Don't be so eager to minimize your abilities or discard your dreams. I know it's easier to downplay your dreams because you fear putting yourself out there and failing. However did you ever stop to ask yourself "Am I really afraid to fail or have I focused too much on what "John Public" thinks about my dreams". Let me tell you something, your dreams are your own and the vision you have for your life is not meant for others to understand. Sometimes you need to keep your dreams private. Take your vision; write it down; research what it takes to make it a reality. Taking these actions will help you see if your dream is worth pursuing; once you've determined it is contact your local small business association (SBA) center (not your friend or family members). A SBA agent can help you create an actionable strategy to help you achieve your dreams.