Be honest with yourself, especially about your limitations and how they might affect your future career goals. Let’s say you’ve always dreamt of being an actor. If you’re 35 with a spouse and a child, it may be less realistic to fully chase this dream than when you’re in your 20s with less “real” responsibilities and people depending on you. Waiting tables and going on auditions in your 20s and waiting tables while going on auditions when you’re 35 with a family is a very different scenario. At some point, you owe it to yourself to consider following the path toward a stable career and saving your passion project for your spare time.