“Silk chocolate creme with a perfect hazelnut surrounded by a crisp hazelnut wafer wrapped in golden foil for a finished touch”
Ferrero Rocher the perfect chocolate for those looking for that one piece of chocolate that takes away a moment of stress. That was until I had to give up the delicious chocolates for something better.
Was it worth it?
No Hell No!
Kidding! Yes, it was, however, I am not going to fib and say it has been easy giving up sugar for the better.
Although when I think of the benefits of the results that will shine later down the road, the fact of that keeps me on track.
But this article isn’t about giving up sugar, it’s about giving up the good for the better.
Bring Value to Your Everyday Life.
Giving up what might feel good in the moment but hinders us in the long term. I actually have a personal list on my wall with two columns, one for the good and one for the greater. I gave up good food for better fitness, a hobby for a business, Netflix for blogging and eventually Netflix stock because let’s face it, Netflix is killing the game along with Redbox.
Speaking of Netflix Stock, wouldn’t it be better to make money while consuming their product instead of just consuming their product with no added value to your life? That same logic applies to the meaning of giving up something good for the greater. When we start thinking of greater we realise even the small things add up to the bigger events in our life and that we have the power to take control of our future and make our dreams our reality.
The picture we have in our head that we vision for ourselves is very well possible if we put the effort and time into it. Nothing worth having comes easy but it is worth fighting for. The hustle and hunger have to be there and it has to show up every single day no matter how you feel at the moment. Be inspired by those who have come before you on the same journey and take note that you can do it too.
Invest In Yourself
We have to make this life the one we want worth living for, with minimal regrets, and to do that we have to know our value and be self-aware of what we are doing each day, day in and day out. The biggest regret would be knowing that I am in my 20’s right now and that I still have time to go after my dream. I would rather look back at the process and journey of my dreams than look back at wondering what if and how it might have been.
The time we have left is in our control and it is up to us to value and invest each minute into something worth looking back on. When it comes to investing in ourselves it comes down to everything. The food we eat is in investment in our physical development and the books we purchase is an investment in our self-development.
I recently had a root canal done and the payment came out of pocket which set me back a couple grand and during my recovery I couldn’t help but think about how that could have been a NY ticket for the kid and me.
We could have purchased our plane tickets and possibly bundled a hotel with the tickets.
It was then that I realised that I cannot afford sugar and not in the sense that it is expensive to go out and buy right now but more in the sense that in the long term, it is not worth it.
Especially knowing that I have to pay out of pocket for dental work.
When we see it summed up like that it makes more sense.
Why spend two grand on a something preventive when it can go towards living life?
Starting a business?
Something that we can use for the better.
However, it does take life mistakes and learning experiences so we can get these lessons afterward and since I have learned these lessons and gained new perspectives I felt that it was only right that I share them with you.
I believe that’s what life is about; sharing life experiences with others.
So life can be a little bit easier for the next person that comes along.
So with that said, invest in yourself.
Don’t waste your life away.
Learn from those before you and choose a greater path.