No goal is worth making yourself completely unhappy to get to. Sacrifice is one thing, selling your soul is another.
What is the end result of any goal anyway? Warmth and attention. So if your making yourself unhappy just to achieve a goal of getting attention from people who don't even know you, you are doing it for all the wrong reasons.
Having a foundation in your life is everything. A life where you can breathe; A life where you are respected. Thats all that really matters anyway, and thats all everyone really wants. And if you are having a personal battle with your soul to achieve certain goals, then the foundation is what is going to keep you going.
Otherwise, without it, thats when people resort to drugs and other means of manipulation; things they don't really need to help them keep going. Only to find out in the end, that there is no promise land waiting to be handed to you. That the promise land is something that you create for yourself.
- Joey JcM