Awhile back, a friend of mine asked me to evaluate this statement, "You can get anything you want in life, if you will be willing to do what it takes to get it". At the time, I wasn't getting what I want, and could create a laundry list of perceived failures. I felt like I had done enough to get what I wanted, and didn't get it, so how could that possibly be true. But in hindsight, I hadn't really done much to get what I want. If it couldn't be found on the path of least resistance, the want quickly dissipated and was replaced by a redirect: It just wasn't meant to be. The want was a construct of my mind, and stayed there with minimal energy exerted to propel it forward, coupled with an even smaller exercise of will.
Upon further reflection, I will give this statement a certified, "Yup". However with purely focused will, you will not be able to have your cake and eat it too. Everything has its price, whether through opportunity or actual nominal costs. There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you want it, see it and only it, do what it takes, and you will surely get it.