What are you willing to give and give up in order to get what you say you want? This is a question that I asked myself this morning. I’ve always known that in order to get something that you don’t have that you will have to give and give up something in order to get it, but it really hit me this morning as I started my work day from home this morning that achieving any goal is similar to any successful relationship, there’s a balance of give and take and you have to put your all into it if you really want to get something meaningful and lasting out of it. But what happens when you give your all and it feels like your getting taken in return? Or you feel like you’re doing all that you can to achieve your goals but don’t see any progress for your efforts?
This is the time in which you will either give up or you will press forward to find a solution. If you are the press forward type, then your solution should start with evaluating, in the most objective manner possible, why you are where you are and look at what you need to do to move forward. Your goals are worth pursuing for a variety of reasons, but perhaps the most important and overlooked reason is because your goals tend to be an extension of your self-expression as well as vision of your contribution to this world. A contribution that is needed. It is very unfortunate that we have missed out on so much good because so many people have decided to give up on their dreams and goals. I’ve said this quote before and I’ll say it again, “The wealthiest place in any town or city is a cemetery as that is the one place with more unfulfilled dreams and untapped potential then anywhere.”
So I’ll end this post with the same question that started it, “What are you willing to give and give up in order to get what you say you want?”