I would say yes it can be worth it. An old proverb comes to mind in this situation. I don’t know who originally said it and I’ve heard it in many different forms over the years. It is, “the wind from one door closing opens another.” It is very simple. A choice to abandon one dream can lead to other dreams.
All of this comes to my mind because I’m nearing one of my dreams. That dream is to become a full time writer and get out of the dead end job that I’m currently in. The only piece that remains in fulfilling that dreams is for my present novel to make it through the publisher and be sold many times over. It is one of the biggest steps in completing my dream and for the most part it is out of my control.
After reaching this point I have asked myself was it all worth it? Did I give up other dreams that were far more worthy in the pursuit of this one? I say yes it has been totally worth it. This one dream if it is ever truly completed has the chance to open so many other doors that could lead my life down other paths. The future has the potential to be wide open.
The question I have for you is. What are your dreams? Have you fulfilled them and were they truly worth it in the end?