Some can argue that it's tough following your dreams. There's so much potential for things to go awry. This can happen or that can happen. You can flat-out fail, falling flat on your face in multiple attempts. Then there's the emotional strain of working so hard on something and seeing it finally come into fruition. It's kind of like prepping to ask that girl out that you really really like. In your mind you're already thinking of every excuse in the book of what might happen if you go through with it. You end up pysching yourself out.
It doesn't start out that way, though. When I first finished my novel Legacy: G.L.O.W. (which was called The Namooms at the time), I was stoked! After a few edits, I submitted to agents and publishers optimistically awaiting the great responses that would come pouring in. I just knew that people would be tearing my door down competing to sign me. I look back on that now and realize I couldn't have been more wrong. The first rejection came then another and another. It wasn't long before it became a regular thing.
Still, in spit of that, I am one in the minority that says following your dreams isn't tough. Sure we walk a tough road, but who would ever argue with getting the chance to do something you love everyday? That's what makes it all worth it. 1,000 more people could tell me no and I'm still going to keep pushing towards my end goal. The road might not be easy, but the journey sure is fun.