Get informed! Got a goal to write books, but don't know a thing about the publishing industry, for instance? If we want to make our dreams come true, we need to put in the time to really find out what those dreams entail, and what it takes to make them possible. Depending on your goal, you should be able to seek out more information on the internet, at the library, or from organizations or individuals in your area. Seek out as much information as you can and learn as much as possible about what you want to do. Then use this knowledge to take the next steps forward.
Take irrevocable steps! I'm a big fan of leaping before you look—well, maybe leaping slightly after a brief glance, anyway, but leaping, nonetheless! Taking irrevocable steps toward our goals turns fantasy into reality. For example, if you dream of being an artist but you don't have any work to show, call various art galleries in your area and see if you can schedule a portfolio review. When you land one, you'll have no choice but to put together a killer portfolio in time for the meeting!
Involve others! The road to success is paved with love and friendship. Get others involved in your goals, and set goals that help others succeed, as well.
With all this action to fuel your dream fires, 2012 is bound to be a new year of new success!