Everyone dreams, but not all equally. Those who dream at night in the misty recesses of their mind, often wake to find that it was unfulfilled passion: but day dreamers are dangerous folk, for they may open their eyes, to make dreams possible.
'Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!
A dream can be nurtured over years and years and then flourish rapidly. . . . Be patient. It will happen for you. Sooner or later, life will get weary of beating on you and holding the door shut on you, and then it will let you in and throw you a real party
A failure is nobody else but anyone who fails to accomplish/complete whatever he/she has started already. Yes, you are not/can't be a failure until you withdraw/decline from accomplishing/completing your career, destiny, goal, mission, dream, vision, aspiration and what have you? So from now onward, endeavour by all means to accomplish/complete whatever you've left unfinished/unaccomplished all these while. Never forget, refusing to do just that will automatically make you a failure.
A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no future.