Barney is quite excited this morning because he has heard the phrase "ride in the truck." Little does he know that he is headed to the groomer. I'm not sure he likes the process much, but the end result is great.
"What there is close at hand"--this sounds to me like baby steps. With a dream, taking small actions close at hand shows the Universe that we are serious about accomplishing the goal.
This quote applies to most everything we do in life... keep the goal in mind, do the next right thing in front of us, keep plugging away without becoming discouraged. This is how our new deck appeared over the course of five months last summer. This is how my paintings happen. This is how I completed my 30-stadium MLB quest. Our "accomplished dream" lists are quite long if we would take the time to give ourselves credit.