"Sometimes the warrior feels as if he were living two lives at once.
In one of them, he is obliged to do all things he does not want to do and to fight for ideas in which he does not believe. But there is another life, and he discovers it in his dreams, in his reading and in his encounters with people who share his ideas.
The warrior allows his two lives to draw near. “There is a bridge that links what I do with what I would like to do”, he thinks. Slowly, his dreams take over his every day life, and then he realizes that he is ready for the thing he always wanted.
Then all that is needed is a little daring, and his two lives become one.”
The above is from Paulo Coelho’s book “The Manual of the warrior of light”. I find this book quite inspiring.