When one goes in a direction for so long it can be hard to know anything else. That path becomes the essence in which they live, the means by which they operate. It has become a necessity.
If it is a path that is out of sync with the leading of God, then it becomes most destructive.
Some of us are chosen for paths that will never lead us to our dreams.
Yet the sacrifice of those dreams will save many people from many things - ultimately from themselves.
Sometimes going in the direction of good means going away from the direction of expectation.