What are You Willing to Exchange for Success?

Most of us desire success in every aspect of our lives. Whether it’s in our family life, career, business venture or just a goal we want to accomplish. However as we all know being “successful” or great at something takes a lot of sacrifices and dedication.  A famous quote that was coined by Eric Thomas “You have to want to be successful as bad as you want to breathe”. This concept is easy to say but sometimes difficult to implement.

What are you Willing to Give Up?

Many times we have huge dreams, aspirations and goals but are not always willing to make the necessary sacrifices. Majority of us want to succeed but for those of us who have tried and failed in the past success might seem unattainable. Often times we begin to ask ourselves questions like “Why are other people achieving success and I continue to fail”. There can be many answers to this question, but one that I have experience during my own journey to success is mindset. This might seem like a simply and basic concept but without a mindset set towards greatness it will be hard to succeed.

Changing our Mindset

Changing our mindset is simply deciding what we’re willing to give up or sacrifice, to achieve the success we desire.  Once we adopt a mindset that we are willing to do anything to attain success. To attain something we believe is of greater value, we have to alter our mindset to think and operate at a greater level. There’s a choice we all have to make it may be hanging out with friends who are negative and always try to drag us down with their negative thoughts. We may have to give up social media or TV to have more time to work towards our goals. We might have to give up sleep to stay up and master our craft. Whatever it may be once we decided to give it up we will be one step closer to our predestined success.

Final Thoughts

The major difference between mediocrity and attaining our fullest potential is our choices. The choices we make when we are at the crossroads of life can be life changing. At any major turning point in our life we may be required to make decisions that will determine how our futures turn out. However, there’s one thing you need to know if you want to achieve success and personal growth. It has nothing to do with the education you may need, the skills you must learn or the resources you have to pull through. The main question we have to ask ourselves is what are we willing to give up to be successful? Comment below & if you liked this post please share!

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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48 Responses to What are You Willing to Exchange for Success?

  1. Great post especially this is my mindset at the moment. I had to turn away from negative people, social media and anything else that would make me lose my focus. I take my goals seriously, thus at times I need to remove myself from stuff and also take advantage of all the time I have.

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  2. Beautiful post but I am not willing to share anything for being successful let it come if it has too. Nice explained.👍👍👍👍

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  3. Totally true! I have a friend who always wants to work with animals…yet she is not willing to actually put in the work. I get it too, because change is scary. Meanwhile here I am, volunteering my time for free, doing an internship, etc. all to achieve this…really hoping it pays off one day soon!

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  4. Great content Jay, your closing statement says it all, SACRIFICE!

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  5. Eri Hunt says:

    Great insight! I totally agree the sacrifice it’s on a very extreme level blocking out distraction’s .Having the will power to apply your self to really focus and be determined to succeed.

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  6. jfwknifton says:

    The Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson used to say that you had to ask yourself continually….Does what I am doing get me closer to the top of the mountain?

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  7. Some months ago I received a comment from you on my blog saying you were going to report me for posting your stuff on my blog. I was really confused because I sought your permission and besides you always ask for your contents to be shared. Well I deleted all your posts from my blog but I still follow your posts even though you’ve unfollowed me all because what you write is insightful.

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  8. Taureenia says:

    This is amazing, in the back of my mind I new this was coming. I would be faced with this challenge. This is just God confirming this notion through your post.

    Thank you for your words.

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  9. If success is defined by status, wealth and ambition, my thinking is that it is a one-way traffic. You can try with all your might, it may have to depend on the time, place, and people around you. Success can be defined by our personal goals.

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  10. sebby29 says:

    I agree. You have to make sacrifices and put in the hard yards to realise your dreams. This often means that you need to get accustomed to change.

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  12. writteningeek says:

    Change can be scary. I have made a big life change but I have the support of my husband and kids. I have been judged by others for my decisions but at the end of the day, I don’t regret it. It will get me to a goal that will help my family and help me achieve a dream. Terrific post!

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  13. kbeezyisviral says:

    Locking in on your dreams and aspirations requires unadulterated dedication and determination. This is the only way they’re capable of becoming a reality.

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  14. Awesome, you never cease to inspire me. I think I shall give up few more hours of sleep (as already i am having fewer hours☺) and procrastination to attain success. Thanks again for such a lovely and motivational post.

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  15. TipsterPH says:

    We can’t do all the things at the same time. There are certain things we need to give up in order for us to achieve the things we want, and that sometimes includes keeping ourselves away from our negative friends who don’t believe of what we are capable of.

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  16. smallfitness says:

    Yes focus and go for it I enjoyed reading this

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  20. consciousoftheheart says:

    I’ve given up fear in order to be successful.

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  21. brightsuzanne says:

    Great post! Definitely needed to read this.


  22. Syccess is always related ti career and miney and we all strive for it. But success could be quite different for some.. constant peace of mind could be the success goal.. sometimes life chucks things around and with that the traditional definition of success..well it changes

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  23. da-AL says:

    you are so right!! everything, no matter what it is, has a plus & a minus to it.

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  24. vvibrance says:

    But what if you are failing again and again because you don’t know or have no idea about the right path to follow? It just leaves you demotivated. You try to push yourself harder and harder but it seems impossible. At the end you feel like doing nothing.

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  25. Ikeshia M says:

    I have to give up this fear of failure and also wanting everything to be just right before starting something. I’ve noticed that by trying to make things perfect, I have missed a lot of opportunities.


  26. lastrepblog says:

    Great post. What are we willing to exchange and also what are we willing to do. Most stop when its hard. We need to give it all we have. Like life depends on it. The fighter that is willing to die is the one that wins. A lion doesnt give half when chasing his prey, he has to chatch it or will not eat


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