The Law of Sacrifice: You cannot get something you want, without giving up something in return.
The law of sacrifice will be on worldwide display at the 2016 Summer Olympic games beginning today in Rio de Janeiro. I can’t wait. I love the Olympics. The display of extraordinary ordinary human skill borne of untold sacrifice is an honor to behold.
Anything worth having requires sacrifice. You know this. You’ve sacrificed sleep and relationships. Comfort. Stability. A social life and a slew of personal wants. As your dreams grew, so did your sacrifices. And as your successes piled up, the distance between them and your sacrifices began to stretch.
Success and progress are always to be celebrated. However, never lose sight of the sacrifices that got you there. Always keep your debt in sight. Never forget what it took. Use it to keep you humble. Use it to shore up your discipline. Otherwise, it will all be for naught.
“Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons.” ~ Author Unknown