Sacrifice

Many human beings make sacrifices throughout their lives. Whether it’s obtaining a certain level of education, losing weight, or winning a competition, the result justifies the sacrifice made to achieve the desired outcome.

Sometimes we sacrifice things for the wrong reason. Think about the relationships that end because the grass looks greener on the other side. Think about the luxury items we buy that don’t necessarily perform any better than those of a lesser cost.

As with everything else in life, there must be a balance with sacrifice. You may have to give up something today for a better tomorrow, but giving up everything enjoyable in your life can be taking it to the extreme.

Our time on earth is short, and we cannot take anything with us upon our departure. Therefore, don’t live a present life of misery for a future life you may not be able to enjoy. Ask yourself what your motivation is. Sacrificing for the wrong reasons could be worse than no sacrifice at all.

Know How to Pick Your Battles

Life involves a series of challenges and choices. It only makes sense to choose your battles wisely.

We often get hung up disputing insignificant things when there are more important matters that beg for our attention.

No matter how well-meaning you are in fighting the battles you think are of paramount importance, sometimes the battle is won when you back up and let situations run its course.

By doing so, you will be far more effective in getting your point across.

Fighting battles for the mere challenge is a waste of time and energy.

If the world came to an end today, would those battles have the same significance?

If the battle is not beneficial in some way, and the stakes are high pending the outcome, avoid the conflict altogether.

Life rarely goes the exact way we may have in mind, and there will always be people who disagree with you or do things differently.

Reevaluate your priorities and understand that there will be battles not worth arguing over, battles you can’t do anything about, and battles that are frankly none of your business.