Create a Meaningful Life by
Making These Sacrifices
You cannot create a meaningful life without making a few sacrifices along the way. But, not all sacrifices are created equal. You want to sacrifice things that are of lesser value that what you have to gain.
Not only that, you want to be sure that the sacrifices you are making actually get you one step closer to a meaningful life. In other words, you have to Deliberately Think about what you are willing and unwilling to sacrifice and why.
You have to define the end result you are hoping for and determine whether or not it adds meaning to your life. And, whether or not it is in alignment with your core values? (Don’t know what your core values are? There’s a link at the end of this post to help you out with that.)
Okay, that’s all fine and good, but what kinds of sacrifices do you need to consider making? What types will lead to a meaningful life? I’ve narrowed it down to 3 categories as follows:
- Time and Money: Time and money are interrelated because they both offer us opportunities, if we spend (sacrifice) them wisely. These opportunities allow us to create greater value than we started with.
- Comfort and gratification: We all long for comfort, whether it be the physical comfort of a cozy blanket or the emotional comfort of a loving hug. And gratification gives us comfort, if only for a moment. However, sacrificing comfort and gratification will give us something of greater value in the long run — long-term success and fulfillment, i.e. a meaningful life.
Keep scrolling for category #3.
#3 – Ego and pride: There will be turning points in your life when you have to sacrifice your ego and pride in exchange for the greater value of peace of mind and self-respect.
Now that your juices are flowing, is there something you need to decide to sacrifice now to receive something of greater value in the future? To create a meaningful life.
Need a bit more guidance to answer that question? Great! Take advantage of the FREE worksheet I put together for you. It’s meant to help you go from inspiration to action. Value of Sacrifice Worksheet
If you found value in this post, you might also enjoy the following posts; both include FREE worksheets to help you go from inspiration to action:
Here’s the post that will help you identify your core values: 3 Reasons You Need to Name Your Core Values
Click here for more posts with a “live fulfilled” theme.
If you’re ready to Stop Settling & Start Living! check out our home page to learn more about what The Expectation Gaps has to offer.
And until next time . . . have a MEANINGFUL day!
Take a screenshot to easily access the 3 categories of sacrifice that lead to a meaningful life later:
- Time and money
- Comfort and gratification
- Ego and pride
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