Sometimes you have to be willing to give up some things in order to get to where you want to be in life. You may end up losing out on time with loved ones, sleep, family or even “me time”. That’s part of what understanding how success works. Even people that have reached the mountain top understand that you have to give up things in order to be successful. Another element to this is failure. Everyone out there that is successful or who is working towards being successful has failed. What I mean is in order to get it right, you have to get it wrong. You try and keep trying until you get it right. Once you get it right you still have to work even harder to maintain that level of success. Another part of being successful is not being satisfied. You can have what you work for in life and be content or you can keep striving for even greater. You can’t be satisfied with mediocre. You can’t just halfway do something and be ok with it. Give you all and put your heart, sweat, time and whatever else is required to get you to that point of true success. Along with this comes a lot of prayer, a lot of patience and time. What are you willing to give up to reach your goals? For all that you work hard for and sacrifices that you make, there is someone else out there who is doing what you are doing but working just as hard if not harder. That in itself should be a motivational thing for you. Set yourself apart from everyone else and stand out. Step your game up and be the best that you can be or the best you know you can be. If other people see it in you, you have to be able to see it for yourself and then not be afraid to take risks and chances.