"No" is a word on your path to "yes." Don't give up too soon. Not even if well-meaning parents, relatives, friends, and colleagues tell you to get "a real job." Your dreams are your real job.
-- Joyce Spizer
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
-- Norman Vincent Peale
"Your dreams are your real job", that sends a chill up my spine. How often are dreams and dreaming treated as a negative, and yet that is our real purpose. We are here in this world for a reason, and it is not to get safely through to death. Dreams are a pointer to your purpose, and your purpose is your real job. Well meaning people may try to talk you down from your dreams, but don't let them. They are like a parent watching their child climb a tree, learn to ride a bike, or drive a car. Or like a friend watching you fall in love. They may see risks and fear for you, but if they could see your dreams they would never question you. Only you can see your dreams fully, and so when well meaning people try to help talk you down from your dreams, thank them for their concern but don't ever turn back.