Do you want to be successful? Rich? Have six pack abs? Wake up at 4am everyday? Start a successful business? Run a marathon? Fill in the blank. Nothing in life is free, it all comes at a cost. Whether that is a financial cost, time or other.
You want to be a CEO? According to the Harvard Business Review, the average CEO works 9.7 hours each weekday, 3.9 hours a day at weekends, and 2.4 hours a day when on holiday. Are you willing to work these hours?
You want to be a pro athlete? Arnold Schwarzenneger worked out 5 hours a day, 6 days a week to become the world body building champion. Paula Radcliffe, previously the fastest female marathon runner ran 145 miles a week in training. Are you willing to put in this work?
You want to invent something? James Dyson, partly supported by his wife’s salary as an art teacher, and after five years and 5,127 prototypes launched his first Dyson vacuum cleaner. Are you able to try and try and try again?
There is Always a Price
You may be thinking that you don’t want to be a big time CEO or the top athlete. What if you want to just go travelling around the world or live in another country? There is a price to pay. You may not get to see your friends and family back home and you may miss important life events.
If you want to lose weight you may not be able to eat your favourite meals anymore. You’ll have to get used to feeling hungry.
If you want to wake up early in the morning, you will not be able to stay out all night with friends.
You may have to go without sleep, you may give up going to parties, you may have to get used to pain and hardship in order to achieve your goals.
What will you give up to move up?
All your dreams in life are possible, as long as you are willing to put in the work and make the sacrifice. If you don’t make the time for it, then you aren’t willing to pay the price.
It may not be easy. If you want to achieve a lot, then you must sacrifice a lot.
Step 1: Work out your goals.
Step 2: Work out what the cost is to achieve it.
Step 3: Ask yourself how much you are willing to pay for it.
Step 4: Pay the price.
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