I remember in 2012, a colleague at work asking me if I knew financial modelling. I knew nothing about it. Now, not only am I building financial models for people, I teach people financial modelling (even have a class this weekend) and have just got a finance expert freelance role.
The same way I am now feverishly obsessed with becoming a web app developer, I used to be obsessed with working in the investment and corporate finance world. I find everything about that world fascinating. And now I can assuredly say that the dream has come true. And most striking part of it all is that it came true when I had even forgotten about the dream. But somehow all the efforts I had taken when I was obsessed with the dream are now bearing fruits.
It is the third of my wild dreams that have come true: becoming a Microsoft MVP, setting up my own business and, now, becoming a recognized finance expert.
It shows that pursuing your dreams, even when they look like moonshots, do pay off handsomely in the end. You end up achieving them, and like me, it could even be long after the fervor has simmered down.
So what dream have you once had? What dream are you nursing? Don't give up on them. Follow your passion for them. Put in the work even when results look unattainable. And I guarantee you that someday, you will see it come true.