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Goal Success: The One Thing Holding You Back

My friends used to make fun of me a lot. And they gave me a hard time about MANY things (hey, I’m not perfect). But the one thing that was thrown my way the most, is that “I was no fun.” Now, if you happen to not know me personally [I'm sorry] I will give you a little information: Once upon a time I was 23. I RARELY went "out” (at night), I didn't stay up late, wasn't much of a drinker, and I've always said no to drugs (grain and sugar). I thought this was typical behavior for a single guy my age? I guess not.

What I’m really trying to say here is that I was lame. So congratulations, you are spending your valuable time reading the thoughts and opinions of this guy.

Now before you give up on me, I promise, this has a point:

What people don’t understand, what you don’t understand, is that I am this way for a reason. I have goals, and I plan on achieving them. You have goals too, and you want them just as bad as I want mine. So I’m going to give you the bitter truth, the truth you don’t want to hear, and the truth the world tries to ignore: getting where you want in life, takes SACRIFICE.

Yes, sacrifice. No matter what your goal is, in ANY aspect of life, earning that goal is going to take sacrifice. Something HAS to give. If you want to make a million dollars, some parts of your life (probably personal) are going to suffer. If you want to shed some body fat, you have to make food sacrifices; no, you cannot have a cookie (even just one). Or even if you goal is to have a happy family, or be a good Mom/Dad, something in your life is going to have to take a back seat. Suck it up, and make the sacrifice. You don’t need me to tell you what is holding you back, you know EXACTLY what is keeping you from being where you want to be in life. You just won’t give it up.

When I die, I won’t regret not having that bagel, not drinking enough, or not going out more. I will regret never getting the body composition I really want (and being fully comfortable taking my shirt off in front of other people). And I will regret not working hard enough to help as many people as possible.

But that’s just me. You have your own goals, for your own life. And whatever that goal is, I can promise you, if you never get there, one day you will wish you had sacrificed a little more.

What is your goal in life? What will you regret? What do you need to sacrifice?

Don’t wait. Don’t start on Monday. Decide on what you want, know what is holding you back, and make the necessary sacrifice.