The Price You Pay For Dreams


Dreams cost time, not money. Here is why:

The reason you are not achieving your dreams is not because you lack resources, or money or support. It is because you are too afraid to face the hard work that lies before you.

You let other people define your life for you, instead of trusting the One who created a life, in you.

Far too often, we are like those kids playing with mud pies, while our parents are offering us a vacation on the sea, aboard a luxury yacht.

Don’t quit your dream, just because your friends did not make it.

Don’t quit your dream, just because it scares you.

Don’t quit your dream, just because your peers ridiculed it and declared it impossible.

Don’t quit your dream, because it takes too much work.

Anything worth doing, is worth doing well. And before you will get super good at it, you will have to put some serious effort into it.

Question: What else would you add to this discussion? 


6 responses to “The Price You Pay For Dreams”

  1. A great post I needed for today Bogdan. I’d like to add, “Don’t quit your dream because of your current circumstances.” I’ve noticed that we use unfavorable circumstances as a pretext to pursuing our dreams. This is really just a lame excuse. A key ingredient I believe that will propel us to reach our dreams is the ability to FOCUS. In today’s age, we’re bombarded constantly with social media. I sometimes struggle with this as well. I realized it’s important to block some time out where you divorce everything interrupting you from achieving your dream. Great post!

    1. Thank you Paul!

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        What happens when a Christian manipulates coerces a young believer into making detrimental decisions concerning their dreams and life goals only to drop them cold when they are not ‘spiritual’ enough? Does God redeem the situation or do they have to work double time to get those opportunities which may be gone forever? This is my story and I am honestly in a place where I’m choosing not to believe anymore.

        1. Email me at and I would like to help you with this!

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    Carly Louise

    My dream is potentially put on hold because of finances and nothing else. I packed up my car with everything I could, quit my respectable job as a GM of a restaurant in Malibu, drove back to Oklahoma and enrolled in school. I started waiting tables, then interning and waiting tables and now have transitioned to my current position at the company that I initially interned with. I am a full-time petroleum engineer student in Tulsa, I work anywhere from 20-40 hours/week, it is just me, no spouse, no family support, I pay for everything and I mentally and physically handle everything all by myself. Not that I am not grateful for everything that I have been blessed with, trust me, I am a very fortunate and blessed individual. I thank God every day for a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food in my mouth. I pray every day for humility, grace, wisdom and the opportunity to pray for others. I am unable to attend my junior year not because I am too lazy, but because my sub-prime loans ran out and I am in need of $7000 to attend. I make around $20,000/year, my days start at 7am and end around 3-4am, 6 days a week. There is a slew of other family responsibilities that I have to take care of that I will not get into. I went from making $70,000 to starting at $10,000 when I first moved back. I have made sacrifices, I wake up everyday and put a smile on my face and know that the Lord is with me, providing me with much needed strength and even though deep down inside, I have these petty, selfish thoughts about how no one else that I go to school with has to work a very demanding and stressful job and also try to decipher what seems to be some alien language known as engineering, and how both my parents are college educated and had their parents pay for their education and preach about how important a college education is but yet not one of them saved a single penny for college for any of the three humans they created together and how I haven’t done anything like come home, make dinner, watch some tv, perhaps go to a movie, go to dinner, go on vacation, eat sitting down, put on something nice to wear, hang out with friends, meet a nice guy, meet any guy, buy clothes that are not from Family Dollar or Target, those thoughts only consume my inner, deepest psyche once in a great while and I am ashamed of them every time they do sneak up on me. The neighborhood I can afford to live in has deterred most people from ever visiting me, I sleep with a loaded gun on my night stand and put things like shovels and rakes against the doors so I can really hear if someone does try to break in. I’m not asking for sympathy, or even empathy, I’m only trying to paint a picture. I am a little offended that you stated that the reason that I am not achieving my dream is because I’m lazy and not because I lack resources. On the contrary, sir. Just today I created a fundly account and it was so humiliating and embarrassing that I’m not sure I could re-post it to my Facebook feed again. I know everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for me, but I am three semesters away from my dream. My grandfather, God rest his soul, also graduated as a petroleum engineer from TU, and he was the most selfless and amazing man ever, and at the age of 30, I have worked so hard and given up so much to accomplish this dream of mine to give up now. As is stands, I will not be able to attend school in the fall, solely because of financial resources and this article struck a cord with me, ever so resonating in my soul. I’m trying not to be angry about my situation, and I will always have faith, but I just had to share my disgust with the opening to your article. I had clicked on a link from Facebook and was in need of some spiritual guidance and when I came across this, it was like a punch to the gut.

    1. Carly hi – thank you for your comment. I did not mean to say that people don’t chase their dreams because they are lazy. That wasn’t the point of the post. I try to be as encouraging as possible in all that I post. If you browse the blog, you will see that there is much content that I believe will add value to you. I hope this won’t be the only post with which you will interact with. Blessings to you!

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