The Sacrifice It Takes

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Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Don’t ask me what the first two are, for some reason I never memorized those, but the 3rd law stuck out to me.

Applying this to the sacrifice it takes to be successful at anything, one can see that for every action we take, there will be an opposite reaction. To put this in layman’s terms:

If you want to be wealthy, you may have to sacrifice free time with friends and luxury now, in order to build real wealth.

If you want the physique of a 300 warrior, then you will have to sacrifice Sour Patch Kids candy, alcohol and eating Taco Hell.

If you want to become great with women, you will have to sacrifice some free time and energy in order to make this happen.

If you want to become an expert on a specific field, you will have to sacrifice your potential expanded knowledge in order to focus 100% on that one specific field.

If you want to become the best basketball player on your college team, you will have to sacrifice a party lifestyle in order to maintain discipline to be the best.

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On a personal level, there is one thing that I have sacrificed to a great extent in order to pursue my personal goals: overseas travel. 

I’ve partied in every major city in the United States and lived in most of them, but have not traveled outside of North America.

It pisses me off a bit. I won’t even lie.

A close friend of mine just traveled to the French Riviera and keeps me emailing me photos of pretty french girls.

Another friend of mine is in Milan and talks about the quality of the women.

Multiple friends of mine have traveled all over the world and are shocked I haven’t made the effort to travel, however, it’s because I have chosen to sacrifice this specific area of my life for a period of time.

You see, when I decided to focus on business and building my own empire, I knew that it wouldn’t be easy.

I knew it would take blood, sweat and tears and yes, I mean literally.

What I didn’t know is just how painful that process can be.

When it comes to living a playboy lifestyle in north america I’ve done just about everything there is to do and I live well, but there’s an entire world out there waiting for me to conqueror too.

Traveling the world is the reward I have set up for myself upon hitting my goal.

When you decide you want to be successful at something, you must make a list of what you’re willing to sacrifice. Be honest with yourself but push your limits.

After you look at your list, perhaps you don’t really want to sacrifice enough in order reach your goal and it might be prudent for you to change your goal. If you’re realistic from the get-go, then you can pursue your goals without surprise sacrifices.

Sacrifice is painful.

Sacrifice is the opposite of fun.

Sacrifice is the burden on your journey to success that you cannot escape until you reach the finish line.

Once you reach success, new obstacles will arise, like “How do I maintain this success?” and the such.

But the taste of victory is sweet.

A complacent man is a dying man. A man who is constantly pushing himself to new heights is a man who will live a rich life and accomplish much.

If you’re struggling with the toll that sacrifice is taking on you right now, know that you’re not alone. I can relate. And let’s keep it real: it sucks harder than a fluffer on a pornset.

But…and this is a big ‘but’…

It is the price we must pay. 

Why are most people average? Because they will simply not sacrifice their today, for a better tomorrow.

I’ve said it many times, but I’ll say it again: “Fuck Average, Hello Sacrifice and See You Soon Success”.

If you’re down and out and the sacrifice seems like it’s more than you can bear, remember your vision, look at how much you’ve accomplished so far and get excited about your future.

If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want will be the sacrifice.

If you want to be average with women then DON’T click here.

Read More: Why Being Content Is Bullshit

 

 

16 Replies to “The Sacrifice It Takes”

  1. McQueen, this is the saddest thing I’ve read from you and surprised the hell out of me. Getting outside of the U.S. is an absolute must. I can’t tell you how much of a different perspective you’ll have once you go abroad, experience how other cultures live and then come back to the U.S. AND recognize the stark differences. You will have a completely different and deeper appreciation for life. And dude ya just turned 30. Of all times, there is no better time to wake up (mentally that is), pull the travel trigger and honestly, just go

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  2. The first time I ever heard Newton’s Third Law of Motion, I immediately found a connection between this law and life as well. I knew it was not just a law in physics and engineering, but also in life, phycology and women as well. Glad to see other people recognize this as well. “Fuck Average, Hello Sacrifice and See You Soon Success”. Pure gold. Keep up the good work McQueen.

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  3. Sacrifice will always be the prerequisite of success. Period.

    As someone who started one business and plans to start another later on, you’re not kidding when you say the process is painful. The best that we can do is live through it knowing that we are closer to the finish line each day. 90 percent of the things we go through in life will never be easy. I might be wrong, but that’s the conclusion I came to after suffering a setback or two in life.

    Thanks for an awesome post, Christian.

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  4. Opportunity cost. It’s one of the most common concepts across all sciences and ecosystems. You get out what you put in. Give a little to get a little. Tit-for-tat. That fact that something is difficult to obtain is what makes us feel good to get it. Never stop achieving.

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  5. You’re going to get addicted once you start traveling, McQueen.

    For myself it was the dream of running a business that enables me to do long term travel. Sacrificed nights, weekends, and any sembelance of a social life for 1.5 years to make it happen.

    Now sitting in Thailand and running a company that is already generating me more income than the last job. Life is amazing on the other side, and even if it had taken 10 or 20 years of sacrifice, would still have been worth it.

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  6. Great post. Life’s too short to be average.

    Just a minor correction, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” is Newton’s Third Law (of Motion), and a different law from the third law of thermodynamics.

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