This risky project, this crazy business idea that you’ve been working on for three years, this dream of making money with your craft; you knew it was silly, didn’t you? You knew that it could fail, but you didn’t count on how all this was going to play in your head after a while.
Failing to achieve an acceptable dream is embarrassing; failing to achieve a crazy dream might make you feel stupid; failing when you decided to follow a dream that challenges the status quo and common sense sometimes brings guilt.
The guilt of ‘I should have known better; I should have taken the job at that company instead of trying to build this stupid business; I should have made other decisions. And look at me now with my dream in pieces. I should have known better’.
Not sticking with the pack comes with certain costs. The cost is that it might fail. A time may come when you need to quit. That’s fine.
But please, do yourself a favour: only drop the dream – not the dreamer.