Success and sacrifice go hand-in-hand like marriage – you can’t have one without the other.
Sacrifices are both big and small. Sacrifices are both private and personal. Sacrifices are not boastful, they are humble. Anyone who has achieved success, be it in school, work or life, has made a sacrifice – probably multiple sacrifices to be exact. To be successful requires us to give up some stuff. It requires us to do what we HAVE to do now, so that we can do what we WANT to do later.
Our sacrifices are not only about us, but those whom we choose to surround ourselves with. In the sport of baseball, a sacrifice is when a batter takes an out so that the baserunner(s) can advance. While the batter doesn’t get the glory of a base hit, he can still benefit from a RBI, where one of his teammates scores a run for the team. It’s one person giving up themselves for the betterment of others.
What are you sacrificing? Who did you sacrifice for? As you start this week and work toward your success, think about what you’re doing and who you’re doing it for. No matter what you are trying to accomplish, if you’re not sacrificing something, odds are you are not going to be successful.