To Achieve a Great Goal, You Must Pay a Great Price

Make no mistake. Your great goal will cost you. A lot. More than you may think, at first.

To accomplish your great goal, you must sacrifice. Nothing worth achieving is achieved for free; there’s always a fee.  Get this. There’s a price tag attached to your great goal.

The question is never “Can the goal be achieved”, but rather, “Are you willing to pay the price to achieve it?” The goal can be achieved, no doubt. But you must pay the price to reach it.

Many goals are aborted because people just aren’t willing to pay the price for them. If you’re not ready to sacrifice for your goal, you won’t achieve it; sacrifice is your tuition fee; it gives access to your goal.

Sacrifice Time

Rome wasn’t built in one day. It took time. But someone—in fact, many people—invested time to build it (and maintain it).

Achieving your great goal will take some time. You must be willing to invest the time it requires to travel the distance from where you are to your goal.

Thus, you must be prepared to adjust your agenda, so that you can consecrate enough time to the pursuit of your goal.

Sacrifice Activities

Your goal demands that you dedicate yourself to a series of activities that, when performed consistently, lead you progressively to your destination. Most likely, these activities vary from the ones you are currently engaged in.

Thus, you’ll need to let go of specific activities so that you can focus your attention and energy on activities that move toward your goal.

For example, you may need to give your TV time so that you can study to earn your degree; or you sacrifice your poker night so that you can write your novel, or you may have to sacrifice your frequent trips across the world so you can build a stronger relationship with your fiance.

Sacrifice Money

You invest in what you believe in. In other words, where you put your money (and time) indicates what you value. Chances are you’re spending most of your money already, and if you’re to achieve your goal, you’ll need to throw some money at your goal. Thus, you may need to stop lunching out five days a week, or it may mean that you don’t get the latest gadget anymore.

To achieve your goal, you must fund it sufficiently. It may require you to rearrange your budget and make some tough decisions.

Bottom line, to achieve your great goal, you must pay a great price. The sooner you understand this, the sooner you can do what it takes to realize your dreams.

Trying to reach your goal without having to pay the price is futile. Don’t waste your time and energy trying to find dubious shortcuts. Pay the price and move on: pursue bigger and greater goals.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.