Experiencing a balance of challenging situations and those which are simple to overcome is healthy. It teaches me to appreciate when things are good.
When I am tired, I push myself to keep working at projects with looming deadlines. I know that fighting the urge to quit brings pride and fulfillment in the end.
Making financial sacrifices so that I am able to save towards a goal is important. Although there are many things that I am tempted to purchase, I keep my mind focused on the goal at hand.
I take the time to weigh my options when I am faced with competing demands. Looking at the short term and long term value of a decision is my first step.
My focus is on ensuring long term rewards. I have the drive and ability to push through today’s trials to achieve tomorrow’s victories. I am willing to put aside material desires in favor of long-lived comfort and satisfaction.
Each race that I win feels more meaningful when I sacrifice on my way to the finish line. Passing obstacles one at a time fuels me to confront the next one in line.
Today, I believe in myself. My strength lies in my will to achieve greatness down the road. Being able to show the results of hard work and perseverance is rewarding. I am happy to sacrifice today to achieve enduring joy and satisfaction later on.
1. How can I tell when I have the ability to sacrifice more than I do now?
2. In what ways do I show appreciation to others?
3. How do I correct my behavior when I recognize that I am being ungrateful?