"If sacrifice and/or compromise is part of the game, you'd better be sure you are asking yourself the right questions to prepare yourself.
I don't really think the question should be “How bad do I want this thing?”.
Because it's easy to respond ""I want that so freaking bad! I will do anything!…""
…except for that.
“Oh….. I didn’t think I was going to have to give up THAT.” But here's the silver lining: just because you don't feel ready, willing, or able to give something up, that doesn't mean it's the end of the road. It just means you can go back to the drawing board and figure out what it is that's going to work for you.
In my opinion, this makes you wiser, it doesn't make you a failure."