3 Things Achieving Your Dreams Will Cost You

Achieving your dreams is more than you think or know. Achieving your dreams is possible but at a cost to you.

The biblical Joseph had a dream that one day he will be a great man and his brothers will bow to him. This dream of his caused his brothers to despise him.

Later on, later on, his brothers sold him into slavery to some merchants who in turn sold him to Potiphar.

Josephs refusal to succumb to the advances of the wife of his master led to his imprisonment.

From prison, he transcended to the palace. He later became a prime minister, and his brothers eventually bowed to him. He ultimately achieved his glorious dream at a cost.

Meaning Of Dream

Dream refers to a strongly desired goal or Purpose; it also means a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.

Dream is not just a strong desire; it is the reality of Innovations, scientific breakthrough and more.

It is the complete opposite of reality.

Do You Have A Dream?

I don’t believe that there’s anyone without a dream, a beautiful vision of a great and glorious tomorrow.

“A man without a dream is as good as dead.”

There’s a between dream and fantasy.

A lot of people don’t have dreams; instead, they have a fantasy.

Fantasy is the process or power of creating unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to a psychological need.

Dream without hard work is mere Fantasy.

Fantasizing is a hazardous habit that could become an addiction if not properly taken care of.

You could be daydreaming about something you know is not possible. You can get rid of your addictions.

A lot of people are not maximizing their today, and this is why they end up not actualizing their dreams.

As earlier stated, Dream is the complete opposite of reality.

Everything good, beautiful and perfect all started as mere dreams in mind.

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that all people would be judged on who each person was as a person and not on the colour of that person’s skin.

He had a dream that we would follow the ideas in the Declaration of Independence that all people are created equal.

Today, that dream has become a reality.

Nelson Mandela also had a dream that one day, his people the South Africans would be free form being ruled by the colonial masters. I’m sure you’ve heard the story. He, later on, achieved his dream. But at a price.

He was imprisoned for 27 years for conspiring to overthrow the state. Despite everything, his dream was not killed. He suffered for his desire to come to reality, and it did.

Let your dream conform to your vision.

3 Things Achieving Your Dreams Will Cost You

Your dreams will forever remain a dream if you don’t stand up and work towards it. For each great victory, there is a small price to pay.

Achieving your dreams is one of the greatest achievements you can ever make in your life.

Nothing good comes so easy,

If the path is smooth, just know that it isn’t yours.

Don’t let anyone kill your dreams. You can do it.

Achieving your dreams will cost you the following;

  • Hard work,
  • Determination,
  • Prayers.

Hard work,

Hard work means continuously, regularly, or habitually engaged in earnest and energetic

You can’t say that you are aspiring towards achieving a great dream and yet you can’t work hard. That’s the greatest fallacy of the century.

As far as your dream is concerned, one of the only way it can be actualised if for you to work hard.

As I always say;

You can rest when you are dead, so long you are alive, you are entitled to hard work.

Don’t let anyone deceive you, nothing good comes so easy.

You have the potential to achieve your dream; all you have to do if unravel your potential and maximize it.

Those people who have achieved their dreams are those who have been working hard towards it.

You cannot expect to get the same result with someone who works harder and longer than you.

As a student, your dream is to be a doctor, maybe; your dream can come to reality only if you study hard. There’s no other way about it.

As a businessman with a dream of enlarging your business, growing your business is equivalent to working harder, and you can never run away from it.

Hard work is directly proportional to success, so long determination is kept constant.

Escaping hard work and hoping to be successful, it is as impossible as anything imaginable.

“Let the favour of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!”

— Psalm 90:17


To achieve your dreams, you need to be determined. No entity can destroy the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Determination is a firm or unwavering adherence to one’s purpose.

Determination is vital in achieving your dreams in life.

When you are not determined, you can give up easily. But when you are determined, your attention is fixed firmly to your purpose.

Determination is setting your mind on a particular task.

The human mind is the greatest asset bestowed upon us by God.

Anything you set your mind to is half-accomplished. Your mind is your greatest asset.

You have the potential to achieve your dreams; all you have to do is be determined.

My physics teacher used to say;

Determination is higher than witchcraft

Determination = persistency = success.

To achieve your dreams, you have to be persistent. Persistence is vital in actualizing your dreams.

The difference between failure and success is determination.

Do you know that there no excuse for failure?

A student with a dream to be successful must be determined so that his great idea will not be a mere fantasy.

Hardwork + Determination + Prayer = Success


Working without praying is like wasting time.

Your Hard work is to be supported by your prayers. Prayer is the key to achieving anything achievable in the world.

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 1:6

You can’t say you have a dream and you are not prayerful.

As earlier stated, Joseph had a dream that one day his brothers will bow to him. He met with a lot of challenges.

The wife of his master Potiphar even seduced him, but he refused to succumb to her advances, that singular act of his, led to his imprisonment. From prison, he became a prime minister.

If he had succumbed to the advances of his master’s wife, he would have died as a chief servant.

Your great dream is going to be met with challenges because no one is going to throw a stone at a tree without fruit.

You need to pray and seek the help of God for your dreams to come to manifestation in reality.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.


Those are major things achieving your dreams will cost you.

Which of the tips above did you find more appealing to yourself?

Leave your answers in the comments below;

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    I agree that there is no one that doesn’t have a dream. My dreams are simple, actually, they are achievable, however, I have to acknowledge my current limitations in achieving those dreams. I am not giving up though. I have faith in God, and I know, in His Time, these dreams of mine will be reality.

  2. Rachel

    You are so right that reaching your dreams will cost you lots of time and hard work

  3. Vet

    Thank you for this motivational post!

  4. Crystal

    Inspiring post, thank you! 🙏

  5. Lisa Marie Alioto

    i think it’s all worth it – dreams are fascinating things and achieving them can be so meaningful if they are in line with your values.

  6. Terrance

    Working without praying is a waste of time! I felt that!!! This was a very good read and what we need right now!!!

  7. Inspiroblog

    Truly inspiring post! Hard work, determination, and faith are pillars to convert the dreams in reality.

  8. Beth Elkassih

    What an insightful article! I love to dream and you’re so right with hard work + persistency and determination – dreams can be achieved! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ann

    Wonderful post. Any many thoughtful things to bring with me 🙂 Thank you , and I love your blog!

  10. Serena

    Amen!! Nothing can be accomplished without prayer and determination!

  11. Ivana

    Chasing dreams will cost you money, friends, family but its worth it. Thanks for the post!

  12. Amanda Kerr

    Never give up! You will always have to work hard for what you want, but that’s why it will mean so much more, because you did it on your own!

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