You want to join the Marines but the Marines prefer recruits to be less than 220 pounds. You weigh 270. So, you huff and puff and starve and suffer and in a few months, guess what? This is your dream to one day stand beside the few and the proud. You do what needs to be done before applying to the Marines.
Have you got what it takes to suffer for your art or for your corps? Answer the question. Will you someday walk on the stage to receive your Oscar for your documentary film? Will you someday proudly wear the Marine globe, eagle and anchor as a battle hardened defender of freedom? You decide. You can choose to step back into the crowd of unaccomplished bystanders or you can summon the will to keep trying.
Today, what are you going to do to advance your cause?