A young man once asked the
ancient Greek philosopher Socrates:
“What Is The Secret To Success?”
Socrates pondered the question then told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met.
Socrates asked the young man to walk with him into the river.
When the water got up to their necks, Socrates took the young man by surprise and held him into the water. The man struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him under water until he was really struggling.The young man struggled hard and after some time eventually struggled free.
The young man struggled hard and after some time eventually struggled free.
The first thing he did was to gasp enormous amounts of air into his lungs.
The man replied “To breathe!”
Socrates said: “That’s the secret to success. When you want success as badly as you want to breathe, only then will get it. There is no other secret”.
Moral Of The Story…
Socrates is saying that when you want success as badly as you want to breathe, then it will come, when you willing to do whatever it takes, sacrificing what it is that you want to do, for what you must do, to live the life of your dreams.
Also, a burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishments. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great results.
Today think of some small or large goal, think of the joy you’ll experience upon achieving it.
Now think of something you’re willing to sacrifice in the meantime in order to attain it.
Maybe its sleep, getting up 1 hour earlier to be more productive this week. Maybe its a health-related goal so you may choose not to reach for that bucket of popcorn at the cinema. Maybe instead of partying this weekend you’ll stay home and write a few chapters of your book. Maybe it’s a luxury item you choose not to buy this month favoring to invest in some training or coaching to improve your business.
Sacrifice is an all-important element to achieving your overall goal.
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