By Rosamarie Gonzales
The sacrifices each of us makes throughout our lives is totally different from one another. Sacrifice is something that most people have no interest in learning. Unfortunately, most people never really learn especially in terms of money-related problems that makes most people never fulfill their goals and are left without ever realizing those goals.
Many of us want to have financial freedom. But then again, our desire to complain is much stronger than our desire to make any sacrifices to get an inch closer to realize our dreams. Most people will never make an ounce of effort to get to where they think they want to go. We just have to cuddle and enfold that our momentary pain compared to our long-term gain.
Our various experiences throughout our lifetime are a sifting process along the narrow path that we are walking. We can take pride when we successfully surpassed a trial. We know how to sympathize when we see other people stumble from human weakness. Though, sometimes, we feel abandonment, frustration and reluctance because of the decisions we made in life.
The people whom we love and value will always be with us no matter what we do. It’s hard sometimes, to do the things we know we have to do; especially when those things have unintended consequences on the ones we love. The choices we make in life can be difficult. But leaning into what energizes us is going to be seen by many as an affront.
Sacrifice is like breathing, if we can bring some focus and attention to it, it can serve us in some pretty powerful ways. We cannot help others unless we first help ourselves. By not making the sacrifices and embracing happiness, we remain at home bitter and unfulfilled.
Maybe if we are around each other all the time,then we can’t appreciate each other as much and the days spent together would just be another day instead of something so special. We savor each moment together and it is filled with laughter and story telling that just inspires us to be more and do more.
Our sacrifices make life meaningful. There are no rewards in life without any sacrifices. Usually the bigger the sacrifice the greater the reward. In order to give your best effort on your current project, you stop working on many other things and pay your full attention to it because saying YES to one job opportunity means saying NO to many others. As the saying goes, “We cannot serve two masters at the same time.”