When it comes to going after your dream…it cost! It doesn’t matter what dream you are going after. Whether it is losing weight, starting a business, or building a relationship it will cost you something. I love what Steve Harvey said… “the dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.”
I can remember when I first started my business over 10 years ago, I had no idea what the real cost would be and what I would have to give up in order to go up. I didn’t think it would be easy, but I didn’t think it would be this hard either. But as the saying goes, if it were so easy everybody would be doing it. This saying goes for everything worth having.
I think we all know that it takes work to achieve anything in life. However, it requires us to give up something in order to get there. For example, in order for me to have a good marriage, I had to give up a single mentality and lifestyle to have the kind of marriage that I wanted. To get in shape, I have to take care of myself by giving up eating unhealthy foods and being inactive to reach my goal. To have great friendships and to maintain them, I had to make sure that the friendship is not all about me, but it’s about investing and taking time for the other person.
To grow spiritually, I have to spend time along with God on a daily basis. And to have a successful business, I had to spend time doing the business and to pull back from spending time and money on things that are not allowing me to advance (i.e. watching too much TV or sleeping, buying clothes, hanging out with the crowd, getting my hair done every 2 weeks, etc.) especially in the start up phrase of my business.
So, whatever you are trying to do, remember you are going to have to give up something in order to get something. But the bottom line is... IT WILL WORK, IF YOU WORK IT, BUT MAKE SURE YOU ARE WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE!
What are you willing to give up to go up? What people, places, and things are you willing to let go of so that you can continue to progress? What luxuries are you willing to forego in order to accomplish your true goals? What's really holding you back?
Hey, I would love to hear what you are willing to give up in order to go up to your next level and get what you want. So leave a comment below.
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