One of my favorite quotes comes from a very wise man....Thomas Edison.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
I really try to live by this. When you have a dream...go for it....it doesn't matter if you get rejected. I have been rejected many times....but every so often I get a big YES. I have been in over 50 magazines....with my projects or a small article. When I first tried to submit a design I was rejectsd...it doesn't feel good, but it always leads to better things and more self discovery! I now don't care if I am rejected, I keep trying and doing my best.
I love my life....I get to design (play), make money, and be with my family. It was hard work...I had to learn alot....but it is all worth it.
Go for Your dreams....we only have one life (that we know of)....so Seize the day!