Think beyond these words and really take in how phenomenal it is that you have the option to explore your mind to such a depth that you are able to create a universe that is completely autonomous. The imagined visions in lucid dreams are not hazy, distant landscapes in which you have to constantly give your attention. They are vivid scenes to interact with that feel exactly how you would in real life.
(Thanks to the people on deviantART and People of the Internet for the pictures)
The following is a great tip from AFuriousPenguin:
A few more tips for Lucid Dreaming that i have found to work quite well:
When you want something to happen in your dream, sometimes it wont just happen JUST because your thinking about it. In my first lucid dream, i tried to start off with something simple and change the grass around me blue instead of green, and nothing happened. I found that by imagining in my head what that same grass would look like if it had already been blue turned all the grass blue immediately. So give that a shot if you have troubles creating your scenario.
Alternate reality check: Wear an analog watch (with hour/minute hands) and make a habit of checking the time multiple times each day. Check it, and then double check it to make sure it is still the same time. In your dreams, not only do things like text change as alternativeinsanity mentioned, but you will also have no concept of time passage. You watch may say 3:15, but then say 12:45 when you double check it. bingo :)
Step 1: Dream Journals
The following is a small portion from the end of one of my non-lucid dreams. The sentence that is written were actually the words of an unseen person who was narrating my dream.
"Richard, which usually meant Richard III, which was followed by the swarm of bees that my mother refused to believe weren’t real even though she wound up in the hospital last time."