I've noticed over the years that a lot of people think wishing is the same as doing; they expect that if they just hope something happens, it will. Many people also live in a state of denial, where they pretend things are a certain way when they're really not. There's nothing wrong with wishing for wonderful things to happen, it's just that results only come from living in reality and taking concrete action.
Part of self-awareness is having the ability to see how your actions in the present affect your future. Success rarely happens happens in life without ongoing, tangible efforts to make your wishes come true. I love providing life coaching for people who value self-awareness because they are already working on identifying who they are, where they want to go, and how they're going to achieve their goals. They fulfill their aspirations by actually doing stuff.
The key to living a happy life is to have dreams and also take steps to make them come true. Where will you start?