Susan L. Farrell, Author

Sacrifices

dreamstime_xs_11135865Sacrifice is a part of life.  We can have anything we want, but we cannot have everything we want.  We constantly make sacrifices.

As a simple example, if you want to lose weight to improve your health, sacrifices might include eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer desserts and/or spending time exercising rather than watching television.  You can look at these as small sacrifices for something more important—better health.

Now let’s look at it from a different viewpoint.  Are you sacrificing your health for the enjoyment of eating desserts and watching television?  Is your long-term health worth the short-term pleasure of desserts and television?

In any situation, think about what sacrifices you are making and what benefits you are receiving.  Are the benefits worth the sacrifices?  If yes, great!  If not, why not?  Is there something you could be doing differently?  What benefits are most important to you long-term and what sacrifices do you have to make to achieve them?

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