What makes us happy is not getting something we desire, but progress, continuous improvement, getting out of our comfort zone over and over, continuously setting new goals and working towards them. That is the secret to happiness.
I’m not judging here. But take every person you admire in life. Think about successful artists, leaders, innovators, teachers, or family members. What do they have in common? They know what they want.
People will say you are crazy when you follow your passion. Others will try to stop you when you are about to take the leap. Not because they want to protect you. It’s their own cowardice that they want to hide.