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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, February 13, 2019.
It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them. Proverbs 13:19.
The Price of Dreams
I still remember the first day of high school football training camp during my sophomore year. I knew it was going to be a great year. I was projected to be a starting player. We had a good core of guys returning to play this year as well. We all arrived with dreams of an undefeated season and at the very least a divisional championship, but we were ill prepared for what was next. You see on the first day of training camp; you don’t run plays, you don’t have fun hitting, all you do is run. Then you run. Then you run some more. You take a break to do some up-downs and then you run some more. The first days of training camp are called hell days. In those first few days, all you do is run to build up your conditioning so that when the time comes, you will be ready to play the games.
The interesting thing is everybody shows up with dreams and ambitions, but everybody does not survive the first days of camp. There are always some who at the end of day one decide this is just not for them. There are others who give up by the end of the first week. They all leave for different reasons, but usually, it boils down to the sacrifice being too high. What those who survive and reach the field have in common is they understood that to achieve dreams there would have to be some sacrifices along the way.
All of us have dreams. The question that we have to ask ourselves is are we willing to make the sacrifices necessary to attain what we want. Achieving your dreams will always cost you something. It may cost you some friends. It will certainly cost you some sleep. Fulfilling your dreams may cost you comfort, convenience and maybe even a little bit of your sanity, but in return, you get what you dreamed of. Today is the day to decide if you are willing to make the sacrifice to get what you say you want. Nobody will make you do it, and nobody will blame you if you say the sacrifice is too great, just remember if you give up the dream never comes true. So today, decide to pay the cost and go live your dream.