One of the things I have learned recently is how important it is to dream and envision the future life I so desire to live out. I no longer focus on how I have failed previously, I make it an issue to focus more on what I want to attain moving forward.
One such vision of my future life is to have opportunities to travel and spend time in warm locations. Global warming aside I do very much enjoy time spent on beaches and in simplicities they require. Sun, sand, surf, water, food, rest. Beaches are the epitomy of relaxation for me and to be able to have the luxury of time to spend at, on and around them is a goal worth having. It may be a different location for you, but regardless of the destination-figure out where it is you want to go, and write it all down.
Begin making lists, make lists for those lists, and be specific. Take time to contemplate just how specific. For example, do you want to be earning more? How much, put a dollar amount down as your goal. Do you want to travel more? List the places you want to visit. Want a bigger house? Find one like it listed on a real estate website. The clearer we get at making our goals, the easier it will be to understand where we want to go, and why.