Anytime I feel tempted to go for the easy ‘win’, I step back and give myself a mental slap on the face, “What are you doing and why are you doing it?!” Yes, some things happen with virtually no effort, like winning the lottery. Statistically speaking, I have better chances of being hit by a lightning twice, or die drinking tap water than winning the lotto. It’s practically unreal. Everything else that matters, every win, every accomplishment is only obtained at the price of sacrifices: the effort and time I put in, the early mornings, the late evenings, the few outings, the self-disciplining. That’s what gives valuable results.