By Tonny Wandella
Success is correlated with pursuing goals that are not immediately enjoyable. It has to do with directing your efforts toward finishing the activity that causes you pain and lack of pleasure. Sacrifice leads to success. The majority of the time, we don’t want to pass up an opportunity that will make us happy temporarily in favour of something that will be good for us in the long term.
There appears to be one thing that all success-related blogs and books I’ve read have in common: sacrifice. Sometimes making a sacrifice is not enjoyable; it’s doesn’t make us joyful or delighted. We feel sad and angry instead.
The majority of us like to think of ourselves as “givers,” yet the thought of having to “sacrifice in a relationship” makes many couples shudder. For some people, the idea of sacrifice in a relationship could sound extreme. It could conjure up images of one of you toiling away at seven different low-paying jobs while the other chases a silly fantasy like becoming an artist. For a lot of us, giving up what we want outright in a relationship means making sure that the other person gets to do what they want. If this is how you see the sacrifice in a partnership, it does sound terrifying!
Sacrifice, depends on your point of view, like with most things in life. Your quality of life is strongly impacted by how you see things, therefore having a positive attitude toward giving something up will affect how it affects you. For starters, the idea that we are “losing” or “giving up” something might cause us to feel deficient. This encourages you to obsess about the things you formerly had but no longer possess.
Even though you can’t help but feel like you’ve “lost” something, keep in mind that failure frequently results in learning, development, and the capacity to endure. Here’s a constructive approach to thinking about sacrifice: It frequently determines how successful you are in life. By making a decision, you make room for something greater or more productive. One of the hardest things to do is having to make sacrifices that impact other people. Whether we like it or not, those closest to us often have expectations of us, and vice versa. It might be difficult to “let people down,” but those who care about us will undoubtedly realise that sometimes you have to put other things before them.
One instance of making a social sacrifice may be skipping a fun gathering with friends to have time to study before a test. Even if the invitation can seem alluring, you decide to forgo it since you realise it isn’t worth it. One little sacrifice you can make is to decline a lunch date in favour of going to the gym since your health comes first.
It might be difficult to make sacrifices for your health and wellbeing at first. Sometimes adjustments are required, whether it’s due to an illness, the necessity to diet to lose weight, or the desire to nurture improved health and energy. You might need to completely alter your diet, which entails learning new techniques for preparing food and where to buy supplies. It could cost more, or it might need a lot of time at first. You might have to stop eating some meals you enjoy, which calls for restraint. Frequently, they are noble sacrifices!
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