Each and every one of us has had to remove, release and realize things and people that were either in our way or that have to be put on the shelf a bit while we continue our walk towards the better. There are sacrifices that are made such as, income, location even space and there are sacrifices that were unknowingly or spiritually made that allowed you to realize your steps along your journey.
Choices made to Win
You find yourself at a crossroads, you want to build and the bricks seem so far away or so heavy. You need time, money, and resources but no one has come to your aid. Your willingness to sacrifice may be what is needed to start the slow ball moving down the road. Maybe, it’s a job you want, and this job is exactly what you have been looking for, it checks all the boxes and it is the job that you prayed for that provides you learning and growth. But it doesn’t provide the paycheck needed at this time.
Now I am not saying to go broke, but if it’s a reasonable cut, what is it that you have to do in order to take the job, budget what you currently have, and gain what this job will provide you? Because in doing so, the learning or expertise that was missing in on your resume can be added and you may eventually get double what you are making now!
Sacrifice doesn’t look pretty. Its doesn’t come in a nice gift box and you take it out when you are ready to do something. So it would never be taken lightly. You must take your time and research all avenues.
So for example: If you want to lose weight and/or tone up you cant make unhealthy choices and expect good results. You have to stop doing, or eating something Right?
Who wants to do what it takes to move?
Depending on moves made, your ultimate goals, you may have to: Drive more, live alittle less, drop a naysayer or two. You may have to put yourself in an uncomfortable situation in order to be and to live a comfortable life. Hmmmmm… So:
1.Name your Dream_________
2.What do you need to do in order to achieve it? _____________________(education, move locations….)
3. Why can’t you do it?_____________ what Sacrifices cannot be made to gain #2 (ie.family, income, time)
4. What can you do, change, give up in order to begin it? Examples could be:
- Time: (get up earlier or later, start your project in the morning instead of waiting till you get home)
- Income: Not go out to eat as much, or pick up a temporary 2nd job
After you input the above, what does it tell you? Is your dream really deferred? If you are willing to do, change, update, rearrange your current circumstances, you can at the very least begin to experience the fruits of movement and that by itself is a level of success.
Even if the reason for the change, was due to some unfortunate and unforeseen issues that befell you, your willingness to change can open the door to so much potential and possibilities.
Didn’t see it coming:
We live an extrodinary existence you and I. We have the ability to perserver through hard times and rise when we are completely down.
thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21
You get served great misery, and even greater hardships, and most people during these times will never let go of the “saftey nets” that are in place due to those circumstances
Example: you just got a pink slip, you are are fired. Sure you gotta get a job for steady income, but you never liked your job in the first place. You wanted to become something else. Maybe this unfortunate thing is a blessing. It will push you to become what you were meant to and bless the world with your talent.
But the fear and often unwillingness to see this blessing, is exactly what prevents you from moving forward and you find yourself back in the same position, but a different company over and over and over again.
If you truly want to reach another level of success in any area of your life, you’ll need to make some sacrifices to get there, and often times whether you like it or not, they are made for you.
Once you say NO to being “Ok” and YES to being “Great” and once you grow tired and I mean truly tired, then you are going to step out on faith and begin anew. Till then you are still the cog in the machine.
The ultimate Sacrifice
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life John 3:16
Where does it say you not to reach your greatest potential? Show me where it states, greatness cannot be achieved by you? Tell me why you feel the mundane is meant for you?
We all have a purpose, but media, social surrondings, upbringing, our network of friends and family bog it down. Hide it and you grow to believe it is not meant for you, its only but for a chosen few. So you watch others on instagram, and facebook “live their best lives” and you just live vicarously through them.
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” -Warren Buffet
So is there something to do here?.
Yep, so glad you asked. Listen, learn, leap and do!!!!
- Listen to what is happening around you, listen for your future calling you. What dreams do you keep having or things you have always wanted to do and have not. Listen for your call
- Learn what you need to do and how to achieve it. Learn what you can and cannot do to achieve and learn what may have to sacrifice in order to see it thru
- Leap once you listen for it, and learn about it, LEAP!!! Step out on faith and begin anew, begin again and begin what is needed to give yourself and sense of peace and bless us with your knowledge, entertainment, and whatever you are purpsoed for this world.
- Do, well Just do it!!!! Simple like the commercial, like the shoe, just do it and fall down but pick yourself back up and repeat number 2 and 3 until you remain standing.
Your willingness to sacrifice directly determines your level of success. If they are small, then your success maybe small, big it may be big, but if you do nothing at all. Don’t expect or complain why you are standing in the same spot watching everyone else move.