Do you have dreams? We all do.
But, sometimes, we have to face reality. We have to pay our bills. We have to feed our families.
There's nothing wrong with being realistic. This is a note to myself as well. For so long, I didn’t like being told, “Be realistic” or “Be practical.” I loved seeing things not as they are, but as what they could be.
But, we all have to face reality.
The important thing is that we don’t fit our dreams to our current reality. We still have to see things as what they could be. We have to embrace reality, but we should never give up on our dreams just because they do not seem realistic now. All great things ever accomplished started as unrealistic dreams.
Also, when something doesn't work, you have to be realistic and adjust your strategy or change it entirely. Reality is a great feedback mechanism.