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What are you sacrificing?

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by RayAndré, Aug 9, 2018 at 4:25 PM.

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    We all know choices come with sacrifices. Time spent somewhere means time away from other important things. Living in a certain place might mean you're not close to people you love. Choosing a certain lifestyle (for now ;)) might mean delayed gratification for "the finer things in life".

    What are you sacrificing?
     
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    Sleep. On average I get 4 hours of sleep a night
     
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    My 20s, social life, women/gfs, cars & vacations, eating out, latest fashion items (apple and all that jazz).

    Small price to pay if I get to be totally free by 40. :)
     
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    My health. I got burned out after many years trying to succeed (with fulltime job and 2 young children).
    Now I'm slowly getting back to grinding but taking it very slowly. My health still didn't return 100% so I have to take care not to fall back.
     
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    Social life. Yes this includes women as well. :frown:
     
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    But now, you get to live like a Yakuza Boss and have all the women you want :D
     
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    In my experience sacrificing was short in duration. I haven't really seen any long term negative sacrifices. In fact I only had a few negative sacrifices...and they were temporary (months not years). Overall what I saw as "sacrifices" actually turned out to be pleasant changes in my life.

    The only bad sacrifice I made was my own happiness for a few months. This happened unconsciously. I was able to fix it pretty quickly so no big deal.

    Some might say loosing the golden handcuffs is a sacrifice but I quickly saw the opposite. I didn't make as much money for a few years but it wasn't really an issue/problem.

    Overall, it just wasn't that big a deal for me....and I almost can't stand to drink Sweet Tea anymore, ha!
     
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    What? You're thinking 40? That's almost not even worth it, here I am thinking I have to make it in my 20's.
     
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    Parties, Friends( unnecessary ones), Outings( most of them), Desire for bikes, cars
     
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    Don't.
    Get at least six.

    I found my work ethic and tendency to oversleep worsening with less sleep.

    The wrong women, that is.

    I'm tired of seeing boys my age go after girls who love taking selfies and going on beach holidays more than studying, managing their finances and building great skills for the home and the workplace.

    I find it absolutely insane.

    How in the f*ck can a girl who gossips, chases after trends, jumps from one boyfriend to another and can't say 'no' to many things provide value to my life?

    If I hadn't met my girl, who's met pretty much many of the things I am looking for, I would just simply build my Fastlane, do my own thing, and wait and watch for all the girls to crash and burn with terrible life decisions, and start picking the folks that did make great decisions.

    I sound rather evil, but that's that. If I can sacrifice my social life with spoilt, immature women that don't know how to build themselves to be better, stronger ladies, that's a good deal.
     
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    Well, I spent my 20s living frugally and testing, testing, testing. I'm 31 now... and things have finally settled and have a better understanding of what works and what doesn't work... I've made more $$$ this year than I in the last 10 years combined - hopefully I'll be able to sacrifice much less in my 30s..... and be totally free by 40 (dream house paid for in full, car(s), married, business running on auto pilot + have a good network of useful and resourceful people in my contact book). Trust me, it will be worth it :D
     
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    When I was young, I worked 32 hours a week, and I went to college carrying 18 units per semester. My life was hard, but my grades were top notch.

    The girls at my first college were into partying and having a good time. They made fun of me all the time. They said I needed to get a life and do fun stuff. I was a country girl with nothing, and they were having fun on their daddy's money. They got their Mrs. degrees (married Mr. Right), and we all went our own ways.
    I met up with a couple of them around the time I was 40. They were in deep trouble. One had her husband run off with the office bimbo. Both were in the middle of messy divorces. They had kids, bills and their lives were falling apart. I had a good career and things going my way. At that time, I was in law school getting my Juris Doctorate. I was working 60 hours a week at my career and carrying nine grad units. All they could talk about was how lucky I was to have my career and my stable lifestyle. Yes, I wanted to slap them. But when I looked in their eyes, I realized that they still didn't understand. They were still clueless.
    I can tell everyone it's been worth every bit of the blood, sweat, tears, and pain I put into this. I'm not living check to check, or pinching out a life on Social Security. I've earned my place in the sun and I write my own rules.
     
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    Yo!!!

    Not always making the correct choices everyday, like eating an entire bag of chips (delicious) and skipping yoga, but here goes:

    And zero of this can't even be brag, I mean really look at the list, LMAO and this is a very new FL and UNSCRIPTED reader. Yes, it is somewhat Ramsey like, but it's what's current for me.

    What am I sacrificing?

    *Driving 2004 SUV since buying it for cash in 2010. 130k miles and kicking!
    *Going out to eat less (cooking at home, packing a lunch)
    *NO movies - if I/we want to see one - rent on HULU
    *NO cable - no football (not easy), no sports (Youtube MJ, Cardone, Pandora)
    *Rent - movable, no mortgage, very few "house" headaches
    *No hair gel in 5 years - true, but that's hilarious! Get up & roll Baby!!!
    *New clothes, so rare...only replaced as "needed"
    *No watch, no jewelry, none.

    *Not logged in to Facebook in 4 years! (*Best decision in a long time*)

    *Disclaimer - do not have a FL business yet, so no need for FB in that realm but the peace of mind that comes from just doing "you" and doing "your life" without comparing it to others is an amazing form of self-confidence building and leaves you the ability to be present with those who count in your life. I cannot stress this one enough*

    SIDE RANT: Go out to dinner alone, another incredible self-confidence builder (strike it up with the bar tender or server, you'll be fine) and/or go out with a good friend and no phone use allowed. Count and observe the people not communicating at dinner with one another. Is it getting a little weird? People talk a lot about writing copy (which I agree with, but how about taking public speaking classes or "being present" without a phone training?) Bueller, Bueller? FL Business idea...?

    Anyway, this Forum has some real people kicking a$$ and taking names in the FL world and more power to them. I won't bullsh*t you, not there. Not the laziest salesman, not the most motivated, coffee crushing, closer either but glad to be here.

    Whether it's eating a bag of chips you shouldn't or not taking your private jet to save some fossil fuel for the day - I wish you all the best and to challenge your sacrifice!!! It may just be worth the risk...AND you could surprise yourself!!!
     
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    I see so many "dates" where couples just look at their phones waiting for food. Then they eat it and leave without ever saying a word to each other.

    My aunt and her husband watch an hour of tv at night. He's into it while my aunt pulls out her ipad and just scrolls during that entire hour. lol.
     
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    Yes, it's definitely becoming different! ...an hour, comparably that's probably not too bad though in regard to the masses. And kind of sad if it's totally unknowingly or you are being rewired and you're not paying attention.

    Do some of us agree?

    Pay good attention. Look up & around and keep on making those sacrifices!!!
     
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    What am I sacrificing?

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    I'm sacrificing everything besides family (mom and dad) and my true friends (I have 4).

    The only new friends I make are business related. Long term relationships/dating don't interest me since it takes time away from my businesses. I'm 22 and I will most likely stay single until my 30s and marrying in my late 30s.

    For the first 3 years of business I slept around 4 hours per day while working 12 to 16 hours per day. I was working while everyone else was partying, dating, traveling and more.

    It was worth it though since my e-commerce businesses I started 3 years ago are generating good profit. However, if I didn't succeed for 3 years in a row my sacrifices would take a toll on me mentally.
     
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    sleep, a bit of my social life.. actually a fair bit of both
     
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    As others mentioned mainly weekends and social events. Been at it for nearly two years now and willing to continue on and invest the next 5. Really learning to love the process.
     
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    the biggest sacrifice is what everyone else is doing.
     
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    There's nothing evil about that attitude at all its sound advice, took me until my 30's to finally figure that out! Choose yourself first, and only allow someone into your space that adds to your life, not someone that drains you.

    And anyway, not having people like that in your life isn't a sacrifice at all, it could look like that to friends and family if one chooses to be single rather than enter a relationship with someone of the mindset you mentioned, but we ain't got time for those slowlane shenanigans in the fastlane!

    As for what I'm sacrificing at the moment, I don't put as much time and focus on my fitness goals as I should, I have a young kid, lots of work blah blah ultimately its excuses, I have been doing yoga a few nights a week for the last couple of months and bit by bit need to add a few more fitness related activities into my schedule.
     
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    Nothing.

    Because, this is what I want.

    Thus, I’m happy.
     
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    OT: I constantly have the feeling that I'm not sacrificing enough.
     
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    Bad habits, wasting time and energy, and anything that takes away from me becoming my best self
     
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