The Art of Success – Article #16 – What Are You Sacrificing?

What Are You Sacrificing?

One of the Laws of the Universe is the Law of Sacrifice.

It states: if you want something of a higher nature — i.e., something that will to take you further in life — then you have to give up something of a lower nature.

That’s the definition of sacrifice. Giving up something to gain something else.

The truth is, you’re always sacrificing SOMETHING.
So, what are you sacrificing?

Here are some examples of “lower nature” things:

• Settling for far less money than you’d like to make
• Tolerating a job you hate
• Allowing people to mistreat you
• Not asking for what you want
• A cluttered desk or home environment
• A broken lightbulb
• Anything that causes you to continually feel guilt, shame, or some other destructive emotion

By allowing these things to stay in your life, you are automatically sacrificing things of a higher nature, such as:

• The dream income you’d like to earn
• A job (or work or business) you love!
• Relationships where people treat you with respect
• Asking for what you want and receiving it
• A beautiful, clean, tidy desk or home environment that inspires you
• A light bulb that shines bright!
• Things and experiences that cause you to feel joy, satisfaction, and peace

The Law of Sacrifice
can work to your advantage,
if you use it the right way.

You can’t have something of a higher nature and lower nature at the same time. It’s one or the other.

If you give up something of a lower nature, then you make room for something better to show up.

The flip side is also true. If you give up something of a higher nature, then you make space to keep the “lower nature” things present in your life.

You can’t have both.

It’s your choice whether you want to fill your life with things of a lower nature, or things of a higher nature.

Make a conscious choice about what you’re going to sacrifice.

What are you willing to give up or change?

On the other side of this change lies something far greater than what you are experiencing right now.

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I needed to sell my boat…

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David,

I recently read something you had written a while ago about the Law of Sacrifice. I don't get it… you teach that we can have it all, so why do we have to sacrifice anything?

Neagle Code Answer

Hi Jean! What a GREAT question, and one lots of people misunderstand.

The Law of Sacrifice is quite simple…

It states that one must

let go of something of a
lower nature for something of a higher nature to take its place.

It's interesting you ask this question, because earlier this week I sent an email to my community about my decision to attend my first personal development seminar.

It was in 1993 after I had bought Tony Robin's cassette-based virtual program. I wore those cassette tapes out, and knew I HAD to go to his seminar.

My problem was, that I didn't have the several thousand dollars for the ticket.

I remember looking out my window and seeing my boat (the boat that I had worked like crazy to be able to purchase). And a voice inside my head said, “Sell the boat.”

Here's a picture of it…

I thought to myself, if I sell my boat and go to this seminar, I'll be able to buy ANY boat I want.

So, I sold it and went. And if you read my email this week, you know that it was at that event that I first got a glimpse of my purpose.

This is the Law of Sacrifice at work. I needed to let go of the boat (which was no longer serving me) to let something of a higher nature come in.

You see, nature abhors a vacuum, and by letting go of something of a lower nature, you instantly make room for something of a higher nature (something you REALLY want) to come in.

Sometimes you may need to let go of a relationship, a value, a belief, or a thing that's no longer serving you; but when you do that — you grow — and you will immediately attract something of a higher nature.

I've never regretted selling that boat…and in fact, I was right, what I learned allowed me to get an even better one. (see below)

So, Jean, ask yourself this:

What am I holding on to that is no longer serving me?

And then my advice:

because something much better is waiting for you.

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