Sacrifices


Who told you that by making sacrifices, good things will happen to you?

Since the beginning of the ancient times, people had been known to offer sacrifices to some greater/higher existence in “exchange” for something else (food, good season, rain, health, wealth, etc) they could not control.

Why do we adapt this ritual into our daily life? We sacrifice our “time”. We sacrifice our “money”. We sacrifice our “food”. We sacrifice our “dreams”. We sacrifice our “social life”. We hope that by doing it (without doing anything else), we’ll get something better in return.

Good things happen to us not because we make sacrifices. Good things happen to us because we make efforts.

Efforts are not sacrifices. Efforts are hard works. Saying our efforts as sacrifices is underestimating ourselves and putting us in a victim role, and it’s not good.

Most of the times, we deserve all the good things that happen to us. We are not “lesser beings” who need to offer something to “greater beings”. We don’t need to beg and bribe to be successful, because success is not given; it’s achieved through hard work, not sacrifices.

Everyone can get success – but will we work for it?

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