This sums it all up. If you don't sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice....
When I started on my journey, I lost most of my friends. I had only a handful of people still around me. My desires, perceptions and attitudes had been refined by the vision that was so vividly impressed in my heart and mind. I was often misunderstood by even the people that loved me. They didn't see what I was seeing. They didn't understand why I'd chosen this path. It was too risky, I was often told.
There were many days of disappointment. There were often trusted people who tried to backstab, cheat or take me for granted. There were many long nights and early mornings.
There were many peaks and troughs - many mistakes and bugs to fix in ideas.
I realised that every great person often had these isolated/ incubated moments where they were often alone...and so I knew that I was only going through and still going through the refining process that all truly successful people go through.
It was not easy. It want rosy. It still isn't picture perfect. But I'm convinced that its been a wonderful journey. I won't trade it for anything else. No experience has been a waste, whether good or bad. Its all contributed to the person of value that I am today.
If there's one thing I've understood, its that the price of ambition beholds that you will more often than not do things alone....and that's okay. It's all part of the journey.
I'd like to encourage you to stick out your neck for what you believe. To go all out for the things that mean the most to you. It'll not be easy, but it'll be worth it for you and subsequently for everyone else...even those who didn't believe in you at first. Don't give up my dear friend. Cast fear aside and press on. It'll all pay off.
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