Life is all about learning. You learn more at each stage of your existence. At this stage of my life, I am learning that ideas are great but plans are better. Sure, you want to be a doctor but do you have a plan to get there? You want to own a business but what necessary steps will turn you from a dreamer to a doer? Ideas are all well and good but, without actionable strides, those ideas are no more realistic than the clouds that my 7 year old nephew sees in the sky on a Sunday at the park.
Always use your imagination. It is a gift. But, after using it, use your intellectual capacity to devise a strategy and allow passion to fuel the strategy.
Make professional development a priority.