Dear Ayodeji!

You’re absolutely right! Whenever anyone tells me THAT they succeeded: lost weight, published, ran a marathon, traveled the world, etc, the very first thing I ask them is HOW: What did you give up? Because without some sort of a sacrifice, there can be no significant reward, no forward momentum, no victory.

Yup. If I continue to eat butter, I will not lose weight. If I continue to sit, I will not get any stronger. If I will not leave my house, I will not find my mate, & so on, & so forth. The question always becomes: What are you willing to give up to gain what you want?

Your words are words of wisdom, sir!

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