If there is one simple rule for success, it would be to:
First things first. All of us including you and I are in some sort of a meaningful journey all the time. You have to pay for the current journey as there are rarely shortcuts to any reasonably good destination. There is one more time you should have paid long before you started this journey. That is to build the ecosystem of support that will help you reduce the cost for your current journey. The more you pay before you start the journey, the less you have to pay for this journey.
Soon, you will notice a cascading effort and all your earlier payments will keep reducing the cost of your current journey.
All the best for your current and future adventures.