Basically most musicians want to believe that you are playing in a bar and an A & R person comes along and you are off to rock star island.
And if you tell them the truth - thats its about gradual growth, hard work and lots of little breaks they don't want to believe you.
Because if you keep that dream alive you can say its not worth putting the work in cause "you never got the breaks". Its easy to blame piracy or the critics or lack of funds.
Thats how you get this inertia amongst musicians, waiting for the right moment rather than just getting on with it.
NOW is the moment to put your music out, to start building an audience,to practice harder, to write better songs. NOW!!!!
Sometimes its easier to believe in "the dream" rather than actually try. I get it, just don't complain when nothing happens.