To get to another level, a price is required. That price we need to pay beforehand, without any guarantee of return.
In other words, we need to trust, in order to get ahead.
Essentially when we are about to make the leap of faith, we have to have the ability to trust the unknown: everything will be fine.
Investments are leaps of faith and questions of trust.
All good has the risks, that might come true. However what if you worked to minimize the risks and the investments pays off?
Pay the price ahead and find out. How much you are willing to lose? How much you are willing to work to minimize the risk?
How much better life you want?
Invest for it, pay the price ahead and then work your ass off to minimize the risk. You will win.