This is a great article from Cultivate Greatness on how to keep the fires of dreams and imagination burning, And eight powerful ways to keep your eyes on the prize...
1. Design a mind-compelling blueprint for success that has deep meaning for you to complete.
2. Propel yourself into action. Never despair over the time it takes for your dream to become a living reality.
3. Focus! Concentrate on your goal, not the challenge and you will burn a hole in anything that stands in the way of your success.
4. Expand your thoughts as you modify your habits and behavior.
5. Be patient. Recycle feelings of anger and fear into joy and gratitude.
6. Be receptive and responsive to inner guidance and outer assistance.
7. Success in any endeavor is measured by your belief in your deeper self.
8. Walk in the awareness of answered prayer.