Katy Perry sings about her fall from cloud nine in her hit song "Wide Awake" . It's easy to wallow in the fall from a big dream and give up. Waking up from your dreams does not mean giving up, it means that you have a new reality, new obstacles and a new plan to over come problems.
It's time to live our dreams in spite of the disappointments, hurt and pain. Life isn't perfect, your dream isn't perfect and you can't get everything you want all at once. Life is filled with twists and turns. Some days cloud nine will drop you on the concrete.
If you need a short break, take one, but don't quit. Let the pain of failure and disappointment make you stronger, faster and better. You can live your dreams now even when you're wide awake.