On Delighting in Sacrifice

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Great leaders know that success is about hard work, going the above-and-beyond and making sacrifices for longer-term goals. In his blog post, Delighting in Sacrifice, Seth Godin writes about the rewards of sacrifice:

“The journey toward that worthy goal, though, is a key part of the goal itself. We are never certain we’ll reach our goal, one significant reason that so few people persist. But if the journey involves sacrifice, we’re paying for that goal, the goal we’re never sure to reach, every day. Hence delight.

The act of sacrifice, of foregoing one thing in our journey toward another one, one more generous, virtuous and useful, is actually a little piece of the satisfaction of the goal itself. If it comes easy, it’s not the same.”

Gordon Hinckley tells great leaders: “You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment you will ever make.” May you fill your life with extraordinary investments whose return will fulfill your greatest aspirations of joy, happiness and success both in your own life and in the lives of those whom you touch and serve.

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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