Don’t be afraid to work incredibly hard for what you want. It’s worth it.
If you are not willing to pour your blood, sweat, and tears into making your dream happen, then it is not a dream.
Think of it like you would a strenuous workout regime. At the beginning it seems hellishly difficult, but if you stick with it, it will pay you back in spades, and the career you have always wanted will start to come into fruition.