When I was a kid, my job (self imposed) was to help tame our baby calves and barn kittens. It didn't take long to learn that if I chased them...they ran. It was when I got still, sat and did something interesting that they would come to me. When I think of Rumi's words, I know it to be true. Denise stop chasing, sit still, be interesting and wait for my little friends to come visit me.
Just a thought, when you feel like you should "go after" your dreams.