Sacrifice Required

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Summary of Main Ideas

When it comes to reaching your goals and dreams, a lot of things are optional.

Talent is optional. There are a lot of successful people with very little talent.

Genetics are optional. There are a lot of “too short” players in the NBA, and there are a lot of “too small” players in the NFL.


Privilege is optional. It may help you get there, but you don’t have to come from the right place.


The one thing that is not optional is sacrifice.


Sacrifice is required. This is easy to hear, and incredibly hard to understand, and even harder to put into practice, because out of the overflow of your heart come your actions.


This is why it’s so easy to get hyped at pre-game, but it’s so hard to win the game.


If you want to get stronger, you’ve got to put more weight on the bar. If you want to get faster, you’ve got to get to the track. If you want to get smarter, you’ve got to crack the books.


Success is expensive and it’s currency is sacrifice.


A lot of people talk about success, but very few people will do anything about it, because as soon as it starts getting hard they throw in the towel.


You will never regret sacrificing for the right thing.

Why do i sacrifice?

Because the reward of success is greater than the sacrifice required.


“Success is never owned. Success is leased, and rent is due every single day.” J.J. Watt

“You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” J.M. Barrie

Reflection Questions

  1. What area of your life are you unwilling sacrifice to get what you want?

  2. What is that one thing that you want more than anything, and what is the one thing standing in the way?

  3. What are you going to have to sacrifice to get to the place you want to be?

  4. Who in your life is a model of sacrifice? How can you mirror them?