Don't feel bad about wishful thinking. It serves an important function.

Contrary to what most people think Wishful Thinking has an important roll in your future.  It can inspire you and give you hope.  What Could Happen in the future is just as important because it gives you a direction.  Finally,  What You Are Determined to Achieve in the future comes from both fanciful thinking and what could happen and it is the place where you get the fire you need to move mountains.  

Sometimes the future is more of a swirl than a place of clarity.  It could be useful to sort it out.