While we all have dreams and goals we want to achieve, you have to also be willing to understand the cost that needs to be paid in order to get it. It helps to consider what you’re willing to pay in order to get it. If what you’re willing to pay doesn’t equal up to the cost that needs to be paid, you can’t get what you want. In the bible, Jesus refers to this concept as “counting the cost.” He hoped that by asking his potential followers to count the cost of following him, they would be less discouraged as they faced more and more adversity. Counting the cost can be applied anywhere in life not just spiritually. Setting a goal or starting a project without really considering the cost can be the ultimate setup for disappointment and discouragement
A great example of this is being a musician. Just like every field there are levels, goals, and projects possible when it come to musicianship. For the sake of this post, let’s say your goal is to tour as a drummer for a Grammy winning artist. You have to ask yourself what price are you willing to pay and is that price equal or greater than the cost need to achieve that goal. Are willing to devote your afternoons practicing scales and learning music? Are you willing to sacrifice weekends with your friends to go to gigs and rehearsals that may position yourself in the right place to get that opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Are you willing to sacrifice unfruitful relationships for ones that will help grow and mold you into the person you need to become? If you’re not willing to pay that cost, then don’t expect to get what you want.
So what’s the cost you need to achieve your goal? Having goals is great, but setting goals with no real intention of following through them is just a dream. If your goal will take a certain cost to be obtained, be willing to pay up.
Hope this helps,