Way back in 2008, just a year after starting my consulting company, I had a vision: of becoming a speaker. When I investigated how to break into this field I realized that one doesn’t just become a speaker overnight; it takes years to build up a reputation and become a respected voice. When I reflect on how far I have come since then, I can’t help but wonder: What does it take to realize a dream? To achieve a goal? To fulfill one’s vision?