Do You Sacrifice Your Dream Every Day Instead of Making Personal Sacrifices?

Do You Sacrifice Your Dream Every Day Instead of Making Personal Sacrifices?

Do You Sacrifice Your Dream Every Day Instead of Making Personal Sacrifices?

Imagine if you were offered a Limited Edition Lamborghini, 5-bedroom house, and $5,000,000, but you had to follow one simple condition- sacrifice one of your dearest pleasures for a season of time. Would you do it?

Maybe or maybe not, right?! It would depend on how much you wanted those three items above. What if you choose the three items, would you make the needed sacrifice then? We have all said at least once in our life:

  • “I want…”
  • “I desire…”
  • “I wish for…”
  • “if only”

What if we said:

  • “I gave up…”
  • “I sacrificed…”
  • “I left…”

In order to achieve, obtain, accomplish, or complete a desired outcome, we would all be in a much better and happier place. Unfortunately, that is not how we frame our goals or dreams.

Many make sacrifices everyday for years at a time. Some sacrifices are for a lifetime, some are just for a season. Some knowingly accept the sacrifice, others sacrifice unknowingly. To name off a few:

  • College – sacrifice personal freedom to gain a diploma
  • Marriage – sacrifice singleness to gain companionship
  • Military – sacrifice life to gain freedom and independence to a nation
  • Pregnancy – sacrifice physical physique to gain life
  • Self – sacrifice time to gain happiness
  • Entrepreneurship – sacrifice prestigious titles for personal freedom

In the law of physics, what must go up must come down. In order to gain, sacrifice(s) will need to occur. We fail to realize that success only comes to those who continuously pursue it. Your pursuit towards success should result in sheer tunnel vision to an isolated destination, without any outside distraction that may compromise your travels.

At the end of the day, can you say you’ve done all you could (including sacrifices) to make your dream come true?

I’ve had to sacrifice many opportunities. However, I have no reqrets. Stop waiting for the perfect time to jump on the “right opportunity” for YOU. No such thing. Stop waiting, and go for what is natural for you. There will be risk, fear, and liabilities; but nothing is ever guaranteed, so why not?!

This picture is of my first group of students I ever helped through Dream Big Community Center, and it was an amazing feeling. Do you have a picture that embodies that sacrifice-to-success?

I write this because my business is personal. My struggles are for your gain. No strings attached.

Nathan A. Webster, MBA

I was born, raised and currently residing in Vancouver, WA. Grateful to have an entrepreneurial life that allows me to use my God-given talents to help others pursue their passion. I'm blessed to be educated (MBA-Operations) veteran (US Marine Corps) who enjoys the community with all my family members (blood and adopted).