Have you given up on something on that dream that once moved you?
If you answered yes, you are just like the majority of us. We all experience times of trouble while desiring to see the work of our faithful hands come to fruition. To be able to stick it out and finish what we start is invigorating and makes us feel alive. Progress is the ultimate marker for happiness in life, while gratitude brings an unwavering joy. Be thankful for where you are while still pressing on towards a goal and begin to ripple your own life for the better.
What will make you different than 99% of the people out there is your persistence. Sadly, success does not happen overnight. You must grind at your dream 6 days a week (rest 1, you will be more productive in the 6) in order to see your seed break through the soil of struggle and show its face to the noonday sun.
If I were to choose any infinite attribute to be freely given to me apart from gratitude, I would choose persistence. Without the ability to become immune to the word NO and press on, you will do nothing with your life. To simply exist is no life at all and to be honest I would rather die than be stagnant. When you are chasing something you love there is no greater feeling. Your personality is enhanced, you suddenly have more confidence around others but most importantly fear dies and you begin offering up a part of yourself back to the world in service to help others. (This is what life is ultimately about) Always remember, you get back what you consistently put out there. There WILL BE obstacles that wont respect this principle at times but your passion will carry you THROUGH them til you receive your prize.
If something inspires you, I would encourage you to press on towards the mark. I would tell you to believe its already yours and allow your heart to flow with thankfulness as you envision fulfillment of your goal. Focus on that feeling as much as you can throughout the day. If this is difficult begin by being thankful for the things you already have evidence of, get filled with emotion and then transfer your attention to your dream. (This ninja trick works every time)
To your dreams and never say never attitude
To giving back who you are, and a piece of you we could all be better for having