"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
It’s a scary proposition to follow your heart, your intuition or your desire. So most of our energy is expended in doing just the opposite -- running the other way.
I think one of the things that would help is knowing how to deal with disappointment and the attending feeling of discouragement that inevitably follows, on the road to following your heart or intuition.
The problem is that the only way to deal with disappointment and discouragement is to actually experience it: the more you experience it, the more you see that it’s not the end of the world. That in fact, you come away having learned something, even if it’s just the knowledge that you’re not going to die from disappointment.
How awesome would it be to become an expert at disappointment because in order to become and expert in this field it means you’re an expert in getting up, dusting yourself off and trying again. The upshot is that if you keep that up whatever it is you’ve got your heart, intuition or desire set on, will inevitably be just around the corner.
"When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else." ~ Joseph Campbell