So here are some personal rules that I go by in order to achieve my goals.
Make a list of what you would like to do.
Ask yourself..if money wasn't an option What could I see myself doing everyday?
What's stopping you from achieving your goal? Everyone has bumps in the road or things that are stopping them from doing what they love. It can be money, family issues or a combination of several things. Identify whats holding you back and work towards overcoming your obstacles.
What can you do for yourself to achieve your goal? Everyone has a war within their selves at some point. Whether it is negative thinking or fear of failure, you must make a change within before you can accomplish your dreams.
How long will it take you to achieve your goal? Most of us can't just up and quit our 9 to 5 jobs to purse another career. So make a plan of action. If money is something holding you back start saving. If it is a skill you need to learn to start your new path then sign up for classes. Either way, take action.
The main thing is to never stop dreaming. It is never too late to accomplish and get what you want out of life. Surround yourself with positive people who are as motivated as you are and never give up!