People will question your sanity. “Are you sure you want to do that?” or “But what do you really want to do?” are questions that I’ve encountered more often than I’d like.
Yes, you read the title right. It says ‘dream,’ not ‘dog.’ However, I was born a dreamer. At three years old, I already knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be a mermaid with a beautiful voice. When I didn’t grow a tail during my first swimming lesson, I went home with a broken dream and a broken heart.
So what if your friend is making a ton of money, or if they just got a ton of coverage for something they did? So what if they’re working with this client or that client? Or if they just signed a deal with so and so? You’ve made your purpose clear, you’ve made your life’s priorities clear. Things will work out for you in the way that you’ve chosen–but again, only if examined in their own context.
Graduate. Do not skip ahead.
If you’re not elite at multitasking, dedicating time to each dream will mean they’ll all suffer a bit, because you need to be fully invested and focused on each, individual goal.
2. “You’ll never make any real money doing this.”
Get out there and exude the level of success you’re working towards, and people will start treating both you and your work with the respect they deserve.
However, instead of traveling the globe, creating beautiful works of art, or sharing groundbreaking ideas with society, over the last 5 years I found myself spending months at a time drinking Bourbon out of a plastic bottle while playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 on a PC.
So how do you, as a driven man, know what sort of things to look for in a partner?
2. You try to fit the homonormative gay ideal.