The Price Of Victory

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By: Sensei Dave Hanson

The late football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant once said, “The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.”  In the start of this new year what price are you willing to pay to achieve your goals.  Dwight Eisenhower once said, “There is no victory at bargain basement prices.” To many times we want the results without the sacrifice required to attain those results.  We want the fit body without the extra push-ups and the ability to eat our cake and skip the whole wheat pasta.  But life doesn’t work that way.  And I’m glad it doesn’t.  Because when we are really ready to face our self in the mirror we don’t always like what we see, but that is the starting point of becoming the kind of person who is willing to pay the price to achieve your goal. And that price will stretch and shape you into the winner you can become. We have to see life from where we are at, before we can realize what we can become.  The sacrifices to reach our goals may seem a high price to pay in the beginning, but the taste of victory is much higher than our momentary discomfort on the path to reaching our goals.  This new year I encourage you to ask yourself what do you want to achieve and follow that up immediately with what are you willing to pay to achieve it.  And then like the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.” That's how winning is done.  That is the price of Victory. 


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