A long time ago, I stopped listening to god, and listened to my dog instead. I haven't regretted that day.
I do believe that people need a firm push sometimes to check out what they want to do, then either succeed or fail. HE gives this push to people when he tells them to stop wasting their time, and just do something. When we fail at something, we should learn from these failures, and strive to look for solutions.
For example, many years ago, I wanted to write fiction, but could not come up with a good story line to save my life. After many years, and seeing that computer manuals were so damn poorly written, I decided to, as part of my job here, to write simple manuals for the users that I am responsible for here. The result has been fewer calls for service, more satisfied usership, and a freedom at work that I have never seen. If some programmer here wants documentation for some program that they have written, I just go through the processes with them, take notes, and write it up, in plain english, without techno-jargon, so that the rest of the world can understand.
Sometimes the boss asks me to come up with something that the usership can use for the monthly employee rag. This past month, I came up with some tips for online shopping.
FYI-- When I am having a bad day writing this documentation, I use my alter ego, Euripides Upmann.
"Understanding is a three-edged sword."