What's another phrase or metaphor that means "to fulfill your dream" or "make your dreams a reality?"
- achieve one's ambition
- meet your desires
- fulfill your wish / make your wish come true
Looking for a metaphor, one option is:
To describe someone's achievement as a feather in their cap means that it is something they can be proud of. "The overwhelming victory of the team was a feather in the cap for the new manager."
Source: Success/Failure Idioms
Well, the word actualize means to make real. Specifically, self-actualization is a term used by psychological theorists to describe the process by which a person reaches his full potential. There's a subtle difference between fulfilling dreams and reaching max potential, so you could say actualize your aspirations.
Another way to say it would be "to realize your dream".
How about in the grasp of your fingers?