on this marathon of dreams. Space them evenly apart so that you can see regular progress; this helps, trust me.
The main thing is to keep reminding yourself of where you are heading, and encourage yourself. Always envision that your goal is a foregone conclusion, as inevitable as the setting sun.
Whatever your goal is, you can do it . . . I know that you can . . . you know that you can . . . now get to it!
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!