Would you rather go out with your friends on a Friday night, or stay in and do work?
More likely than not, most people’s answer to that question involves going out, and putting work on the back burner. With that in mind, if you want to conquer your industry, then you have to learn the power of sacrificing.
No, you don’t have to sacrifice every single Friday night, but if you want to achieve an overwhelming amount of success, then you have to get really serious and honest with yourself. You also have to pick a goal/dream that is meaningful to you — but that should go without saying. After all, if you don’t care enough about your goal/dream, and if the thought of it coming true doesn’t motivate you to the core, then you are likely not passionate enough about it, which could lead to you never making it come true.
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Becoming a millionaire is not easy. If it were, then everyone would be one. A lot of sacrificing goes into that process. Instead of going on extravagant trips with friends, or spending every waking moment with your family, you might be stuck at the office doing work, and tackling your goals and dreams in the process.
While a well-balanced life is very important (otherwise known as a work-life balance), you have to make sacrifices, and that is especially the case during the beginning of your journey.
Not only will you have to sacrifice some Friday nights and/or weekends from time to time, but you will also have to put an end to toxic relationships, mindsets, spending money at will (in other words, instant gratification), etc. You might have to move away from your friends and family because a golden opportunity is calling your name in a different state. You might even have to do some serious sacrificing in the kitchen and in the entertainment departments. Let us explain.
When you first become an entrepreneur, business owner or start chasing your dreams in general, your cash flow might be nonexistent, which means all you can afford to do is live off of the ramen diet, and going out on the weekends for a movie might even be out of the question until you are more comfortable financially.
Your current (or previous) lifestyle might be a thing of the past. After all, if you want to be successful, then you have to make as many sacrifices as need be — if you plan on getting closer to your goals and dreams, that is.
Following your dreams is not for the faint of heart; however, if you stay the course, incorporate an MVP-worthy schedule, never stop hustling, bring productivity into the mix and make necessary sacrifices, then you will get everything you set out to get — you will achieve a massive amount of success and make your goals and dreams come true.
Sacrificing is part of the process, and it should also be considered a key ingredient.
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