We’ve all heard the saying, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”  If you want something that has value, then you will need to sacrifice something of value – time, money, energy, or effort.

Simply put, being great requires you to sacrifice.  Just as there is no legitimate “get rich quick” program, greatness also comes at a cost.  To be great requires rigor.   It takes time, energy, and effort to be great.  Learning to embrace the rigor by creating the structure and actively engaging in the core success activities is what drives success.