If you are truly passionate about pursuing a career, you will do all you can to try to reach that goal. Self-motivation, the advice from others, listening to wisdom, taking classes based on that career--all these aspects are important in order to help you fulfill your dreams. I'm currently working on getting a book published. I had it published a few years ago, but am now having it professionally edited. I am pursuing a career in editing and doing whatever I can to achieve that goal.