At some point, we’ve all asked ourselves the question, “Is it really worth it?” Are we willing to give things up—money, time, other options, and downtime—to make it happen?

Most people don’t like the idea of forsaking these things to get what they want. They look for easier ways that are less demanding. But this fantasy of instant success without sacrifice sets us up for disappointment and mediocrity. 

The truth is that everything has an energy price tag attached to it. The good news is that if you’re driven by passion your sacrifices will be worth it. Also, there is no right or wrong way—we get to determine how much we’re comfortable with sacrificing. In this episode, I outline five signs that a sacrifice is worth making.