Have you ever woken up, glanced around you and thought “what’s happening to me, what’s happened to all the dreams, hopes and aspirations I had as a child?” Can you remember what you wanted to be when growing up? Or does it all feel like a dream, a far-away fairy tale that never really got off the ground?

As a child, it is easy to dream. To dream big, to c to be a superstar or your favourite TV character. But somehow as you grow up, life gets in the way. Dreams you had as a child fade into the background as you struggle to meet the demands and expectations of parents and teachers.

Can you remember what it felt like to be alive, to wake up on the first day of the long summer school holidays and be glad that you didn’t have to go to school for six long glorious weeks?

Believe it or not, it does not matter how old, tired, fat or broke you are. It is still possible to achieve your dreams. Still possible to turn your life around and follow your heart. Sure, it may be difficult, harder to let go off your attachments and responsibilities, but if you follow these five simple steps you will find the courage and determination to succeed and live the life you desire.