Sacrifice Leads To Flourishing

Yesterday I was reminded of a timeless life lesson. It was the first day in about a year (that’s how long it’s been since we moved to Columbus from Orlando) that I’ve gotten out for some intense aerobic exercise.

In my foolishness, I decided to try my luck on the soccer field. It has always been one of my favorite sports. Sprinting up and down a field, however, is no joke, especially when you’re about a year out of shape, and your feet and knees don’t remember what soccer cleats feel like.

I almost fainted after the first thirty minutes.

On the field a friend told me that he does the work he rather skip out on (running, dieting) so that he can survive the things he really enjoys (soccer, tennis).

I’m going to start doing the same.

It’s easy to cruise through life and enjoy the status quo, but the things we want excel at take effort and possibly sacrifice. That sacrifice is painful, but it’s so worth it.

[°o”] Photo by Alex Lanting

1 thought on “Sacrifice Leads To Flourishing”

  1. That is a great way to look at it……I do the things I don’t necessarily want to take the time for, so I can live to play with my grandbabies!! Still working at the eating healthy part, but trying to have the right perspective on that as well! Challenging, for sure! Thanks for sharing, Zach! Love you!

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