If there is any key to living the life that you truly desire, "Creative Visualization" has been the one that I have found to open the door for me. I first heard about this idea from the book, Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain:
"Creative visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life... a clear image, idea, or feeling of something you wish to manifest. Then you continue to focus on the idea, feeling, or picture regularly, giving it positive energy until it becomes reality ... in other words, until you actually achieve what you have been imagining (© 1995 Shakti Gawain)."
I have put this belief into to practice by creating a vision board every few months. Vision Boards help me because they allow me to physically create what I see in my mind, and make it that much more of a reality. Starting with a picture of myself, I then surround it with things that I want to have in my life, or accomplishments that I wish to achieve.
I like to make a new one regularly because my goals and visions for my life change with time as I learn and grow and I want my visualization to stay current. Putting these collages together is also therapeutic in way because they allow me to take time for myself... to stop worrying about the hustle and bustle of life, and simply create.
Our thoughts and beliefs actively shape the way that our lives, our relationships, and our careers manifest. We all have the power to be and do what we want.
Whether it be through collage, meditation, or mindful thinking daily... we all have the ability to influence our outcomes. The first step is to believe it... The second is to see it.
See more about the author and the book, Creative Visualization here: http://www.shaktigawain.com/products/books/creative-visualization