In this regard the important thing is not to stop at what you have already achieved, and not to listen to 'whiny' colleagues who could suppress every single one of your attempts with their nihilism, even the ones which could actually be promising. So, first of all, learn to come to conclusions independently, otherwise the year of the Dog won't be the most favorable period for you. Secondly, this time cycle is actually very important for you, especially with respect to personal development. This primarily involves your professional skills, which will enable you to earn a living. Remember that people could simply be jealous of you. Of course, this certainly doesn't mean that you need to treat everything with suspicion, although... no, it doesn't mean exactly that.
On the other hand, in 2018 it is the pragmatic friends who will help Geminis not to have their heads in the clouds. That is to say, of course it's good to dream, but spending too much time in fantasy could cause significant damage to your standing in the real world. In other words, see things 'warts and all', so to speak, without the notorious rose-tinted sunglasses. If you need to take a loan and objectively there doesn't seem to be any other option, you don't need to be afraid of such a course of action, and there's no point installing. At the same time, always try to find a more acceptable alternative. Don't forget that real success awaits you only in your area of specialization, so to take risks and do something which doesn't come naturally to you would be very stupid and even dangerous (for your wallet) right now. Spare no effort if the goal seems really achievable, but if what you want doesn't seem to be how you saw it, then it would make sense to come clean of the whole matter as quickly as possible. In general, in 2018 Geminis who can react quickly to changes in the space around them will be on top of things. Remember: time is your ally, but only to the extent that you keep up with it.