Understand That You’re Not Going to Get There Without Making a Sacrifice

It goes beyond money

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When we set goals, it can be exciting for us because we have the capability to create endless opportunities for ourselves with just our pens or memories. But how come many times, we don’t achieve these goals we set?

I know you might say we eventually achieve the goals, but sometimes we don’t.

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to set goals (You should see the goals I’ve set for myself). What is bad is not realizing that you have to make sacrifices to get there.

Sacrifice goes beyond money. They touch on our time, sleep, relationships — many things — but not many people are willing to offer these things because, to an extent, it’s quite hard. But that’s the route to follow.

When you hear people talk about investing their time into particular things, that is a sacrifice.

Spending several hours trying to perfect that skill is your sacrifice. It’s easy to get distracted and spend half of your day on YouTube or Twitter, but what is hard is investing that time into achieving those goals you set for yourself.

Also, there are some relationships you’ll have to let go of if you want to become that person you plan to be. I’ve made my peace with the fact that my presence in some people’s lives may not complement who or what they want to be, so it’s okay if they choose to distance themselves from me to become that person.

People want different things.

And you should also see distancing yourself from a certain crowd (for a while) as normal too. We’re all on a journey, and sometimes, that isolation is necessary to really connect deeply with ourselves and help us become who we want to be.

Sacrifices are all about putting yourself in uncomfortable situations to achieve something. So, don’t be scared of making sacrifices because that’s how you grow.

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