There is no significance without sacrifice. The tradeoffs we make impact, well, everything. The more successful you are, the greater, more challenging the tradeoffs will be. As I look back on my work, all I see is a long series of tradeoffs. The majority of times I changed positions, I took a pay cut. But I transitioned to a position where I had greater opportunities.
Trade affirmation for accomplishment.
Trade security for significance.
Trade financial gain for future potential.
Trade immediate pleasure for personal growth.
Trade exploration for focus.
Trade quantity of life for quality of life.
Trade acceptable for excellent.
Trade addition for multiplication.
If you want to live a life that matters, you have to make tradeoffs. They become harder as you become more successful. But tradeoffs never leave you the same. And if you trade for significance instead of serving yourself, those tradeoffs will always be for the better.
What are you willing to give up to make a difference?