It amazes me that after nearly every concert I perform, someone will approach me and, with an intention to compliment, say "you're gonna make it someday".
When I explain that *this* is the life I have always wanted to live, that I have already 'arrived', they tell me that I need to believe in myself.
I've stopped trying to explain it. I just thank them and take the compliment they intended.
"Ambition is only understood if it's to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success."