You also get paid to make appearances. Many of them won their medals in an era when success didn't go hand-in hand. You are better off in life earning your own money. It’s pointless to set goals if you are not going to try to hit them. Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
You can’t always visualize the reward, but you can believe in the sacrifice if the vision is strong enough. At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.
What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. The difference between succeeding and failing is consistency. Predicting the future with any degree of Certainty is impossible. The key is to react accordingly to any situation as it arises.