Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness. (Napoleon Hill, American editor)

Success in life often requires giving up a great deal of time, effort, or expense to reach your goals. The athlete spends hours in the gym or on the track, building up his body and strength in order to win. The musician uses constant discipline to practice his or her skill to become the very best at his instrument. How much am I willing to give to accomplish worthy goals? 

Jesus: “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24)