Thank you for such a thoughtful and well-written article. I just wanted to add this--that in my experience, I have found that living boldly has made my life richer and more rewarding.
Some of us, from time to time, will get fooled by our perception that our dream is not practical. While it can be unsettling to push the envelope--having done so is incredibly rewarding. The experience of doing so not only enrichens our life but empowers us on to new and sometimes, different challenges...for it is only when we step out and take risks that we learn what we are capable of. And failure often leads to success.