When I was a child, I was involved in around half a dozen extracurricular activities. Of all, I was drawn to ballet. We would use the end of class to visualize ourselves exactly where we wanted to be in 20 years.
I saw myself on the rails of the NY ballet.
This 20 year plan was short-lived as other aspirations welled up from within. By the time I was 9, the goal shifted to professional artist.
The dream never dies, it floats to the surface of consciousness & we hold it there for a moment.