Earn Everything, Surrender Nothing
Gifts are nice. Free is a great price. The possessions that we truly cherish, however, are the ones we earned. When we sweat and bleed and hurt to get something it’s meaningful. When we’re mentally and physically spent but take that final step and grab success around the neck it feels that much sweeter. Maybe it’s something tangible like our first house, or that degree that’s eluded us for years, if we really sacrificed for it, we hold it that much closer, whatever “it” may be.
The things that we earn are ours and NO ONE can take them. We’re sure as hell not going to surrender them.