I'm kinda different from a lot of the people here, from what I can read, in that I tend to see things long-term and do 'em. I've known since the first time I closed on a house that it was a rush I would be repeating. I read "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" and read between the lines, and saw that there was something awesome there.
I generally find that an attitude I call "Just DO" applies. I pretend someone has a gun to my head, and it's important that I make promises I can keep and go through with them. Say I want to own a home (I do now, and I rather enjoy it) -- that involves going through a lengthy thought process of where, how much I intend to spend, what I REALLY want, and the steps involved in getting there. I was the same way when I went to college -- I wanted to learn some skills (welding, woodworking, composition, ceramics), so I became an art major. I wanted the four-year plan, so I knew from day one what month and year I would graduate. People doubted me -- that's a mistake on their part.
You know how much someone in your chosen profession makes (or can find out via Glassdoor or some such), you have your intended nation of residence narrowed down to two regions, you have an expense target (which I've lived on in the past, so I know it can be done) -- you're mostly there. It's just a matter of doing it. The time's going to pass one way or the next. You just have to DO.