Success Rarely Comes Without Sacrifice

“Every worthwhile accomplishment has a price tag attached to it. The question is always whether you are willing to pay the price to attain it – in hard work, sacrifice, patience, faith, and endurance.” – John C. Maxwell

This quote really got me thinking about goals and sacrifice and how our own success (whatever that may be for ourselves) depends on them. So let’s take a minute to reflect…

What are your goals?  Long-term, short-term, big and small. Do you have them written somewhere? Somewhere you’ll see them often?  It’s no secret (but many of us avoid it) that having your goals written down, where you can visually see them every day to reflect will help you get there.  I suggest something like on the bathroom mirror where you’ll see them at the beginning of the day and just before your head hits the pillow for the night – time to reflect. If you haven’t done this recently, make your next short-term goal to do that this weekend. Now, for the second question…

What do you plan to sacrifice to reach those goals?  Is it time spent in front of the TV?  Is it money that you would have maybe rather spent on new shoes?  Is it the comfort of staying where you are most at ease, ala “just coasting through life”?  Maybe you can see where I’m going here…

We can skate through life for who knows how long, living in our comfort zone, just along for the ride.  Or we can set some big goals for yourself, buckle down, make some sacrifices and get your feet pointed in the right direction for the better.  “The Father of Success”, Jim Rohn, said, “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”  So if you feel stuck, change your direction.

If you don’t like where you’re at right now, do you have a plan to get yourself out of the situation?  I can assure you that it’s going to probably take some sacrifice to do it, but I’m sure you can.  It’s starts with the goals, but make no mistake, it’s going to take sacrifice too if you want to see it through.

Yours in success!


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