It's a good idea to write down your goals regulary. Your goals for next 6 months, 1 year 5 years even 100 years or 200 years! Short term goals as well as even thinking long term. Let me ask you a question, What legacy would you want to leave behind that could last forever? some famous people such as singers, authors, artists have left a legacy years after they have left the planet and people are still inspired by their work today. Having a long term vision for your life is important as it will keep you inspired and focused on the big picture while having short term goals will keep you motivated. Slow and steady wins the race. You can reduce the overwhelm by breaking your dreams and goals into small bite size steps each day. Even if you do one thing every day that brings you one step closer by staying consistent it Will encourage you to keep taking another step then another before you know it you will look back and be astounded at what you accomplished. The key is to be crystal clear on what you want to create in your life "without vision people perish"