Life is how you make it, and everything comes with a price. A deeper understanding over this subject was learnt this past week. A random new acquaintance apologised for his lack of formal education; and then said the following over beer :
Nothing comes free in this world. Everything comes with a price. If you think something is free, that’s when you’d be in trouble..
Looking at the situation he was talking about, I could not help but agree with him. Thinking of what he said and applying it in life in general, it is something worth pondering upon every now and then.
You want to be a successful business person? You have to put in money, time, energy and so forth. You want to be good in a sport and compete but you still need to work to pay your living? You have to spend a lot of time in training, sacrificing a lot of other things that you enjoy; those glorious, artery clogging food, those hours of luxurious sleep. And oh, plenty of cash to buy the supplements that you need to keep going.
How about in relationship? It requires a lot of understanding, patience and plenty of other things to make it work, to make it last.
Your actions also comes with a price, the result or consequences from it. That’s just the few basic situation in life to help us see how this lesson applies.
Yes, everything comes with a price, nothing comes free. The price does not necessarily comes in terms of monetary, but also as time, sacrifices, sweat and maybe even blood.
What matters in the end is the question, is it worth it? Make it count.