What Am I Willing To Give Up In Order To Reach Greatness?

Everyone wants to reach greatness, right? You want to be the best version of yourself. You study, read and experience to improve.

Karina

--

Photo by Trac Vu on Unsplash

I read this sentence and it hit me hard. I want to reach greatness.

Everyone wants to reach greatness, right? You want to be the best version of yourself. You study, read and experience to improve.

But life comes in the way and you give up your own health and greatness to help someone else achieve their goal and get money for it. You work for someone else, you need the money to live and then you have less time for your health, loved ones, and improvement.

Is the money really worth it?

You need the money to pay your bills and enjoy life. I get it. But money isn’t everything. And it’s definitely not making you happy.

Happiness is living with a goal by your own values.

A steady job with 40-hour work weeks is not the only thing that can bring you money. The internet is giving you a lot of options. Selling things online, writing, consulting in your field, freelancing…

There are so many options and it can feel overwhelming. But if you know your goal and your values, there are only a few options left that you can do.

So what are you willing to give up to find those few options/opportunities? If you work towards your goal consistently, you will give up things and people on the way.

You will improve yourself, but you will need other things. You are changing.

Instead of going out with your friend, you want to go to bed early to work the next day or go to a fair or course for your goal. You meet new people, you will lose the friends who only go out.

You want and you need different conversations. You will give up conversations about clothes, famous people, and neighbors instead, you will replace them with discussions about online tools, empowerment, inspiring people, and empathy. Or whatever fits with the field you want to work in.

“To get something different, you must do something different.”

--

--

Karina

Introvert. Writing about my experiences and lessons learned (self-growth and productivity). Join my email list karina-ahrer.com/boost-your-productivity/