What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Your reward is the journey, not the destination. Ask God for the strength and the determination to fight through the adversities on your way to your goals. It is overcoming these trials that will shape you in the form HE planned for you.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.