17 Things People Sacrifice to Get Rich

What are those things people sacrifice in order to become rich and successful? In this post, we will be looking at 17 things people have to sacrifice to become rich.


In this post we will be looking a reality, because the truth is, in life, in order to get rich, there are plenty of sacrifices to be made. Success or riches always come at a cost, and if you’re on your journey to getting them for yourself, it’s advisable for you to be aware of these things and plan accordingly.

Getting rich is not for everyone! You’re always free to live a mediocre life if that’s what you want. We’re not going to pretend that life is filled with rainbows or sunshine because it isn’t. Hopefully, at the end of this read, you’ll be able to look at someone rich and successful and be able to give it a second thought, about the things he/she has had to sacrifice to get to where they are today.

So, here are 17 things people sacrifice to become rich and successful…

Things People Sacrifice to become rich

17. They don’t waste much time on social media and Television

They don't waste much time on social media and Television

Too much of browsing the internet and impulsive watching of television shows are a cause for laziness in most people in society today. Rich people hardly spend time on neither one of these two because they can be of great distraction to their life or their goals. [Also Read: 25 Business Ideas That Will Make You a Millionaire]

Unless their goals depend on either, they minimize(in some cases, eliminate) their dependency on them, directing the time they ought to spend there on something else more productive.

16. They Give up the Need to be Liked

They Give up the Need to be Liked

People who chase after life’s success and riches don’t always seek after the opinion of others to be liked. They simply see themselves as a market niche. There will be a lot of people who will like that niche, as well as a whole lot who will not. And they believe that no matter how hard you try, you simply can’t make the entire market to like you. [Also read: 17 Things You Should Know When Starting a Business]

So, they feel no need to justify themselves because it is entirely natural no be liked by everyone. Their primary goal is to remain authentic, improve on themselves and provide value every day.

15. They Give Up Toxic People

They Give Up Toxic People

By ‘Toxic’ we mean people who do nothing other than lying to you, disrespect you, use you, put you down, drag you down. People who chase success always distance themselves from these people. You want to know why? Because you are the average of the five-person you spend the most time with- Jim Ron.

The people we spend the most time with, add up to who we become. There are people who are more accomplished with their personal and professional lives, and there are those who are not. If you spend time with the more accomplished lot, your average will go up, and so will your success rate.

If you spend time with the less accomplished lot, well, you know how that story goes. So, people after success always go for the former, rather than the later.

14. They Give up on Saying ‘YES’ to Things that Don’t Support Their Goals

They Give up on Saying 'YES' to Things that Don't Support Their Goals

Saying ‘No’ can be really difficult at times, but not for successful people. Because they know that in order to accomplish their goals, Saying ‘NO’ to a lot of people, tasks, situations, and even family and friends become a must.

Like James Allen puts it, “He would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly”. So, they know when to sacrifice those instant gratifications, because they know that when their goals come to fruition, it will all be worth it.

13. They Give Up the Need to Control Everything

They Give Up the Need to Control Everything

When people learn to understand that, some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us, being able to differentiate between these two becomes very important. Successful people learn to detach themselves from things beyond their control and focus on things they can control. [Also read: 17 Most Beautiful Indian Women – Prettiest Women in Indian 2019]

Sometimes, the only thing you can be able to control is your attitude towards something.

12. They Give Up Multi-tasking

They Give Up Multi-tasking
modern businesswoman replaces several people at once

“You will never get to your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks”-Winston S. Churchill. Successful people know this, and that’s why they focus on one thing until they beat it into submission. No matter what it is, business, work out, the conversion you name it! Successful people don’t handle everything at once, they take steps.

Remember that Jack of all trades became a master of none. They are fully present and committed to one task.

11. They Let go of the Perfectionist Mentality

They Let go of the Perfectionist Mentality

In life, no matter how much we try, how hard we push, nothing will ever be perfect. Fear of failure(or even success) is responsible for most people not being able to kick start their ideas, fostering it into reality. What rich and successful people know is that a lot of opportunities come every day. And as they come, so they will be lost if they continue to wait for the ‘Right’ time to take action.

10. They Give Up Believing In the ‘Magic Bullet’

They Give Up Believing In the 'Magic Bullet'

Most people dwell on the mindset of the ‘Magic Bullet’, ‘One hit one wonder’. But what rich and successful people know is that there is no overnight success. They believe it’s a myth so they don’t waste time hanging on such folk belief. [Also Read: Top 17 Richest Musicians in the World 2019]

Rich people know that making small but continual improvement every day will be compounded over time, and give the desired results. So, they lose the idea of ‘Killing two Birds with one stone’. That’s why they plan for the future, but improve on the days ahead of them, steadily improving on that 1%.

9. They Loose the ‘Fixed’ Mentality

They Loose the 'Fixed' Mentality

“The future belongs to them who learn small skills and combine them in creative ways”- Robert Greene, Mastery. People get so wrong with the mindset that their intelligence or talents are simply fixed traits, and that their talents alone can create the success they need, without much effort. Successful people know this. [Also Read: 16 Most Beautiful Places in Nigeria To Visit Before You Die!]

They know that such fixated mentality is vague and will only produce suffocating results. They sacrifice an immense amount of time daily in developing a growth mindset, acquiring new skills, knowledge, and change their perception so that it can benefit their lives. They always know that who they are today, is not who they will be tomorrow!

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David Samuel

David Samuel is the Senior Writer for Porumba. He is a writer, Economist and loves research.

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