Everyday, I try to do something which leads me closer to my painting goals. Even the smallest thing counts, like writing that email, calling that person, painting even just a little, or as today when I ordered some painting material online. I bought new colors and oil paper from a new brand.
The important thing is that when I go to bed at night I feel like I've taken my ideas and goals seriously - otherwise they will just remain being dreams. I'm not always productive and get tons done but everyday I ask myself the question; am I one step closer than yesterday?