Let me say this right up front, because it is important for many reasons: I believe with all my heart that you, my reader, can do anything you truly want to do. And I mean anything. But in an effort to get there, you will also have to make sacrifices. All along the way, you will be asking yourself:
Do I really want this?
Sometimes you will, and sometimes you won’t. But either way, I suggest that you give it some thought now, before other people get too involved in your dream and before you make too many mistakes right off the bat.
Decide what sacrifices you will make (and you will make some). Sacrifices are a part of the deal if you intend to be better than good at whatever it is you want to achieve. That’s just reality. ...