“Understand there is a price to be paid for achieving anything of significance. You must be willing to pay the price.” – John Wooden

If you want something big, you have to be willing to pay the price. That means you have to be willing to work for it and make the sacrifices. If you want to run a marathon in three hours, you have to pay the price and put in the grueling months of training and suffering.

Ambition and achievement requires sacrifice and trade offs. I always wanted to accomplish so I didn’t spend much time with friends. My social life suffered. Many people work so hard they lose sight of their close friends and family and they become more and more distant over time. Eventually, they completely lose touch. It doesn’t have to be this extreme but it gives you a sense of the sacrifice required – the price you have to pay.

In order to be willing to pay the price, you have to understand deeply what you were trying to accomplish. He won’t be willing to stay up late and work harder than anybody else if you don’t have a clear picture of what the final outcome of all the hard work will be. Make sure you have a clear vision for what you want and why you were sacrificing so you will be willing to pay the price.