by Cancergeek


Is a surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desireable.

Giving up breakfast to have a piece of cake.

Giving up a TV show for an hour of exercise.

Giving up my data for better care.

Giving up sleep, weekends, fun with family and friends to do something that makes a bigger mark on the world. A mark that impacts people. Impacts a person at a time in their life when she or he needs it the most. That time when she issick, or injured, or have a life altering diagnosis.

The problem is that the vast majority are not willing to make a sacrifice, let alone repetitive sacrifices.

We live in a world in which we give thumbs up, hearts, snaps, and swipes in hopes of instant gratification.

We want everyone to acknowledge us. We want the masses to like us. We want the majority to appreciate us. We want the applause just for showing up.

The problem is that it is all fleeting. It is a short term game of instant gratification that no one will remember once they get to the end of the page.

If you want to make an impact in the world, a change, a disruption, if you want to do something worth people remembering, discussing, or missing it when it disappears, then the choice is simple.

Make the sacrifice now. At this moment. Then continue to make sacrifices in the now.

Sacrifice the short term glory and rewards for the long term impact.

Creating healthcare at the N of 1 is the long term impact.

What are you willing to sacrifice?

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