I found this fascinating quote today:
Every achievement demands its price and those who are willing and determined to pay through the nose are bestowed with the honour of tasting success. There are no shortcuts to success. However, genius, wise and intelligent people and social reformers have laid down some principles and rules, after having crossed the stormy waters, which could be used as power tools to steer you to destiny.Saalik Siddikki, Think SUCCEEDED, Aug 2009
You should read the whole article.