Your dream is not the end result; it is just a stepping-stone to another dream. Enjoy the journey between dreams. I can't stress this point enough. Life is best lived in the present moment. You can't get this time back so while you are working on your dream, appreciate and enjoy the time in-between.
Being a leader is not a title held only by the smartest and the fittest. Sadly most people, especially women, don't see themselves as leaders simply because they don't manage a company, organization or teams of people. However, those same people are parents, partners, volunteers, family members, and friends. All of those roles have a leadership component to them one way or another.