As you give more and more attention to your desires, you will continue to gain more and more momentum towards their fulfillment and it is this momentum you should keep your eye on to see how close you are to fulfilling your desires, for the likeness between the thoughts you think, your everyday experiences, and the dreams you want to fulfill indicates how close you are to fulfilling your desires in any given moment. Each time you give your attention to your desires, the thoughts you think increase in likeness to that which you want to manifest and your experiences do the same as well. Thus, each little step you take towards the fulfillment of your desires should be seen as a valuable stepping stone that will ultimately lead to their fulfillment.
For instance, if you establish a goal to acquire a specific amount of money, each dollar you acquire can be seen as a stepping stone that will lead you to the fulfillment of your desire. Vibrationally speaking, as the thoughts you think and the experiences you have increase in likeness to that which you want to manifest, your personal vibrational frequency, the way you feel, also increases in likeness to that which you want to manifest. Thus, each time you think a thought about your desires, or have an experience that more closely resembles the fulfillment of your desires, your personal vibrational frequency, the way you feel, increases in likeness to the vibrational frequency you would maintain were your desires to manifest.