My mother offered me the best advice last night.
Don’t be vague when you know what you’re looking for, be specific.
No one wants to be disappointed or jaded by pursuing something with their heart, and risk discovering it was all for naught. What’s the dream? Not simply the pursuit of happiness but the receipt of happiness.
If your happiness has a face and a name, do not simply pursue “the hope and dream of a better tomorrow.” Specify by name… that way if it is revealed to you that the answer is “No” – at least you know that it is not “the hope and dream of a better tomorrow” you cannot have, but the specific thing you had hoped would represent it.
What do you want? Name it. Be Specific! This may be uncomfortable, but it is necessary for better focus.
The disappointment is not in rerouting, the disappointment is in not knowing what direction to go if you must reroute yourself. But save that bridge for if you arrive there. Expect to get what you seek after. Aim wholeheartedly for it if you believe it. Even if the intended target slips beyond your grasp, you have nothing to lose, after all, “the hope and of a better tomorrow” will still live on.