It's Time to Give Up

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Summary of Main Ideas

My biggest pet peeve is really simple:

People who complain about their situation, or their circumstances, but have refused to do anything to change the place they’re in.

I can’t process stories about someone who is unwilling to take action to change their circumstances, because let’s face it, whining is easier than working. Griping is easier than grinding.

 

The majority of things in our lives are there because they’re things we’ve chosen to have.

 

As I was thinking about it this week, it got me stewing on what I believe are the 3 things you’re going to have to sacrifice in order to be successful, and they’re really simple.

 

1. Time

You’re going to have to sacrifice your time. You’re going to have to say no to things that are fun so that you can spend time chasing the dream that you have.

 

2. Freedom

You’re going to have to sacrifice your freedom. The freedom to sleep in late, the freedom to binge watch Netflix. Sacrifice the freedom of doing the things that you “want” to do in order to do the things that you “need” to do in order to chase your dream.

 

3. Pride

You’re going to have to sacrifice your pride. You’re going to have to be willing to risk failure. To risk the possibility that you may fall short of what you’re trying.

 

Choosing to say yes to one thing is choosing to say no to another thing. They're connected.

 

You’ve to to reach a place in your life where you’re willing to do whatever it takes to realize your dreams.


Quotes

"The most important decision about your goals is not what you're willing to do to achieve them, but what you are willing to give up.” Dave Ramsey

“Most people would rather be successful at something they hate than fail at something they love.” Anonymous


Reflection Questions

  1. Where are you refusing to move in order to improve your circumstances?

  2. What are your dreams? What specific sacrifices are you going to have to make in order to realize them?

  3. Where are you letting sloth and laziness creep in and steal your dreams?

  4. Who are your hustle idols? Who hustles better than anybody you know? How can you imitate them?