The Time for Action is Every Day
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt
We always seem to be waiting for the right set of circumstances to exist in order to pursue a dream. The circumstances are perfect right now, where we are. Doing what you can every day, with what you have, in the conditions of that day is pursuing your dream. When you get a spark of inspiration, follow it through. Imagine the success of it. Keep an inspiration notebook and continually work the list following each inspiration in the direction it guides you. Your dream will begin to take shape.
Other people's pursuits of a similar dream will never be the same as yours, because you are unique. There is no other being like you in the Universe. Replace the voice in your head that urges you to compare yourself with others with the thought, "I am what I am." Keep the focus on yourself and what you can do right now. Each day take some action that will propel you toward your dream, but choose your action wisely. Dean Acheson says, "The future comes one day at a time." So make sure that every day you're doing something effective towards reaching your goal.
Don't wait until the conditions are just right to take action. Investigate piano lessons if you've always dreamed of playing the piano. Look into available financial aid if your dream has always been to go to law school and become an attorney. Volunteer for a political campaign if you've dreamed of running for office. Start with a simple but purposeful action. And do something every day. How badly do you want your dream to come true? Ask yourself that question every time you feel like skipping a day. Day by day your dream will unfold. It's your story, your dream, as unique to you as the shape of your smile.