I have high flying dreams as well... It is tough because my dreams are, in truth, what keep me alive - I honestly feel lifeless when I try to put them away for more 'rational' pursuits, such as: a job, wife, settled life style, and many other deterministic values that we equate to cultural norms.
Luckily I haven't got myself into the situation where I have a job I dislike, a family to support, and bills to pay - I do not intend on arriving at that destination unless I suddenly find myself with the urge to settle down and have a family.
But, your question still applies in a more general sense, how do I support myself whilst going after these dreams? I, after all, do need to eat and pay for gasoline, an internet connection, and other things I enjoy having in my life.
So far, the answer I have come up with has been to (for now) work part time, live with my open minded father, and educate myself while working on possible sources of passive income to replace the part time job. The self education and related learning projects are all geared towards my dreams.
I ache to pilot a space craft, to build them, to go to other planets and walk on their surface - to explore outer space. Now, how does a self educated youngster such as myself ever foresee the fulfillment of that dream? I have absolutely no idea, I just know I want it, and badly.
To finish answering your question; I feel that by defining a specific end point one will defeat their own journey, but developing enough of a defined goal is crucial not only for the inspiration but also for there to be any sort of idea of where to place one's feet.
Haven't 'delusional' dreamers been the ones to change the world anyway?
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