Have you counted the cost for your dream(s)? Do you place a value or a premium on your goals? Are you willing to sacrifice anything, even your morals and closely held beliefs to achieve your dreams and goals? I hope that you answered no to that last question as far too many people have answered yes and did whatever it took, no matter what the cost to achieve their dreams and goals. Let’s get 1 thing straight about dreams and goals; there is no dream or goal that is authentically yours that would ask, invite, or cause you to violate your morals or personal code of conduct. To go a little further, there is no temptation that is capable of making you do something that you shouldn’t do when you stand firm on what you believe and continue to walk in it regardless of what anyone else is doing. Truthfully the only reason why a temptation is tempting to a person in the first place is because it is something that they would want to, even lust to have when they know that they shouldn’t have it.
Every dream that I have (both those that have been fulfilled already and the one’s that are on their way to being fulfilled) do not and will not cause me to violate who I am and what I believe in order to achieve them. I don’t know how many people I’ve personally met and spoken to about this very subject that have said that they’ll do whatever it takes to get what they want no matter what the cost, shame or humiliation they just want what they want and no one is going to stop them. It is very important for your lasting success in anything in life to be a person of character and integrity, which only comes by having a moral and ethical standard that keeps you from crossing lines that you know you shouldn’t cross.
In a day and time in which so many people believe in situational ethics, I encourage you to be one of the people that sticks to their beliefs and will not bend in the pursuit of their dreams.