I believe that a person must decide what to be, and go be it. Focus your physical and mental energies of that goal all day, everyday. Build your life around that vision. Waiting around for approval or permission is just that—waiting. And waiting isn’t doing.
I believe that writing stuff down makes all the difference in the world. The process of maintaining a record of your daily exercise keeps you honest and helps you measure progress; keeping a log of the books you read creates a history of your reading achievement; making a list each day of the things you're grateful for writing stuff down makes all the difference in the world. Keep a record of the books you read. Maintain an exercise log so you'll know you're staying on track. Make a list each day of the things you're grateful for. Share notes of encouragement and gratitude with friends and family members.