Sacrifice has been in existence since, where you have to give animal sacrifices to higher beings. Sacrifices are every where, from the Bible, to those worshipping small gods. But that’s not what I’ll be talking about today.
Sacrifice typically means to give something up of value to get something even more valuable in future. The people who achieve the most are the ones who are able to sacrifice. Sometimes you need to sacrifice in order to get ahead. Sometimes you need to move away from the familiar and what you expect in order to get the results that you are seeking in your life.
Sacrifice increases one’s self control, sacrifice is also a way of repentance. It is sometimes a way of apology too. Many seek pleasure in it and many have to do it forcefully. Sacrifice means different things to different people.
I knew the word sacrifice since I was little, the time I lost my baby sister. At that time I knew I had to be self reliant. In a way, the carefree life of youth was sacrificed. I experienced such huge loss, guilt and pain when I was barely out of childhood.
I sacrificed a whole lot of things, time, effort and energy to name but few. Because while growing up, I was hoping that my sacrifices will yield more rewarding and better results. It did, yes. But in the process, I became lonely and tired.
Sacrifices are important for the rewarding results it will yield. Sacrifices makes the passing of time worthwhile with the hope of a better future. Sacrifices builds character. Sacrifices strengthens your willpower and determination. Sacrifices gives you the power to choose. Sacrifices gives you options later in life.
On the downside, and I am speaking on personal experiences, sacrifices can be tiring, it can hurt, it can be a lonely battle. It can ask for more than what you are capable of giving. Sacrifices are never easy. It wasn’t meant to be easy. It can be a game of chance where you can either win or lose. Some external factors beyond your control plays an important part in the wishes and sacrifices but lesser regrets and disappointments.
I have learned in life that we must exactly know the things worth sacrificing and the things which are not. We must know ourselves and what we truly want. To avoid the pain of giving importance to the mundane and neglecting what’s truly important, we must clearly understand what we can and cannot sacrifice. What truly matters to us in the long run and that would give us lessee regrets and disappointments.
Sacrifice is the only act that is greater than what our ordinary selves can do that exceeds an equal give and take. If your actions are less, they’re not sacrifice.
WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON SACRIFICE?
DO YOU BELIEVE IN SACRIFICES?
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