The carpeting is soft underfoot; the lights are dim except for those illuminating the paintings on the wall; the room hums with people crowding around the canvases, murmuring their approval and delight. You stand at the center of a group of admirers, glass of champagne in your hand, receiving praise and congratulations on your latest show. It's already an unprecedented success, which even on this opening night has brought you many thousands of dollars in terms of sales and dozens of requests for interviews in international art magazines.
Does it sound like a dream? It may be just a dream at this moment. But it can happen. However, before it does, you have to want it to happen. And that means setting goals.