We create excuses that stand between us and other people, excuses that separate us from the happiness and the prospects these people can present.
Why, then,' answered the squire, 'I am very sorry you have given him so much learning; for, if he cannot get his living by that, it will rather spoil him for anything else; and your other son, who can hardly write his name, will do more at ploughing and sowing, and is in a better condition, than he.' And indeed so it proved; for the poor lad, not finding friends to maintain him in his learning, as he had expected, and being unwilling to work, fell to drinking, though he was a very sober lad before; and in a short time, partly with grief, and partly with good liquor, fell into a consumption, and died.
One way of keeping your dreams alive is to keep it to yourself. It can save you and protect your dreams to a greater extent.
If you aim upward, you will at shoot higher things (future prospects). If you aim downwards, you may shoot your feet (foundation).
When you network you develop a list of resources that you can share with others. This increases your value to those prospects and clients you deal with.
You create silent enemies by revealing how much God had blessed you. There are people who are unhappy about your success and your big dreams are just too heavy for them to bear, so they will try to break you into pieces. Extinguishers of dreams are everywhere, and you can decode them by their nosy attitude towards your affairs. That is why its pertinent to keep few friends, talk less about yourself, and focus on other things pretending as if you don't exist. It doesn't make you faded or out of life, but the chances of getting your prospects destroyed will be very slim.