“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
All of us are unique. Our thoughts, our ideas and our ways of dealing with things are in toto different from others. God's permutation has effected such a wonderful combination is the world that none of us bear familiarity to anybody else and hence, the ideas which come to us come for a wonderful reason. They thought that we deserved them and that's why they only struck our mind; those ideas believed that only we could have been a virtuoso of something and we could have done things better than others and that is why they only approached us. Factually and practically, our ideas are the true decisive definitions of our life. If we are still alive or our life is still in the constant motion that ultimately means that we are here to bear some more ideas. A person who doesn't carry ideas is not living at all. It might be possible that you might botch up some of your ideas or plans but if you start abandoning your ideas, if you start forsaking your plans in order to shy away from failure, you would start dying; because if you lose you definition; what would be left with you! Hence our ideas expound our personality, our knowledge, our behavior and our style.
A man doesn't starts dying when he fumbles at his ideas but in actuality he starts dying when he stops following his ideas. None of us was born as an accident of nature. Truly, everything in this world is predestined and sure to happen. Each one of us was born for a particular thing; something that we were destined to do and our ideas take us to that thing; they are the ones who prepare the road map and our itinerary to our work. Something in this world has our name on it and nobody else can come and take it to that thing. Only our ideas know the way to that thing and if you stop following your ideas, ultimately you would get lost in the way and once you become unworthy to do what you were meant to; you actually start dying.
Sometimes it might be pretty difficult to put your ideas to action, sometimes it seems pretty awkward to put your thinking into practicality but always keep in mind that more the awry your ideas are, more will be the outcome of the ideas. In this world awkward is actually nothing. When Wright Brothers would have thought of flying that would have been an awkward thing at that time. It is not about practicality, it is more about anachronism. If you are thinking far of the future that doesn't mean that your ideas would never work. Leonardo Da Vinci thought of so many things which belong to the present generation, for others such ideas would have been horrendously illogical but for a visionary like Da Vinci they were pretty ingenious.
So, to follow your ideas you have to be a visionary. Take up a vision of doing what you have always wanted to do, follow your ideas, one day they would turn into your keys to success.