Motivational Monday Episode 6 – SUCCESS DEMANDS SACRIFICES

Hello and welcome to exampunditWhat makes successful people different from the normal ones? They seem to have it all – job, money, power. They possess everything that we possibly can imagine. They look all happy, can buy anything they desire in this world, and go anywhere they want to spend their holidays. Grass is always greener on the other side but we forget how much effort the neighbours have put in there.

There are approximately 168 hours in a week. We need at least 7 hours of sleep per day and 3 hours per day for our other routine jobs. That leaves us with 98 hours. Now, this is up to you how you use these 98 hours of a week. This definitely doesn’t mean your head should be hidden behind books for all these 98 hours. All you need is to sacrifice the things or habits that are not going to sum up to your success in the long run.

You might envy that friend of yours who spend his Saturdays partying or who spends her parent’s money in shopping on weekends. It literally is so much frustrating watching the pictures of your friends hanging out and you sitting at home, preparing for your upcoming exams. But, let me remind you, this is the story now, not forever. It will take no time for the tables to turn.

Today, I want to share something about my life. I started preparing for the competitive exams in the year 2015 and I got a job in 2017. I had a huge circle of friends. In this period of two years, I lost most of them. Whenever they called me to meet up, I refused because I had some exam lined up. After some time, they stopped calling me. I lost most of my friends and social life because I wanted to stay focused and settle down in my career before allowing myself to enjoy life. To be honest, it felt bad initially. But I learned to say no and concentrate on the bright future that I was building. And now, I have no regrets, not one bit.

The ones who really are your friends, who really care about you, will support you even if you don’t hang out with them. Life will give you time and money to enjoy the leisures but once you loose an opportunity, it seldom knocks your door again. The things that attract you right now may not last long and the things that look difficult right now may pay off really well in future. So, choose wisely and remember, not everything that glitters is gold. This farsightedness will decide your future!



Aarushi Mathur