What will you sacrifice, in order to get what you want?
Recently I had a conversation with a client of mine about personal success and in particular what it meant to them.
We went on to discuss that success in general always has a payoff against something else.
In other words, success requires sacrifice! And I'm glad to hear them say that, because it meant that they understood the magnitude of success.
I have written in other post's that success is defined by how you see it and what you're willing to give up.
Common sayings such as...
“You have to spend money to make money”
“No pain, no gain”
“No guts, no glory”
The common theme that surrounds those sayings is how they are put together, there is a sacrifice before the reality of success.
You hear millionaires and billionaires often refer to overnight success as a myth, and that overnight success is often a 10-20 year if not longer period of sustained length.
The point here is that in order to get somewhere in life, you need to give something up, often sacrificing luxuries, or quality time with family are two common sacrifices when working towards goals and trying to hit a certain level of success.
With that being said the underlying factor that surrounds success is the sacrifice of time.
Time is really the component which is used to measure success, and if that is true then the simple formula to fast tracking personal success is to "invest time in yourself".
More time investing in yourself by reading books, learning new skills, meeting new people will help you become more valued, and likely attract more opportunities which often leads to more success.
Similarly with wanting to eat healthy, you need to sacrifice eating junk food or food that you love but know is not good for you.
Again with wanting to get fit, you need to invest time at the gym, and be prepared to feel pain in order for your body to adjust to the new lifestyle.
There’s not a situation that I can think of, when it comes to success that doesn’t require sacrifice.
When I first started this journey to strive to be better and do better, there were often times I would get frustrated at the time it was taking to get to my goals, but I soon realised that I was expecting things to happen overnight or straight away, but the reality is meaningful things take time, and meaningful success requires sacrifices.
Till next time,