I know about living your dream.
If you use your dream as a goal: it will give you the motivation to move forward. In my earlier post I talked about opening a construction company at 21, and it went belly up. At the time it was devastating, but it ended up being one of my best life lessons. I learned where the pit holes where, and how to avoid stepping in them. I learned it requires more than having a dream: it also requires a plan to execute them. In this country, dreams come with regulations: such as taxes, ordinances, and book keeping. Dreams encapsulate the human spirit: creativity, courage, adventure, and boldness. But they also require patience, tenacity, and endurance.
Then again it depends on how you measure success? Is it being the biggest, the best, or the most well known? Or is it being content in what you have done?