The distance between wishing for something, and knowing you can have it, is further than the moon away.
Wishing will never bring you your dream.
Thinking positive thoughts about your dream will help you to manifest it, but until you have a clear, focused intention - and know without a shadow of doubt that it will come true - it will remain a faded dream.
Your job is to bring that dream alive, and you start by believing 100% that it is possible. You don't wish it would happen - if only... and then you list all the reasons why it can't happen.
It doesn't matter where you are now, or how many blocks stand in your way - when you absolutely know you can have something - it will happen.
It is up to you to change how you think about your dream. Fear of the unknown is natural, and doubts will come along the way, but it's up to you to catch them entering your mind. They will sneak up on you when you're having an off day, and you have to remain aware and stop them from taking hold.
You've collected proof that your dream is possible, and instead of listening to your unconscious mind reminding you of the times before when things didn't work out, you build yourself back up with your inspiration, and tell it, "Things are different now, and I'm choosing different ways to get there. And look at all these people who have had their dream come true!"
You have to know you're no different to anybody that reached their dream goal. Everyone had the determination to succeed - no matter what. They didn't allow any excuse to hold them back. Every day they re-lit the flame of their dream, and followed it.
Don't let occasional dark times keep you off your path - step right back on it after every wobble. Be kind to yourself, treat yourself well - and never talk badly to yourself. You are always doing the best you can, and when you talk to yourself in a loving way you'll feel more encouraged to hang on in there. The carrot wins over the stick every time!
"Rather than wishing for change, you first must be prepared to change." ~ Catherine Pulsifer
"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything." ~ Napoleon Hill
"What is hope? Hope is wishing for a thing to come true; faith is believing that it will come true." ~ Norman Vincent Peale