Sacrifices successful people perform that you should learn to emulate.
By Michael Ikpenyi
6 months ago
Opinion / Stories
One thing about life is that nothing worth calling "a success" comes for free. To attain any position or level of success in life it is required of you to perform sacrifices worthy of your desired rate of achievement.
There are sacrifices wealthy people perform at one point of their life or the other to get to the place they are today. I will be sharing some of these sacrifices with you in this article.
The first and foremost sacrifice they perform is timing. Time is money. And this is something every wealthy person understands so well. Every successful man or woman is a very good manager of time . Though everyone has equal 24 hours ,there are those who maximize every second of the day and achieve goals worth 48 hours of work. To become wealthy you must learn to sacrifice those times you spend doing things that are not productive . Every minute of your day which you spend on leisure must be sacrificed for more work.
Another thing is sleep. It is a popular opinion that rich people do not sleep 8 hours a day. And this is because , irrespective of how well you utilized your time during the day,there are those days when sacrificing your night sleep is a must for you. Successful people have learnt the importance of forgoing a few hours of their sleep to complete tasks they could not complete during the day. However this is not to say you are to use every of your rest period sleeping. No ! But you should be able to recognize those days that you need to sacrifice your sleep.
Also, successful people sacrifice their health. This might serve as a shocker to you since you have constantly heard that health is wealth. When a person really desires success I tell you he or she gradually begins to give up on some of their health routine. They start eating less and later, their usual daily exercise drops and sometimes it ends totally. They do all these because they know that they are part of those sacrifices required of them and it is temporary. They believe that as much as one's health is important, fulfilling one's dream is also paramount.
The last on our list of sacrifices successful people perform is stability. Show me a successful person who enjoyed stability in his finances, relationships etc and I will show a person who never really achieved success. Once you become so passionate about your desire for success you will begin to experience instability in different areas of your life. Your once stable outing date, shopping date etc begins to decline. You will become so occupied with your goal that you want to use all of your time effectively . And this in turn will bring a fall in time spent with loved ones. You will also become unstable. There are days you will earn more and some less.
All these and many others are what you should learn to sacrifice.