Does Success Have a Price Tag?
Does success have a price tag? Good question! The study of and the reach for success are fascinating.
Many books have been written about it. One of the best, in my opinion, is The ABCs of Success by Bob Proctor. Bob has to be one of the finest communicators of motivation I have ever heard. Long before the fame he enjoyed from The Secret, Bob was a wildly successful business man and then an incredibly successful motivational speaker and writer.
In the chapter on Effort, Bob writes:
” Whatever you want to accomplish in this coming year has a price tag on it. You must give up something to get something. The greater the value, the greater the sacrifice required.
There is a high price to be paid for success, but you must realize that the rewards of true success are well worth the effort.
The highway to success is a toll road.”
What is your definition of success? Is it better health, a job you enjoy more, a happier family life, greater income? Whatever it is, be very clear with yourself what you truly want before you head to that toll booth, because you will pay a price.
How do you achieve that success? What will it take, and what are you willing to give up? Certainly it will take some time; where will that time come from? Are you willing to skip your favorite TV show? Will you commit to getting up a half hour earlier to squeeze in a little before work exercise or to prepare a healthier breakfast or lunch to take with you?
I can tell you that for me, I’ve started getting up earlier and have stopped watching almost all TV. I don’t miss TV; much of it I find mind-numbing these days. I’ve discovered I have more energy, feel better, happier and am more creative early in the morning. Who knew?
I was always a night person, and years ago I worked as a musician playing out. My work “day” usually began around 7 pm and would usually end around 1:00 am. This was my natural body clock, I thought. My mom always told me I was born in the evening, was awake all night and have been ever since. This change to get up early after a lifetime of being a “night owl” has been a conscious effort for me, and a great discovery! But… I had to get out of my comfort zone; out of my familiar schedule…I had to make a commitment to change to be successful.
I am turning myself into a writer, so my early mornings are filled with writing and my evenings which used to be spent in front of the TV are also filled with writing.
What do you want to do, and what are you willing to give up or change in your life to accomplish it? Does success have a price tag? You bet it does, but it’s so worth it!
Be Your Best You!
Cheryl A Major