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Getting rich is as a hard as rocks. Despite having to work hard, persist, persevere, build discipline, and embrace patience, we also have to make enormous sacrifices for us to increase our chances of meeting massive financial success.
As I was reading the biographies of self-made millionaires, I realized that none of them became successful without sacrificing a thing or two. Therefore, whether we like it or not, we’ll have to make sacrifices on our journey to riches.
It also dawned on me that the more things we can sacrifice, the quicker we move towards financial success.
I pinpointed the main things I realized we have to sacrifice for us to be rich.
Sleep is sweet, and most of us would sleep forever if given a chance. However, to achieve financial success we must sacrifice sleep because the less we sleep, the more time we’ll have to work on our projects.
Besides 50 Cent, Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo), Donald Trump, and Jack Dorsey (Founder of Twitter) sleep less than 6 hours, and they agree that part of their success is owed to sacrificing sleep.
- Time with Friends
Secondly, for us to be filthy rich, we have to sacrifice the time we spend with our friends, especially unsupportive friends.
When we are with our friends, we always gossip or remind ourselves about childhood memories. We talk and do many things that are not related to financial success. We forget the fact that time is running and time is also money.
We don’t realize that we’ll progress quicker if we use this valuable time to work on our business or cultivate the skills we need to climb the corporate ladder.
- Social Status
Most of us hold a social position that defines who we are in the society, and we are willing to die for it. Little do we know that for us to be wealthy, we must never care about our social status.
The journey to wealth requires humility. Sometimes we’ll have to live a modest lifestyle so that we invest a large percentage of our income in our businesses. Besides this, we might be forced to do odd jobs for us to find money to fund our projects.
To be successful, you need to sacrifice who you are for who you need to be – Eric Thomas
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Entertainment wastes a lot of our time.
For instance, we waste more than 6 hours on TV everyday even though it provides zero benefits to us.
For us to be rich, we need to minimize the time we waste on entertainment and use a large part of our time to work our asses off.
- A Relaxed State of Mind
Most of us wish to have a relaxed state of mind. We want to be free from anxiety and stress. However, if we’re going to get rich, we must sacrifice having a relaxed state of mind because the journey to wealth is full of anxiety and stress.
The journey to wealth is full of uncertainties. We’ll always worry about whether we’ll make it or not. And we’ll also be stressed because most of the time, we’ll invest lots of money in projects which will fail. Besides this, we’ll meet millions of obstacles that will stress us to the point of giving up.
For this reason, we must be ready to sacrifice a relaxed state of mind and start embracing worry, anxiety, and stress if we want to be rich.
In conclusion, getting rich is a tough job, because apart from the hard work, we’ll have to sacrifice lots of things. Many people give up after realizing that they’ll have to make significant sacrifices.
However, you and I are not many people. We are the next 1 percent because we have already decided to do whatever it takes. I always encourage myself to make both big and small sacrifices because I know that life is marvelous on the other side.
I hate an ordinary life, I’ve been on the cheering squad for long, it’s time I get in the game, play and get people cheer for me. Therefore, I’m ready to make as many sacrifices as possible, and I believe I will make it. If other people can be rich, why not me? I don’t see why.
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If You Are Chasing Your Dream, You Are Fucked
This article is strictly meant for all those fucked up folks chasing their dreams. I always give you guys good news, but today I have bad news for you.
I believe you’ve put yourself in serious trouble by deciding to pursue your dreams because you have no choice but to persevere the hardships that all dream chasers face. You’ll have to endure the sleepless nights, anxieties, doubts, the feeling of giving up, and all other ‘negative’ things associated with dream chasing.
The good thing is that you can avoid these hardships by giving up. However, if you give up, you’ll have to live with deep regret and severe depression for the rest of your life because you’ll see people who were less skilled than you achieving what you gave up on.
Let’s say you want to be a rich and famous actor, and you know that you have higher chances of achieving this dream than most people. However, you give up after facing various challenges. A few years later, you see the people you knew were worse than you becoming award-winning actors. How will you feel?
You’ll feel bad, and people will notice it, and they’ll remind you that you had a better chance at succeeding yet you gave up.
That being said, it’s clear that you are fucked if you are following your dreams because you’ve set yourself for either regret or facing the many obstacles dream chasers face.
You’ll live with regret if you give up, and if you don’t give up, you’ll have to work hard till the day you’ll succeed. You’ll have to make lots of sacrifices, face criticism and rejection, force yourself to work every single day and experience slow progress even though you are working your ass-off.
I’m sorry for you dear because as a dream chaser, there is no turning back since you are like someone who landed on an island and burned all his boats. You just have to face the hardships dream chasers face or give up and drown in depression, stress, and anger forever. Either Way, You Are Fucked.
It’s horrifying, but it’s the damn truth. Following your dreams isn’t all fun and games, and so is living with REGRET and drowning in alcoholism because you gave up.
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5 Proven Factors That Can Make Your Hard Work As Useless As A Politician’s Brain
I’m a firm supporter of hard work, and I believe success is impossible without hard work. However, I believe some factors can make your hard work useless. These factors might make you fail regardless of how hard you work.
Here are they:
- Playing Safe
Hard work and playing safe equals frustration and lack of progress. Hard work only works if you take risks because taking risks opens you up to many opportunities which can result in you making huge steps in your career.
Therefore, be ready to be left behind if you are a risk-averse hard worker because you’ll always avoid taking advantage of risky opportunities that your competitors will exploit.
‘Travelling on a risk-free road, unfortunately, won’t get you to any important destination.’ – Ernie Zelinski
- The Lack of Uniqueness
Your hard work will be as useless as shit if you don’t stand out. In the book, Purple Cow, Seth Godin explains how your business or project might fail to attract customers if you don’t offer unique services or products. Today, the competition is tough, and your talent or business won’t get noticed if it is not unique. To be noticed, you have to offer something unique the way Lana Del Rey does it in the music industry. You have to be remarkable and different because no matter how hard you work, you might fail if what you offer is common.
- Poor Social Skills
Your hard work might be as useless as trap music if you don’t have the right connections. Poor social skills prevent you from having the right connections because they push people away. Besides this, they prevent you from effectively networking hence reducing your chances of success. Conversely, good social skills attract success because they make you a good networker who attracts people with the right connections.
- Poor Health
No matter how hard you work, you won’t succeed if you neglect your health. Poor health leads to failure because it results in decreased energy and focus levels. Besides this, poor health increases your chances of contracting diseases that might force you to regularly take long breaks from your work hence preventing you from being consistent, thus leading to failure.
- A Poor Team
If you are working on something with two or more people, your hard work will be useless as my high school diploma if your partners are lazy, unfocused, risk-averse, stupid, egocentric, weed-smoking, alcoholic idiots. These folks will always drag you ten steps behind every time you make a huge step forward. Besides this, you will also waste lots of energy and time trying to make them a suitable team.
All people who succeeded after working with a team did so because they worked with team members who were as determined and focused as them. Therefore, realize that your hard work will be wasted if you have a poor team.
Working hard and still failing is a depressive thing. Therefore, we must always pinpoint the factors that can make us fail regardless of our hard work. I believe there are many other factors that can make an individual’s hard work useless. You are free to add these factors to the comment box below.
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