As an aspiring actor, I can honestly say that I've learned a lot about what it can take in order to make your dream a reality. It can be extremely difficult one day, and incredibly amazing and awesome the next! But the CONSTANT is that you need to hustle. My mom often makes the comparison to a "shark." If a shark stops moving, it will die, because oxygen cannot get into its gills.
*(OK there actually are some sharks that can survive for a little rest, but most CANNOT stop moving or they will not survive. Anyway, back to the point of this post, haha.)
The point is that I don't stop moving. I use every single day to do something toward my career. I don't let anyone or anything stop me, and I work very hard. I believe that taking everything literally one minute at a time can be extremely helpful, so as to not become overwhelmed. And you can't give up.
If you're reading this, you have a dream, too. There is a specific job that you want to work in. There's a state or a country that you want to live in, or a trip that you want to take. There is something that you have always thought about accomplishing, but you haven't tried to accomplish it yet. You may be afraid to go after your dream, or you may feel that it will be "impossible to achieve."
Well my friends, nothing is impossible. REGARDLESS of what it is that you're dreaming about right now, go after that dream. Do not be afraid, because you've got nothing to lose! You only live once.
If you do everything within your power every single day to make your dream a reality, and if you hustle toward your goals, you will know that you've done everything that you could to make your dream come true. I believe that if you work hard and do not give up, you'll always end up successful. Your success may come in different ways than you had planned, but you will undoubtedly be successful in life.
*I have some tips about doing "One Thing Every Day" toward your acting goals here: http://acting.about.com/od/Overview/fl/Do-One-Thing-Every-Day.htm
NOTE: Cool shark pic below! Hahaha :)