Accomplishing one's goals or dreams often takes great sacrifice.
In pursuing and achieving one's dreams, it is often required that you focus in on that effort at the expense of all other things around you.
Nothing I ever accomplished worthy of mentioning was ever easily achieved, it always came at the expense of my ability to spend my time freely on other things...often it consumed years of my time where 'normal routines' or 'everyday life' that many enjoy is just not possible. No sitting down at night to watch an hour or two of tv, no nights out at the club until the wee hours of the morning.
Even now, the choices would be between family and a more relaxed life, or much more effort and stress and no time for the family, to achieve the serious goals that I would like to pursue... so those goals are on hold for now until the kids are of an age where my being around is not really significant to their lives.