Lesson #238: Who wants cake?


When you decide to give up something in order to obtain something else, you have to accept the fact that you will lose something.

If it were up to me, we’d be able to have our cake and eat it too.

Especially if it’s chocolate.

But the way it works in this world—it’s not chocolate. And even more disappointing (sorry), it’s not that simple.

We can’t have it all. We have to learn how to trade and barter our wants and desires, because unfortunately, they don’t come free. But the best thing about the exchange is that out of loss comes something greater.

The momentary trouble that loss brings is always trumped by the joy and victory and completion of the gain in the end. You worked hard for it, and you had to sacrifice, but you did it. And it’s all yours.

Sometimes you’ll still miss the loss, even after you reach the goal. The truth is, gaining is not the solve all.

But let me tell you my friend, it’s worth it.

You’ve got yourself something great. Don’t look back now, you’re on a roll.

Day 238.


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